In the wake of the riots, two Baltimore evangelical pastors lecture white Christians

02 May


Baltimore Pastor of Diverse Church Located Just Blocks From Rioting Says White Christians Need to Acknowledge Systemic Racism

The pastor of a youthful and racially-diverse congregation located just a few blocks from the CVS pharmacy set on fire by rioters amid otherwise peaceful protests in Baltimore says it’s time for white Christians to acknowledge the existence of systemic racism in America and to listen to those who are angry and hurting in order to help find meaningful solutions.

“There are deep systemic issues. There is no surface issue that’s really the cause. There’s some deep stuff that’s been going on that’s been going on for a lot of years,” Joel Kurz, lead pastor of The Garden Church in Central/West Baltimore, told The Christian Post on Wednesday.

And so racism excuses their behaviour? That’s how progressives argue…



As the rioting, looting and burning of homes and businesses that erupted earlier this week threatened to overshadow the weeks-long peaceful protests that have been ongoing in Baltimore, the word “thug” began rolling off of lips and popping up on social media accounts, including on those belonging to some Christians shocked by the violent scenes playing out on TV networks like CNN. However, one Baltimore pastor, recalling the Apostle Paul’s transition from the persecutor Saul, warned against simply condemning “rioters as unsalvageable thugs.”

“Resist the temptation to condemn rioters as unsalvageable thugs and instead pray that God would transform these Sauls into Pauls,” Dan Hyun, lead pastor at The Village Church in Baltimore, tweeted just after midnight on Tuesday.

Excuse me; they are thugs, unless and until any repent of their ways (as Paul did). Period.



17 responses to “In the wake of the riots, two Baltimore evangelical pastors lecture white Christians

  1. James and the Giant Peach

    May 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Apostle Matthias of a youthful and racially-diverse congregation located in a Jerusalem neighborhood where Jesus was crucified said it’s time for followers of Christ to acknowledge the plight of the Pharisees and high priest.

    “They are angry and they are persecuting us so it’s time for us to acknowledge the existence of an alternative viewpoint, an alternative Shepard.” says Matthias appointed by the lot.

    “We need to work with them and to realize our way may not be the only way, Ananias is hurting and we need to call on followers of Christ to make sure Ananias and his priesthood are thoroughly understood and comforted.”

    Tensions are at an all time, a problem that started with the crucifixion of Christ and continues with increasing persecution against his followers.

    “We don’t want to add fuel to the fire” warns Matthias. “Christians have to do the right thing and stand up for Ananias, Saul and the rest of their followers.

  2. Will S.

    May 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    LOL! 🙂

  3. feeriker

    May 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Having once lived in the Bodymore, Murderland (thank you, The Wire ) suburbs for 12 years, I didn’t even need to read the linked articles.

    Oh, and don’t even get me started on black “churches,” the gullible parasitic morons who attend them, and the sleazy criminal apostate hucksters who “pastor” them.

  4. Will S.

    May 2, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Far too many evangelical leaders, both black and white, want to play politics rather than proclaim the gospel, and exploit these tragedies to promote their worldview, which almost always boils down to some variant of “whitey bad!”.

  5. Eric

    May 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Yeah—we had it on a smaller scale in Seattle last night.

    What these two Evangelical scumbags don’t realize is that the Progs are playing the same game here that they’ve been playing in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Get rid of the stable power structure; allow radicals to come in ethnically cleanse any reactive elements; send in Prog social workers to rebuild.

  6. Will S.

    May 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm


  7. Will S.

    May 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Here’s what a black American Christian woman who has been given a platform by ChristianPost says white people need to do:

    If you want to know what to do, my answer is this: risk death. Risk the death of your reputation. Risk the death of close ties to your family. Risk the death of your dream home and “safe” neighborhoods. Risk the death of a smaller congregation. Risk the death of your big donations. Risk the death of your worldview and perspective on American history. Risk the death of your comfort in majority, dominant spaces. Risk the death of leadership role, of your speaking engagement, of your writing opportunity. Risk never being invited back to the conference. Risk the death of your social and professional circles. Risk what we risk just trying to live.

    Choose a new church home and sit under the teaching of a black preacher for two years.

    Choose a new neighborhood where your fate is intimately tied to the fate of people of color.

    Go back to school and take a history class from a black professor where your academic success lies in the hands of a person of color.

    Choose to be mentored by a person of color every week. You do what they say, when they say it. No excuses.

    Choose to go places where you see the stories behind the statistics, where someone can connect history to the present for you.

    Send your kids to a black or brown school.

    Need the wisdom of people of color to survive.

    If you want to be committed to racial justice, you must do more than read a book at home alone. You must do more than add poc to your social media lists. You must do more than attend an MLK service or a Ferguson vigil. These are good things. You will benefit from them. But buying our books and reading our blogs and sharing our posts were never intended to BE your journey. These things are to aid you in a much larger commitment to justice and reconciliation in the world.

    Reclaim your soul. Risk death to your comfort. Place yourself under the authority of a person of color. Connect history to the present. Make some lifestyle changes. Root out the offense of the black body from your heart and mind.


  8. feeriker

    May 2, 2015 at 9:09 pm


    Churchianity with a racial (racist?) twist, that’s WTF.

    • Will S.

      May 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm


      It’s not enough for men to prostrate before women; now whites must prostrate before blacks…

  9. ddswaterloo

    May 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Diversity means chasing down the last white person.

    This anti-white tirade will never end until people say NO MORE. Anti-racist is just a codeword for anti-white.

    Whites have racial interests—- so ‘progressive SJW’s, you need to answer for how your actions impact white people negatively and destroy their future, society and interests.


  10. Will S.

    May 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm


  11. Eric

    May 2, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    What that black author said above is exactly what the Progs: equality at the same level of misery. Nothing about elevating minorities; only about bringing down Whitey.

    • Will S.

      May 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm


      The false gospel of vengeance, for slights real and/or imagined.

      They forget that the Lord said vengeance was His, not ours.

  12. feeriker

    May 3, 2015 at 8:57 am

    They forget that the Lord said vengeance was His, not ours.

    What makes anyone think these people care about what the Lord says? For all the time they spend posturing in “church,” most of them wouldn’t know a Bible from a phone book.


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