Skip to comments.The Racist Speech a Christian College Doesn’t Want the Public to Hear
Posted on 01/11/2019 11:21:54 AM PST by Kaslin
This is the tale of two lectures at Wheaton College, a Christian evangelical college in the suburbs of Chicago. One was given in September 2017 and the other in November 2018. Though only a year apart, the responses to the two presentations were universes apart. The reaction is very telling and tragic for those who believe that a Christian education is different than a secular one.
The first speech (listen to excerpts here) was given by Dr. George Yancy, a philosophy professor at Emory University (huge thanks to Jamie Dean at World Magazine for an excellent article on this and uncovering actual audio recording). It was sponsored by Wheatons Philosophy department and held in the esteemed Billy Graham Center on campus. It was entitled: A Post-Racial America? White Gazes and Black Bodies." It can only be described as an expletive-laced, pornographic, racist, anti-biblical screed. His theme? To be white is to be racist.
There was no backlash from Wheatons leadership. There were no letters sent out by any staff or student government leaders denouncing him or raising concerns about the hostile, f-bomb-laden speech. There was only internal praise by the schools own Wheaton Record.
Then theres that second speech. Wheaton College Republicans courageously invited me to speak about abortion and race. Keep in mind, theres never been anyoneeverto address racism and the abortion industry at Wheaton. In fact, no one has addressed the issue of abortion at their thrice weekly chapels but once (briefly) in many years. Wheaton, though founded by slavery abolitionists, doesnt lead whatsoever on the abolition of abortion. One would think a school that (sort of) espouses a pro-life worldview, at least on its website (followers of Jesus Christ will uphold the dignity of human beings, from conception until death ), would encourage students to put that into action by attending the March for Life Chicago or volunteering at a local pregnancy resource center.
Needless to say, I did not speak in the center named after the schools most famous alum. But I did speak to a standing-room only audience in another Wheaton lecture hall. My multimedia talk was entitled "Black Lives Matter In and Out of the Womb." it was an expletive-free, fact-based, statistics-driven, Biblically-rooted, deeply personal and grace-filled discussion on the systemic racism of the abortion industry and the hypocrisy of the pro-abortion #BlackLivesMatter movement. As an adoptee and adoptive father who was conceived in rape, I challenged students to see the most vulnerable, the most marginalized, and the most powerless among us as having equal intrinsic worth and God-given Purpose.
Six days later, I was severely denounced by a campus-wide email sent out by two Wheaton staff members and signed by three student government leaders. My entire message was branded as offensive rhetoric that made many students, staff and faculty of color feel unsafe on their campus. And now, the school has cancelled the College Republicans next event, because leadership claims their speaker approval process needs to change so Wheaton students arent exposed to such factivism (aka truth) again.
So a biblical worldview that reminds us were created in the image of God and that were one human race, created out of one blood (Acts 17:26), is not in line with Wheatons mission?
Given the history of white supremacy, we ought to be the ones who fear white people. I mean sh*t, if youre black you should be scared as hell here at Wheaton College, Yancy told students. He also asserted that in the end, white people are the n***ers. That got zero pushback from Wheaton leadership. Zilch.
To be white is to be racist, Yancy repeated over and over. This is what a Christian institution is peddling.
Yancy dug up racist diatribes of people from the 1700s like Immanuel Kant, Thomas Jefferson (with a revised f-bomb version of Jeffersons quote about the oranootan, now spelled orangutan) and David Hume. The only modern-day examples he gives are anonymous rants from online commenters and white supremacists on obscure and unnamed websites. He never gave any examples of actual racism from modern-day leaders. No statsjust regurgitations of mainstream media #blacklivesmatter propaganda that divisively color the narrative of police brutality.
He could have invoked plenty of examples of racists in the 20th century in the American Eugenics movement like Frederick Osborn (founder of the American Eugenics Society), Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood), and Henry H. Goddard (psychologist who coined the term moron), but he would have had to talk about all those white bodies touching and destroying black bodies through the undeniable and celebrated form of systemic racismabortion. But I digress.
