Tomorrow (Saturday, October 28th) is a big day for parts of Middle Tennessee. It’s not a good day, but an important day.
Tomorrow, in both Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, White Supremacist groups are holding “white lives matter” rallies. It’s sad, but they have been granted all the necessary permits to exercise their right to free speech, even if it is hate speech.
In addition, there are several “peaceful” rallies to protest hate. I think that is why the day is important. Groups like Murfreesboro Loves, Tennessee Women of Faith Collective, and others, are preparing to show the world that love conquers hate. I wish I could be there to stand with my friends, but I will be speaking at The Kingdom Summit, at Meharry Medical College.
I can’t believe that in 2017, there are still people (white people) who believe they are superior to everyone else, or who believe that somehow their way of life is being taken away from them. Both are lies.
As a Christian, I don’t understand white supremacy.
And I really don’t understand how these hate groups claim to be Christian.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in creation or evolution, life began in the same geographical area. If it were Adam and Eve, or some form of Homo erectus, one thing is without doubt: The first human beings were people of color.
Then, as a Christian, all our biblical heroes were people of color. Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and most certainly Jesus. Plus, at least in the western church, the single most important theologian as Augustus, the Bishop of Hippo (North Africa). Basically, if it were not for people of color there would not be Christianity. Yet, somehow, more then once over the last 500 plus years, White Europeans have used Scripture to defend white supremacy.
It is ludicrous.
It is demonic.
It is sinful.
DO NOT CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN IF YOU BELIEVE IN ANY FORM OF WHITE SUPREMACY, INCLUDING WHITE NATIONALISM.
To all my brothers and sisters in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. I stand with you, to combat the evils that are now out in the open. My prayers are with you. I apologize for not being able to stand beside you.