The Video is short but well worth the mic drop moment that Marcellus Wiley has concerning the NBA painting Black Lives Matter on courts in Orlando.
Wake up Christendom, you are being duped. The BLM political agenda is not a viewpoint any biblical Christian should be supporting or endorsing. This is not the hill in which you should die on, pick another hill.
Recently R-Rated Religion has noticed a vast portion of professing Christians on social media not only supporting this movement but openly chastise others who question it. We should not only question it, but faithfully and strenuously oppose it. This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. BLM parades around as a social affirming organization that fights for the equality and safety of black people, this is further from the truth. What they are, in actuality, is a Marxist-progressive violent political party that looks to obtain power through intimidation, manipulation, and divisiveness. Their motives are political and anti-christian.
We understand that most well-intentioned Christians have felt compelled to attach themselves to this movement out of compassion and love for their fellow neighbors that may be experiencing pain or injustice due to social inequalities; however, this is not the star to which you should hook your wagon. The BLM political agenda stands against most of what the Bibble affirms. Do the research and stop letting BLM (and by proxy Antifa) take advantage of your kind nature and love for humanity. Do not be naive about what you believe!
The following affirmations are taken directly (word-for-word) from the Black Lives Matter platform located on their Black Lives Matter webpage. Give special attention to the bold passages we highlighted for you. This is not an ideology that is conducive to the biblical text or should be supported by anyone in the Christian community.
We took the time to list several statements from the BLM platform for you to read. Some of it is bone-chilling:
Black Lives Matter Website: What We Believe –
We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities.
We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.
We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.
We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a prerequisite for wanting the same for others.
We see ourselves as part of the global Black family, and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black people who exist in different parts of the world.
We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.
We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.
We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.
We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).
We cultivate an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, show up with the capacity to lead and learn.
We embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.
Scary stuff right? This is especially dangerous for faith-based communities that are tasked to live a life in peace that is counter-cultural to most of these affirmations. Although the sentiment that Black Lives Matter sounds rational, kind, and compassionate; it also makes no logical sense in that of course black lives matter, so do all people who live, everyone matters. No one goes around making obvious statements like “children should be protected” or “elderly need care.” These are obvious statements of agreement that need little to no codification, we take them as given rights of society. Both atheists and people of all creeds affirm that black people who live do matter, this is a given. How this became the battle cry of racial inequality is a sheer act of political trickery played out on an ill-informed, kind-hearted, society.
Black Lives Matter is a pernicious political evil that will ruin communities, as well as congregations, if allowed to flourish. Grab your Bible, read God’s word, and analyze where you should stand biblically in the racial war that is roaring about; “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8 NLT).