Randall Balmer said, “One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U. S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. Continue reading The Immoral Majority: The Segregationist Roots of the Religious Right
By Joel A. Bowman, Sr. Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees, Pastoral scene of the gallant South, The bulgin’ … Continue reading Why White Christians Must Learn About Lynching
By Joel A. Bowman, Sr. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” These are the often-repeated words of Spanish philosopher, George Santayana. They are simple, yet profound. However, it is clear that many Americans are currently … Continue reading Whitewash: The Suppression of America’s Racist History
(In Memory of “The Dreamer,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) By Joel A. Bowman, Sr. There came a man: Martin Luther King.He inspired us with his lofty dream. He dreamed of peace and equality,He repudiated hatred and bigotry. The year … Continue reading There Came A Man
King Jesus was a refugee, Who came to set the captives free. No room for God in flesh that day. Born in a stable filled with hay. He had no place to lay His head, But fed the multitudes some … Continue reading King Jesus Was A Refugee
The year 1968 marked the end of the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century. Through the blood, sweat and tears of African-Americans and their allies, much was accomplished during this era. Medgar Evers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, Viola Liuzzo, … Continue reading Confronting Colorblind Christianity By Joel A. Bowman, Sr.