Where does Connor Grubaugh get off smearing Hunter Wallace, and every other Alt Right Christian, as either a heretic or an idiot? It is tiresome to read the fatwas of these theological boys in a bubble. They act as if Christianity never existed except as a #BlackLivesMatter social justice movement. Their act depends on deceptions of the sort we are used to seeing from Ken Ham. Even when Matthew Rose granted the existence of ethnicity in the Bible, he tiptoed around the existence of race — which is merely a larger ethnic unit composed of multiple nationalities, a la the descendants of Shem, Japheth, and Ham in Genesis 10 and 1 Chronicles 1, for example — in order to magically pretend that race and thus race-realist faith cannot exist.
This foolishness depends on willful ignorance of the Bible and Christian history. As Gic, Ehud, and others here at Faith and Heritage have pointed out repeatedly, in both the early days of the Church, and the Reformation era, and until our day, Church theologians acknowledged the existence of both ethnicity and race, plus the reality of gender roles and biblical sexual mores. None of that went away until the so-called abolitionist, women’s rights, civil rights, and gay rights movements of the past two centuries. For as much as these professing Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox crow about the historical continuity of their denominations, they break with and are more ignorant of history than the Protestant writers here at Faith and Heritage.
Along with Rose, Grubaugh mistakenly cherrypicked from Richard Spencer and secular thinkers of the twentieth century in order to smear Alt Right Christians as idiots or heretics. We Alt Right Christians are not dependent on Spencer, Evola, or Spengler. Wallace admitted that he has not read most of the works mentioned in Rose’s original piece. That should be no surprise, since not every person in the Alt Right is like Spencer. In fact, most are not, and if Rose had done more research he would have known that. We pro-white Christians are dependent on Jesus Christ, St. Paul, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Southern Presbyterianism, among other orthodox figures of church history. For the anti-white commentators at First Things to smear us as secularists or stupid is itself ignorant.
Sadly we are not unfamiliar with this sort of argumentation, because even in the most remote and would-be conservative corners of Protestantism we have other such prophets of the poppycock postracial creed. John Piper, Al Mohler, and Doug Wilson represent the Martin Luther King, Jr. caucus of the conservative Reformed churches, and their absurd arguments have been deconstructed bit by bit for years at Faith and Heritage.
Who in their right mind would anathematize Stonewall Jackson, Robert Dabney, Robert E. Lee, George Washington, Bob Jones, Sr., Theodore Bilbo, and millions more believers across centuries stretching back to Pentecost? The new lights of post-racial cucktianity do, simply because all of these saints acknowledged the racial differences, gender roles, class distinctions, and other divinely-sanctioned boundaries in society. It is not we, Wallace, or the aforementioned greats of Anglo-American history who are innovating new doctrines. Thoroughly orthodox faith and a realistic, biblical understanding of mankind have gone hand-in-hand for millennia.
The sad truth is that these keyboard commandos damning honest white Christians as heretics, morons, or frauds have neither taken the time to understand us nor had the heart to appreciate where we are coming from. They are either vicious Bolsheviks or unwitting souls reacting in accordance with their conditioning. No one is going to fire them for scribbling screeds against our faith. No one in a position of influence is going to publicly shame them for questioning the depth or coherence of our faith. They would never dare write these things about struggling alcoholics, homosexuals, or even Jews and agnostics. In our society to question the sincerity of another’s faith is considered mean and uncharitable. But just as in other areas of life, with regards to spirituality there is one group of people who have been deemed worthy recipients of cruelty and damnation: proud white Christian men. I seriously doubt that Rose or Grubaugh would countenance shaming feminists marching for abortion rights. I doubt that they would laugh if Muslims advocating for Sharia law were fired from their jobs. But I have no doubt whatsoever that they would laugh, applaud, and publicly commend the excommunication, firing, and expulsion from society of pro-white Christians. If I’m incorrect in this assessment, I welcome their compassionate explanation of their love for us, who are in all respects doctrinally orthodox and sincere followers of Christ. They could start by retracting their article’s main assertion and acknowledging that we too have a right to exist and believe as part of the Church.
Their excommunication is ironic considering that the Institute on Religion and Public Life claims that it is committed to “a religiously pluralistic society that defends human dignity from conception to natural death,” constitutional government based on “a religiously and morally serious culture,” personal freedom and responsibility, and “loyalty to the Western tradition.” The pro-white Christian world says the same thing. Why, then, the hatred towards Christians in the Alt Right? If they are willing to act decently to liberal Christians, atheists, secularists, Jews, Muslims, feminists, gays, and others obviously outside of Christian orthodoxy, they owe it to us who firmly reside inside the confines of the great Protestant confessions.
It is one thing to act as we at Faith and Heritage do — writing like lone voices in the wilderness, in the hopes that some few souls will take heed and avoid the train wreck that is modern postracial Christianity. We have no hopes of corporate success, public commendation, or financial gain. We are salmon swimming upstream. To take cheap shots at the disempowered while atop positions of power and influence, like Rose and Grubaugh did recently at Wallace and all our other brethren, is despicable. They should be heartbroken over their cruelty, and should publicly apologize. Then maybe we can have a proper dialogue instead of their one-sided fit of namecalling.