Theres a reason why Wheaton never posted Yancys speech for the public to hear. Its easier to do things in darkness. If most Christian parents had any idea some of the vile sludge thats being force-fed to their children at an alarming and increasing number of Christian colleges, theyd be horrified. So Ive edited some of the most outrageous clips from Yancys speech for parents, students, alumni and the general public to understand how insidious a lie is. You need to hear this short clip. It. Is. Shocking.
We must fight the sin of racism and work toward understanding and loving one another in intentional and tangible ways. Yancys approach isnt it. Hes stuck in 1860. He admits he has no practical or spiritual solution to offer: Its not about leaving white people with hope. Thats not my job. White America sees me as a nigger. White America sees you, if you are black, as a nigger. And I dont want you to forget that.
Christianity offers a completely different perspective. Its called love (a word never mentioned by Yancy). It transforms everything, makes us new creations, compels us toward forgiveness, and creates real and lasting unity. If preaching that message gets me, students, or faculty smeared on a Christian college campus, then smear away. Someone will be set free.
Wheaton was once a respectable college
this is the 3rd or 4th report about negative or immoral teaching, environment there in last couple of years
it sounds as if Wheaton is going, or being led, down the drain just like a number of other Christian or Catholic colleges,
NO college is safe from radical Marxism. As Yuri Besmenov warned us long ago, the KGB and its puppets in academia have succeeded beyond their wildest fantasies.
I dont want to believe this.
Very disturbing if true,
I have always had high regard for Wheaton
I used to think Emory had standards than would prevent their hiring a scumbag like yancy.
The Satanization of America continues.
And just what make Wheaton College a Christian evangelical college? History or effectual ethos? If the fomer were the case there would be no modern evangelical movement since it began in word-and-deed reaction to liberal revisionism in historical churches. A movement is only evangelical insofar as it manifestly (not on just paper as Wheaton does to a degree ) effectually holds to conservative beliefs.
Wheaton has devolving for more than a decade, and is Christian by way of some fumes of a previous, solid past.
Those days are gone.
Oh honey; it's been around a LOOOONG time!!
The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother.
Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose
and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race--that they should be the 'servant of servants', and they will be, until that curse is removed."
Brigham Young-President and second 'Prophet' of the Mormon Church, 1844-1877- Extract from Journal of Discourses.
Here are two examples from their 'other testament', the Book of Mormon.
2 Nephi 5: 21 'And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him,
that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did
cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.'
Alma 3: 6 'And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression
and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.'
August 27, 1954 in an address at Brigham Young University (BYU), Mormon Elder, Mark E Peterson, in speaking to a convention of teachers of religion at the college level, said: "The discussion on civil rights, especially over the last 20 years, has drawn some very sharp lines. It has blinded the thinking of some of our own people, I believe. They have allowed their political affiliations to color their thinking to some extent. I think I have read enough to give you an idea of what the Negro is after." "He is not just seeking the opportunity of sitting down in a cafe where white people eat. He isn't just trying to ride on the same streetcar or the same Pullman car with white people. It isn't that he just desires to go to the same theater as the white people. From this, and other interviews I have read, it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage." "That is his objective and we must face it. We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that we will open our arms and embrace them with everything we have. Remember the little statement that we used to say about sin, 'First we pity, then endure, then embrace'...." (Rosa Parks would have probably told Petersen under which wheel of the bus he should go sit.) 1967, (then) Mormon President Ezra Taft Benson said, "The Communist program for revolution in America has been in progress for many years and is far advanced. First of all, we must not place the blame upon Negroes. They are merely the unfortunate group that has been selected by professional Communist agitators to be used as the primary source of cannon fodder." We are told that on June 8, 1978, it was 'revealed' to the then president, Spencer Kimball, that people of color could now gain entry into the priesthood. According to the church, Kimball spent many long hours petitioning God, begging him to give worthy black people the priesthood. God finally relented.
