CPAC Panel: America Threatened By Spread of 'Social Justice' In Evangelical Churches - 2019-03-06
Politician and polemicist Alan Keyes was among the speakers at a CPAC panel titled "Stopping the Progressive Drift of Evangelical Voters," which was sponsored by the group Sovereign Nations. A Sovereign Nations flyer promoting the CPAC event described the group as "Preparing Gladiators for the Arena of Ideas."
The most glaring thing missing from the presentations, given the session's title, was any data or other evidence of a progressive shift among evangelical voters, particularly white evangelicals, who voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump and who remain his most loyal supporters. What concerned the speakers is the fact that some prominent evangelical leaders are urging the church to take on issues like systemic racism, or to view injustice through a lens of "intersectionality," which these men see as the tools of anti-Christian postmodernists out to deconstruct the evangelical church as a means of furthering their deconstruction of American society.
Speakers included Sovereign Nations' Founder Michael O'Fallon as well as Tom Ascol and Josh Buice (pronounced Bice), two pastors who are allied with Sovereign Nations and its promotion of the idea that "social justice" as a concept is poisoning evangelical churches. Ascol and Buice both spoke at Sovereign Nations' January 2019 conference, "Social Justice & The Gospel: The God-breathed Hierarchy and the Postmodern Crisis within the Church."