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Founder/President @FreedomRoadus. Host #FreedomRoadPodcast. Author of #VeryGoodGospel and #FortuneBook and Substack column “The Truth Is…”
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Sep 19 6 tweets 3 min read
1/ On @MSNBC Michael Beschloss just told the story of Gandhi sending the Queen a wedding present—a piece of cloth that he spun himself. Gift was downplayed at the time. Beschloss said gift was sign of how Queen made everyone feel special. 😧 #Queen #funeral 2/ I usually love Michael B’s take on everything on @MSNBC. But this is a GROSS oversimplification of that moment. #QueenElizabethII
Sep 2 11 tweets 5 min read
I was invited to tonight’s @potus speech from Independence Hall. Couldn’t attend because I was traveling today. Watching now!

“The threat to American Democracy is real… That’s why tonight I’m calling all Americans to come together to save democracy!” President Joe Biden “There is no place for political violence in America! None!” @potus
Aug 12 18 tweets 12 min read
1/ I’ve been thinking about the sudden and illogical attack on @BethMooreLPM. #bethmoore 2/ While I have reflected that my relationship with Jesus has moved from boyfriend-ish to brown liberator, Bob reminds where the whole evangelical lovey-dovey image of Jesus comes from. #churchasbrideofchrist #bethmoore
Jul 1 4 tweets 2 min read
For those who say they are tired of hearing about the link between the anti-Abortion movement and white male domination in the US…

For those who cheer the Supreme court ruling on Roe and still claim to be anti-racist and pro-women, the truth Is… 1/ lisasharonharper.substack.com/p/the-death-of… There are many reasons people join movements. Your anti-Abortion stance may be grounded in your sense of morality.

But morality was not and IS NOT the driver of that movement. It has always been about regaining white male domination.

And here’s the thing… 2/ #RoeVWade
May 5 6 tweets 2 min read
*NEW PODCAST EPISODE*

freedomroad.us/2022/05/fundin… At a moment when our nation stands at one of the greatest transition points in its history, the work of faith leaders of color is critical, yet often goes underfunded–leaving leadership pipelines that lack capacity to maximize their gifts, apply their grassroots knowledge and...
May 3 6 tweets 3 min read
1/ I recently spoke on the intersections of race/gender oppression in US. The very first RACE Law in the nation’s foundational history was passed in VA 1662. It was also the very first GENDER-based law and the first CITIZENSHIP law passed on this soil. 2/ That 1662 law created race-based slavery, by locating citizenship in the womb of the mother. Citizens could not be enslaved. So, if your mother was enslaved, she wasn’t a citizen and you were not a citizen. So, you could be enslaved. Plus, they outlawed interracial marriage.
Mar 28 10 tweets 5 min read
Perhaps the violence displayed between #WillSmith and #ChrisRock at #Oscars2022 was “scarier than a Southern Baptist Convention” because it was an open display of the outcome of four centuries of violence by Southern Baptists on bodies, minds and souls of African descent. It was #ChrisRock’s bow to white patriarchy by undercutting a sharp Black woman’s hair and calling her less than a woman in front of billions of people.
Mar 16 5 tweets 8 min read
"What we know is that violence has drivers. And one of the drivers is the inability to meet one's economic needs--poverty…” 1/
- Jamila Hodge, @EJUSA

#blackfortunelentenseries #race #raceinAmerica #racialjustice #reparations #truthseeker #truthteller

instagram.com/tv/CbKmqvZlh1Y… “And so it is not surprising that Black people, who have had life, land, and labor stolen for generations disproportionately make up those who are impacted by violence.” 2/
- Jamila Hodge, @EJUSA

#blackfortunelentenseries #raceinAmerica #racialjustice #reparations #truthteller
Jan 18 17 tweets 15 min read
There is a moment in Season 4, Episode 8 of #TheCrown that explains the #VotingRights impasse. 1/ #MLKDay In this e8, The Queen want to unite the Commonwealth to oppose Apartheid, but she must get the one holdout to sign on first—Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher won’t budge. 2/ #VotingRightsAct #thecrown
Jan 8 6 tweets 6 min read
Guess what came yesterday!

I opened the box on my kitchen table next to my family wall, where pictures of ancestors and beloved family remind me who I am every day.

30 yrs of research
4 yrs of writing

#fortunebook @BrazosPress #truthtelling #reparations #belovedcommunity

1/ Fortune: How Race Broke My Family And The World—And How To Repair It All is a gift to the generations before and the generations to come.

#fortunebook FortuneBook.us

2/
Jan 1 10 tweets 2 min read
A Blessing for 2022:

This New Year feels different. Doesn’t it?
It feels like the inhalation before
A long deep breath.

