NBC Wanted Christians To Remember White Supremacy This Easter
So nice for NBC to grace us with this GARBAGE on Easter Sunday. Unbelievable!
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday, when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is also —and not accidentally — a tragic anniversary in American history.
On Easter Sunday 1873, 145 years ago, hundreds of white men in Colfax County, Louisiana, took up arms after Sunday morning worship services and marched to their county courthouse to reclaim control of the local government from representatives who had been democratically elected by black and white people voting together. Standing their ground in the hopes that federal reinforcements would arrive in time, every defender of democracy at the Colfax County courthouse was murdered.
And what is true about our past is at play in the present: Christianity’s redemption narrative is being deployed again today toward disparate visions of what kind of nation America should become. As a white evangelical in this land, I can’t celebrate Easter in 2018 without working to reclaim the concept of redemption from the forces that attempt to use my faith and its founding stories to defend white supremacy.
Like Jesus, King too was murdered. King died 50 years ago this week while seeking to build a cross-racial coalition to address inequality in America through a Poor People’s Campaign. In a redemption story, every crucifixion demands a resurrection. We who believe in love and justice in America this Easter must reclaim redemption from those who would use it to prop up white nationalism and bigotry. To fail to do so is not only to dishonor the memory of King and the defenders of democracy in Colfax County; it is to reject the life and witness of the resurrected Jesus, whom Christians worship today.
Everyone let NBC know how they felt:
This is why Trump won. Keep it up fake news degenerate nbc news!
— 🇺🇸Emmy The Deplorable🐸 (@emmy600) April 1, 2018
Wow, this is a really, really garbage take – but I expected nothing less from NBC.
— Drizzle (@drewsername) April 1, 2018
Fixed it for you. pic.twitter.com/VByQuHMKRh
— Rants Outloud (@RantsOutloud) April 1, 2018
P.S. Christianity is observed by many different races.
— Heather Mae (@HeatherMaebee) April 1, 2018
Christianity…the only religion you can demonize on the holiest of days. #ShameOnYouNBC
— Mrs. Opinionated🇺🇸 (@1MrsOpinionated) April 1, 2018
This is disgraceful, @NBCNews.
— M.Ramirez (@cybr_gk) April 1, 2018
@NBCNews I don’t know how you recruit your journalists, but just take a look at the comment section and realize how out of touch you all are with the average person.
— Arthur (@magickSword) April 1, 2018
Look at the responses on this tweet. People are fed up with this utter garbage.