Justice is God-given

Strong leadership is needed to achieve racial equality in our society. While it is important to affirm the truth that black lives matter, unfortunately, the Black Lives Matter organization (BLM) itself is ill-equipped to lead. Black lives do matter—the phrase is correct that all God’s people deserve love, dignity, truth, and freedom. Our brothers and sisters who peacefully protest for justice with signs of “black lives matter” march justly. However, there is a difference between asserting “black lives matter” and the BLM organization itself, which is seriously flawed.

In the section of the BLM website entitled “What We Believe,” BLM endorses gender ideology and the disruption of the natural family unit. It declares that “we disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” The same section of their website states that “[w]hen we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).” BLM asserts a worldview of moral relativism that recognizes no objective truth, “disrupts” the natural family, and undermines the natural law foundation of civil rights. Its agenda divides people in an arbitrary manner that will, ironically, lead to greater strife especially for black families.

True justice is based on the foundational principle of civil rights: each person’s God-given natural rights as embodied in the natural law. Thanks to the natural law, abolitionists knew slavery was wrong even though civil law said it was right, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew segregation was wrong even though the voting majority in many states likely supported it. The natural law is the only basis for preserving every person’s rights when a government passes unjust laws and when the voting majority suppresses minority rights.

By advocating for gender ideology, BLM rejects the basic truths of human dignity in the natural law. — from “Black Lives Matter and the Christian