Skip to comments.Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White
Posted on 10/11/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis, one of several faith leaders who are heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to march for justice, is challenging Christians to put their faith ahead of their race when it comes to issues concerning racial relations.
"If white Christians in America acted more Christian than white when it came to race, black parents would be less fearful for their children," said Wallis.
Christians who put faith ahead of race would not be afraid to take on tough racial issues like the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson with their peers and fight for equality, Wallis asserted.
Street protests broke out over the summer in Ferguson after 18-year-old African American Michael Brown was shot dead August 6 by white police office Darren Wilson after an altercation inside the officer's car. Witnesses say Brown was unarmed and holding his hands in the air when he was hit by eight to 10 bullets.
A grand jury was convened August 20 to decide whether or not to bring the matter to trial. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Wilson testified before the jury composed of nine white members and six African American members September 16 for four hours, yet there has been little word whether he will be indicted. Last week a Twitter user claimed that the grand jury did not have enough evidence to "warrant an arrest." The possible information leak may cause further delays.
Wallis weighed in on the racial tension in America, saying, "Young black lives are worth less than young white lives in our criminal justice system and that's been painfully shown over and over again." He called this "an unacceptable reality" and declared "it's time to change."
"Time" he said "for white Christians to start acting Christians in America, not white people in America. Time for us to start acting like Christians first, white people second."
Christians, Wallis said, need to have honest discussions about race and what it means to be black in America.
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I didn’t make it past the first paragraph of this horseshit.
Jim Wallis is kooky. :) Consider the source.
And Wallis needs to act more Christian than marxist.
What is “acting white”?>?
Sojourners=More liberal than Biblical
It seems he wants us to put Black before truth.
A Christian worldview places a high value on Justice and the rule of law.
White social justice progressive Christians need to be more Christian than white social justice progressive, Mr. Wallis.
This jerk was Bill Clinton’s “spiritual advisor” when Clinton, the serial sexual predator, was rehabbing his image. Wallis is an attention whore who is a Democrat first and second and nothing else.
You got THAT far. I gave up after that first sentence. All I could think of was:
Rev. Wallis: I can’t really say what I’m thinking right now, but instead I offer you a southern “Bless your heart”.
Looking for money in the name of Jesus
Witnesses say Brown was unarmed and holding his hands in the air when he was hit by eight to 10 bulletsThey still playing the words of the lying witnesses as truth, still?
just once I’d like to see this particular minority put their Christianity above their skin color....just once...I’ll be waiting a long time....
Lol. That reminds me of ole Dr. EEEUUUUUGEEENE Scott, the televangelist Bible thumper who had all the different hats and YELLED:
Fat chance, asshole.
But Jim what if it’s a clean shooting?
Since it’s currently Blacks who put their skin color ahead of their religious beliefs (assuming they have any any more), this is projection of epic proportions.
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