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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:51 PM

4. Then racist preachers need to be educated too!

If they wish to make the claim that they are following the teachings of Jesus then they need reminded that ignoring racism in America is a key to entering a realm other than heaven.

I am not asking them to become Dr. Martin King, but reading I Have A Dream to their parishioners just once would be a step in the right direction. Asking those same parishioners to self examine would be another small step. Asking them to go out and research just one example of current racism in America yet another and best of all would be if that preacher could put this into a two week long learning experience, asking those parishioners to share those examples with each other on the second week. The learning experience for the preacher and his/her 'flock' could be tremendous. It would surely bring about spiritual growth....especially if some of them chose to see the need for change within themselves.

What I wish to see is cultural change. That change happens within that culture one person at a time. There is little doubt that this change away from racism has slowed if not reversed within our culture. Let us add to our 'to-do' list early on finding avenues to push back against the darkness that is racism. Our religious leaders both small and large can and should be enlisted to 'show us the way'.

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