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An Open Letter to my Black Evangelical Friends

Think Freely Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 5:16 AM
Deal with it how? The HOW is the debate. I was the only white person on a black cleaning crew. These men knew I respected them. As we talked about politics, I found that there was a clear association Liberal Policies = Supporting Blacks. This was "true" even as those policies failed those people miserably. I lost my first apartment because we had children from our church in our home for Christmas. My racist land lord kicked us out 2 days before Christmas. I am a conservative because I believe in the dignity of people and the great potential of ALL of them.

I am not writing this letter to accuse but rather to advance understanding. And even though I am white, I am not writing as an outsider but as a fellow evangelical, part of the same spiritual family. May I pose some candid questions?

Are you guilty, on any level, of blind allegiance to the Democratic party? And, on Election Day, did any of you compromise your convictions out of racial solidarity?

I have been very open in my criticism of white evangelicals, pointing out how we often put our trust in the Republican party and how we look to the latest...