In this segment of “My Time In Purgatory,” I’m going to go ahead a wee bit to look at recent developments. However, I am not done with examining the Clown Reformed Church and my time when they had to survive my presence for nearly 25 years.
Following the labeling by the Southern Poverty Law Center (the mother of all euphemisms) of Charlotte Christ the King Reformed as an extremist hate group, the Clown Reformed Church rushed out with their own press release touching all that had happened in 2018. Clearly, the CRC was trying to get out in front of the SPLC story so it wouldn’t splash back on them if it was discovered that at one time the congregation I served for 50 years thought about actually joining the CRC. The Clown Reformed Church press release was filled with the same slander and libel we have come to love and expect from the CRC.
The first error in a cascade of errors ranging from lies to stupidity as from the Press Spokesman – Rev. Smythe Raginwald – was his statement that it was only after the denomination cut me loose as a minister that the congregation I serve itself left the denomination. In point of fact, the Congregation left the Clown Reformed Church in November of 2018. The Denomination did not cut me loose officially until June of 2019. The Church’s leaving the CRC falls in the category of “A better decision has never been made.” My only regret, as the Pastor, is that the congregation didn’t leave in 1995 when I showed up but the congregation that finally left in 2018 was a very different congregation that existed in 1995.
Next in our lineup of dissemblers, the disingenuous, and fabricators is one Rev. Ben Kieber. Rev. Kieber was a chap brought in as an assistant to work in the flagship church of the District. In no short time, Kieber demonstrated his unfamiliarity with loyalty as he connived with another female staff member to have their Senior Pastor tossed for the equivalent of jaywalking.
In the Press Release, Rev. Ben Kieber misrepresents the meaning of “Kinism,” which is commonly done by the enemies of Kinism so that the Cultural Marxists like Kieber may continue to smear the one school of thought which is opposing its Cultural Marxist goal of egalitarianism. Kinism is not a movement. You cannot write a letter and send it to the Kinism Headquarters. Because Kinism is not a movement it is instead a constellation of varying beliefs that are held in different combinations by different “kinists.” As such before one can pontificate on what Kinism is and is not one needs to be specific as to which Kinist he is talking about. There are many individuals who self-identify as “Kinists” who someone as myself, who is Kinist sympathetic, given my own definition, that I would want to distance myself from. What Rev. Kieber seeks to do is to speak in unseemly generalities that do not fit a great number of people who are kinist sympathetic or who might self-identify as Kinist.
Per Kieber my great Kinist crime per his exhaustive in-depth research that was reported to the District Denominational meeting, as reported by the regional and subscription starved Newspaper was that;
“According to his (Kieber’s) research, which Kieber shared with the State Journal, Rachel Simone spoke at the Charlotte church in July 2017. Simone is the founder, promoter, and fundraiser for the white nationalist group Suidlanders of the Republic of South Africa.”
That’s it. I was hounded by these piss ant Cultural Marxist Social Justice Warriors because we had a person in the Pulpit reporting on the crimes of the Marxist African National Congress party in South Africa perpetrated against the South African Boers. We sat for 30 minutes listening to this person pleading for help against the atrocities being committed against White farmers in S. Africa and Rev. Ben Kieber presented this as evidence that I was a heretical kinist? Can you say, idiot? I also think it was evil for the Communists to have murdered the Polish Officer Corps in the Katyn forest. By Ben Kieber’s standard that makes me guilty of being a Nazi. Can you say, idiot?
Secondly, Kieber identifies as “Kinist” what until just a few generations ago was considered just standard Christianity.
“McAtee taught and wrote about Kinism, a theology that holds to a belief that races should be kept separate and that people should not marry outside their race.”
Allow me to plead here for people to purchase the Achord & Dow Anthology, “Who is my Neighbor; An Anthology In Natural Relations,” so they can see for themselves what an idiotic thing Kieber offered above. In the Achord & Dow book, the Cultural Marxism that Kieber and the CRC are trying to sell as normative Christian theology is forever seen as jejune. Christians have always believed that people have a natural and entirely normal love for their own people that results in people groups naturally associating with their own people groups. McAtee’s belief has not so much been that “races should be kept separate,” as it has been that the Cultural Marxists should not be successful in putting all races in a racial blender and hitting the high button. The kind of Marxism that Kieber and the CRC are advocating by attacking my beliefs is as old as Marx, Engels, Lenin, and the boys.
