RACE & THE GOSPEL
Before the coronavirus entered the world and changed our lives, there was the pandemic of white supremacy. That is the idol, the principality and power, that fuels racism.
In America, that pandemic has supported genocide, the separation of families and the stealing of property from indigenous people. It resulted in the abduction and enslavement of Africans for hundreds of years. It led to the internment of many Asian Americans. It results in the dehumanization and exploitation of undocumented workers. It perpetuates the policing and judicial policies that have led to the mass incarceration and state-sanctioned murders of black and brown bodies. And here’s the unfortunate truth: The white-led, male-dominated American church has historically been complicit in most of this sin.
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