The “Theory” of Critical Racists



(The FreeThinking Theist)


September 15, 2021

Dear KPS School Board,

In a sense, it is your job to “legislate” morality. The question is: whose morality are you going to force upon the people – and the children – of Kearney, NE?

Where do you get your morality? From where do you decide how to legislate how the citizens of Kearney ought to live? Is it based upon the philosophical foundations of America – The Declaration of Independence – or is it based upon something antithetical to American values?

While many consider the aim of public education to teach facts as neutrally as possible, when it comes to issues of morality it’s logically impossible to be neutral. So ironically enough, every school is in the business of teaching morality. The question remains… whose morality?

Look, everyone possesses a worldview (if they realize it or not). Ultimately, based upon the laws of logic, one either possesses a theistic worldview or an atheistic worldview. God either exists or He doesn’t.

If God does not exist, then humans were not created on purpose or for a purpose. We are just a cosmic accident with no objective or unalienable rights. Nothing more than “Dust in the Wind.” If this is the case, then it is not objectively wrong for a government to murder its citizens (as Marxists often do)! If God does not exist then there is nothing objectively wrong with racism, rape, robbery, or anything else!

If God exists, however, then everything changes. America’s founders recognized this to be the case and it’s exemplified in our founding documents. The Declaration of Independence is clear that America is a nation built upon the worldview of theism:  

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”

Notice the “Creator” with a capital “C.” This is where objective, unalienable, and equal human rights come from. This is why we ought to treat everyone with respect — and why it’s objectively wrong, even for a government, to violate a fellow human’s rights!

Indeed, it is these unalienable human rights – given to us by God – in which Martin Luther King appealed in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King was clear that we ought to judge a person based upon their character (the choices they make) . . . not by the color of one’s skin. The choices one makes are up to the individual. The color of one’s skin, however, is not.

With this in mind, those who affirm King’s “I Have a Dream” speech are on the right side of history. Those who oppose his message are racists!

Today an ideology that is antithetically opposed to the message of Dr. King is creeping into Nebraska Schools. The popular term for this evil is Critical Race Theory (CRT), but often masquerades as so-called “social justice,” “equity,” “anti-racism,” or “systemic racism.”

CRT has its historical roots in the atheistic view of Marxism from the scholars at the Frankfurt School in Germany close to a century ago.

This is the same Marxist philosophy that led to the deaths of 100 million people over the course of a century. Any view based on Marxism is also based on atheism. And this view is dangerous because if God does not exist, then humanity was not created on purpose or for any specific purpose, and thus . . . humanity does not possess objective and unalienable rights.

If humans do not possess objective rights, then say goodbye to women’s rights, say goodbye to gay rights, the rights of minorities, or anyone else. Say goodbye to Martin Luther King’s “dream.”

According to the so-called “theory” of these critical racists is that our racial characteristics define us – not our character or the choices we make. But think about it: the idea that our racial characteristics define us – is racism! The view that we ought to treat another as either inferior or superior in your outlook of the world based on your race – is the definition of racism!

Indeed, as scholar James Lindsay notes:

“[According] to CRT, Martin Luther King was both wrong and naive. White Americans can never judge blacks by the content of their character; they can only judge them . . . by the color of their skin.”

So, my question for each one of you today is this: Do you stand with Martin Luther King . . . or do you oppose his message that transformed our nation for good? I’m not asking you to affirm a particular religion, but you can legislate morality with God and the Declaration of Independence in mind – or you can legislate with atheism in mind and allow Marxism to destroy all that’s good in our nation – including the “Good Life” right here in Kearney, NE.

You have a chance to be a hero . . . or to be on the wrong side of history.

Legislate morality with the Declaration of Independence in mind – all people are created equal and possess unalienable rights – and oppose the objective evil of Critical Race Theory!  

So, to oppose this evil we are asking you to put on the agenda – a vote from KPS –  and to send a letter of resolution to the State Department of Education. We want a letter to advise them that we have NO INTEREST in ANY form of health standards the State puts out. This agenda is made by only two people: The Superintendent and Kathy Gifford. It is up to YOU to get it on agenda. 

We the People call on you to do so.

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(The FreeThinking Theist)

Timothy A. Stratton (PhD, North-West University) is a professor at Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. As a former youth pastor, he is now devoted to answering deep theological and philosophical questions he first encountered from inquisitive teens in his church youth group. Stratton is founder and president of FreeThinking Ministries, a web-based apologetics ministry. Stratton speaks on church and college campuses around the country and offers regular videos on FreeThinking Ministries’ YouTube channel.

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