America Is Not Racist But Free!

America is Not Racist But Free:

We talk about:

  • Juneeteeth
  • The Myth of Systematic Racism
  • Black Culture
  • Where to go from here

Her original video inspired me to start streaming actual video response to the Candace Owens situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnX9FOGda9I

I love how she says that people like George Floyd and Rayshard Books are not “My Community”. There are differences I think between Black People and Hood People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ujkeNGlQw0

The Rayshard Brooks Shooting Was Justified: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvmFwj96YsU
Did you know that there is no correlation between the race of the police officer and the race of the person being shot — unless you are white, then you have a 25% higher chance of being shot and killed. Making the police more diverse does not decrease the chance of killings. Black people, us, for some reason do more violent crime, the crime that causes the police to have to get involved. I talk about this too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCurcfDfPfc

Candace Owens gets traction because she is speaking Truth that many, many black people are thinking but are too afraid to speak out. They are afraid of speaking out because they don’t want to have their black card cancelled by social media. The Mob mentality that most Black Americas are in makes it harder for us to be critical and self-improving of ourselves. We saw the same thing with Trump, too many people were afraid to talk to the media and to the polls, giving Clinton a 95% chance of winning the day before the election. People came up to me all the time saying they were voting for Trump but were too afraid to talk. Elections are one thing, this Black Mob in the Black Community is more important and harmful because Culture affects people directly. If Black people from Africa can come to America and make it and show no disparity, starting from the bottom, why can’t African Americans who live here do as well as Africans if there is Systemic Racism? And why don’t we see these disparate Among Black Women? Why don’t we see them among Married African Americans?

Anyway, I found that people absorb these Ideas better when I stream them on Facebook/YouTube/Twitch. What Candace is saying is more than just 5% of Blacks, I say around 20% of blacks agree with her but are too afraid to speak out.

I’m writing a paper on the “God of Social Justice” that I think is animating a lot of the responses. Social Justice is not justice and is a Marxist value. Its going to tear up society and is already dividing the Church.

If you don’t want to watch all of those videos, watch this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDNgjKDtC7Y it sums up all of the other videos.

I’m really animated by this issue! I’m biased.

My Assertion is that America is not Racist But Free! People on Facebook/YouTube/Periscope and Twitch will try to make their argument against it.

Today we celebrate the end of Chattel Slavery in the United States. Some argue that there is a different type of Slavery affecting African Americans.

Going through lots of history here.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDNgjKDtC7Y

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Christian Privilege

People talk about White Privilege, Black Privilege; but why do we never hear about Christian Privilege?

Lets talk about the Advantages that Christians, in particular Seventh-day Adventist Christians, have in society.

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A Fearless Church

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

If we are fearful over something that kills 0.03% of people then I tremble at the thought of what will happen when the National Sunday Law comes. I don’t think that we as a Church will all of a sudden gain any new resolve or muscles or confidence when the threat becomes 10% or 20%.

But let’s not focus on the data and what the health people are saying.

Church folk were doing little before the pandemic, and now do I think we’ll do more after it? I pray so, but I fear it will be directed towards areas that won’t make the Church grow but stagnant in it’s complacency and misdirected along with the rest of society.

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Stand Up For What You Believe In

In the past, my pastor would say something that was just a little bit too liberal or factually incorrect or incoherent and I would just say “This isn’t the main point of the message” and ignore it. But today he made a number of statements where I knew it was wrong. And usually I would talk to him about it after the sermon. And I take notes of nearly every sermon I hear from people because I actually enjoy how preachers put together their sermons.

But today something different happened. Pastor made the claim that the story of Ruth had some racism in it. Then he made the claim that because the majority of people affected by the coronavirus have been black in Detroit, it was due to RACISM.

IF it was acceptable in Church to stand up and say “Hey now pastor how did you come to that conclusion?” I would.

But this is Zoom.

And the social norms for Church on Zoom haven’t been. Set in stone yet!

