Dear Racist Christians

Yes, Christians Can Be Racist, Too, And MANY of Them Are

Destiny S. Harris
3 min readJun 22, 2021


Photo Credit: The Politic

Look past the strange fruit swinging in the Southern breeze and see the crowd smiling and cheering, forever immortalized by the flash of the camera. The doctors, lawyers, accountants, secretaries. The young and the old, the rich, and the poor. And some of them were devout Christians who went to church on Sunday after the lynchings. — Isiuwa Omoigui

I personally know actual “Christians” who are racist but also praise God at the same time.

For Bible readers, racist Christians remind me of the hypocritical Pharisees. The Pharisees — “devout” and holy “Christians” — were always looking for the opportunity to persecute and judge another; they were so caught up with “religion” and the rules that come along with it, they forgot how easy it is to be Christ-like: embody love — that’s it.

My thoughts — racist Christians = 100% hypocrisy

How can you be both a Christian and a racist? How can you be a Jesus follower and also hate or feel “different” towards God’s “colorful” children?

Christian ideals are often weaponized to support the architecture of race in America, and hate groups have often misappropriated its most potent symbols — especially the cross. — Isiuwa Omoigui

The Bible clearly states Irresponsible people who don’t know what they are talking about twist them [scriptures] every which way. They do it to the rest of the Scriptures, too, destroying themselves as they do it. — 2 Peter 3:16

Christians should not be held on a pedestal

We need to stop holding Christians to a higher standard. Christians are regular human beings who make mistakes ALL the time. If you are a human born on this earth, you will never be without sin, and you WILL make mistakes; your natural disposition is to make mistakes. Imperfection is normal, and mistakes are inevitable.

For anyone who considers themselves a Christian and struggles to love all people equally, I challenge you to question your beliefs and read the Bible with eyes filled with God’s wisdom and awareness. Because if you read the…