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The Scam, Silencing, and Sadness of Social Justice (part III; personal experience)

I was raised in a white family that detested racism. My parents taught my siblings and me that a good litmus test for racism is whether parents would bless and encourage their children to marry someone of another skin color just as much as they would a person of their own skin color. No matter how much a father might say he is no racist, if he frowns on his daughter marryi...

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Thoughts on Racism

I am a white man and do not speak for another white person or group. Yet, this is more than just a disclaimer to help others distance themselves from things that I write or say, there is an underlying, objective principle within these words, true for anyone who weighs in on this issue of racism, black, brown, yellow, red, or white. There is no such thing as a spokesman for...

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The Scam, Silencing, and Sadness of Social Justice; Part I

In recent months and even years I have watched with tremendous surprise and ever-increasing concern as the Evangelical church as a whole has been increasingly preoccupied with the issue of what has been described as social justice. Even pastoral heroes of mine, to my great shock and dismay, have become great advocates and defenders of social justice and have in the process...

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The Scam, Silencing, and Sadness of Social Justice; Part II

Sadly, proponents of social justice are advanced, by themselves and their followers, as the non-racist, "woke," group in our nation. The others, not in this group, must be either still overtly racist, blind to their racism, or perhaps indifferent so that their silence is a participation in the systemic racism that has corrupted our society. With categories like these, many...

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