The Black Lives Matter rioters burned out the street after another policeman was fired at a black man in Kenosha, Wisc. They launched flares at the police, plundered businesses, and destroyed houses. The forest incense has hit a church — and not just a church.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Bradford Community Church held a signature “Black Lives Matter” and a viral video of the signs of the fire extending to the church.
BLM extremist threats spread overnight to the Bradford Christian Church in Kenosha, Wisc., a far-left universalist religious group. The church’s sign was engulfed in flames in favor of # BlackLivesMatter. pic.twitter.com/u02CIv
The pastor of the church discussed the fire in a statement on its home page. The pastor said his church leaders were “outraged,” not because their congregation was swept up with the incense.
‘We are saddened by the abuse committed in the name of law enforcement on our people of color in the history of our Country, the leaders and clergy of the Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universitarian, and yesterday in Kenosha, in Jacob Blake ‘s case, whose life we pray now,’ Rev. Erik David Carlson said.
“While we can not accept [the] violent response to injustice, we understand and respect the anger and indignation that fueled last night’s events. While we’re grateful that much of our church home prevailed in the fire next door, we ‘re thinking we ‘d like to sacrifice 100 buildings rather than another life through abuse by the police, “the pastor said.
“Many critics have said earlier that our decision to put the ‘Black Lives Matter’ on our roadmark in many manner has added to the fire or that our advocacy for the BLM movement is hypocritical or anti Christian. In truth, we all have faith (that means ‘Universalists’), but we are motivated by this truth that we come predominantly and differently from colored Americans.
The Black Lives Matter is a contentious message in christian circles not only because mainstream Christians believe black life doesn’t matter, it’s mostly that the official Black Lives Matter movement has advocated for the dissolution of the nuclear family to be “qualified Marxists.” The group frequently advocates LGBT advocacy that is in contrast with mainstream Christian religious rights.
Other horrendous police abusses – such as the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Talyor – call for change. Yet the Black Lives Matter campaign hastens to criticize police with a large brush, implying that law enforcement, generally, is biased and hastens to judge police where violence is warranted. Some of which was the killing of Jacob Blake, who sparked the Kenosha protests. If the shooting footage looks terrible, Blake seems to have defied pursuit, and it seems like he entered the car before the police started firing. The cops presumably believed that he searched for a knife.
Black lives definitely matter and some of the examples of the Black Lives Matter movement are particularly important. Yet in the Police Departments, the protest did not uncover systemic bias and did not show that the police would be defamed or disbanded.
This Unitarian Universalist Church opposes bigotry rightly, but it is possibly misguided to join the cause – which is why the church faced retaliation.