Black Church Leaders Call Out White Evangelicals for Supporting MAGA Jesus

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A collective of black faith leaders has penned a letter criticizing white Christians who are willing to support a racist, law-breaking, lying, adulterous president who treats the Ten Commandments and the Constitution like toilet paper.


In an open letter to the religious website Religion News Service, 74 “ministerial leaders, doctorates, lay-persons and people who simply love God” wrote an open letter affirming then Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli’s letter in Christian Today entitled “Trump Should Be Removed from Office.”

It’s not entirely clear if the black preachers asked anyone to turn to their neighbor and say: “God don’t like ugly, so he hates Donald Trump,” but from the scathing criticism, they definitely dipped their pen in anointing oil before writing the ministerial missive.

Calling Trump’s MAGA minions a combination of “radical faction of the local church and the extreme right-wing faction of the Republican Party,” the group notes that conservative religious leaders have failed their parishioners by “consistently justifying and excusing the behavior of the now-impeached president.”

After telling the white Christian leaders that “it’s time to call a spade a spade,” they pulled out the strongest condemnation black preachers have in their spiritual arsenal, writing:

..[T]his letter goes one step further to also serve as a rebuke to those pastors and leaders who are so outraged by CT’s response to the impeachment of President Trump.

These pastors and leaders are complicit in their silence as this administration has separated children from their families, characterized African nations as “s-hole countries” and operated in tandem with the Republican Party to fight to deny people access to affordable healthcare. All the while, hate crimes have risen to an all-time high.

This administration has done absolutely nothing about gun violence and mass shootings in this nation, yet steadily rolls back consent decrees at a time when police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men and women are steadily increasing.

With its horrific environmental policies, this administration has abandoned all sanity during an extreme climate crisis. Meanwhile, Flint, Michigan, still does not have clean drinking water.

Do you realize how evil something has to be for a black pastor to pull out a “rebuke?”

Rebuking is serious shit. Lucifer gets rebuked. Demons get rebuked. On Nov. 4, 1980, my grandmother summoned all of her Holy Ghost superpowers and screamed, “I rebuke thee Satan!” and I couldn’t sleep for a week because I assumed the Prince of Darkness was on his way.


He was.

That was the night Ronald Reagan was elected.

But the Holy Ghost Avengers have now called white evangelicals a “denominational group that chooses to diminish God through action and exclusionary beliefs.”


“The time is over for a version of Christianity that weakens the GOOD news by preaching to the souls of people while not challenging the oppressive policies that affect the very people that sit in our pews every Sunday morning,” added the Jesus Justice League. “If truth no longer matters, then the church can no longer be the hope of the world.”

The letter concluded with a Bible Verse:

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.” — Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians


And then, I assume, after a brief selection by the choir, the group collected their tithes, building fund donations and pastors’ appreciation offering and convened in the basement for pound cake and Kool-Aid.

Neither Christian Today, White Evangelical Hypocrites Weekly or Satan has responded to the letter. However, The Root obtained exclusive footage of Donald Trump’s reaction after he read the letter.

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They’re right to call out evangelicals. I never understood how someone can go to church every Sunday, hear and read the teachings of Jesus, but then leave those values outside when they go in the voting booth to support candidates and policies that seek to take benefits and programs away from people in need. These people parse their faith and politics in such weird ways.

This letter is reasonable and right, but its not going to win anybody over because these black pious people should know full well that faith is irrational. These evangelicals are not gonna let strangers question their beliefs. They’re not gonna change because of this. Their evangelical leaders are simply going to tell their flocks that these black pastors don’t know what they’re talking about. Who are these evangelicals gonna trust, the church and people they’ve known their whole lives, or some uppity black folks?

B+ for effort

F+ for impact