In the United States, people are free to worship or not worship as they please. But this is also a season of attack against Christianity and worshipers of Jesus Christ and believers of the bible.
It seems that everyone is free to voice their opinions and beliefs except for Christians. That has got to change and we have finally found some Christian leaders who are not afraid of confrontation.
I’m really proud of Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn, Pastor David Bullock, and others for standing up and protesting for what they believe in. Christians have become so passive with their voices silenced because they fear that they would be seen as intolerant or forcing others to believe what they believe.
It was a few Christian preachers who led the civil rights movement. Christians have never been scared to confront and protest what they feel was not right.
So yes, it’s about time for Christians to protest. But not only protest, but to organize and as Bishop Vaughn said, “Not on my watch.”
When did Christianity become weak? When did we become passive? We have watch in silence as our children are murdered in the streets, we’ve watched our water bills skyrocket so much that the citizens can no longer pay them. We’ve been passive.
The bible is not a passive book and Christianity is not a passive religion. You can never overcome by being passive. You have to at least be willing to engage, to resist.
The church, particularly the black church, have long stood on the side of what they believe is right in regards to the civil rights movement, our standard and our voice be heard. The world knew where the church stood.
In this new era, the church has become dormant, stagnant and silenced. We don’t know what it believes and why. Lines have become blurred and the church has bowed to criticism.
It was refreshing to see leaders take a stand for what they believe; for what the church holds to be true. It was great to know that church leaders could cross denominational and congregational lines to join forces to change something that is near and dear to the heart.
The church that preaches change must actively pursue the change that it wants to see. I hope this protest is the beginning of an active church that pushes for what it believes and for what the church’s founding fathers held dear.