Lawrence W. Rodgers is a blogger and the pastor of Westside Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland. His article “The Church Must No Longer Be Silent About Racism in America” was published in Reconciliation Reconsidered (Abilene Christian University Press).

Christianity isn’t inherently white supremacist. But Christian faith in America has been interpreted in a way that upholds the tenets of white supremacy, which is built on 18th and 19th century Western hegemonic values. These cultural values, which have been intertwined into mainline American Christianity, protect and uphold the system of white supremacy.  “All men are created equal,” claims the Declaration of Independence. 
August 16, 2016