Court evangelical Eric Metaxas is talking about “reverse racism” and claims that the protesters are not “thinking rationally.” He interviews Bob Woodson, an African-American conservative critic of the 1619 Project. Metaxas is so furious about reverse racism at The New York Times that he has canceled his subscription. He then makes the case that the spirit behind the George Floyd protests are “unChristian” because Christians believe in forgiveness. If I understand him correctly, he thinks we should forgive the police for killing Charles Floyd and forgive people for being racist, and then we can all “celebrate.” He then refers to “systemic” and “institutional” racism as an invented term straight out of Orwell’s 1984.
Jenetzen Franklin is at a candlelight vigil in Gainesville for racist injustice.
Such a powerful and peaceful candlelight vigil tonight in Gainesville. It’s so important to teach our children and grandchildren that racism is wrong and we have to take a stand against injustice. This night was a beautiful example of the love of Christ. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/wgsMHz9io4
— Jentezen Franklin (@Jentezen) June 7, 2020
Paula White-Cain is not saying much about what is happening in the world right now. Instead, she is rejecting the historic Christian belief that we are born sinful:
You are not born “bad” but you sure do have the ability to choose bad!
— Paula White-Cain (@Paula_White) June 5, 2020
Gary Bauer wants churches to open. He tags Donald Trump and Federalist writer Mollie Hemingway:
They think 1 million people will exercise their First Amendment right to protest in DC today. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion too. Every church should open Sunday. We need God now.#riots #GodIsInControl #GodBlessAmerica @realDonaldTrump @MZHemingway #KAG2020
— Gary L Bauer (@GaryLBauer) June 6, 2020
Johnnie Moore,the guy who calls himself a “modern-day Dietrich Bonhoeffer,is letting everyone know that he is listening to a Black pastors and a lot of them are his friends:
This wk I’ve listened to several of Sunday’s sermons from black pastors (many – long time friends). Encourage others like me to do the same.
“God, help us to hear one another, not talk past one another & to see all made in your image w/equal dignity & worth. Heal our land.” Amen
— Rev. Johnnie Moore ن (@JohnnieM) June 4, 2020
As the protest rages in the city of Louisville, here is what Al Mohler is tweeting:
— Albert Mohler (@albertmohler) June 5, 2020
Earlier today, David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network retweeted the president:
We are working toward a more just society, but that means building up, not tearing down.
Joining hands, not hurling fists.
Standing in solidarity, not surrendering to hostility.
This is only possible if we listen to one another, not censor strong and unifying messages! pic.twitter.com/WneyOL2up1
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) June 6, 2020
Here is Robert Jeffress:
The only cure for the racism in America is a changed heart that comes from trusting in Jesus Christ. To try and heal racial divisions without that changed heart is like trying to cure cancer with a Band-Aid.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) June 6, 2020
In principle, I agree with Jeffress. But this is really hard to take coming from a guy who supports a president who foments hate, division, and racial strife. A changed heart should lead one to speak on behalf of justice for the oppressed–and not just the unborn.