Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know “Black Lives Matter” covered all of that.
DISCLAIMER: IN NO WAY AM I SAYING THAT I DISAGREE WITH THE MOVEMENT – IT’S GREAT THAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET TOGETHER TO FIGHT FOR THE COMMUNITY AND THE LIBERATION OF OUR RACE. THAT’S GREAT.
But answer me this: As Christians, are we able to properly stand by everything the movement stands for?
Granted, perhaps the movement is saying that everyone should be treated with love and respect – if so, that’s perfect. But what if the group advocates same-sex marriage and other gay and trans- gendered rights? Can a black Christian still get behind that movement?
AGAIN, IN NO WAY AM I ATTEMPTING TO BASH THE MOVEMENT OR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN IT. I’M SIMPLY ASKING A QUESTION BECAUSE I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW. WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW?
At the end of the day, all I’m saying is that we as Christians, especially in this time, need to be vigilant of the things we tie ourselves to. They may seem like really positive things, but you never know what is at the pith.
I mean, Eve thought satan was just a snake….you see how that went down.
Be careful out here, people.
So now it’s your turn. What do you think? Do you think it’s an innocent thing, or are some people advocating for something they don’t even know about? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!
Have a blessed week, in Jesus’ name!!
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