The Assault On Black People By Pastor Voddie Baucham!
I agree with this post here, completely. Thank you, Austin Channing Brown, Christena Cleveland, Drew Hart and Efrem Smith for a much needed response to Pastor Voddie Baucham "Thoughts on Ferguson."
For me, what Ferguson has demonstrated in a very public way is the deep divisions between the various ways that Christians understand race in America.
As black evangelical leaders, we believe it is important to respond to The Gospel Coalition’s publishing of Pastor Voddie Baucham’s Thoughts on Ferguson, a perspective we deem to be extremely anti-black. First, we condemn The Gospel Coalition’s editorial leadership for its moral and pastoral failure in publishing such an anti-black viewpoint. No Christian organization should ever participate in dishonoring the image of God in black people, especially at a time when so many black Americans are in pain. Second, we lament the internalized anti-black racism that Pastor Voddie conveyed in his article and the fact that it has been used to further support White-on-Black violence among Christians. Here, we offer a different perspective, one that we believe honors the image of God in black people. Rest Here: