I Am A Racist….

Well, no, actually I am not a racist. I am very prejudiced against prejudiced people.

I think prejudice of any type from any corner is an admission of cowardice…”I am better than you because I am white/black/brown/etc”.

A “Christian racist” is a contradiction in terms.

As a follower of Christ I couldn’t be racist even if I wanted to be. Had I been raised racist it may take me a while after conversion to learn the horrificness of the sin of prejudice; but that conviction would come.

But…that said…I am a racist.

CNN says I am. ESPN says I am. Should-be-in-federal-prison Hillary says I am. And, alarmingly, so do many, for instance, facebook “friends” whom I used to respect.

In their parlance I am a racist.

But I am not.

I think any form of protest that a, for instance, NFL player takes part in at a game is wrong; whether it be “black lives matter (which is a pretty racist statement, by the way)”, prolife, or anything else. Wrong place, wrong time.

I will not apologize for being white. Wasn’t my call.

I will not apologize for the horrific slavery that took place in the United States any more than I will apologize for the massive slavery that continues worldwise; though I hate it.

I will take you at face (and faith) value.

I am commanded to love you…regardless. That does not mean I have to like you nor your opinions; and it certainly doesn’t mean I have to let you get away with slandering me.

And if you disrespect all Law Enforcement Officers and/or the military; I will lose any and all respect for you I ever had.

Period.

And I’ll close with what comes to mind every time I think about this issue:

 

Racists Are Cowards

“I’m better than you because I’m (fill in the blank).”

Whatever you put in the blank, you are wrong.

You are horribly wrong if you put in “white,” “black,” “asian,” etc.

You are despicably wrong if you put in a race and at the same time call yourself a Christian. I’d place you right in the “Westboro Baptist ‘Church'” ranks.

Yeah, you might say I’m very prejudiced against prejudiced people.

A couple days ago I posted a version of this classic DC Talk song on Facebook and challenged “friends” to share it, especially in view of the disaster in Charlottesville.

Very few did.

I recognize that just because I post something on Facebook does not mean it will show up on everyone’s feed; I also recognize that some of my almost 4,000 “friends” are people who heard me at camp or somewhere else and friended me and basically forgot about me; or are people who just don’t use facebook anymore.

But I also have a couple hundred “followers” which may indicate a certain level of attentiveness.

So why wasn’t it reposted more?

Could it be that people are concerned that they might offend one of their “friends.”

Maybe because it’s DC Talk (who rock) and some Christians confuse preferences with convictions?

Maybe because they just don’t repost anything?

Or it is maybe because for whatever reason they just don’t want to take a public stand on racism?

I certainly the “reason” isn’t the latter sentence.

I think it is true that Christians are notorious for almost saying something.

So I’ll just share another version of the song here…and if you want to share, that would be fine with me. If you have a reason not to share, I’d be interested in knowing that reasoning.

Here you go:

Yes, I Am Prejudiced

I plead guilty.

I am prejudiced.

I am stone-cold prejudiced against prejudiced people.

Especially those who call themselves Christians who exhibit such cowardice.

Perhaps it’s because I “grew up” in a military home; often living in military housing; thus living in an “interracial” venue.

Perhaps it’s because the high school I graduated from was peacefully integrated…and even way back then it was not unusual for interracial dating.

Or perhaps it’s because that, even before I was saved at 26, God gave me a brain?

These thoughts were brought on by the latest proclamation by a has-been football player.

And those thoughts projected the following into my somewhat aging grey matter.

May I suggest sharing the song on your social media?