Son of Francis Schaeffer: Evangelical Christianity Now 'Part of a White Supremacist Movement'
It's no secret that progressives can't stand biblical Christianity. They are now at the stage where they flat-out condemn it as an evil that needs to be eradicated. One of the latest examples comes from an MSNBC interview of author Frank Schaeffer, son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. Schaeffer declared that evangelical Christianity is a white supremacist movement.
Schaeffer's rant is as unhinged as it is wrong. In it, he blusters out:
Listen, what we're watching here is a massive shift in politics, demography, and even religion. American white evangelical Christianity that I grew up in is now part of a white supremacist movement that wants to hold onto power, whether it's by gerrymanderning, voter suppression, white supremacy, or even violence. They know, for instance, that the gun lobby is making a fortune selling guns to people that shouldn't have them. And they will go along with this as long as it's part of their party platform that keeps them in power with the dollars that flow to candidates and the rest. We're talking about a morally bankrupt religious movement. We're talking about a country that, thank God, I think, faces a hopeful future because as a speaker before on this show said, the California trend of ethnic diversity, less racism, tolerance, accepting homosexuality as a normal human behavior, these things are on the ascendant.
I am a white evangelical who was and remains #NeverTrump. Furthermore, I know many white evangelicals who voted for Trump, but who are appalled by racism and believe it to be a terrible sin before God. Schaeffer's unfair broadbrushing of white evangelicals should be dismissed as the bitter rants of an angry man who is in full-on rebellion against God. Since he can't actually get to God, he strikes petulant blows at God's people.
Schaeffer wasn't finished with his rant, though. Continuing to demonstrate his extreme prejudice, he predicts that,
This [is the] last grim, bitter, clinging to power by white oligarchs. These racists, these child molesters, these buffoons, these liars, it is a pitiful thing. We are in the equivelant, and I'm not making a moral comparison, but it's like the last days of Hitler's bunker. A bunch of white generals clustered around a table, looking at maps, grimly trying to hold on to a shrinking part of Berlin as the allies move in from all sides. That's our future; it's going to be a good future here in America ... it's something that we can look forward to. But in the meantime, God almighty, we are facing just the lowest, scummiest moment in American history I can remember as a sixty-five year old man.
For starters, when anyone says he's not "making a moral comparison" and then goes on to make a moral comparison, his argument should be chalked up as nothing more than irrational fist pounding; that person should not be taken seriously. Sadly, progressives take Schaeffer's irrational words seriously. Secondly, his words contain the claim that history has a telos — meaning that history has a moral direction with clearly delineated right and wrong paths. I absolutely agree with that.