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BTR News – On this program, I will be discussing Afro-Christophobia in the Black community that is hindering unity and prohibiting Black people from having healthy relationships. At the same time, we have some non-Christian Black people being discourteous and engaging in name-calling and spreading disinformation about Christianity, we have some Black people who say they are Christians who are just as discourteous and disrespectful to non-Christians. In both cases, it seems a lack of maturity may be the reason.
However, today the program will focus on myths, disinformation and faulty analysis of a small but vocal minority who make claims about why Black people anywhere in the world practice Christianity. Afro-Christophobia in my eyes is an impediment to Black people working together because we want to trash each other’s religious/spiritual beliefs but for some reason, Black Christians seem to suffer verbal abuse from other Black people in the United States more than any other group within our group.
I think in order to minimize conflict, a person should follow Mr. Neely Fuller’s advice in his 10 Stops with #10 being “Stop Squabbling” with other Black people and as a Black Christian, scriptures tell me the same thing so this will be the last time I address Afro Christophobia on this program or network.
2 Timothy 2:23-24: 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Some of the questions I will attempt to answer are as follows:
Why did most African Americans adopt Christianity?
Is Christianity the “white mans” religion?
What are or should be the core tenants of Christians?
Is swapping out one religion or set of spiritual beliefs going to solve the problem of white supremacy?
What is the best thing to do when confronted with Afro-Christophobia?