If the reader doesn’t already know what “whiteness” is, I will trust your curiosity will motivate you to do some research on the web. I am not referring to the “how white a white bed sheet is,” if you need a clue.
If there is a bastion of whiteness in America today, one such would be white evangelical churches, and FBC of Dallas ranks at the top: a current pastor who fully supports Trump, and a prior pastor who for some 50 years railed against integration. Therefore, I will extend the rubric of whiteness to just plain ol’ racism in this case.
One of the mega churches in Dallas, one that Billy Graham had his membership in although he didn’t live in Texas, this church was founded in the mid-1800’s, and its members no doubt represented the mainstream and City leaders through the last 150 years. And, let’s keep in mind Dallas had the largest KKK membership in the Nation during the 1920’s, routinely beating, and lynching Blacks. What a history to be proud of.
Is it a mystery that Blacks who have attended and joined such white evangelical churches have left them in droves in recent times, given these churches NEVER condemn any atrocity or policy that is inflicted on African Americans and people of color…. for instance, police murdering black and brown men and women seemingly at will and almost never being indicted? One black woman’s story I read, said Whites in her big white church didn’t even know the name Travon Martin, while she herself was losing sleep about the boy’s murder; however, I conjecture these same people knew the name Colin Kaepernick!
If there ever was a more non-Christian group of people on Earth than white evangelicals, I would not even want to know who really. Like I said recently in a post, I believe in multiverses, and the consciousness of these people are definitely not in my universe.
99% of evangelicals polled say they support Trump, even now, with all the EVIL he continues to sew throughout the world. How can that be? Has to be another universe.