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Melissa Florer-Bixler
It’s been encouraging to see white evangelicals use their substantial platforms to denounce white supremacy. I offer this warning: as long as racism is defined as a “heart problem” these denunciations are hollow if not continuing to prop up white supremacy
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Melissa Florer-Bixler Aug 9
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White supremacy is political. It is political in the sense of who we elect, who makes laws, our judges, our legislation
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Melissa Florer-Bixler Aug 9
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It is political in the sense of how we as people organize into the body of the church enact our corporate lives. It is not solely a problem for individuals. It is not going to be undone by thinking differently.
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Melissa Florer-Bixler Aug 9
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White supremacy is a system. It has a history we can trace it through policy. It has a politic. And it can be dismantled. But it can only be dismantled politically.
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Melissa Florer-Bixler Aug 9
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Unless calls from popular evangelicals include naming the political actors and policies that prop up white supremacy they perpetuate the myth that this is a personalized force we can simply change our minds about and continue on, my vote between “me and my God”
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Melissa Florer-Bixler Aug 9
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To be a part of the work requires calls to organizational action, calling out the one-issue vote of anti-abortion, getting white supremacists out of office and off the bench.
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Lisa Colón DeLay Aug 9
Replying to @MelissaFloBix
I appreciate your edification and I submit to it. I have said it was a heart issue and overlooked this too much. Followers of Jesus MUST be like Jesus - which starts at our core. And yet we cannot forget the work of how we overturn SYSTEMS. Thank you 🙏🏼
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Mike Martin BEATING GUNS Aug 9
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Robert King 🇮🇪🇺🇸 Aug 9
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And their scripture says lust is an eye problem. They maybe should look at what the solution is to that before making stupid comments.
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Nathan Royster Aug 9
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Evangelical discourse on sex engages cultural and systemic forces; they’re capable of having that bigger conversation on race if they wanted to.
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Melissa Florer-Bixler Aug 9
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Same for abortion. They certainly treat that as an issue that requires costly political coordination and organizing
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Nathan Royster Aug 9
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And not as the unfortunate consequence of the unfathomable mysteries of the individual sinful heart we can do nothing about!
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☭🌹 carlos marxos 🌹☭ Aug 10
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If we delve deep into the history of Euro-American Christianity, we can uncover the DEVASTATING connections between Christian theology AND white supremacy. So in a sense, it’s political AND religious.
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☭🌹 carlos marxos 🌹☭ Aug 10
Replying to @MelissaFloBix
… when it comes to white supremacist ideology and Protestant evangelicalism, they seem to share a religio-political constellation … 🔭
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