Megachurches around the country were trying to racially integrate and finding some success. Then came the 2016 election.
“Black congregants had already grown uneasy in recent years as they watched their white pastors fail to address police shootings of African-Americans ... Then white evangelicals voted for Trump by a larger margin than they had voted for any candidate.”
This is the must-read of the week
A well-reported piece. This is why a racial qualifier should always appear in stories that purport to describe the political views and preferences of American evangelicals. A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
Nuanced, real reporting from , who grew up in the Baptist Church.
Oops. And I screwed up by linking to the wrong piece in the original tweet. This is the NYT feature: The other is the Reporter's Notebook, in which he acknowledges he relied on Debbie's reporting, which--again--is not referenced in the feature.
The world is watching....
Why Black Congregants Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
“Everything we tried is not working,” says Michael Emerson, author of Divided By Faith. “The election itself was the single most harmful event to the whole movement of reconciliation in at least the past 30 years. It’s about to completely break apart.”
“The election itself was the single most harmful event to the whole movement of reconciliation in at least the past 30 years. It’s about to completely break apart.” When they show you who they are, believe them. And then govern yourself accordingly...
A Quiet Exodus: Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
Tamice Namae Spencer attended a mostly white church in Kansas City. When Trayvon Martin was killed, her fellow congregants didn't even know his name. "It’s not even on your radar and I can’t sleep over it."
This is an important story on why black congregants are leaving white evangelical churches in the wake of the 2016 election
We give the New York Times grief for its endless profiles of rust-belt Trump voters so we should also recognize its good work on communities that are more often overlooked, like this very interesting piece
“It said, to me, that something is profoundly wrong at the heart of the white church” Read >
Evangelicals: READ THIS. One of the more important pieces I've read in a while. A Quiet Exodus: Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
Today Trump is speaking about race at Gateway Church in Dallas. It's a conservative, largely white evangelical church. It's also a church that black worshippers have been leaving. Why? Frustration at church's inability to address racism. Read :
I believe it is urgent that all pastors and church leaders read this all the way through, whether it seems immediately relevant or not. There is a message here for everyone.
It is sadly and tragically, the same truncated gospel, that set the conditions for the current black #QuietExodus out of evangelicalism
If you haven't read this piece by , it will help you understand why having Pence to speak is such a bad move for the #SBC. "A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches" #SBC18
It's hard to keep your eye on the kingdom when you got a #Trump supporter sitting next to you in the pew. Please read this piece by A Quiet Exodus: Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
This a phenomenal article. Thanks to for linking our Facts About episode in this article. | A Quiet Exodus: Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
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This article reflects some of the evangelical tension points we will address at #MLK50Conference next month.
They should have interviewed for this...
Charmaine Pruitt, a black evangelical, thought she had found a spiritual home at a white-majority church. Then came the 2016 election.
A sad story. Some white evangelical churches reached out to black parishioners, then they repelled them by supporting Trump.
This is a great piece about race, Evangelical Christianity, and politics.
Blacks are leaving white evangelical churches, disillusioned that efforts at racial reconciliation amounted to so little. Read this deeply-reported story by
A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches —> this is really a must read
Every white American evangelical, especially those who voted for Trump, needs to read this & prayerfully consider the damage your choices have done to the Kingdom of God.
Megachurches around the country were trying to racially integrate and finding some success. Then came the 2016 election, and a quiet exodus.
‘black worshipers would discreetly ask one another if they were the only ones who noticed that one could talk about seemingly anything but racism, a feeling one former congregant described as an out-of-body experience.’
Read on the quiet crisis of evangelical racial reconciliation efforts in the age of Trump
This is such a powerful article and so clear in showing the refusal of white evangelicals to see institutional and Trumpian alt-right racism as part of their belief system.
"In the last couple of decades, there had been signs, however modest, that 11 o’clock on Sunday morning might cease to be the most segregated hour in America. "Then came the 2016 election."
"They heard prayers for Paris, for Brussels, for law enforcement." But not for victims of police shootings. Enlightening story on blacks leaving Evangelical churches in the Trump era
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I've never understood churches endorsing political candidates. For precisely the reasons outlined in this article.
A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
A Quiet Exodus: Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
Tragic story on black worshippers in the USA leaving predominantly white churches: “The election was the single most harmful event to the whole movement of reconciliation in at least the past 30 years.”
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"Something is profoundly wrong at the heart of the white church."
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Sad but not surprising, yet another fallout of the white evangelical embrace of Trump: A Quiet Exodus: Why Blacks Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches
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