My Blackness Is Not At Odds With My Faith in Christ


Recently, a video of War Room actress Priscilla Shirer resurfaced on Facebook and ruffled as many feathers in the African-American community as it garnered support in the Body of Christ. In the video, Shirer declares, “I do not describe myself as a black woman because that gives too much power to my blackness. I don’t want black, my race, to be the describing adjective, the describing adjective, the defining adjective of who I am as a woman. I am not a black woman. I am a Christian woman who happens to be black.”

Chuck Bernal, a white evangelical Christian and founder and pastor of LifePointe Church in Crowley, Texas, posted the video and it quickly made its rounds. Once again, a white evangelical Christian was using statements by a black evangelical Christian to support the argument…

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