I originally wrote this in 2017 but it seems even more relevant this year.
Race had nothing to do with why I got involved in those ministries. I’ll share the Gospel with anyone, whether you are a black convicted murderer or the best-behaved white pagan in the free world. And I want to help save unborn children from murder regardless of their skin color.
But the nature of these ministries is such that it is mostly whites serving mostly minorities. And as a fantastic by-product of sharing the love and truth of Christ with these folks it does marvelous things for race relations. It pushes a giant reset button on those who have been wounded because of their race and/or steeped in their own racism.
It has changed countless prison environments, where skinheads and Black Panther-types have become friends and led their respective gangs to change.
I’ve seen countless inmates and even volunteers note how the ministries radically changed how they view others, and how they repented of their racism.
I know a guy from prison ministry who was in the Aryan Brotherhood. I saw him in action many times as a leader of the Christian groups inside prison and in the ways he is giving back now that he’s out of prison. Let’s just say that he wasn’t transformed by the power of virtue-signaling social media posts.
I realize that the race-baiting professionals of the Left — including the “Christian” Left — want to improve race relations as much as McDonald’s wants to sell less hamburgers. If your movement demands tax-funded abortions to the child’s 1st breath that kill blacks at a rate three times that of whites and Hispanics at twice the rate, then you’ll have a tough time convincing me you really care about them. But authentic Christians really do want to see improvements. And ministries like these make it happen.
It is remarkably safe to say “Nazis are bad!” or “racism is bad” on Facebook in
2017 2020 in the U.S. If you really want to do something about race relations — and more importantly, the Gospel — try something more substantial. Look into your local pregnancy resource center or prison ministries, or anything similar that shares the love and truth of Christ with minorities – and non-minorities.