Stephen Wolfe is no stranger to controversy. The author of The Case For Christian Nationalism has many detractors. In our interview with him earlier this month we explored some of the controversy surrounding him. Samuel Sey is one of the up and coming writers in Evangelicalism and has not been shy about calling opponents racist despite at one point standing against Critical Race Theory.
His most recent attack on Stephen Wolfe attempts to attack him in a way that was settled quite some time ago on a different interview, thus we didn’t retread the kinism allegations. Yet Samuel Sey does rehash kinism allegations against Wolfe, calling him “one of the most influentual Kinists in evangelical circles.” His article “Why Some Evangelicals Are Embracing Racism” thus violates the 9th Commandment by labeling Wolfe something he has repeatedly said he is not.
And Samuel Sey’s justification is that Wolfe believes that preserving ethnicity is a good thing.
“People of different ethnic groups can exercise respect for difference, conduct some routine business with each other, join in inter-ethnic alliances for mutual good, and exercise common humanity (e.g., the good Samaritan), but they cannot have a life together that goes beyond mutual alliance…What I am saying is that in-group solidarity and right of difference along ethnic lines are necessary for the complete good for each and all.”
However, Stephen Wolfe is not against interracial marriage as would be necessary in order to be a kinist as evident by his lauding of Justice Thomas’ marriage.
This is a good and fitting marriage. pic.twitter.com/PCtxj4sxa7— Stephen Wolfe (@PerfInjust) October 18, 2022
He also labels Andrew Torba, founder of Gab, a kinist, despite the fact that he too is not opposed to interracial marriage.
Kinism is an ideology within some Reformed circles that teaches that a person’s so-called race makes them “kins” or related to people within their racial group. According to Kinists, all white people have a shared ethnicity and culture that should be preserved. Therefore they support racial segregation in communities and families. Meaning, they’re especially opposed to immigration (not just illegal immigration) and “interracial” marriage.
Samuel Sey might be unaware that the word kindred is used in the earliest New Testament English translations to address race and ethnicity which would actually make the starting premise of Kinism consistent with how the author’s of Scripture would have seen it.
Just as most Big Eva leaders (mainstream evangelical leaders) do not embrace every facet of critical race theory, not all Kinists embrace every facet of Kinism. However, their soft form of Kinism isn’t any less destructive than a soft form of critical race theory.
These Kinists are significantly smaller in number and influence than professing Christians who’ve embraced critical race theory. However, they’re less uncommon than you might think.
Samuel Sey attempts to draw a moral equivalency between Critical Race Theory and Kinism despite the demonstrable pattern of destruction the former has demonstrated to society for all races involved. The moral equivalency doesn’t exist because if a society adopts Kinism as Sey sees it, it does not implode on itself like we’ve seen from post-Apartheid South Africa which adopted Critical Race Theory whole cloth.
This is a soft liberalism in calling opponents racist because you disagree with their embrace of racial consciousness as a defense mechanism against Cultural Marxism. It’s also an agreement with the Cultural Marxists who believe that race was an invented concept. Neither Stephen Wolfe nor Andrew Torba’s views on race fit neatly in the categories established by Political Correctness or the Post-War consensus, and this is ultimately what their detractors are unwilling to admit they’ve been influenced by.