Christian Leaders Respond to Floyd’s Death
Meanwhile, Christian leaders are using their social media platforms to discuss Floyd’s death and raise awareness that America still has a lot of work to do on the racial reconciliation front.
Ronnie Lillard [Reconcile] – A Christian hip-hop artist
Share this about “Big Floyd” before they change the narrative! The man that helped me drag a baptism pool to the court in the projects so we could baptize dudes in the hood. The man that helped put down & clean up chairs at outreaches in the hood. A man of peace! A good man. https://t.co/iwKyc1j7Es
— RECONCILE (@ReconcileUs) May 27, 2020
Jackie Hill Perry – Christian author, hip-hop artist, poet, Bible teacher.
Imagine how dark your heart must be to place your knee on a handcuffed mans neck, hear him say “I can’t breath” multiple times and yet continue to watch him suffocate under the weight of your body.
This is wicked. This is murder. https://t.co/HeBbKPrKOw
— Jackie Hill Perry (@JackieHillPerry) May 26, 2020
Dr. Eric Mason – Pastor, author
This racial pandemic is demonic! How many black bodies will it take! I’ve been rehearsing in my mind what to do if me or any my sons were being beaten or killed by law enforcement!
— Dr. Eric Mason (@pastoremase) May 27, 2020
Lecrae – Christian hip-hop artist, music executive.
My soul is grieved and Im tired y’all. Jesus give us wisdom and strength. https://t.co/HHVjAD8pN5
— Lecrae (@lecrae) May 26, 2020
Jack Graham – Pastor, author
We cannot ignore the tragic death of George Floyd. The brokenness of a sinful world and violent humans cannot be tolerated. Silence is not an option. We condemn hate in all its forms and stand together to end injustice. For the love of God.
— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) May 27, 2020
Tony Evans – Pastor, author
My heart breaks to witness yet another senseless loss of life. As believers in Christ, we must band together across racial lines to ensure justice is righteously served and a new environment for safety, equity and healing can be established. #icantbreathe
— Tony Evans (@drtonyevans) May 26, 2020
J.D. Greear – Pastor, author, SBC president.
#ahmaudarbery, #breonnataylor, #georgefloyd – Hashtags that represent people made in God’s image—souls tragically lost. These tragedies move us to lament ongoing racial tension and the severe and lasting damage racism has caused in our country.
— J.D. Greear (@jdgreear) May 27, 2020
Beth Moore – Christian author, Bible teacher.
Dear God in heaven.
I have no fitting words but grief and such deep sorrow for the horrors African Americans continue to endure. https://t.co/i1UqU1veU9
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) May 26, 2020
Mark Dever – Pastor, author.
Sin that breaks even the sin-darkened heart of humans. Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him . . . ." https://t.co/jr7mikXGfe
— Mark Dever (@MarkDever) May 27, 2020
Preston Perry – Apologist, street preacher, poet.
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Today this cop pressed his knee on a handcuffed man's neck until he died. The man told him multiple times he couldn't breathe but did he care? Nah. My heart is so heavy right now. I wanted to post the video but it was to much for me to watch again. I'm so sick of this. We need Justice! Maranatha!
Thabiti Anyabwile – Pastor, author.
It’s really sick, sinful, demonic. There are seemingly few places in this great expanse of a country where a fearless gospel with a final judgment, a holy God, and an eternal hell is preached against it. The conscience of the country sleeps b/c the preachers of the country sleep.
— Thabiti Anyabwile (@ThabitiAnyabwil) May 27, 2020
Derek Minor – Christian hip-hop artist, record producer.
A lack of justice is a sin.
— Derek Minor (@thederekminor) May 26, 2020
Toby McKeehan – Christian hip-hop artist, music producer, author.
My heart is broken. We must speak out….we must. pic.twitter.com/dpBpFmbsVx
— TobyMac (@tobymac) May 27, 2020
Andy Mineo – Christian hip-hop artist.
Church leaders spend too much time defending themselves when challenged to do more for injustice & racism. Admitting you’ve not done more to care about what God cares about & asking forgiveness is LITERALLY the central theme of Christianity.
Pastor @jeremyfoster – this is it. pic.twitter.com/8V6Q28PLzF
— Saint Andrew (@AndyMineo) May 27, 2020
Christine Caine – Evangelist, author, international speaker.
I used to see videos like this and think to myself, “Let’s wait for all the details to come out.” Now after seeing too many videos like this to name I’m beginning to wonder if my response should have been, “Maybe I should try to understand their pain.” https://t.co/K4bS18HW2C
— Christine Caine (@ChristineCaine) May 26, 2020