Last night, a Black Lives Matter activist plowed his red Ford Escape through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconson, a suburb of Milwaukee, killing at least five and injuring at least 40 others. The activist, a well-known rapper in the area who rapped about taking revenge against White people and even tweeted out a call to instigate violence against White people a while back.
The activist who is now “suspected” (for legal reasons) of committing this crime, who is named Darrell E. Brooks and goes by the online name of “MathBoi Fly” tweeted:
We now know that Brooks has a long history of felony convictions, including Aggravated Battery, and was most recently booked on November 5 for reckless endangerment, battery, domestic abuse, resisting arrest and bail jumping.
Only problem: he was released on $1000 bail just days before the massacre that took place last night.
One of the pet issues of leftists is known as “bail and prison reform.” The idea is that non-Whites are inordinately locked up at higher rates than Whites, therefore, activists insist that non-Whites should, in the name of “equity” of course, be booked and released at higher rates with lower bail than Whites in an effort to “even things out.” In their minds, it doesn’t matter the severity of the crime or the rates at which these ethnic groups commit crimes, the only thing that matters is equal outcome.
In Evangelicalism, Russell Moore, the former head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), was one of the primary promoters of this agenda. Putting a Christian facade over these progressive ideas and cloaking them in Bible verses, Moore has been able to turn a large portion of the once conservative denomination into a religious organization that now largely elevates social issues such as financial and economic equality over and above biblical issues such as abortion and homosexuality.
Now, Russell Moore has joined with a progressive Christian social justice prison organization that advocates for lower sentencing for criminals in an effort to lower the imprisonment rate.
According to Prison Fellowship’s website, they adhere to a “holistic approach” to breaking the cycle of crime and restoring prisoners to society. One of those approaches? Well, let’s just stop imprisoning people for certain crimes, especially drug crimes. Their position on drug crimes states that they believe that “federal and state drug penalties are often disproportional to the crime” and that they support “critically evaluating how drug penalties may play a role in contributing to racial disparities.”
They also believe in raising the felony threshold for larceny.
Comparing the civil justice system to the cross is a foolish move, at best. The Church and the civil government are two separate God-ordained institutions for a reason. The Church is to show compassion by preaching the gospel to the lost while the civil government is to wield the sword of authority (Romans 13:4).
Telling the Church that we need to support setting prisoners free because Jesus set us free at the cross is just plain dumb. The issue here is that Russell Moore likes to call his arbitrary acts of social justice “gospel mandates,” and since he gets to decide what constitutes a “gospel mandate,” he gets to add to the gospel. The Bible does not call the church to interfere with the civil government’s justice system. The Bible does not call the church to fight for economic equality for all people.
The Church is called to proclaim the gospel and point to Christ. But, instead, Russell Moore has been calling for leftist policies that produced what we saw last night in Waukesha, Wisconson. And his efforts were paid for by Southern Baptist dollars.