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Religion and race are two topics that rarely fail to spark debate and controversy, particularly if discussed online.
But a tweet sent by African-American author Trillia Newbell has been raising more than a few eyebrows.
Newbell, who is a Christian, tweeted to say that racism and Christianity “cannot coexist”.
Christianity and racism cannot coexist. — Trillia Newbell (@Trillia Newbell)
Of course, with Twitter being Twitter, and the outlandishness of this statement, the tweet went viral instantly.
Replies questioned the past use of slavery by Christians and references to slavery in the Bible. These apparently prove that, sadly, racism has historically been compatible with Christianity.
@trillianewbell I hope this comes off ok... Christianity and racism SHOULDN'T ever coexist but I'm genuinely curiou… https://t.co/ioK0RvuHFa — Mike McGarry (@Mike McGarry)
@trillianewbell Finally, I want to say how much I appreciate you and your Twitter feed. I often find you to be wise… https://t.co/ILHS8S4w3a — Mike McGarry (@Mike McGarry)
@thejairu @trillianewbell @blkshpco Apartheid was lead by applications of biblical teachings that in essence demand… https://t.co/Ntbqr85Cyx — Jennifer Rose R. (@Jennifer Rose R.)
@RevMcGarry @trillianewbell We don’t have to go back to “slavery”. We should talk about people who are racist and Christian TODAY! — Dʒeisən (@Dʒeisən)
@trillianewbell @blkshpco God makes no distinction of flesh - only that all man has sinned. All, completely, totall… https://t.co/MZr2TkwKE3 — JaiTwice (@JaiTwice)
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