So I used the chat to say that it’s because of co factors that black people are affected more. Not because of government or Trump. (He didn’t say Trump but the implication is that Trump is a racist)

It’s because black people and other minorities tend to have worse health outcomes due to cultural factors1. We have more Asthma and COPD. We tend to use food as confront and become obese.

As Adventists, we know how to fix these things.

We know what God desires for us to eat and how to get there.

The Health Message should be preached in our circles.

And even though I’m not a big fan of it, I do know that it’s the right arm of the Gospel! When you heal someone physically, they are MUCH more open to be healed spiritually.

I got texts saying that it was distracting from the sermon. I recognize this.

I also recognize that injecting politics, ESPECIALLY bad politics that reinforces the majority viewpoint in sermons is DISTRACTING.

And what is sad is that I get texts saying “you’re right Spencer” and these people don’t speak up.

It’s like being a Christian or a Republican at work. You are there. Others like you are there. But it’s the Atheists and the Democrats who are “Allowed” to speak their mind freely at work about subjects without any type of backlash. It’s like assumed almost. But most people are too afraid to speak up because they don’t want to be labeled or outed.

But I’m not most people.

I’m Spencer.

And I speak my mind regardless of how much of your feelings it hurts (unless you’re not a Christian and I’m trying to get you to see Jesus in a redemptive manner, then I do care about how you feel)

And I not only speak it, I invite debate. Discussion. Opportunity for anyone to point out how I’m wrong. Because when we openly talk about how we feel and see the world then we can get more data and make better choices. This is a great thing to do at work because then the organization moves quicker and more effectively and is not weighted down by unnecessary baggage, and when you’re working with people and everyone is on the same page, you tend to do better even if everyone is not in agreement.

But if we in the Church are afraid of speaking up, then what are we going to do when the National Sunday Law comes?

When the Churches are Closed?

When the majority takes away rights from then minority?

When they make guns illegal?

When they take your business?

Are we then going to go out and protest? To try to explain to people things when we didn’t develop that muscle earlier when times were good?

Why isn’t the Church doing anything about the hundreds of thousands of people murdered by Planned Parenthood? Who has and will kill many more times than this virus ever did.

A growing majorly of young people are not believing in Free Speech.

Let that not be counted among Seventh-Day Adventists.

Our message of Protest has to live strong among us. We have to be a people who can debate and effectively argue for what we believe in and WHY we believe it. We are PROTESTANTS we should be the Kings of Speaking UP and Speaking OUT! A Protestant is one who protests against the Roman Catholic Church. This means that we are by nature going to be disagreeing with people.

When our boss wants us to work on Sabbath we have to say NO! And we have to be persuasive about it!

Some say that I’m fanatical,
Some say that they don’t like the way I communicate.
Some say that we can’t be offensive.

That if China disagrees then we should comply for the sake of not hurting others feelings.

I’m not going to abuse the chat feature on Zoom but if they turn it off then I’m going to point out that this is what leftist ideology does and we need to root it out of our Churches.

I’m not a go along to get along kind of guy and maybe that is a fault of mine.

But I’m going to stand at the watchtower and point out enemies both foreign and domestic, in Love.

References:
1. Egede L. E. (2006). Race, ethnicity, culture, and disparities in health care. Journal of general internal medicine, 21(6), 667–669. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2006.0512.x

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Las Vegas Mayor Goodman vs Anderson Cooper

The Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman (I) wants to reopen Las Vegas in a Clean way while Anderson Cooper clearly thinks that is a bad idea. Anderson Cooper thinks that the Mayor doesn’t care about the 150 dead in her city and is more geared toward the “Casino Owners” than the people of her city. Mayor Goodman is clearly trying to make the best of the situation and did not expect to be in the lions den. Does she make a good point? At what point is it okay for California and Las Vegas to begin opening up from a Pandemic that we did not think was as bad as first reported?

Watch her interview here: On YouTube

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