“The aim of socialism is not only to abolish the present division of mankind into small states and end all national isolation; not only to bring the nations closer together, but to merge them….”
The Rights of Nations to Self Determination — pg. 76
1.) ”What will be the attitude of communism to existing nationalities?
The nationalities of the peoples associating themselves in accordance with the principle of community will be compelled to mingle with each other as a result of this association and hereby to dissolve themselves, just as the various estate and class distinctions must disappear through the abolition of their basis, private property.”
~ Frederick Engels in “The Principles of Communism”, 1847
4.) “… Just as mankind can achieve the abolition of classes only by passing through the dictatorship of the proletariat, so mankind can achieve the inevitable merging of nations only by passing through the transition period of complete liberation of all oppressed nations, i.e., their right to secede. “
The Rights of Nations to Self Determination
5.) “Even the natural differences within species, like racial differences…, can and must be done away with historically.”
K. Marx’s Collected Works V:103,As cited in S.F. Bloom’s The World of Nations: AStudy of the National Implications in the Work of Karl Marx, Columbia University Press, New York, 1941, pp. 11 & 15-19:
For those like Kieber whose reading comprehension skills are challenged allow me to give you the easy version of these quotes. “Marxism has always advocated for the destruction of nations and races by means of amalgamation.”
My real offense against the Clown Reformed Church was that I was and remain opposed to this doctrine of demons that Kieber and the CRC is pushing. That doctrine of demons is the doctrine that would forever sink God’s racial diversity in a sea of monism in the name of “diversity.”
Now as to the accusation that I don’t believe people from other races should marry I again appeal to Church history to demonstrate that if I am guilty of that then I am guilty along with the Church fathers.
“Love imagines that it can overleap the barriers of race and blood and religion, and in the enthusiasm and ecstasy of choice these obstacles appear insignificant. But the facts of experience are against such an idea. Mixed marriages are rarely happy. Observation and experiences demonstrate that the marriage of a Gentile and Jew, a Protestant and a Catholic, an American and a Foreigner has less chance of a happy result than a marriage where the man and woman are of the same race and religion….”
Dr. Clarence MacCartney
20th Century Conservative Presbyterian Minister
Causes of Separation in 1973 (PCA separates from PCUS) by Dr. John Edwards Richards
- The Socialist, who declares all men are equal. Therefore there must be a great leveling of humanity and oneness of privilege and possession.
- The Racial Amalgamationist, who preaches that the various races should be merged into one race and differences erased in oneness.
- The Communist, who would have one mass of humanity coerced into oneness by a totalitarian state and guided exclusively by Marxist philosophy.
- The Internationalist, who insists on co-existence between all peoples and nations that they be as one regardless of ideology or history.John Edwards Richards
One of the founders of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
- “The vast majority of good thinking people prefer to associate with, and intermarry with, people of their respective race; this is part of the God-given inclination to honor and uphold the distinctiveness of separate races. But there are many false prophets of oneness, and many shallow stooges, who seek to force the amalgamation of the races.”
Dr. John E. Richards
The Racial Problem Facing America (1964)
The casual reader should not be so foolish as to think that I only have a few quotes to support my position. I have so many quotes from the Church fathers going back thousands of years that it would make Ben Keiber weary just considering having to read all the quotes I have.
So, Rev. Kieber misses the mark on his criticism of me. I have always believed that while it is not a good idea for people of different races to marry, I have also expressly taught that once such an unwise marriage covenant is entered into the Church should do all it can to support that marriage covenant.
We are not done with Kieber yet. The man put his foot in it when he volunteered quotes for the regional newspaper hit piece and now Kieber is going to be made to eat both his feet.
Kieber was quoted in the regional newspaper hit piece that “the denomination’s pastors knew what McAtee was teaching in 2016 and made efforts to address it.”
