Where is Your Church?

Charleston SC is certainly a wake up call to the nation…

We see Neo-Nazis and member of the KKK and other white nationalist groups seeking to reclaim their supremacy from what they see as many minorities taking them away…

Many people are taking this time to condemn White supremacy and some even condemn the president for not being as quick to condemn by name these groups…

But there is something else that is important for us to deal with…

and that’s the church…

Beth Moore, a prominent White Evangelical Teacher tweeted:

She was using her platform to attack an obvious problem in our country, namely White Supremacy…

I applaud that…

But then when I looked at some of the responses from other Christians to something that should be easy to attack…

One can easily get discouraged…

Some accused her of falling into the “political correctness” trap…

Some stated the ridiculous notion that Black Lives Matter is the equivalent of the KKK…

Frankly I got tired of reading…

But such sentiment is just as dangerous as the KKK…

It equates fighting for rights to attempting to deny rights…

It is not new…Dr. King spoke of being disappointed at Moderate Christians not standing with him…

They didn’t carry burning crosses, but their silence or voice of opposition to those seeking to remedy to the situations helped to perpetuate this evil of America’s original sin.

So I wish to encourage those of you who have taken the step of condemning white supremacy…that is certainly a good step…

But you also must condemn the “But what about” ism that would seek to equate human beings who certainly make mistakes but are seeking to stand up for righteous causes, like Black Lives Matter…

with those who are seeking to dismantle human dignity like the KKK…

I shouldn’t have to say this…

and if you are a Christian…

You are better than that…

My sisters and brothers….do right…and don’t become weary in well-doing. Galatians 6:9

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Sherman Haywood Cox II

Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.