Lecrae, Hip Hop’s favorite soldier for Christ, got crucified in the streets of social media on Tuesday after a clip of his “honest conversation about race and church” with Pastor Louie Giglio and Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy went viral.
In case you missed it, Giglio referred to slavery as a “white blessing” and Lecrae simply sat there like a bump on a log and didn’t check him in Jesus’ name.
Read the quote below:
It actually built up the framework for the world that white people live in and lived in. A lot of people call this white privilege and when you say those two words, it just is like a fuse goes off for a lot of white people because they don’t want anybody to check their privilege.
I know that you and I both have struggled in these days with … hey, if the phrase is the trip up, let’s get over the phrase and let’s get down to the heart.
Let’s get down to what then do you want to call it?
I think maybe a great thing for me is to call it white blessing, that I’m living in the blessing of the curse that happened generationally that allowed me to grow up in Atlanta.
Watch the clip below:
Twitter Ate Lecrae Up:
Lecrae Addresses Backlash:
Pastor Giglio Issues An Apology:
Whew chile! I just had a conversation with someone about how religion was used as a tool during slavery. But, we’ll dig into that on another day.
What are your thoughts on this?