A few months ago, Tom Ascol and Founders Ministry faced a lot of backlash after releasing a 3-minute trailer that indicted a multitude of Southern Baptist leaders for racial instigation and mission drift. In the original trailer, Rachel Denhollander — an abuse survivor who has become one of the most outspoken critics of white men — was seemingly depicted as a demonic influence which caused an outcry among the “woke church” evangelicals.
Unfortunately, the pressure caused Founders to edit the trailer and release a new trailer that removed the depiction which gave the impression that Ascol and Founders were backing away from the documentary.
Today, however, a 14-minute trailer of the upcoming documentary appears to show that the operation is still on track. The trailer accuses several prominent Southern Baptist leaders, including Matt Chandler, of abandoning Scripture in favor of a new secular ideology that opposes the gospel.
Other targets of criticism include Jarvis Williams, a prominent and influential professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) under Al Mohler as well as Matthew Hall, the provost of SBTS — both staunch proponents of Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) emerged as an offshoot of Critical Theory, a neo-Marxist philosophy that has its roots in the Frankfurt School and its methods are drawn from Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. CRT teaches that institutional racism exists within every structure of society and that these structures are intrinsically designed in such a manner as to protect and preserve “white supremacy” in our culture. Further, CRT does not rely on factual statistics or objective evidence to support the theory, rather it relies on anecdotal evidence and personal experience.
In 2019, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution affirming CRT as a “valuable tool” for approaching race and racism in our society and in the Church. This cinedoc by Founders promises to challenge this unbiblical notion.
You can watch the trailer at the link below.