Do Black Women Matter to the Black Church? | NewBlackMan (in Exile)

Too many black pastors decry racism and economic injustice while supporting ecclesiastical policies grounded in patriarchy. And it’s no justification when clergy and laity use the Bible to support patriarchal positions. The text has been used to defend all kinds of evils, including white supremacy, from the days of slavery to the present. (Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, himself described slavery as “established by decree of Almighty God” and “sanctioned in the Bible, in both Testaments. . . .”)

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“Too many black pastors decry racism and economic injustice while supporting ecclesiastical policies grounded in patriarchy. And it’s no justification when clergy and laity use the Bible to support patriarchal positions. The text has been used to defend all kinds of evils, including white supremacy, from the days of slavery to the present. (Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, himself described slavery as “established by decree of Almighty God” and “sanctioned in the Bible, in both Testaments. . . .”)”

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