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Black Catholic Leader says Black Lives Matter Organization 'Ill-Equipped to Lead'

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Louis Brown said in an essay at First Things, "Our brothers and sisters who peacefully protest for justice with signs of ‘black lives matter’ march justly. However, there is a difference between asserting ‘black lives matter’ and the BLM organization itself, which is seriously flawed.”


    A Black Catholic leader said Sept. 18 that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is the wrong organization to lead an important movement against racism in the U.S., because, he said, it asserts a relativistic agenda that will cause harm to Black families.

    “While it is important to affirm the truth that black lives matter, unfortunately, the Black Lives Matter organization (BLM) itself is ill-equipped to lead,” Louis Brown wrote in an essay published Friday in First Things.

    “Black lives do matter — the phrase is correct that all God’s people deserve love, dignity, truth, and freedom. Our brothers and sisters who peacefully protest for justice with signs of ‘black lives matter’ march justly. However, there is a difference between asserting ‘black lives matter’ and the BLM organization itself, which is seriously flawed.”

    Brown, executive director of the Christ Medicus Foundation, is an attorney who worked for the Democratic National Committee, before his pro-life views led him to leave the position. Brown has worked for both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, and in a senior position in the civil rights office of the federal department of Health and Human Services.

    The phrase “#BlackLivesMatter” began to trend online following the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, and a movement grew amid protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 after a young black man, Michael Brown, was shot in an altercation with a police officer.

    “Black Lives Matter” has become the rallying cry for a broad social movement. But there are also specific organizations which take the name “Black Lives Matter.” The largest and best-funded of those groups is the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which has a network of local chapters around the U.S. and in other countries.

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    Black Catholic Leader says Black Lives Matter Organization 'Ill-Equipped to Lead'
     
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  2. Gracia Singh

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    That is a really good article, Michie, thank you.
     
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  3. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    You’re welcome. :)
     
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