May you fill your body, your mind and your soul with breath in this transition space.
1/
May you reach deep.
Connect again to your body
To your soul
To your heart
To your giggle
2/
Sep 29, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
I understand #brinksmanship in a game of Monopoly. 1/ I understand #brinksmanship in a game of tag. 2/
Jul 17, 2021 7 tweets 6 min read
#Drumroll Today I revealed the cover of my next book, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family And The World—And How To Repair It All!!! (forthcoming @BrazosPress Feb 8, 2022)

Pre-order now: lisasharonharper.com/fortune/

Join Advance Team here! bit.ly/FortuneAdvance

#FortuneBook 1/ 30 Years of Research
10 Generations
1 Family
An American Story
How Race Broke The World
And How To Repair It All

#FortuneBook 2/
May 18, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
In marrow of vast majority of White Evangelical institutions is belief that #they are #theelect, #chosenones—their kind of Christianity is the #onlykind. They believe US is God ordained and their riches are a gift to be used to extend their power. 1/ #beyondchristiannationalism #CriticalRaceTheory is a direct threat to the imagined ordination of White evangelical authority and power, because it shines LIGHT 🌞 on the dirty deeds they did to amass that power and wealth. 2/#beyondchristiannationalism
May 8, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Dr. Keller, @timkellernyc, I request this in love. Please list ALL of the times you have spoken out, written or taken action against voting for White Christian Nationalism over the past 40 years. You seem to have had a major epiphany in 2020. Good.

Your commentary over the past 365 days has been helpful. Thank you for it.
Mar 16, 2021 10 tweets 8 min read
#TheBachelorFinale was riveting. @EmmanuelAcho killed it. He guided #BatchelorNation through a straightforward, honest, whiteness-decentered, brave conversation on Black maleness in US. #MattJames @mattjames919 was clear. He and his future children need a woman who gets it. 1/ It makes sense that the first time #TheBachelor is a Black man the season ends with a painful conversation about race. The political construct of #race in the US was built in 1662 to answer the question of interracial children and marriage in VA and MD, respectively. 2/
Feb 12, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Devastating, revealing and hope-producing. #RaviZacharias was letch and liar. This leading evangelist was a leading deceiver/exploiter/abuser of women among evangelical men. But his org embraced the truth—about him. #silenceisnotspiritual 1/ nytimes.com/2021/02/11/us/… Evangelical women, this is how the betrayal happens. Women told to be pure, while leading evangelical men are filthy. They reek a foul stench that betrays their forays into hell (sexual abuse, exploitation and rape). #ravizacharias #anatomyofthebetrayal #silenceisnotspiritual 2/
Feb 9, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
Thank you, @RepRaskin, for Impeachment Managers’ POWERFUL #openingarguments for #impeachment #2. Weeping.

“People died on that day.”
“Eyes were gouged out.”
“One officer lost 3 fingers on that day.”
“One officer was speared by a flag he was defending.”

nbcnews.com/video/house-im… GOP Senators, It is not too late to save your souls. Respect the dead—who died protecting you. Do not hide your eyes. Do not suppress the truth. Do not mask the truth. Do REMEMBER. Do help our nation heal. Do say “Yes” to ACCOUNTABILITY.

nbcnews.com/video/house-im… via @NBCNews
Jan 19, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
On the day before we enter the #nextamerica, we crossed this horrific threshold. This poem is for the 400,000 gone.

#COVID19 2/ 400,000
by @lisasharper

400,000 souls
who lived
and breathed
and dreamed
and longed for peace
and worked for peace
and struggled with their own brokenness
and played
and cried
and we’re loved
and loved...

They were w/ us
One year ago.
400,000 images of God.
#COVID
Dec 6, 2020 16 tweets 13 min read
Dear six Southern Baptist seminary presidents that denounced #CriticalRaceTheory last week without defining what it is (@DannyAkin @JamieKDew @AdamGreenway @Jeff_Iorg @albertmohler and @PreachingJKA): Let's talk.

#CRT #SBC #CriticalRace

baptistpress.com/resource-libra… First, Questions:
1. What is your understanding of #CriticalRaceTheory? You never explain that--not in one word of your statement. Instead you say it stems from Marxist or secular thought and that's why you are denouncing it. I find that literally ignorant and ironic. 2/
Nov 29, 2020 12 tweets 11 min read
1/ #MUSTREAD for a better life in our #COVID world.

In my last #kitchentableconvo I shared how I nearly lost my mind when I couldn’t find a particular small frying pan the day after my move.

#pandemic #habits @nytimes 2/ Rather than simply figuring out another breakfast or using another pan, I spent the entire day unpacking boxes (and not eating) in search for that pan, so that I could eat breakfast! I went to bed miserable, cranky and hungry; having eaten only one meal that day at about 7pm.