August 27, 1954 in an address at Brigham Young University (BYU),
Mormon Elder, Mark E Peterson, in speaking to a convention of teachers of religion at the college level, said:
"The discussion on civil rights, especially over the last 20 years, has drawn some very sharp lines. It has blinded the thinking of some of our own people, I believe.
They have allowed their political affiliations to color their thinking to some extent. I think I have read enough to give you an idea of what the Negro is after."
"He is not just seeking the opportunity of sitting down in a cafe where white people eat. He isn't just trying to ride on the same streetcar or the same Pullman car
with white people. It isn't that he just desires to go to the same theater as the white people.
From this, and other interviews I have read, it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage."
"That is his objective and we must face it. We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that we will open our arms and embrace them
with everything we have. Remember the little statement that we used to say about sin,
'First we pity, then endure, then embrace'...."
(Rosa Parks would have probably told Petersen under which wheel of the bus he should go sit.)
1967, (then) Mormon President Ezra Taft Benson said,
"The Communist program for revolution in America has been in progress for many years and is far advanced. First of all, we must not place the blame upon Negroes. They are merely
the unfortunate group that has been selected by professional Communist agitators to be used as the primary source of cannon fodder."
We are told that on June 8, 1978, it was 'revealed' to the then president, Spencer Kimball, that people of color could now gain entry into the priesthood. According to the church,
Kimball spent many long hours petitioning God, begging him to give worthy black people the priesthood.
God finally relented.
Sometime before the 'revelation' came to chief 'Prophet' Spencer Kimball in June 1978,
General Authority, Bruce R McConkie had said:
"The Blacks are denied the Priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty. The Negroes are not equal with other races
where the receipt of certain blessings are concerned, particularly the priesthood and the temple blessings that flow there from, but this inequality is not of man's origin, it is the Lord's doings."
(Mormon Doctrine, pp. 526-527).
When Mormon 'Apostle' Mark E Petersen spoke on 'Race Problems- As they affect the Church' at the BYU campus in 1954,
the following was also said:
"...if the negro accepts the gospel with real, sincere faith, and is really converted, to give him the blessings of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom.
He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory."
When Mormon 'Prophet' and second President of the Church, Brigham Young, spoke in 1863 the following was also said:
"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God
is death on the spot. This will always be so."
(Journal of Discourses, Vo. 10, p. 110)
Yeah; Native Americans are althroughout the Book of MORMON; too.
I saw a striking contrast in the progress of the Indian people today ... they are fast becoming a white and delightsome people.... For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome,
as they were promised.... The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.
At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl-sixteen-sitting between the dark father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parents
--on the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather.... These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness.
One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated.
(Improvement Era, December 1960, pp.922-23). (p. 209)
In 1963 or 64 my Economics Prof gave a short essay exam. To one question I answere that Keynes would say X, the Austrians would say Y, Milton Friedman would say Z.
Although all the others answers were correct, the Prof gave me a D-. He wrote on the paper that Friedman was not a real economist and referencing him discredited my entire paper.
I went to the Head of the Department, Dr Kamm. He explained to me that it was out of his hands and he could not help. The accrediting body had threatened to pull Wheaton’s accredidation due to its stand on Intelligent Design aka Creation. Wheaton accepted a compromise. Wheaton would be allowed to keep it position in the Bible Department, not the Science Department ... if it agreed to hire “modern” profs in the social sciences. At Wheaton at that time Mark Hatfield typesm, the Oregon Republican Senator, was probably the best example of what those negotiating the compromise thought they would be getting.
So the compromises go way back.
I see. Having the science department teach science makes sense if done properly ( identifying theories as theories, allowing discussion and debate, etc). The rest sounds pretty discouraging. At one time, a Christian college would not have caved into any secular accrediting committees.
Wheaken has been heretical for a long time.
“Christian” universities and seminaries were long ago infested by the Frankfurt School.
The Long March Through the Institutions definitely included “Christian” universities and seminaries.
Fuller Theological should be called Fullest Heretical.
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