I Am A Racist….

Well, no, actually I am not a racist. I am very prejudiced against prejudiced people.

I think prejudice of any type from any corner is an admission of cowardice…”I am better than you because I am white/black/brown/etc”.

A “Christian racist” is a contradiction in terms.

As a follower of Christ I couldn’t be racist even if I wanted to be. Had I been raised racist it may take me a while after conversion to learn the horrificness of the sin of prejudice; but that conviction would come.

But…that said…I am a racist.

CNN says I am. ESPN says I am. Should-be-in-federal-prison Hillary says I am. And, alarmingly, so do many, for instance, facebook “friends” whom I used to respect.

In their parlance I am a racist.

But I am not.

I think any form of protest that a, for instance, NFL player takes part in at a game is wrong; whether it be “black lives matter (which is a pretty racist statement, by the way)”, prolife, or anything else. Wrong place, wrong time.

I will not apologize for being white. Wasn’t my call.

I will not apologize for the horrific slavery that took place in the United States any more than I will apologize for the massive slavery that continues worldwise; though I hate it.

I will take you at face (and faith) value.

I am commanded to love you…regardless. That does not mean I have to like you nor your opinions; and it certainly doesn’t mean I have to let you get away with slandering me.

And if you disrespect all Law Enforcement Officers and/or the military; I will lose any and all respect for you I ever had.


And I’ll close with what comes to mind every time I think about this issue:


Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

One thought on “I Am A Racist….”

  1. If you are more upset with the fact that football players aren’t standing during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner than the fact that cops are killing blacks with impunity, then you are part of the problem.

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