The Bible that was abridged to assuage the fears of slaveholders after the Haitian revolution has been in the news. There’s much more to this story. As faith-rooted abolitionists fought to end human bondage, #SlaveholderReligion built its own denominations in the 19th cen...
As Rev Robert Dabney of Richmond, VA confessed mid 19th century, pro-slavery advocates had to “push the Bible argument continually” to try to take the moral high ground from abolitionists.
The Union won the Civil War & officially abolished slavery w/ the 13th amendment, but #SlaveholderReligion won legitimacy by claiming the moral high ground in the crusade for Redemption.
The rally cry of Redemption: corruption in Washington threatens our way of life & we must fight to take our country back. Sound familiar?
Southern white evangelical preachers like Jerry Falwell, Jr., Franklin Graham & Robert Jeffress betray the gospel of Jesus in their obeisance to Trump. But they are keeping faith w/ the long American tradition of #SlaveholderReligion.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed,” Baldwin said. “But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” America must deal w/ our legacy of #SlaveholderReligion if we want to be free from it.…
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