In this thread, Josh Daws addresses what is, “a common misconception that the concern about Critical Theory in the church is *really* about promoting Trumpism and right-wing politics.”
Stephen Feinstein, the original author of what became Resolution 9: On Critical Race Theory And Intersectionality passed by the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Birmingham, AL, has posted a new resolution on the subject of Critical Race Theory to be submitted at his state convention’s next annual meeting. You can read the new resolution on Feinstein’s blog. Feinstein reports that he worked with Dr. Neil Shenvi and Dr. Pat Sawyer to ensure the proposed resolution is, “very precise, accurate, and most importantly, far stronger than Resolution 9 as passed.”
[NB: The controversy around Resolution 9 is important context for this post. If you are unfamiliar with that controversy I think you can familiarize yourself pretty well by reading this piece from The Baptist Courier along with this one from Tom Ascol at the Founders Ministries Blog.]
I am largely unfamiliar with Feinstein beyond his connection to Resolution 9 and completely unfamiliar with Dr. Sawyer. I have, however, followed Dr. Shenvi’s social media and largely appreciate the analysis of Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory he has offered. I write that in order to make clear that the remainder of this post is offered in a fraternal spirit and in general support of what I take to be efforts to mitigate the impact of CT/CRT/CRTI on Southern Baptists.
In this article, Lanie Anderson explains the Guilt by Association fallacy, “Since the election of 2016, guilt-by-association tactics […] have only worsened. ‘Guilt by association’ occurs when guilt is ascribed to someone not because of evidence but because of his or her association (real or perceived) with a person or group.”