Wild to me how white liberal Christians feel they know better than the black community on the ground what is needed for their own community.
You can’t make this stuff up! Talk about tone deaf...
I did a thread on Twitter looking into the worship at the site of George Floyd's death.
First tweet of the thread: https://twitter.com/AndyRowell/status/1272620688453455874
Last tweet of the thread: https://twitter.com/AndyRowell/status/1273881757339627521
Here is the whole thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1272620688453455874.html?refreshed=yes
Here is the full updated PDF of the thread:
Below it is harder to read the thread but I pasted it there anyway.
Locals: Curtis Farrar and Alfonzo Williams of Worldwide Outreach Ministries.
Curtis Farrar pastors a small church on the corner where George Floyd was killed. He witnessed the killing on May 25th.
My May 26 tweet:
Here is an interview with Pastor Curtis Farrar who has led Worldwide Outreach For Christ for 30 years which is on the corner where this happened. He witnessed the incident. https://twitter.com/ChaoStrib/status/1265350731382640641 …Chao Xiong@ChaoStrib
Here is the full 14-minute interview w/Pastor Curtis Farrar about the deth of #GeorgeFloyd https://photos.app.goo.gl/SEywqghmgPSkrzzdA …
Joel Bomberger (Huntington Beach, California
Christophe Ulysse (Brantford, Ontario, Canada) says they built the stage.
Jonathan Tremaine Thomas (St. Louis, Missiouri)
instagram.com/p/CBZc52pJ0uE/, instagram.com/p/CBZkLqvg0I4/, instagram.com/p/CBa5RxhAjlh/
Here is a list of the worship leaders who met with President Trump at the White House on Friday, December 6, 2019. https://www.andyrowell.net/andy_rowell/2019/12/list-of-worship-leaders-gathering-at-the-white-house-on-friday-dec-6-2019.html …
Compare video: instagram.com/p/CBa5RxhAjlh/
and other description:
This was not easy to write. I tried to speak as honestly as I could in @nytimes about Black Anger and a theology of hope.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/opinion/george-floyd-psalms-bible.html …
Opinion | What the Bible Has to Say About Black Anger
The Psalms are not silent about the rage of the oppressed.nytimes.com
We lament and grieve the indefensible and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery even as we continue to lament and grieve the indefensible and tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Blanc, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd.... https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/anti-racism-in-the-renewing-of-christian-worship-2020 …
(1) The local black pastor gave
(2) YWAM preachers from California the okay to come preach,
(3) a suburban pastor made a page on Facebook,
Or one can be used by the players involved so as to appear partisan, making it worse.
For example, Josh Giles (St. Louis Park, MN) who spoke last night with Sean Feucht on Instagram, (and was preacher on June 12-13 and Sean was there June 13), run in similar circles.
Curtis Farrar of Worldwide Outreach for Christ is the church at the site.
They are both Pentecostal churches and led by people of color.
The three images from Instagram below.