The following is Bomberger’s “Top Ten Reasons I’ll Never Support the BlackLivesMatter Movement,” June 5, 2020 - http://www.theradiancefoundation.org/ (Site reference - report specific link no longer active)
“The founders of the movement, the #BlackLivesMatter Foundation (BLMF), created it to radically shift culture. The far-left Ford Foundation, the world’s largest population control organization, vowed in 2016 to raise $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives (MFBL)--a nationwide coalition of BLM groups (including BLMF). MFBL released a shocking manifesto of policy positions that are deeply political and deeply disturbing. Drawing mostly from those positions, here are the top ten reasons why I will never support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
1 – The premise isn’t true. According to the FBI’s latest homicide statistics, I’m eleven times more likely to be killed by someone of my own brown complexion than a white person. Also, a comprehensive 2019 study concluded: ‘White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.’ Every loss of life is tragic, but Washington Post’s database on police-involved deaths puts things into context. In 2020, among those killed were 76 black males and 149 white males (whose deaths are don’t get reported by national mainstream media). Only nine black individuals were actually unarmed.
2 – There is no goal of forgiveness or reconciliation. None. It’s never mentioned on their sites. You can’t talk about the sins of the past and expect to move forward if there is no intention of forgiveness. I’m tired of the color-based oppressed/oppressor critical race theory paradigm. It’s not Gospel-centered. This should, immediately, be a deal-breaker for Christians.
3 –It’s all about Black Power. It’s plastered all over the MFBL website. BLMF founders explain their ‘herstory’: ‘It became clear that we needed to continue organizing and building Black power across the country.’ I don’t promote social colorblindness; I love all of our diverse hues of skin. But I’m so much more than my pigmentation. Martin Luther King promoted ‘God’s power and human power.’ I’m with him.
4 – They heavily promote homosexuality and transgenderism. ‘We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.’ I’m not embracing confusion. The Bible is unambiguous about sexuality. Loving every human being is not the same as loving every human doing.
5 – They completely ignore fatherhood. From BLMF: ‘We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and villages that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.’ Well, every ‘village’ that has fatherless families is a village that suffers higher crime rates, higher drug usage, higher abortion rates, higher drop-out rates, higher poverty rates, and so much more. #DadsMatter.
6 – They demand reparations. Ok. Sooooo, I guess the white half of me will have to pay the black half of me? If progressives want to push reparations, start with the Party of Slavery and Jim Crow--the Democrat Party! Let them ante up. But the #BlackLivesMatter movement bizarrely demands: ‘Reparations for…full and free access for all Black people (including undocumented and currently and formerly incarcerated people) to lifetime education…retroactive forgiveness of student loans, and support for lifetime learning programs.’ Uhhh, good luck with that.
7 – They want to abolish prisons and police forces. And…cue utter chaos. MFBL asserts: ‘We believe that prisons, police and all other institutions that inflict violence on Black people must be abolished…’ Defund and remove the police have been rallying cries. That would be anarchy in any community. I advocate some needed police reforms, including more accountability and better community/police relations, but this is just foolishness.
8 – They are anti-capitalism. Oh the irony of this declaration made by a movement that is the result of capitalism: ‘We are anti-capitalist. We believe and understand that Black people will never achieve liberation under the current global racialized capitalist system.’ The videos that make us aware of police brutality are captured on phones that are a result of capitalism. The best way to elevate people out of material poverty? Capitalism. This system is why the United States is the most charitable nation.
9 – Colin Kaepernick supports it. A ‘biracial’ adoptee, Kaepernick is now obsessed with his ‘blackness.’ He idolizes the late murderous Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and worships Malcolm X (just see his social media feeds). Malcolm X was anti-integration, pro-violence and a member of the virulently racist Nation of Islam (who forced him out). Kaepernick makes millions from Nike--a company whose entire Executive Leadership Team is white (isn’t this white supremacy???)--that makes its shoes in the most murderous regime in the world. Kaepernick, of course, is completely silent on that. But you know, #SocialJusticeWarrior.
10 –Apparently, not all black lives matter. Pro-abortion BLMF declared: ‘We deserve and thus we demand reproductive justice [aka abortion] that gives us autonomy over our bodies and our identities while ensuring that our children and families are supported, safe, and able to thrive.’ Aborted children don’t thrive. BLM groups announced ‘solidarity’ with ‘reproductive justice’ groups back in February 2015 (see the solidarity statement). You cannot simultaneously fight violence while celebrating it.”
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