Michael Eric Dyson, You Better Talk About It!

14 May

“This is a fight about what we think is right and wrong, to be sure–but we must not use the Bible to create more enemies of the faith, but to use our faith as a basis to identify with those who are the least, the lost, and the lonely…. there are no asterisks on what Jesus said. 

The great preacher and mystic Howard Thurman says,  ‘A bigot is a person who makes an idol of his or her commitments.’ Black Christians must be deeply rooted in their faith, but not deeply entrenched in bigotry.  And furthermore– do we want to become sexual rednecks? Do we actually want to extend the same trajectory of transgression and tragic suppression of… gay and lesbian and transgender and bisexual people? Do we want to stand on the wrong side of history because we have a narrow, parochial, provincial conception of faith?”

–Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (watch the full come-to-Jesus moment)

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