Racism and the Church

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A short post today. This is heavy on my heart…

Imagine if the Church was just as passionate; just as vocal about opposing racism as it was opposing homosexuality!

When will we get our priorities in order?

When will we start standing up for those who need us just as Christ would?

I believe the Church can be great. I believe the church can still bring hope to this world, but not until it eliminates its politics. Not until it begins to see that you cannot hold people up when you are holding them down.

Regardless of what you may think or hear, Racism affects everyone! It’s not just a “black” issue. White, Latino, Asian (whatever) everyone should be protesting racism. Everyone should be protesting hate.

The Church has an opportunity to be like Christ by ministering to those in need, and they are blowing it!

  • charlesburchfield

    I think you and I are church and together we are alive to ppls pain in this moment. In this moment we can agree that we are empathically connected to everyone and allowing christ to enter the world to do his will thru our willingness to be his hands, hearts, resource in the crisis at hand. I think my life experiences have perfectly prepared me to stand in the gale of hate & fear I must resist! I am not afraid.

  • Delwyn Campbell

    People only tend to resist what hurts them. Those other groups that you mentioned have the ability to become “white.” By that, I mean that, in time, they can become acculturated and accepted as part of the dominant culture. The more closely related in physical appearance to Whites they are, the easier it becomes (think of the Irish and Southern Europeans as examples).
    The only way that blacks can become “white” is by a combination of interbreeding and self-destruction: we must cease to be Black. For some of us, that is a physical, as well as sociological impossibility, thus we spend our entire lives on the outside looking in. That does not affect other groups, so why should they fight against it?

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