It is interesting that a Black SDA Author is using the “Black” struggle, to justify other issues, such as immigration issues, and LGBTQ issues, stating that we must fight for “all”.
It is as if mere christians, living out their christian faith are discriminating against LGBTQ persons according to the author of this article.
Yet, does one notice this same type of exploitation of other struggles, for example, the LGBTQ struggle or the Asian Struggle? When the LGBTQ Struggle is mentioned - is it also mentioned that we must fight for all other rights? Or when a bill was passed only for Asians regarding “Asian” hate, even though African Americans have been killed on account of their race for centuries, was the Asian struggle exploited to say that we must fight for “all” and then, used to divert attention away from the unique struggles faced by Asians?
Immigration can involve the issue of lawlessness, if someone is breaking the law to illegally immigrate into the US.
Homosexuality, can, in the ideas of some, involve lawlessness, under certain biblical texts, if certain behaviors are engaged in.
How then in terms of “lawlessness”, is this the same thing as the “black” struggle, when one is discriminated against in the job arena, criminal justice arena, etc. on account of one’s blackness or skin color?
And why is it that the “black” struggle is always used as a mule for other struggles?
Many black people believe that that their own struggles are not adequately being fought for, but that other struggles are being deemed as more important than many bread and butter issues affecting the majority of the people within the black struggle. Yet, the author claims that we need to fight for all.
How can we fight for “all”, if you are using the black struggle as a mule for other struggles and to divert attention away from helping the poor and needy American citizens, suffering on account of race within the black American community? Is not this the spirit of Ezekiel 16:49?