Russell Moore, ERLC, Issue Statement Opposing White Lives Matter but No Rebuke for Black Lives Matter
Russell Moore and the ERLC have never issued any statement against the racist, Marxist, pro-homosexual group, Black Lives Matter. In fact, as the leftist group torched dumpsters, vandalized property and terrorized cities, Moore and the bleeding-heart left of the evangelical industrial complex oozed sympathy for the group. As the group ramped up its protests, Russell Moore said, “If it seems that your church ignored the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, then it may well be that the struggles of black lives are invisible to your people.”
Black Lives Matter told America to speak up for supposed systemic injustice and Russell Moore asked, “How loud?”
Black Lives Matter is an international organization advocating against violence done toward blacks by non-blacks (they’ve been virtually silent on black-on-black violence, which constitues 93% of homicides in the black community). The movement grew out of a #blacklivesmatter hashtag during the controversy surrounding George Zimmerman’s legal self-defense shooting while being assaulted by Trayvon Martin. The organization then organized riotous behavior surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer, whom he was brutally attacking, and Eric Garner in New York, who died of a heart attack while resisting arrest. Their protests usually result in violence, destruction of property or vandalism, illegal shutting down of streets and interstate traffic, and generalized mayhem.
The lead founder of Black Lives Matter is Alicia Garza, who reveres a Marxist revolutionary, black panther, cop-killer and conspirator with the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army. A secondary founder, Pattrise Cullors, advocates for a nationwide vast reduction in police department budgets, believing that law enforcement is the chief problem in race relations. A third founder, Opal Tometi, is a “black feminist writer” who equates police actions with Jim Crow lynchings (source link).
Black Lives Matter is essentially a Marxist-driven band of racists who incite violence and property destruction in order to demonize police and defend violent criminals. To date, Russell Moore has not criticized the Black Lives Matter movement. However, today he signed a statement denouncing a “White Lives Matter” rally in Tennessee. The statement read…
This weekend, white nationalists will descend on Tennessee, in both Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, for a “White Lives Matter” rally. As Christian leaders in Tennessee, we declare ourselves in resolute opposition to this expression of racism and white supremacy.
The fact is this: It is impossible to denounce White Lives Matter without simultaneously denouncing Black Lives Matter, which Russell Moore has all but endorsed by his years of silence. Both groups have exactly the same problem, and that is looking at culture and ethics through the lens of race, by which they prioritize themselves above others.
It is all the rage for limp-wristed evangelical debutants like Russell Moore to signal their virtue by denouncing the supposed racism of the alt-right, but they remain echoingly silent in opposition to the just-as-clear racism of the Marxist left. There is not a speck of bravery in the statement by Russell Moore and the ERLC. There is not a hint of intellectual consistency or ethical honesty in the statement by Russell Moore and the ERLC. This is political correctness on parade, under the guise of pandering and convenient virtue.
It’s a sham.