This yr, the First United Church in Oak Park, Illinois, has given up “whiteness” for Lent.
“For Lent this year, First United is doing a mix of ‘giving something up’ and ‘taking something on.’ In our worship services throughout Lent, we will not be using any music or liturgy written or composed by white people,” the church defined.
“Our music will be drawn from the African American spirituals tradition, from South African freedom songs, from Native American traditions, and many, many more.”
I say, don’t even let white folks within the church. And how dare this following Lenten information for girls not embrace whiteness?
In all seriousness, this resolution is shameful. It’s utilizing a church to advantage sign. We defined in a column earlier this week that as a result of progressives have run out of precise examples of racism, they need to manufacture examples of inequalities.
In case you hadn’t seen, America is now not racist in opposition to black folks. It hasn’t been in a very long time. That is a constructive besides for individuals who capitalize on racial division, like the company press and Al Sharpton. Race hustlers won’t ever acknowledge adjustments in American race relations. If they did, they’d haven’t any motive to maintain waking up within the morning. They’d fade into the abyss.
So it seems that white people-composed gospel is the most recent case of fake discrimination.
The First United Church encourages you to come back and wash away your sins. Except, after all, the sin that’s popping out of the womb white. That’s unforgivable.