Fundamentally Offensive: In a deplorable rant Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick makes the ridiculous claim that racism won’t end until “the left” learns to “accept Jesus.”
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday night claimed that the root of America’s racial problems was the lack of faith by “the left.”
Speaking with Shannon Bream on “Fox News at Night” earlier this week, Patrick said:
It’s really an issue of love. It’s loving God. You cannot love your fellow man if you don’t love God and we have a country where we’ve been working really hard, particularly on the left, to kick God out. We need a culture change to address this racism.
You cannot change the culture of the country until you change the character of mankind. You can change that unless you change the heart, and for billions of us on the planet, we believe you can’t do that unless you accept Jesus Christ or unless you accept God.
God has been left out of this equation for all of this and we need tremendous healing. We cannot heal through commissions and blue-ribbon panels and more laws.
Lt. Gov. Patrick: We have racism in this country but it’s really an issue of love. It’s loving god. We need a culture change to address this racism.. for billions of us on the planet we believe you can’t do that unless you accept Jesus Christ or unless you accept god pic.twitter.com/VkS2T5IPTq
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 4, 2020
Patrick is wrong. If anything, Christianity is the source, not the cure, for racism in the U.S. In fact, Christianity has served as the moral and intellectual justification for the systematic racism that has permeated American culture since its inception. Slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, were all justified by Christianity and promoted by conservative Christians.
Yet the historical fact that Christianity is the source and not the cure for racism is lost on Patrick. Indeed, Patrick has demonstrated a profound lack of discernment when it comes to issues of public importance.
For example, last March, Patrick, who claims to be “pro life,” argued that senior citizens should sacrifice their lives during the coronavirus pandemic to save the economy.
And last year Patrick made the ridiculous claim that a lack of school prayer was the cause of mass shootings in the U.S.
Bottom line: Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick makes the ridiculous claim that racism won’t end until “the left” learns to “accept Jesus.”