I consider myself a Christian. That said, DO NOT expect me to pray for garden variety Racists... which include, but are not limited to, Racist elected officials...Especially America's Racist president...and Racist murderers...all of whom are my enemies. Can't do it. Ain't gonna do it. There are those who have, more than likely already asked family members of Ahmaud Arbery if they forgive the father and son who murdered their loved one...now that they have been identified and arrested after 2 months.
WHY are Blacks always expected to pray for "our" enemies? Racists are the enemies of Blacks...period...end of story. Do you ask Jews to pray for, or if they have prayed for Nazis? Did you ask parents at Sandy Hook to pray for the murderers of their babies slaughtered in their elementary school classrooms? Or the parents of the students murdered at Marjorie Stoneham Douglas high school? How about the family members of those men, women, and children killed by Timothy McVeigh when he bombed the Federal Building in Oklahoma. Of course not.
Yet White folks expect Black folks to forgive White Racist murderers ... to forgive murderers of OUR loved ones. Forgive OUR Racist enemies. Racist Dylan Roof, who killed 9 Black worshipers in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston South Carolina said at his sentencing, "I do not regret anything I have done" and you expect me to pray for his forgiveness? Nope. Can't do it. Ain't gonna do it!
White folks like to use Christianity, which they DO NOT believe in, contrary to the religious mouthings which dribble from their Christian Racist lips, to ask Black folks to prove how much of a Christian we are; while they show how much of a racist they are... and Christian Racists at that. Nope, I will not pray for my Racist enemies ...and nothing you say or do, can convince me why I should.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.