This one gives me a belly laugh. Nobody from that god-forsaken denomination ever had one substantive conversation with me about what I had been writing for 20 years. Second, what kind of denomination is it that takes 20 years before it realizes that it has a minister who is putatively teaching rank heresy? I was 20 years in a pulpit they mistakenly thought was theirs and only caught up with my transgressions 2o years later? Talk about incompetence.
As we finish off this installment we look at more statements made by Rev. Smythe Raginwald. Rev. Smythe Raginwald is an Afro-American and leading Social Justice Warrior in the Clown Reformed Church.
Rev. Raginwald said that my beliefs (which to this day have not been given an examination by someone other than Cultural Marxist Social Justice Warriors) were a wake-up call for the CRC. I understand why he would say such a thing. All Cultural Marxists should fear those who are articulating Biblical Christianity. Rev. Raginwald bemoaned the environment where kinism could grow unimpeded. This is the complaint of a Cultural Marxist who believes that God wants all colors to bleed into one. As I’ve demonstrated the Church throughout history has always been conscious about the goodness of God in creating different races.
Here is a quote from a leading Presbyterian of his time. It is typical Reformed thinking;
“If from this we may conclude that ethnic pluriformity is the revealed will of God for the human race in its present situation, it is highly questionable whether the Christian can have part in any program that would seek to erase all ethnic distinctions. That such distinctions may be crossed over by individuals may be granted, but it is at least questionable whether a program designed to wipe out such differences on a mass scale should be endorsed by the Christian. It is this line of argument that the average Christian segregationist uses to back his view. He fears that the real goal of the integrationist is the intermarriage of the races, and therefore the breakdown of the distinctions between them. Many who would be willing to integrate at various lesser levels refuse to do so, simply because they feel that such will inevitably lead to intermarriage of the races, which they consider to be morally wrong. . . .
The mass mixing of the races with the intent to erase racial boundaries he does consider to be wrong, and on the basis of this, he would oppose the mixing of the two races in this way. Let it be acknowledged that a sin in this area against the Negro race has been perpetrated by godless white men, both past and present, but this does not justify the adoption of a policy of mass mixing of the races. Rather, the Bible seems to teach that God has established and thus revealed his will for the human race now to be that of ethnic pluriformity, and thus any scheme of mass integration leading to mass mixing of the races is decidedly unscriptural.
Dr. Morton H. Smith 1923 – 2018
Rev. Smythe Raginwald managed to complain to the Cultural Marxist newspaper rag that when he came to visit our small church he was “the only Black person there.” This is another knee slapper. Rev. Raginwald could have visited nearly all the Churches in Charlotte and he would have discovered the same thing given that 95.1% of Charlotte’s population is white. Now combine that with the fact that somehow Rev. Raginwald managed to miss observing the other non-Caucasian person who was in attendance at the Church I serve on that morning.
We’ve already dealt, in past entries with Raginwald’s misinformation about the crimes being committed in S. Africa so there is no need to pick that up again. Suffice it to say that there is tons of information out there demonstrating the problem that White Boer farmers are having in avoiding being murdered in S. Africa.
Finally, Rev. Raginwald said Per the regional Newspaper;
“Smythe went alone to the service but, he said, ‘if I had taken my wife Karen, who is white, we would have been heretical in the eyes of this pastor.”
Actually, at the time Smith attended the Church already had a mixed-race couple regularly attending for quite some time and neither myself nor anybody in the congregation screamed “heresy.” We have also had, in the past, families attend who were mixed-race and neither I nor anybody else objected to their presence. It is just an ignorance of epic proportions for Raganwald to claim that I would have thought he was heretical merely for having a white wife when in point of fact I think him heretical for embracing Cultural Marxist tenets.
In the end, it is not Rev. McAtee who is in error here, but to the contrary, it is Rev. Kieber, Rev. Raginwald, and others from the Clown Reformed Church who have embraced the heresy of Cultural Marxism. If I reject them, I reject them not because of who they are married to nor even because of how torpid they are, but rather because – either self-consciously or not – they have embraced the doctrine of Cultural Marxism. This is unequivocally wrong.