‘Churches Might Be One of Biggest Propagators of Racist Ideology,’ Says Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz

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‘Churches Might Be One of Biggest Propagators of Racist Ideology,’ Says Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz


Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong East Coast was interviewed by former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho on his latest episode of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” to discuss how churches can properly deal with racial injustice.

Acho started the show by noting that “historically speaking, the most powerful person in America is a religious [more specifically Christian] white man.”

He added that while he has observed that religion “teaches you compassion, it teaches you empathy, it teaches you sympathy,” he wondered if “compassion without confrontation is like fruitless, sentimental commiseration.”

According to The Christian Post, Acho then asked Lentz why American churches today remain, in large part, segregated despite the outlawing of segregation in the mid-1960s.

“It’s hard to listen to a preacher preach if you know that that preacher believes in systems that are hurting your people,” Lentz responded. “So it’s safer sometimes to go to a Black church … [because] I don’t know if I can trust somebody who claims to love Jesus and professes to teach me about this man yet you’re silent on issues that hurt my people.’”

Using an analogy of a dirty house, Lentz offered that White pastors likely fail to discuss matters of race because “it’s too much work.” As such, the matter of racial injustice has been concealed and compounded “for…

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