There is a lot of controversy around the phrase “Black Lives Matter”. And when people use these three words “Black Lives Matter”, there are a variety of responses from different people. Does everyone mean the same thing whenever they use the phrase “Black Lives Matter”?
First of all, we must distinguish the difference between this slogan or phrase, and the organization. Most people when they use these three words -“Black Lives Matter”, they are not endorsing their support for the organization, but rather the idea that black lives do matter.
Before looking at the ‘Black Lives Matter organization’ and what they stand for, let’s to look at the phrase or the idea, “Black Lives Matter’.
The phrase: “Black Lives Matter”
Do Black lives matter? Yes, they do. Every black person has the same right to life as another person or group. Why? Because every life matters. All of mankind has been created in the image of God – and by Divine design share in equal dignity, value and significance. Have black people suffered from injustice? Yes, they have. Anyone who suffers injustice deserves to be supported. We desire that justice is served on behalf of the families who have lost their loved ones.
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. – (Proverbs 31:8-9)
Here is the command from God for us to speak for and defend the rights of those who are desperate. As Christians, we should feel for and grieve over every injustice, violence, hate, and lawlessness.
Now the real question is, as Christians should we support the Black Lives Matter organization?
Christian conduct is to be guided by two paramount commandments. The first and the greatest commandment is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind. The second is, to love our neighbor as ourselves. The whole of scriptural commands can be summarized by these two commandments. We love God by obeying his Word. Whatever we do for our neighbor is subsumed under loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind. Therefore, our Christian conduct in every matter should be evaluated against the searchlight of Scripture.
The organization: Black Lives Matter (BLM)
It is very important to understand what this organization is, who is behind it, what their philosophy is, and their agenda. The name, “Black Lives Matter” is an extremely deceptive marketing strategy used by the organization. Who with a right mind would disagree with that, especially a Christian? Day by day, they are gaining prominent endorsement, and raking in millions of dollars in donations. With this in mind, should Christians support this organization even if they agree with the idea that black lives do indeed matter?
What are their guiding principles?
In an interview, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder and strategic advisor of Black Lives Matter admitted that she and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza are trained Marxists. “We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk.”
Now, if you don’t know Marxism, Karl Marx, the father of Marxism advocated bloody “revolutionary terror” by the oppression classes. Karl Marx held that dictatorship by the oppressed people is necessary, all opposition must be exterminated, and religion must be abolished.
If you read the Black Lives matter organization’s website, you will find many Marxist ideologies. Marxism renounces many things that God has revealed to people in His Word. But, this is the prescription that the Black Lives Matter movement follows as their guiding principles.
The Marxist’s strategy as we see in the Black Lives Matter movement is to divide people into opposing camps, stir-up conflicts and use those conflicts to seize control over the government and, then wipe out the family, wipe out the church, and wipe out the law enforcement mechanism that God has ordained.
Black Lives Matter is not actually an organization of Black people. Ironically, this movement is funded by the wealthiest capitalists on the planet. In 2016, hackers published documents which show that George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) donated $650,000 to support BLM. The Rockefeller Foundation is a big organization involved in funding BLM. In fact, they are the ones who funded Dr. Josef Mengele (Angel of Death), the mass-murdering Nazi doctor who performed wicked medical experiments at the Auschwitz death camps. Ford Foundation is another funding giant, and all the sports teams in North America throw huge money to this organization. Susan Rosenberg, a convicted terrorist who was sentenced to 58 years of imprisonment (She only spent 16 years behind bars, because Bill Clinton reduced her sentence his last day in office) for bombing U.S. government buildings and committing armed robberies, is the one now managing funds for Black Lives Matter movement. She said after her 1984 arrest, ‘I only regret that I wasn’t able to kill the cops that arrested me’ (Rudy Giuliani). That is who is running the Black Lives Matter organization.
Do they really care about Black lives?
Black Lives Matter claims that they care about black lives. How true is that? Planned Parenthood, the biggest killer of black Americans, is one of the key influencers of the Black Lives Matter movement. Planned Parenthood kills an estimated 247 black Americans every day. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, practiced eugenics (advocating for the selective breeding of her fellow citizens) and is a known racist. She was the founder of the Birth Control movement, and her original goal for Planned Parenthood was to “help kill black babies before they came into the world” (Herman Cain).
Abortion is the leading death in America. It has killed more black babies in approximately half an hour than all unarmed black men killed by the U.S. Police during the entire year in 2019. Since the 1973 Roe vs Wade Supreme Court ruling, 19 million black babies have been aborted (CDC, Guttmacher Institute). This is the sad truth of the “black genocide”.
Here are SIX reasons, why Christians should not support the Black Lives Matter movement.
