Moral Contradictions

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Racism - not just for politics

A small Baptist church in Saltillo, MS, voted out a bi-racial 12-year old boy two-weeks after he accepted Christ because of fears he would invite "his people" to church.

Rev. John Stevens, to his credit, resigned after the vote by the small Baptist Missionary Alliance-affiliated church. He estimated over 80 percent of the church was against black membership.

Rev. Stevens recognizes that Christ died for everyone, and that He associated and especially loved those that were cast out.

A church Kristen and I are intimately familiar with denied hiring a youth minister six years ago because his wife was black. How often does this happen, yet doesn't make the news?

With examples of this, Senator George "macaca" Allen, Senator Conrad Burns, and Tramm "blacks can't swim" Hudson, is there any doubt that racism is alive and well? True gains have been made with time and new generations, but just because something is under the surface doesn't mean it's gone.

(Via Crooks and Liars)


  • There is no doubt in my mind that racism exists. The fine pastor did the right thing. Now if we could get others to do the same when they are faced with racism, we just might be able to eradicate it.

    By Blogger Vivian J. Paige, at Saturday, August 26, 2006 4:58:00 PM  

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