I see that BJ, the Confederate wannabe, is fibbing about my position:
“Recently, I have been talking to Christians who think it is UnChrsitian to identify yourself as anything other than In Christ.”
Did I ever say that? No. Can he quote me to that effect? No.
What I did do was to discuss how we should rate racial identity in relation to other forms of individual and social identity. It’s low on the priority list.
“If you consider yourself to be white you are UnChristian. Note: Appearently you can be a Black Christian and dodge the UnChrsitian label. Ironically this link comes via the same men who claim Identity is only to be found In Christ, not race.”
No “irony,” since BJ is burning a straw man.
“Also, notice this post and the authors use of the term Black Pastor. Why distinguish between ‘colors’ of Christain pastors?”
One thing you can say for BJ: when he’s wrong, he’s consistently wrong.
“I guess these men think that only ‘White’ people can’t identify with any category other than Christ.”
Same smoldering straw man.
“I happend to think strong Black identity is important, and that every race has this right to racial Identity.”
The right to be white? In what sense are racial characteristics a “right”?
Reading BJ is like reading about a Star Trek convention where the fans wear Andorian make up or speak in conversational Klingon. If you have to try that hard, then you’re play-acting.
“Most races in the world already think this way except for white guys with white guilt!”
How, exactly, does BJ define “white”? Must you be an Aryan/Nordic racial type? Is Sophia Loren white? Is Maureen O'Hara white?
If we’re going to make a big deal about racial identity, then I’d define “white” is such a way as to exclude BJ since BJ is a very poor representative of the white race.
“This list focuses on the concept of Identity, and categories we all use everday to distinguish one from another. To say a person cannot be a Christian and Identify with some of these examples is absurd.”
Maybe attacking a straw man makes BJ feel good inside, like a warm glass of milk. Unfortunately, BJ doesn’t come across as a very intelligent spokesman for the white race, so I think we’ll have to lock him in the attic since folks like him simply harm the reputation of the Master Race.