Friday, June 1, 2018

The Christian church in America: A history of racial intolerance and racism

From Cincinnati-

The division persisted at the start of the civil rights movement when King and former Episcopal Bishop James A. Pike of New York were among the major religious leaders to say, "The 11 o’clock hour on Sunday is the most segregated hour in American life."

It's still that way in Cincinnati. And, says one of the city's most recognizable and senior church pastors, the Rev. Damon Lynch Jr., the racial climate today is more toxic than 50 years ago and racial attitudes both in and outside of the church have hardened. He says too many white ministers and churchgoers still believe whites are superior to African-Americans.

"We've been at this for what seems like forever," says Lynch, who in September will begin his 48th year as pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Carthage. "The will is just not there for white Christians and white clergy to address racism."

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