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Okay all, let's talk about this real quick and it's implications for the so-called #SocialJusticeStatement .

Let's start by noting that the name "Stan Hannon" is a misspelling.

As can be seen at this link (fbcbelleview.org/stan-hannan-se…) his name is, in fact, Stan *Hannan* (thread)
First, let's talk about Stan's biography a bit.

The scant details given on the church website about his military service (fbcbelleview.org/stan-hannan-se…) along with what @JustinPetersMin has said give us enough info to research exactly what Stan's role was in the Rhodesian military.
Also, real quick shout out to @C_Stroop and @anxiousoracle for their work researching this.

@anxiousoracle did most of the legwork on the research front, and I am building off that work here.

Now, back to our friend Pastor Stan.
First, here is the biography attached to a movie Stan made for the Rhodesian military in the 1970's.

Here: snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6d…

And here:

From this we learn a couple of important things.
1. Stan served in the Police Anti-Terrorist unit of the Rhodesian military.

His job was to enforce the rule of law of an illegitimate white supremacists apartheid state and suppress black rebels fighting for independence from an oppressive white minority dictatorship.
2. *After* becoming a Christian, Stan chose to return to the military as a Chaplain. He did not see this service as in conflict with his faith.

This is crucial, as we will see in a minute.

But first, if you need to learn a bit about Rhodesia, see here:

Now, let's take a look at some statements made directly by Stan regarding his military service:

Here, for instance, Stan directly states he worked in conjunction with the stare propaganda wing of the Rhodesian government and that he believed in their cause.
In case you don't know what that cause was, here it is in the words of Ian Smith himself (source: en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ian_Smith)
That is, as a Christian, Stan Hannan explicitly believed in supporting Ian Smith's apartheid regime.

So much so, that he made a movie equating the Chaplaincy of the Rhodesian army with that cause.
Here is Stan reflecting on his second propaganda peace.

He makes it clear, his goal was to gain international favor for the Rhodesian apartheid state by portraying the war as a war against communism.
Notice the entitlement.

Despite the fact that white persons in Rhodesia had land only because Cecil Rhoades stole it.

If you need to know the monster that Rhoades was, see here:

Stan portrays black natives fighting against an apartheid regime to regain what was stolen from them by a war criminal, Rhodes, as an invading force.

The land is "our" land and he believed in defending it.

Stan Hannan is 100% a white surpemacist from these words.
But wait...some random person is about to claim...maybe he repented.

Well...sorry folks, that's a huge NOPE!

Here is a 2003 interview with Stan. Note his words about his experience in Africa.

Note, Stan still sees himself as the victim here.
Here is the link for that interview BTW:

Now let's return to the church website for a spell.

There is a lot going on here.

First, notice Stan is quite proud of his military service still.

Notice specifically, they note he received the GSM.
The GSM (General Service Medal) was commonly awarded to members of the Rhodesian military to honor them for their help fighting "terrorists" (AKA black national freedom fighters).

*ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE* his medal for helping an apartheid regime maintain white minority rule in Rhodesia is listed as an honor.

Stan isn't hiding folks.

That is important for what comes next.

Note the offices Stan has held, or currently holds.
First, he served on one of the most central and powerful Committees in the Southern Baptist Convention.

If you don't know what the COC does, see here for a brief description.

(Source: bpnews.net/5738/committee…)
That committee, BTW, is appointed by the President of the SBC.

Stan wasn't even in the US until 1985.

That means, sometime in the past 33 years, an unabashed white supremacist had a crucial role in a key committee of the SBC.
And make no mistake, they knew exactly who they were choosing.

As we've seen above, Stan isn't hiding.
He also served on the guiding committee of the Florida Baptist Convention and on the Board of Directors for a Christian Counseling group.

Which is to say, dude is connected.

This isn't some random dude, even if you don't know his name.

Peters invoked dude for a reason.
Now, let's return to Peters tweet.

He is specifically mocking the common claim "I can't be racist, I have a black friend."

This is a blatant jab at persons calling the #SocialJusticeStatement and it's signatories racists.
If you're not familiar with how "but I have a black friend" is used, are here:

What Justin Peters is doing, BTW, is using invoking a white supremacist to mock people calling him racist.

He is literally invoking the apartheid state of Rhodesia to mock those calling him a racist.

He isn't hiding his racism, he is fucking reveling in it.
In case you don't know that significance, Peters is one of the architects of the #SocialJusticeStatement

A blatant and unabashed racist was a part of forming this statement.
Not only that, but there is a also a very familiar name among those who endorsed the statement.

If you don't know who Wilson is, see the next tweet.
Wilson is a white supremacist and white nationalist.

He once wrote a book defending Southern Slavery with the founder of white nationalist hate group League of the South.

1. natesparks130.com/2017/10/12/a-t…

2. twitter.com/i/moments/8407…
If you don't know LOS, they were involved in Charlottesville and their members were involved in the beating of Deandre Harris.

In this tweet thread, I connect Wilson to some of the most powerful Evangelicals in the world.

And also among the names, there are the obvious names if @johnmacarthur and @Phil_Johnson_ .

If you somehow don't know who they are, they are involved in all sorts of stuff.

Think Grace to You ministries, Grace Church, and The Master's Seminary
Ever heard of the MacArthur Study Bible?


Yeah, that John MacArthur
You'll also note the name of Gavin Peacock.

Gavin has very deep Evangelical ties as well, especially within the Neo-Cal groups associated with Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (those behind Danvers and #NashvilleStatement)
I've connected a lot of those dots here:

What I'm saying is simple.

This is Evangelicalism.

Evangelicalism is white supremacy.

They aren't even hiding it.

It is Impossible to be a part of White Evangelicalism without being complicit in white supremacy.

#EmptyThePews #HowToEvangelical #exvangelical
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So...I'mma do a thread.

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That is coded language for white supremacy and preserving white privilege.
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He is the president of a major Evangelical (SBC) seminary.

In the late 90's he was president of the SBC.

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