Two items dominate the calendar this week in the U.S.
First, the celebration of the civil rights prophet, Dr. Martin Luther King, with a national holiday that bears his name. And second, the partisan impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.
I will deal with impeachment next week when the circus dies down a little. Today I’d like to share some thoughts on race in America.
Dr. Martin Luther King would be pleased–and give God the glory.
“Great things He has done.”
I have many concerns about the 21st century, from terrorism to tyrants with nukes, from mass refugee migration to the breakdown of morals and family life in the civilized world.
But one of those concerns is currently “on the march” in America in ways we have never seen. Just this past weekend we saw it rear its ugly head in St. Louis following a judge’s ruling in favor of a white policeman who shot and killed a black man. But we’ve seen it many times before in past months.
The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the past weekend is stirring many passions and story lines.
The Trump-Is-Wrong-About-Everything liberal press used the occasion to slam the president’s response on day one, then stayed cynical on day three when he got more specific.
Many newspapers created the impression that Nazi-sympathizers and white supremacists are taking over the nation–while progressive anarchist groups actually out number them by hundreds of thousands. Others painted the cultural battle as Left versus Right.
I have a better idea.
Let’s blame sin–not race or turn signals. That might bring revival and reconciliation to America.