Sunday, September 01, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #35

It would be too bad if Jesus
Were to come back black.
There are so many churches
Where he could not pray
In the U.S.A.,
Where entrance to Negroes,
No matter how sanctified,
Is denied,
Where race, not religion,
Is glorified.
But say it—
You may be

Langton Hughes, “Bible Belt,” in The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Volume 3: The Poems, 1951-1967, ed. Arnold Rampersad (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2001), 155-156.

[Read the Introduction to 95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity here.]

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