Much of the confusion among Christian involvement in BLM is a misunderstanding of the existence of ‘two’ ‘Black Lives Matter’. The first is a statement: ‘Black Lives Matter’. This statement is without doubt--an absolute truth--for the lives of Black people do matter. No honest person, can deny the humanity of Black people.
On the other hand, the second is a ‘movement’ or ‘organization’ called ‘Black Lives Matter’, created by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.
Because I am Black, I unequivocally declare that I love the BLM ‘statement’; however, I have a problem with the BLM ‘Movement’. Why?
1.Describing the BLM movement, Alicia Garza writes, “It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.”
The Black liberation movement is Marxist/Mao inspired. Garza, Cullors, and Tometi all worked for groups in the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). There are dozens of organizations under FRSO---all of which are Marxist. One quick example: Garza was the special projects director for National Domestic Workers Alliance . If you want to see more of BLM’s Marxist affiliations: click here
Marx was a Satanist!* Among his followers are Lenin, Stalin, and Mao—all atheists…men not exactly known for Christian virtue!! Can a Christian be a Marxist? How can a Christian adhere to the doctrines of either Satanism or atheism? Or, follow those that do?
2.Alicia Garza writes, “Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks”. The Creator God declares that homosexuality is a sin(1Cor6:9). Yet, the Bible also teaches that He loves the sinner (Jn3:16); and that Jesus ate with sinners (Mat9:10,11). Yet, the same Bible never declares that Jesus ‘affirmed’ the sinner’s sin! The one place where Jesus had the perfect opportunity to ‘affirm’ sin was the woman caught in adultery(Jn8:11), yet He did just the opposite. After forgiving her, Jesus declared, “go, and sin no more”!!
Can a Christian “affirm” sin? No(2Tim2:19)! On the contrary, sin is the reason Christ died! To affirm sin is to reject the very reason for the cross of Christ!
3.On Martin Luther King’s birthday, the University of Notre Dame, a Catholic University, i.e. a Christian University, invited Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, to speak in honor of Dr. King. During her remarks--I repeat--to commemorate Dr King, Ms Cullors said, “We don’t need a black, Christian, cis-heteronormative man to take us to the Promised Land…”
Representing BLM, the 'Movement', on the birthday of the man responsible for Black civil rights in America, Ms Cullors, insulted him, and his legacy!! Furthermore, if that's not bad enough, let's just by-pass her insult to Dr King's manhood ("cis-heteronormative man"); and let's look at what is multiplied times worse than insulting Dr King on his birthday... her attack of Dr King's.....ah....CHRISTIANITY?!?!
Can a Christian follow a hater of Christ? What’s up with that?
4.BLM protests have been most interesting. On separate occasions, during organized marches, where protesters were taught chants! In other words, they repeated the following words over..and over again!
1.“Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon”
2.“What do we want…dead cops…when do we want them… now!”
Can a Christian support killing cops??
5.BLM possesses abnormal leaders, without the fear of God(2Sam23:3). At Yale ‘Divinity’ School** DeRay McKesson lectured on an essay entitled "In Defense of Looting."
Can a Christian justify looting? Maybe I’m wrong, but doesn’t God’s word teach it is wrong to steal! (Ex20:15)
Furthermore, on CNN, Aaron Goggans, ‘head’ of BLM, DC said, “It’s important to talk about the myth of black-on-black crime as just that – a myth.”
A ‘leader’ of BLM, calls black-on-black crime a ‘myth’! Is this man from planet earth?
And...Christians should follow this?
6.Last and most important, BLM, the ‘Movement’, claims to be in favor of black lives, hence its name: “Black Lives Matter”! The ‘Movement’ was created when Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were killed. The ‘Movement’ has been at the forefront of the news--to this day--as more and more young Black men are shot by police! Therefore, we can safely assume that the ‘Movement’ cares about Black lives! Right???
If the ‘Movement’ cares about ‘Black lives’…why is it that the BLM, the Movement, along with the liberal media, only roar about one of the least ways Blacks die: police shooting!!
Here are the facts:
‘Deaths’ of African Americans:
7.Police shootings -254 (2015)
Total ‘Black’ deaths is over 169,000 annually! Yet incredibly, ‘Black’ abortions annually total an astounding 429,000 (2013)!!!
-35,750 abortions per month
-8,250 abortions per week
-1,175 abortions per day (1400)
-49 abortions per hour
The above abortion comparison doesn’t even include the Washington Post fact that the police killings of Whites (494) almost doubles that of Blacks(254)!! Nor is there one word on Hispanic deaths by cops (172). And, this has been the trend for over 15 years!!!
Somebody is lying!!!
Choosing between race and Christ…is not a choice! It’s idolatry!
*See Marx and Satan, by Richard Wurmbrand
**I’m not sure what’s worse: McKesson supporting looting; or the Yale ‘Divinity’ school supporting him, support it!
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
7/28/2016 07:17:56 am
Derrick Jackson is a professional and is passionate about the lives of all persons. He is a lover of truth with a strong desire to see others live in purpose and truth, as God intended. Thank you, Derrick Jackson for the time, diligence and research for this article. Blessings!
7/28/2016 02:28:05 pm
Phenomenal tidbit by Pastor Jackson. He is one of those increasingly more needed (and rare in certain respects) forces in the Church today that doesn't check his intellect at the door of the sanctuary.
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