Racism and Violence in Christian Language

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Racism and Violence in Christian Language

"White as Snow" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

(Description: A white preacher preaches to white people but with a concerned brown Jesus in the congregation, "Wash yourselves in the blood of Jesus and you will be white as snow!")

Language can be both descriptive and prescriptive.

It's okay to say snow is white.
Concerns arise when they say therefore white is good.
Dissents occur when they say therefore white is best.
Protests erupt when they say therefore black lives must be erased.

It's important, necessary, and compassionate to examine our language in order to remove all suggestions of violent and supremacist ideas.


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