Racism

Fact and Fiction About Racism and the Rise of the Religious Right

"According to this narrative, Evangelical leaders mainly supported abortion rights. They jumped into the culture war only when the IRS moved to strip the tax exemptions from racially discriminatory schools. Opposition to integration is the poisonous acorn that grew into the mighty political oak of conservative Christianity." - David French

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SBC observes ‘Racial Reconciliation Sunday’ with goal of making churches more diverse

"The Southern Baptist Convention will be observing its annual 'Racial Reconciliation Sunday' on Feb. 9, with this year’s emphasis being on the cultivation of multiethnic churches." - Christian Post

Related: Heated CRT/I Debate Overshadowing SBC’s Reconciliation Sunday

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The Perpetual Problem of Race

There’s no question that racial issues are one of the biggest problems facing American society today. Instead of making progress, we seem to be moving backwards. Some contend that racial barriers are bigger today than ever before. I question that assessment, but judging from the volume of strident voices around us, I think that the degree of tension and discontent arising from racial matters is perhaps greater than at any time in American history. There are many attempts to explain why this may be so, but one thing is clear, namely that we have a racial problem, and the solution appears more elusive as time goes one. So, what’s the problem, and what’s the solution?

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Shadow Racism

"A Public Religion Research Institute study found that in a 100-friend scenario, white people had just one black friend, one Hispanic friend and one Asian friend. The other 97 were white. Black people didn’t do much better. Out of 100 friends, they had 8 white friends, two Hispanic friends and no Asian friends." - Church Leaders

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Two reasons white supremacy is sinful

"I have read several white supremacists who deny that they are racist. They say that they are just trying to maintain a certain culture and history. This fails to understand that ethnicities have history and ethnicity, races do not. Calling it a 'white' culture and history, then placing that culture in opposition to other races, has the effect of undermining our unity in Adam." - Jesse Johnson

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“The alt-right is not the future of the Right, but to make sure of it, we must push its hateful ideologies back in the dark corner where they belong.”

“Is this the sort of thing with which First Things, that highbrow ecumenical journal of religion in public life, wants its brand to be associated? Would the journal's late founder, Father Neuhaus, be proud?” - Madeline Fry

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