In the wake of Charlottesville and other horrendous racial atrocities, many in the world are asking: “Is Christianity racist?”
Though many believers may like to think racism went away after the Civil Rights Movement, one African-American’s question to Focus on the Family proves otherwise. He asks:
How can a nation that was built on slavery and that’s still full of racial discrimination today possibly have “biblical roots”? I’ve been hurt by racism in so-called “Christian” America, and I just don’t understand why so many conservative evangelicals say this country is based on “Christian values.” As an African-American who has faced racial hatred, I find this perspective unbelievable. If that’s Christianity, then I want nothing to do with it!
He’s not the only one.
Some in the world may argue the Bible itself justifies racism and slavery, but Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham explains the deception driving these conceptions.
Others may argue, though, that by not openly condemning racism, Christianity is actually condoning it.