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Why Christians Must Reject DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

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On the surface, the terms "diversity," "equity," and "inclusion" seem like good ideas that everyone should embrace.  But upon closer examination, these terms don't mean what you think they mean.  They mean something very evil and unbiblical.  When political progressives use these terms, they mean something far different from what you might find in a standard dictionary.  Let's take them one by one. "Diversity" refers to the goal of ensuring that there is an appropriate representation of each identity group.  This means making sure that your organization is not too white.  The belief is that if an organization does not have "enough" people of color, then it is obviously racist.  You must prove that you are not racist by actively pursuing and achieving "diversity."  Achieving this goal means intentionally hiring or promoting black people rather white people, or admitting black students rather than white students, regardl

I'm Not Sorry For Sha'Carri

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U.S. Olympic hopeful Sha'Carri Richardson has been suspended from the Olympics for thirty days because she failed a drug test.  She was smoking marijuana, a banned substance.  The  leftists  are doing their normal routine of blaming every negative thing that happens to a black person on race.  She took a banned substance.  Period.  Sha'Carri Richardson's problem is not racism , but her own stupidity.  Here's the lesson, kids.  Don't do drugs and follow the rules, or your talent will go to waste.  Plenty of black athletes have won the gold.  But you have to follow the rules!  You may think that "weed" should not be a banned substance, but as long as it is on the list, don't smoke weed for goodness' sake! White athletes who were disqualified for banned substances:  Lance Armstrong (cycling); Shelby Houlihan (track & field); Floyd Landis (cycling); Ryan Braun (baseball); Luiza Galiulina (gymnastics); entire Russian Federation at the Rio Olympics;

If You Want Racial Reconciliation, Stop Blaming Everything on Racism

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One of the things that continues to perpetuate racial strife in our country is when people blame every problem on racism.   Chicago's Mayor Lightfoot has recently claimed that the reason for the unprecedented violence in Chicago is structural racism.  Are white people somehow forcing black people kill each other?  When she was blamed for being ineffective at reducing the violence, she accused her critics of being racist against her.   Just this week EPSN's Jalen Rose said the only reason Kevin Love was selected to play for the US Olympic basketball team was because of racism -- they didn't want to have an all-black team.  I guess Rose forgot about the all-black Olympic team in 2016 that won a gold medal.  ESPN's Jay Williams also chimed in on the "everything is racist" narrative when he congratulated the Boston Celtics for finally hiring its first ever black head coach.  The only problem is that he isn't the first -- he's the sixth black head coach for

Critical Race Theory: What's all the fuss about?

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Critical Race Theory is all over the news right now.  At least the conservative news.  The liberal media is acting like it is no big deal, a nothing-burger.  But it is a huge deal.  It is the greatest threat to America today.  It threatens to destroy everything that makes America the most free, prosperous, and just nation in history.  Many Americans have figured this out.  President Trump threw it out of all federal agencies.  Many state legislatures and school boards are taking action to prevent the teaching CRT in public schools, and those that aren't are experiencing a major backlash from parents.  CRT is also threatening a split in America's largest evangelical denomination -- the Southern Baptist Convention.  So, what's it all about it?  What's the big deal?  I'll try to make this brief. CRT teaches that white people are racist oppressors, even if they haven't done anything racist.  That means your white child is racist, and your black child is a victim.  A

How to Know if You Are Self-Righteous

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Nobody wants to be self-righteous.  Nobody admits to it either.  Typically the term "self-righteous" refers to an arrogant confidence in one's own righteousness.  It is the failure to see the log in your own eye.  Most of us try not to be like that.   But there's another kind of self-righteousness that is even more dangerous, and much more common.  It is relying upon your own righteousness to get to heaven .  It is the assumption that the way to heaven is to be good enough, that it is possible to be good enough, and that you are good enough to make the cut.  It is relying upon your good works, your merit, your performance to get to heaven.  There are four big problems with self-righteousness. First, the Bible says that we are saved by faith, not works (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Self-righteousness directly contradicts the Bible.  Salvation is a free gift, not something earned or deserved.  It is appropriated by faith in Jesus Christ, who died in our place for our sins. Second

2021 Southern Baptist Convention: Where do we go From Here?

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The annual Southern Baptist Convention was this week (Tues and Wed) in Nashville, TN.  It was the first year that Church Acadiana sent messengers.  It was the most highly attended convention in many years, due to one glaring issue -- critical race theory.  Some good came out of the convention, and some not so good.   First, I'm proud of our convention for passing a resolution that we are for the complete abolition of abortion for any reason, except when the mother's life is in danger.  This is about the strongest pro-life statement that can be made.   Second, I'm disappointed with the election of Ed Litton as the new president of the SBC.  I'm sure he is a very godly man, but he was not the conservative choice because he has not taken a strong, clear position against critical race theory.  But presidents come and go.  He can be replaced next year.   Third, I'm most disappointed that the convention did not pass a strong resolution condemning critical race theory.  It

Fail: Lafayette City Council Proclaims June Pride Month

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After Mayor Josh Guillory rejected the request to proclaim June Pride month, the Lafayette City Council decided to do it anyway.  Four our of five council members voted in favor of the measure.  Only Andy Naquin voted against it. Andy Naquin is the only councilman who should not be voted out of office.  First, this is a violation of a city ordinance, and the council members are well aware of it.  The city ordinance says that only the mayor can make a proclamation, yet the city council deliberately ignored the law.  Andy Naquin raised this concern, but was ignored.  What does it say about our leaders that they are willing to openly break the law? Second, this proclamation is a great offense to the majority of people in Lafayette who have deeply held religious beliefs about the sinfulness of homosexuality.  We love our LGBT neighbors, but we cannot celebrate what God condemns.  This proclamation is supposed to represent all of us, but it does not.  It only represents a small fraction of