The National Black Robe Regiment & The Wallbuilders
Video from Wallbuilders/David Burton
Many American pastors have distanced themselves from politics and social problems. But it has not always been so. The Black Churches of America have by necessity been in the face of government and deeply involved in politics. White evangelicals by contrast have been less concerned. Many people, many Christians in concern for our nation have sought to revive the National Black Robe Regiment of the American Revolution.
Pastors being involved in their community and nation is a good thing, we need more of it.
My concerns as with "The Patriot Church" is they have aligned themselves with Trump and his authoritarian/fascist cohorts. People who it is obvious to me and others have no honor and no real interest in America (except for profiting from Americans).
So is The National Black Robe Regiment just another fly in the ointment or does it have a legitimate role to play?
Statements by these organizations are directly contradicted by the policies and behavior of those in the Republican party whom many claim to support. Are they already tainted by whom they claim will help them in a Christian effort to reclaim America?
Some background on The National Black Robe Regiment and The Wallbuilders:
"The modern National Black Robe Regiment is a network of national and local pastors that equips and empowers pastors to engage in their Biblical and historical role to stand boldly for righteousness and transform society through spiritual and cultural engagement.
The early American pastor had a reputation as a courageous and fearless leader, causing the British during the American Revolution to dub them “The Black Regiment,” a reference to their clerical robes. Those pastors boldly proclaimed the Word of God as it applied to everything in life, whether spiritual or temporal—about eternal life in Christ, taxes, education, public policy, good government, the military or other current issues that the Bible addressed." from the website: National Black Robe Regiment (link)
"WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built – a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined. In accord with what was so accurately stated by George Washington, we believe that “the propitious [favorable] smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.” from the website
The Wallbuilders (link)
“America’s favorite historian” (at one time) has become a controversial figure. A few years ago David Barton was criticized for “cherry-picking” historical citations to present a Christian narrative of American history. Not surprisingly Christian bashers on the Left accused Barton of misinterpretations and errors in his writing. They weren’t alone in their criticism. A number of highly regarded conservative evangelicals and Catholics jumped on the bandwagon and began criticizing his misuse of information...Christian Bible and book publisher Thomas Nelson published Barton’s book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson and later had the books pulled from bookstores and stopped distribution for what it deemed factual issues with the text.
Even though Thomas Nelson made the decision to bail out, the book has been offered on Barton’s website, WallBuilders.com and on Amazon.com." from the article: Controversial Christian historian David Barton…misinterpretations…errors…and Glenn Beck