On June 18, 2020, President Donald Trump sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for a number of its recent decisions that clashed with conservative interests.
He Tweeted, “These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!”
These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
Trump is referring to a Supreme Court case where it was determined that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends its protections to transgender individuals. In addition, Trump expressed frustration with the Court’s decision to keep President Barack Obama’s illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty in place.
These two cases marked significant reversals for social conservatives in the case of the former and immigration patriots who want to put the clamps on mass migration in the case of latter. Additionally, the Supreme Court did not even bother to take on cases dealing with Second Amendment items.
It’s time for conservatives to recognize that the courts will not always save them. That’s the nature of the political beast in times when the managerial Left has infected nearly every branch of the government.
This radical change in American politics will require conservatives to adapt. Namely, they will need to become more active in local and state level politics.
As far as federal politics is concerned, they will need to build strong political machines to ensure that principled candidates are elected, and most importantly, secure majorities in both chambers of Congress to allow conservative presidents to actually pass solid legislation and repeal bad legislation.
None on of this will come easy, conservatives must be ready to put in the work to make this a reality.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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