Excerpt from Sojourners:
Last week, Rev. Franklin Graham took to Facebook to write a short, patronizing post that called “Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and everybody else” to “[l]isten up” and tune in to his take on why so many black people have died at the hands of police officers recently. According to Graham, the problem is “simple.” It can be reduced to their lack of obedience and bad parenting.
We invite you to read both Rev. Graham’s post and the open letter, discuss it in your churches, and add your name to the letter — along with SPS Prof. Brian Bantum and SPS Mentor Gail Song Bantum were involved in crafting it — and the many who say “No more!” We will not tolerate this type of flippant, patronizing commentary from faith leaders on critical issues that mean life and death for many in the body of Christ and in communities across America.
And we invite all with open hearts to enter into dialogue — and to join us in the ministry of the gospel — the ministry of reconciliation.
from the Seattle Pacific Seminary Facebook Page