Andrew Walker the Director of Policy Studies at the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and a key researcher listed on the the now removed ERLC Research Fellows page. Walker was recently hired by Al Mohler at the prestigious Southern Seminary (SBTS) as Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics whereby, according to SBTS’ website, Mohler spoke of him as one of the “most outstanding young scholars in his generation” whom God has “gifted” with a “keen analytical mind” and is a “passionate defender of biblical truth, the Christian worldview.” In short, he’s a well-respected thought leader in elite Southern Baptist circles.
As recently as June 19, Andrew Walker was scheduled to speak at an interfaith conference held at the Mormon Brigham Young University (BYU) whereby, for some unknown reason, Walker was unable to make it. Because of this, Walker had a gay activist and Revoice Conference leader, Matthew Lee Anderson, step in to fill his spot. (You can see the original video at this location by scrolling to the 50-minute mark. For a quick reference, you can see the clip below.)
The title of the conference is “Loving God and Our LGBTQ Neighbor: Ways Forward.” The question we must ask ourselves is this: If Walker is such a respected thought leader and defender of a Christian worldview, then why would he even contemplate joining God-hating Christ-denying Mormons and other religions to promote “loving God and our LGBTQ neighbors?”
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols?2 Corinthians 6:14-16
Further, why would a “defender of the Christian worldview” ask a gay activist to step in and fill his place? Matthew Lee Anderson and the Revoice Conference categorically deny the sinfulness of same-sex attraction and argue against the legitimacy of the Nashville Statement, calling it “ill-conceived.” Might I suggest: The purpose has nothing to do with “loving God” or “loving our LGBTQ neighbors,” but everything to do with creating an overarching atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance of sexual deviancy by admonishing professing Christians to soften their tone on homosexuality.