I’m not going to dignify the CBMW’s Nashville Statement with any kind of point by point response, the whole thing is a tiresome rehash of what evangelicals have been saying about LGBT people for years. I already did a point by point breakdown of the SBC’s anti-trans resolution a few years ago, it basically covers the same things I would say here, so consider that my response to the statement itself. What I’d rather talk about is what evangelicals aren’t issuing joint statements condemning, namely, white nationalism. Their silence in the face of the rising tide of fascism and white supremacy in this country is deafening.
This past week the confederate monument fight came to my hometown of Bradenton. I’m planning on writing more about what happened in a day or so when I’ve processed what was a stressful few days, but I wanted to talk for a minute about using respectability and privilege as an intentional protest tactic.
For the record, George Takei’s comments about Clarence Thomas were racist, and, like most people on the left who have been complaining about Thomas’ “dignity” discussion in his Obergefell dissent, missed the point Thomas was making. Clarence Thomas is a black man who grew up speaking the Gullah dialect in the Jim Crow south. He talks […]
I haven’t written about the last ten days in Ferguson because I don’t know what I can say that hasn’t already been said. I’m heartbroken. How many more black people have to die before this country really, truly believes that black lives matter? Michael Brown mattered. Not because of what he might have become, but […]
yoisthisracist: Michelle asked: The game = not racist. The statements on the game = collection of stupid things white racists say. This is depressingly accurate. I can check way too many of these off of the bingo card. Including the Emmett Till one. I’m sure I’d be able to check off the Medgar Evers and […]
It’s 2013, the nation is on the verge of full marriage equality, possibly even as soon as this month, yet over on John Piper’s Desiring God blog, it seems that they’re still trying to convince readers that interracial marriage is not a sin. And not just in the abstract either, but because someone asked Piper […]