They are transgender affirming
In their own documents they state, “We are committed to embracing and making space for trans brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We are committed to being self-reflexive and doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”
They are committed to destroying cis-gender privilege. What does cis-gender mean? It means biological sex. It relates to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex. They recognize that God created them, either male or female. But, BLM is transgender-affirming. According to God’s word, transgender behavior is an abomination to God (Deuteronomy 22:5).
They want to create a fatherless generation
According to their agenda, they are womanists. “We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.” This is an anti-God idea. According to the Word of God, man is the head of the woman, as God is the head of Christ (Eph 5:23; 1 Cor 11:3-10). Man has the responsibility of leadership.
They want to tear down the nuclear family. A family consists of two parents, the father being the head of the house. Studies have proven that a child who grows up in a family without a father is more likely to get involved in crime and end up in jail. 85% percent of youth in prison grew up in a fatherless home (Texas Dept. of Correction), 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census), 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes (Center for Disease Control), and 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26).
They are queer affirming
“We are committed to fostering a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise.” Black Lives Matter movement is working to put an end to the notion that everybody needs to be heterosexual.
According to the word of God, this is an abomination to Him (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13). Two of three Black Lives Matter founders identify themselves as queer. From the beginning, Black Lives Matter has been about LGBTQ lives. Black Lives Matter is a movement designed to destroy morality, and replace it with behavior that is immoral, perverse, and abominable. Their agenda is anti-God, anti-Scripture, and anti-Christ.
They lie about systemic police racism
Are police forces across the continent riddled with officers whose primary targets are African-Americans? There are no convincing statistics to prove it. The videos of violent arrests are not representative of the millions of annual contacts police officers have with civilians. Research shows crime and suspect behavior – not race – determine most police actions. The more frequently officers encounter violent suspects from any given racial group, the greater is the chance that suspects from that group will be fatally shot by a police officer.
Of course, there are bad apples in the bunch and yes, some officers are racists. However to paint a broad brush and say the whole police department is systemically racist is inaccurate. Officers are being assaulted and shot at while they try to arrest gun suspects or respond to the growing riots. Police stations and courthouses have been destroyed with freedom from punishment, which only encourages more destructive violence.
Heather Mac Donald, Wall Street Journal, “In 2018 there were 7,407 black homicide victims. Assuming a comparable number of victims last year, those nine unarmed black victims of police shootings represent 0.1% of all African-Americans killed in 2019. By contrast, a police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.” It is 9 vs 7407, yet all the attention of Black Lives Matter is on the 9.
They want to establish a lawless society
Laws are made to protect us from each other. They want to defund the police, to bring down the last restraint, the authority of the police who enforce the law to protect innocent civilians from wicked murderers. On their website, they say, “We know that police don’t keep us safe, so we want to stop pumping money to the justice system”.
This is a ridiculously insane Marxist ideology. If the Ferguson effect of officers backing off law enforcement in minority neighborhoods is energized, the thousands of law-abiding black people who depend on the police for basic safety will be the victims. (The Ferguson effect is the theory that increased distrust and hostility towards police can cause officers to engage in less proactive policing, leading to an increase in violent crime rates.)
They oppose the authority
Black Lives Matter’s mission is to “build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities”. This is their opening declaration. What is the value in supporting a rebellious group? You put yourself in jeopardy if you rebel against the authorities.
The wise man submits to the authority and stays away from evil deeds (Ecclesiastes 8:1-2). Every person should submit to the governing authorities because all authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment (Romans 13:1-2). You do not have to fear authorities if you’re doing good, but if you do evil, be afraid, you will be punished (Romans 13:3-4).
Black Lives Matter organization is a dangerous organization that uses the suffering of some people as the means to destroy our families, destroy our societies, and destroy morality, church, and civilization. It is a disruptive, rebellious, anti-God, anti-authority, soul-destroying, family-destroying, immoral, Marxist organization devised by Satan. Their agenda is nothing to do with the color of the skin. They have covered the truth with lies. This is an organization that is the enemy of God. As a Christian, I should get behind the idea of Black Lives Matter, however I can’t be a part of the Black Lives Matter movement. To support the movement is to violate God’s commandments.
As Christians, we should declare our support for those in authority over us, we should declare our support for the law enforcement officers who protect us, and we should endeavor to live peaceable and God-honoring lives- speaking against injustice wherever we see it while proclaiming the Gospel of Christ fearlessly to the hurting world.
Reference / Additional Reading:
Patrisse Cullors -short interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7C6tNjiRKY).
Marx & Satan, by Richard Wurmbrand
Black Genocide In 21st Century America, (DVD) Maafa21.com
Color, Communism and Common Sense, by Manning Johnson
(Press Interview) Rev. Steven Craft – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR2rSC2fVh4