Tell your governorBlack Lives Matter to God

Posted: June 11, 2020

Across the country, faith leaders are taking to the streets and to their pulpits to proclaim that Black lives matter to God -- but sadly, that message is not yet a universal one.

Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress called Trump's Bible-waving nationalist photo op, taken moments after the president teargassed peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters outside an Episcopal church, "completely appropriate."

Albert Mohler, likely the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has said we should say "Black lives matter" but also oppose the civil-rights groups organizing the movement -- bringing to mind the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, condemnation of white moderates who said, "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action."

We need a grassroots movement to show our governors that the religious right does not speak for Christianity about racism! Together, we can repudiate the church's legacy of slaveholder religion, a process that begins by echoing the demands of Black organizers and clergy.

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