“Pastor Louis Giglio wants to rebrand ‘white privilege’ to ‘white blessing'” links

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  1. Tok says:

    “but we are missing the blessing of slavery…” – did he really say that?! Wow.

    • anon says:

      Evangelical racism…

    • schmootc says:

      Really? Why don’t people realize they need to shut their pieholes and take a seat? That’s disgusting.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      There is a large portion in America where “Christian” equals “white.” Of course white people were “blessed” with privilege, because that’s what God wants for his chosen people (“chosen people” being white Americans, not Jewish people).

    • whatWHAT? says:

      he can feel free to volunteer for that.

    • LBB says:

      Does he mean that as in “Bless their white hearts?”

  2. FloridaWoman says:

    Saint Rita Moreno had a threesome with Brando and Paul Newman.

  3. Canadiangirl says:

    Gliglio – 😂😂🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾

  4. Doodle says:

    What a word salad.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    What the frak was that? I shouldn’t hear shit like this because of my blood pressure.

  6. Megan2 says:

    I thought about going to the article, but I think the headline here is more than enough info.

    No thank you. Left swipe. Not into this. F*ck all their shoes forever.

    How can anyone be that bereft of humanity and not be aware of it? How? I imagine them walking around feeling like empty holes, never feeling anything because they are clearly incapable of it… like slugs wearing human suits and making human sounds but with no understanding of humanity at all. Someone pour salt on them and let’s see if they shrivel up.

    Effers. I can’t.

    • Some chick says:

      That’s a great description of how sociopaths actually feel. They have no empathy. So they manipulate people and cling on to power.

      The book, “The Sociopath Next Door” (written by a Dr of psychology who spent years researching and studying sociopaths) explains it really well.

      Like everything else, it’s a spectrum – some people are inconsiderate jerks, some people are ruthless CEOs, some people are serial killers. Most of them either wind up in prison or very rich. That Durst dude is totally a socio. Madoff. The people who scam old people. The only way to win with them is not to play.

  7. adastraperaspera says:

    Rita Moreno is a force! She’s really one of the most beautiful women ever–inside and out.

  8. Seraphina says:

    It’s like the world has gone crazy and all the idiots have decided not to censor themselves. But I’d rather know the devil I’m dealing with than not. Thank you for showing yourself.

  9. Storminateacup says:

    Pure f£&kry and a whole boat load of nonsense.

  10. Ariel says:

    I’ve never met a racist atheist. I am sure one exists, but most racists are all about god, and how god likes them more than other people.
    Pretty sure it is the basis of the racist’s religious belief system.
    Show me how special and wonderful i am.

    • lucy says:

      I lost a group of friends because one couple were racist atheists. The rest of them were really close friends to the couple and I no longer regret this, but at the time I couldn’t believe that I was such good friends with them and I lost friendships because of the ignorance of a couple. We never discussed anything like this so never knew.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Believe me when I say you’re right on the money. It is but one facet, but it’s a very real facet. It’s why I was labeled a troublemaker and an evil sinner starting around preteen. My Baptist Church started having prayer circles around me and laying hands on my cursed soul. Why on earth you ask? Because I started asking questions.

    • whybother says:

      I dont understand how racist is also a christian tbh
      whitewash how much they want but Jesus is not white

  11. JaneEyreApparent says:

    I’m assuming the pastor has a bible. You know, that book that has not a single white person in it…

  12. Lauren says:

    Dear Goddess, I actually kind of get what he was trying to say but did it in such a horrifying and, well, privileged way. He’s an idiot, but a very typical evangelical who assumes everyone else is an evangelical.

    He thinks part of the problem with white people recognizing their privilege is that the word privilege has connotations to white people that makes them balk at it. Most white people associate the word privilege with wealth and luxury and an easy life, which most white people don’t have. They see that word and don’t want to do the work of figuring out what it means in the context of race.

    He’s not wrong about that. Most white people don’t consider themselves privileged. One of the ways the rich use racism is by focusing poor white people’s anxiety onto something more concrete, versus on the source of their poverty (a system designed to keep people down).

    So, he thinks that if he changes the word to blessing, which has different connotations in the evangelical community, then that will allow white people understand better where black people are coming from. He notes what is considered a blessing in the evangelical community, which is Christ’s death on the cross, but points out that a blessing requires the work, like denying the self which is necessary when one becomes a Christian, at least in the evangelical world.

    His analogy to slavery is….yeah…. I won’t say more on that because it’s obviously wrong.

    And he’s wrong that rebranding is the issue. It’s not, again, obviously. But I do get what he’s saying. I’m not defending him, but I do think he’s not wrong on a few points. Just wrong in where his mind went with it.

    • emu says:

      Yes, I understand that he is saying that people get tripped up on “privilege” and most poor white people do not consider themselves priviledged. But being blessed in these churches means being favored by God. Which in this case goes down to God allowing or even sanctioning slavery as a “blessing” to white folk. The Prosperity Theology. Nope nope nope.

    • anon says:

      You are defending him, @Lauren, and his racist version of evangelism that is only compromised of white people. Racism is what allows him to say that disgusting analogy of slavery as a blessing for white folks. The only things this brand of Evangelicals seem to be denying themselves is common sense and shame.

  13. HK9 says:

    This is one of the many reasons I left the church. The racism. Every person of colour should take note of every church that has either said nothing, or revealed their racist asses and if it happens to be your place of worship leave. Don’t tell anyone, don’t explain-just roll. Garbage people.

  14. MsDiMeanOur says:

    All Jews are descendents of Moses.. Who was an Israelite born in Egypt = POC

    If you follow Christianity, Jesus was a POC. He was also a descendent of Jews, born in Nazareth, Palestine…

    So how does that make a WHITE Christian better than a POC Christian?

    • Kkat says:

      All Jews are decended of Abraham. Through Isaac and then his son Jacob, which is where you get the 12 tribes. Moses was later

      But your still right, they were all POC

  15. emu says:

    Gross part of that is these evangelicals believe if you make money – regardless of how you do it (Trump) – then God is blessing you. So he is saying that white people are favored over black people because of slavery and white people building their wealth using black bodies. He is actually saying that.

  16. Layla says:

    I’m f-ing cringing. I only read a couple paragraphs of the article. I can’t I can’t I can’t.

    The narcissism is off the charts. The manipulation, the gaslighting, the word trickery & twisting. I was in an abusive relationship w a narcissist & went through a 3 yr court battle and a lot of what I overhear these days reminds me of that. Faux humility, turning the tables. It is insidious & so underhanded. It’s disgusting. The ego of some of these ppl in the church! 🤢

  17. SJR says:

    The phrase “white blessing” sounds even more entitled. Ugh, Shut up for a good while, Sir.

  18. Valiantly Varnished says:

    He also called slavery a “blessing”. He’s a demon.

  19. Mattie says:

    Well I do hope he made other arrangements when he kicks the bucket because I’m sure he’s not on the list