The bishop of Tyler, Texas, has urged the faithful to educate themselves about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, insisting that its mission statement is contrary to Christian belief.
“Please educate yourself on this!” Bishop Joseph Strickland wrote in an Independence Day tweet in reference to the BLM mission statement.
“Toward the end of this statement 2 points are made that are contrary to FAITH,” he continues, “#1 opposing the nuclear family (where is dad?) and #2 opposing God’s plan for sex as a union of male & female. This agenda is DANGEROUS!”
The bishop was referring to statements by the organization denouncing the nuclear family and praising queer-affirming culture.
On its page titled “What we believe,” Black Lives Matter asserts a series of tenets that conflict with the Christian understanding of human nature and human flourishing, two of which were underscored by Bishop Strickland.
“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,” BLM states.
The organization fails to acknowledge that the breakdown of the nuclear family, which disproportionately affected blacks in