Our civil rights moment

One quote I saw going around on social media went something like this: “If you wondered if you would stand up for civil rights in the 1960s, what you’re doing right now is what you would be doing back then.”

When the video of the Ahmaud Arbery lynching and the killing of George Floyd came out, more whites than I’ve known in a LONG time were all ears. There was more discussion than I’ve had in years.

And then… it was gone. We were back to “All lives matter” and “Well, he was a drug addict…”

We’re back to the place of thinking racism isn’t an issue.

“Christians generally, and practicing Christians in particular, have changed their minds on addressing racial injustice, but if anything, they’re actually moving away from being motivated,” said David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group.

“It’s not a majority of Christians, but it is a segment of Christians who say they’re unmotivated or not at all motivated to address racial injustice,” he said, adding that the group has “essentially doubled” in the last year. MORE HERE.

We are seeing a decline in interest toward doing something about racism. In other words, we began to think about it at the beginning of summer, but as the summer wore on, we got back to complaining about masks and our supposed infringed rights over not being able to pack out our churches.

It’s not that we’re less inclined to act… we are not even THERE. It’s that we are tired of even considering racism and what to do.

This, friends, is sin.

We are not motivated to even think about racism.

We are not moved by how we treat immigrants, or how there are reports of (yet again) unwanted hysterectomies given to women in immigration detention centers.

We are not giving attention, let alone action, to people of color all around us.

This is white fatigue.

This, friends, is sin.

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