OT posted a comment · Aug 08, 2021
Why is it then, that the reality “the truth” of what the cause and effect of sin is in society. It’s just below the surface seen but never mentioned by media. Not apart of the the discussion. Why ? I think the media has an agenda that prevents full discussion. Full disclosure of all the facts. News media has neutered it’s self. No longer a free press. That, we the people need to be an informed electorate.
czarpaul posted a comment · Aug 07, 2021
You said "He did not have the time on the air to lay out his thoughts in detail, but in what he has submitted to me in writing, with lots of reference to Scripture, he makes a detailed, practical case." Please show us this that we might evaluate it ourselves.
Dfrey87 posted a comment · Aug 07, 2021
Dr. Brown, I think this piece is spot on for the most part. But, I think that there are a couple critical points that can’t be left out of this conversation. First, as followers of Christ we cannot claim to love our neighbor while simultaneously ignoring sinful and destructive behaviors. For instance, we have placed white people and their actions under a microscope and to a point justifiably so. Yet, the sinful and destructive behaviors in some parts of black culture that lend themselves to the exacerbation of many of the ills they face. We have also almost completely ignored the racism espoused by some in the black community and even the black Christian community! We must stand upon truth in love calling out sinful and destructive behaviors when anyone acts in this way. Second, (I must first caveat this point, by claiming that I am in no way saying that the affects of slavery, segregation, and racism are no longer present today, because they are) We must not give in to the soft bigotry of low expectations. By claiming that all inequalities between black people and white people are due to past injustices. For instance, there has been a claim that has gone around for years, claiming that due to low property taxes in predominantly black inner cities means that these schools are massively underfunded and therefore causing the massive illiteracy rates of poor black children. Public schools haven’t been funded solely on district property tax in a long time. For instance, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, in my home state Kansas City (both the Kansas side and Missouri side) school districts are in the top 10% of per student spending. Meaning that they get more money per student in funding than 90% of schools across the nation. Yet, they have some of the absolute worst graduation and literacy rates in the nation. As I mentioned my home state Kansas, spends on average 3500 dollars less per year, per student in Blue Valley School district (the wealthiest and highest performing school in Kansas) than the do for the kids in Kansas City, Kansas inner city school district, Same goes for Kansas City, Missouri. So here we can see that per pupil spending isn’t the issue, yet after more than a decade the schools haven’t seen even a slight improvement in any meaningful metric. We have to honest and logical, claiming racism as the cause of every Perceived inequality doesn’t only not add any meaningful value to the conversation, it actually causes harm. Again, I’m not saying that racial injustice doesn’t still have real and meaningful impact and issues, but using it as the catch all cause of every issue in the black community is deeply harmful! Lastly, reparations is something I’ve thought long and hard about and something I used to support. That was until I spent time listening to men like Thomas Sowell, who made it clear that not only was it practically impossible to put this into real life practice. It also, discounts things like Affirmative Action that has a real world impact that if a monetary tag was placed upon its value is incalculable. For instance, how would one go about practically paying reparations? Would you just pay all black people? Who would pay these reparations? Would only all whites people pay them? If so, how do you account for those white people who’s family had never owned slaves or didn’t even live in the country? Or if it’s paid by the government, then it’s pretty pointless for those black folks who pay large amounts of taxes to in practice pay their own reparations? What about the black people who aren’t the Descendants of slaves? Do they still get reparations? What about the descendants of Black Slave owners, do they get reparations? You see it would be almost impossible to rationally and justly give reparations for slavery some many decades after the fact! I completely agree that slaves were owed reparations after the end of slavery. But the Nation failed and at this point I don’t see a just and meaningful way fixing that. Also, this whole movement right now has some very unbiblical presuppositions that must be called out. The main one being that of blame and guilt. Me a white guy who is 160+ years removed from the Civil war and slavery is guilty for the injustice it caused past, present, and future. That somehow on the account of the pigment of my skin, I wear the guilt of all the sinful acts committed by those who share my white skin! That’s not to say that we don’t have a responsibility to act to correct any injustice when we see it. But, it does mean at the very least this one of the very core premises of the current mainly leftist BLM, CRT movement is wholly and completely Antithetical to our Christian worldview! (Thats not even beginning to get into the other more obvious contradictions) Thank you brother, much love and gratitude for all you do!
Deancooper posted a comment · Aug 06, 2021
Thanks Swkh310 for your definition of CRT. I wish it actually meant that. I would think most conservatives would agree with that. In fact, that's what Trump's 1776 project basically said the schools should do. Unfortunately, CRT doesn't actually mean that. It's a Marxist theory whose goal is to divide people into oppressed and oppressors and get the oppressed hating their oppressors so they can spark a revolution and overthrow America from its founding principles. Dr Brown, it's great to support schools that help disadvantaged children and single moms, but do we do nothing about the system that is ruining the lives of so many while we seek to help a few? Isn't it time to break the teacher's unions control over the schools and create decent public schools that teach children to actually read, write and do math? Let's really help people. Everyone. Not just the ones our private schools can reach.
OT posted a comment · Aug 05, 2021
Askdrbrown covered it succinctly ! your tiresome deficit filled the glass is half full neener neener childishness finger in the face over the top trouble monger bubba hold yourself accountable why don’t you! I do know this God doesn’t tire keeping track of all your useless babble poppy cocky nonsense : empty talk or writing : nonsense.
Swkh310 posted a comment · Aug 05, 2021
CRT Simply means to teach and learn the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth regarding racial history. Tulsa 1921 is a perfect example of how far we have to go.
OT posted a comment · Aug 05, 2021
Good Article! God with your Holy Spirit lead the way forward .