Racism Is Wrong These Words Should Come From Every Christian Church In America. We Are Commanded To Love God And To Love Our Neighbor Christians Must Be Taught How To Love God And How To Love His Neighbor

Every Christian In America, Past And Present Should is ashamed of the way black people were and are treated in America. For every person or group that planned to do something to hurt a person of color, and prevent them from experiencing a positive quality of life, thousands step forth and demonstrate the best of America and her true character.

During the period of slavery, the Quakers ran the Underground Railroad helping men and women find the way to freedom. Bill Gates gave billions of dollars to Black Colleges and universities. Columbia University provided opportunities for higher education, during and after slavery to peoples of color.

The RCC demonstrated that it could educate all children regardless of class, color or family circumstances, and be there in times of need. Thousands more have demonstrated God’s love and support in the name of this great country, but there is still something wrong when people who identify as Christians, go out of the way to make life miserable for groups of individuals just because of differences. Jews Muslims, Buddhist and Hindus all march together with their brothers in the cause of social Justice. Riverside Church in New York City makes the makes the knowledge that it is an interracial church that is open and affirming part of its doctrine and core mission statement, throughout the church you will see demonstrations of diversity and a rich program including the contributions of individuals with God given sexual identities. There are a lot of people who have it right, but few churches with the courage to say discrimination is wrong and this is not what Jesus would want for His people. Racism could stop over night, if the churches, by its silence did not support the idea that hurting others in thought word or deed was wrong. We abuse our children, spouses and our neighbor, and the pulpit remains silent on these issues. For those who walk the walk and talk the talk, and lived out the symbol of what this vision of America is all about, we say thank you, in this month dedicated to Black History, you are indeed the heart and soul of America. For others we say, there is something wrong with Christianity, and perhaps it is time to review what it means to call yourself a Christian.

 

There is something wrong with Christianity. There is something wrong with Christians. Where are the church voices and traditional mainline clergy speaking out against this slow destruction of the religion? People calling themselves Christians have committed horrible acts against innocent people. There was nothing in the theology to cause any idea of wrongdoing; they followed teaching and doctrines of hate and violence.

This is dangerous; a doctrine of hate and violence at the core of the country was not in the vision of the founding fathers. When and where did America go off track?  Was America viewed as the fertile soil of dying people immigrating from dying lands and dying ideologies, or did the land, itself give birth to this hate? Was evil imported to America, or bred in America?  Is the DNA of America founded in hate? I think not, I think the people who made up the DNA of America, were the first victims of this disease imported from the old world. 

The churches of America are experiencing a transition in membership- where members can tolerate integration in schools and on jobs- but resent blacks and browns worshipping at the cross of the white Christ. Ministers are good preachers but are they good representative of the Christian message?

Few pastors give sermons on morality and Christ living. They can preach about heaven and the requirements for dying and entering into the resting place- but seldom is the topic of Christian living developed. In fact- the leaders of the church would run a preacher out of the church who attempted to discuss issues of loving God and accepting a neighbor with different skin and language style. The Bible suggests that God created man in His own image- the world present a picture of man creating God in his own image- and rejecting those- as unworthy – those who do not live up to that image.

Christians in America are identified by how many people and groups they hate in common- not by how many people they love. The religion of love calls together people who hate gays, immigrants, those who have had abortion- black and brown peoples – Catholics and certain mainline denominations – not following the rules of rejections.

The Scott’s-the Irish- the Native American (Indian) the African make up the DNA of this land and carry the moral, spiritual and cultural codes of who she is.  How did she become a land where millions joined Christian organizations like the KKK, dedicated to the punishment of immigrants, Jews, Italians, Catholic, Irish and African Americans?

There is something wrong with Christianity, when it took “ The Mafia” to bring down the evil KKK organization, individuals identifying themselves as Christian, killed to prevent government from working on behalf of people.

Christian hate groups appear to work hard to preventing procedures permitting immigrants from coming into the country; they work even harder to find methods of deporting. Christians are hard at work preaching hatreds towards gays and the different, and would resort, if permitted, use violent behavior against those whom they believe God considers unworthy.

Something is wrong with a religion that teaches and supports such behaviors. In the 20th century, professional people of the Christian faith planned emotional and physical hurt on others. Pastors and congregations joined together in acts and behaviors that did not cause any concern in their consciousness. Racism and Eugenics found a fertile ground in the Christian religion. What is it in Biblical scripture that lays the foundation for racism and Eugenics? Where is this hidden curriculum on racism found?

Which book of the Bible provides the On Ward marching orders for Christian soldiers of hate?  People found justification for slavery in the pages of this sacred text; where are the secret codes of racism, which converts people into doing bad things?  In the 20th century, the people who joined the KKK were not the dumb and the uneducated. 

The conversion was designed for Christians, people who thought they were doing the God thing. What is it in Christianity, which caused this conversion?  The RCC, the keeper of the flame of Christianity, put boots on the ground to stand with the oppressed. They were on the front lines of the Civil Right movements, and gave their lives in an act causing the downfall of the KKK. It is suggested that Federal, state and local government officials joined in with the KKK and marched in white robes and pointed hoods singing support songs of the Christian faith. Judges, lawyers, senators, policemen, and even a potential president of the United States were alleged to be part of this organization. (Source TV Documentary, Military Channel, The Mafia Vs The KKK).

The tentacles of this powerful organization reached every seat of power in the country, resulting in few if any convictions of any wrong doing on the part of any member of the KKK. There was something wrong with Christianity, and Black people became aware of the problem with white Christianity very early. Historical Black Churches filtered out messages of inferiority, and soul salvation without earthly accountability and took a holistic approach to Christian teachings.

Historical Black Churches were not hospitals for sinners, but educational institutions for living in an oppressed environment.  Mainline Traditional Protestant Churches, the Quakers and the RCC tended to be unaware that their separated curriculums added, through sermons, converting people off message. Two types of Christians were developing in the world (Germany) and the country. A political Christian, is a Christian in name only, and is caught up in social, economic, and ethnic beliefs in society.

A spiritual Christian, is a follower of Jesus and His teachings, the teachings of Jesus defines and influences his character and actions. They think Jesus before any action or behavior. Family culture and traditions are Jesus centered and hurting another person would be considered a mortal sin. They fight, but they fight against injustice and for the rights of family and others.

Northern states tended to separate religion from politics. Northern Christians tended to focus on the Gospel and teachings of Jesus, and the message of love and compassion. White Northern religion and Churches had long had the history of operating the Underground Railroad for slaves seeking freedom, and had open and welcoming doors for immigrants arriving to American shores.

While the KKK Christians were teaching hate and oppression of the different, northern Christians were involved in social justice issues. This is not to say the KKK was not able to reach its tentacles into northern communities and find welcome and new recruits. Racism was the religion of America and Christianity was the vehicle through which the message was spread.

Where are the voices of the majority of Christians, the silent majority, saying this is not Christian teaching? Good people of God stand with the oppressed, and place the army of God around His people. This is a good thing, but it is still time for Churches representing the Christian faith to take a stand and say, this usage of the word Christian will not be permitted in activities designed to hurt others.  Hurting others in thought, word or deed is not the Christian message, and not the message of Jesus the Christ. Christianity is a copy write by the people of God.

 

 

 

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