Originally Posted by Bronco Jamus
That's as racist as it gets.
No it's not.
It only seems that way to you since you're probably unfamiliar with the historical role of the church in the black community. Blacks were excluded from white congregations so they formed their own. The social gospel and "liberation theology" espoused by ministers like Jeremiah Wright are at the opposite end of the theological spectrum from the so called religious right...a coalition of conservative Catholics, white fundamentalists bent on political power and some white evangelicals. The RR has focused on advancing it's agenda nationally through political pressure and registering its voters, while the black church has focused on political participation but also on direct social involvement, which is something the religious right has not done. The black church has been the epicenter and staging platform for every civil rights movement since Lincoln freed the slaaves, and there is nothing wrong with black people utilizing the resources of their churches to work for making beneficial changes in their communities.
It's part of the unfortunate legacy of the Christian church in America that we remain overwhelmingly segregated on Sundays, and part of the reason for that is the failure of white evangelicals to grasp the fact that issues of racial inequities in this country are in fact...MORAL in nature...and thus deserving the same attention as other issues of morality that impact society.