|Heimbach on ABC Nightline|
Within the last few weeks Matthew Heimbach, founder of the Traditionalist Youth Network and outspoken advocate of White people's rights, has been excommunicated from the Orthodox church less than a month after he was welcomed into it.
Well...nobody is quiet certain.
The official statement of the priest sites two verses:
'For, 'There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female for we are all one in Jesus Christ' (Gal. 3.28). And again, 'They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10.16)'But no rational interpretation of either of these verses has anything to do with Matthew's ideology. Galatians 3.28 isn't denying the existence of different races any more than its denying the existence of different genders.
Heimbach has never claimed that one has to be a White Caucasian to be a member of the Church.
Taken in context, John 10.16 can only be interpreted to mean that Christians everywhere are united in Christ.
Heimbach has never said anything that would contradict this claim.
The only other explanation given for Heimbach's excommunication is a reference to the heresy of Phyletism.
Apparently, the heresy of Phyletism was simply made up by the Orthodox church in 1872.
Even so, Phyletism in no way condemns ethnic identity. It deals with racial exclusivism which destroys church unity. For example, if the American Greek Orthodox church refuses to have any common unity or organization with the American Russian Orthodox church.
Heimbach, however, has never said anything that would suggest this he ascribes to this heresy. In fact, he has released a statement within the last few days condemning Phyletism:
I reject the heresy of Phyletism. Nobody is to be denied entry into the Church, warm fellowship, or communion on the basis of their racial, national, or ethnic identity. The Orthodox Christian Church is Universal, transcending racial, national, and ethnic identities, and each parish must remain a safe harbor for any and all Orthodox Christians.The only heresy of which Heimbach appears guilty is that of protesting the multiculturalist doctrine of the leftists.
He appears to be one more victim of a left wing witch hunt.
Leftist American Christianity, corrupted by the vile of Marxist ideology, hopes to send a clear statement to Christians that being racially realistic is an unacceptable position.
American Christianity appears ready to jettison the truth in an effort to stay 'culturally relevant.' The Church would rather retain its unholy alliance with decadent American culture than justly serve a brother with unpopular views.