At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, the messengers passed a resolution on the anti-gospel of alt-right white supremacy. Among decrying racism, the resolution also made clear our belief that the Kingdom of Christ is made up of a “multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language” in worship of our risen Savior (Revelation 7:9). This past weekend, the United States was hit with more tragic mass shootings, first in El Paso, Texas and then in Dayton, Ohio. The shooter in El Paso claimed allegiance to the evil ideology of white supremacy as the motivation for his attack in the Texas border town. David French joins Jeff Pickering and Travis Wussow to discuss how this attack is connected with many others as this ideology is on the rise.
David French is a senior writer for National Review, a contributor to Time, and a New York Times bestselling author. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. David is a former major in the United States Army Reserve. In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy, and his three children.
Resources from the Conversation
- Read David at National Review
- Follow David on Twitter | @DavidAFrench
- Southern Baptist Resolution, 2017 | On The Anti-Gospel Of Alt-Right White Supremacy
- National Review editorial | Crush This Evil
- National Review | It’s Time to Declare War on White-Nationalist Terrorism by David French
- Article on 8Chan | The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror
- Baptist Press | SBC denounces 'alt-right white supremacy' by Tom Strode
- Christianity Today | Jesus, Deliver Us from This Racist Evil Age by Jarvis Williams and Curtis Woods
- ERLC | Capitol Conversation Podcast