Matthew 18:3 “Unless you become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”
A very important, amateur video came out recently that has now gained over 1.6 million views on Twitter. In it, a father with his young daughter tell everyone how important it is to always see people as children see people: for who they are, and not for their skin color. Kory Yeshua, with his daughter, went through the following dialogue together in this video, and it is captivating people around the world.
“Daddy teaches you can be anything in this world that you want to be… right? Don’t daddy teach you that?”
His daughter replied: “And it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white or if you’re any color.” Then Kory says,
“It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, yellow, black… and how we treat people is based on who they are.” But his little girl adds another requirement: “And if they’re nice or smart.”
Kory has posted many conservative videos critical especially of Critical Race Theory and the BLM organization, which he has said is for “the destruction of America and the destruction of our families.”
In the video, Kory summarizes his little daughter’s views in a way we as adults can understand: “This is how children think. Critical race theory wants to end that. Not with my children. My baby’s gonna know that no matter what she wants to be in life, all she has to do is work hard, and she can become that. We need to stop CRT, period. Point blank. Children do not see skin color, man. They love everybody.”
So, what is “Critical Race Theory (CRT)”? It is an academic framework that says that racism is a social construct that is ingrained in all of white America, in all parts of life, and it must be taught in schools.
As Christopher Rufo, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explained in his May 6th article ‘What Critical Race Theory is Really About’, it is overcoming our institutions because most Americans are not taking some time to understand it and its deadly implications: “CRT is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it – and of those who have, many do not understand it. This must change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.”
Rufo explains CRT simply for us: “Critical race theorists reject equality – the principle proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, defended in the Civil War and codified into law with the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. To them, equality provides camouflage for white supremacy, patriarchy and oppression.”
Rather, CRT promotes “equity”, not equality, which is why it is Marxism dressed up: “An equity-based form of government would mean the end not only of private property but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination and omnipotent bureaucratic authority.”
This is the exact opposite of the message of Jesus Christ, which is the foundation upon which America was built. In our verse this week, Jesus’s disciples asked Him a question: “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (Matthew 18:1). He makes it so simple you cannot miss it: He places a little child in the middle of His disciples and says, “Whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3). Kory Yeshua’s little daughter is a perfect illustration of the point Jesus was making in 30AD: love one another, as Kory says she and all children do, regardless of their skin color.
Chris Rufo also gives us some examples of CRT underway throughout our culture, so we can become wiser and more discerning in recognizing and condemning it: “The Department of Homeland Security was telling white employees that they were committing ‘microinequities’ and had been ‘socialized into oppressor roles.’ The Treasury Department held a training session telling staff members that ‘virtually all white people contribute to racism’. The Sandia National Laboratories, which design America’s nuclear arsenal, sent white male executives to a three-day re-education camp where they were told that ‘white male culture’ was analogous to the ‘KKK, white supremacists” and mass killings.’ The executives were then forced to renounce their ‘white male privilege’ and to write letters of apology to fictitious women and people of color.” There is no place in America for CRT. We have learned and repented from the racist sins of our past, and we have put laws in place that are our promise to never do those things again. It is time we take an example from little children – start loving one another like they do, for who they are, not what they look like.
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