Tuesday, May 02, 2017

White men must not dress like black gangbangers

A Southern Baptist seminary professor on Tuesday posted a jaw-dropping photo on Twitter that has resurfaced questions for white evangelicals and their attitudes about race.

The picture, posted by Barry McCarty, a professor of preaching and rhetoric at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, appears to show five white professors dressed in hoodies, gold chains, bandannas and caps. Several of them are pictured posing with fingers pointed like guns and McCarty appears to be holding a gun in his hand. The words “Notorious S.O.P.” (School Of Preaching) are scrawled across the top.

McCarty posted later that the photo was part of a special send-off for one of their professors, Vern Charette, who raps on occasion. As reported by Nicola Menzie in Faithfully Magazine, Charette appears in a video rapping about Christian themes in which he addresses, “all my pimps, players, thugs and hustlers, all my boys that are in lockdown.” He wants them to know to that there’s “an answer” and that “his name is Jesus Christ.”



Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are born to whine about just about everything they feel might offend them becuase liberlas are such a bunch of born whiners

Anonymous said...

White evangelicals have race issues because a few people dressed up as rappers as a surprise for their friend?
We really must have no real problems in our society if this is an issue.

Hillbilly or Rapper- You decide said...

I saw the post and smiled at a bunch of fellows dressed up having fun as a group of guys, nothing more. Then along comes this criticism about "what it means" and "what were they thinking" and on and on. What a lunacy "these divisive types" seemingly always want to create? There is a reason this country has these kind of problems today and it traces back to "those who want to be divisive and offensive for political reasons"; and the ease at which you can communicate "non" face to face? This is not a human issue, as humans learn how to laugh at themselves and at each other, as we grow and are educated....(at least we used to); rather it is "those who want to divide" that make a mountain out of a mole hill...and whose lives have become beacons of one "cause" or another. Imagine the web they weaved over a bunch of white men in rapper dress up? Shameful to think we let these "divisive" types influence how we think in the church, how we are educated in our schools, and on and on outside the church? Are we moving forward as a country or backwards toward Sharia Law, or burning "witches" at the stake? Let's just cut to the chase and STONE THEM and be done with it? Can we get rid of dress up parties, Halloween, and playing charades too, while we are at it. And why is your mailbox BLACK or WHITE or Gray....are you making a racist statement? THINK...who is perpetrating you in these wild and crazy thoughts that make you criticize/attack people, who OBVIOUSLY are not making a political statement? Go after the Vagina Suit Babes? or Planned Parenthood? or a thousand other more divisive and inflamatory (it not fully insane) "IN YOUR FACE" political groups worthy of your critical attention and push back, if you are trying to "change or say something" worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

I know the professor in question and I disagree with him on a lot of things, but not in this regard. I'm sorry, but I really don't see how this is a racial issue. They were dressing up like rappers. If they were dressing up like a race of people, that would be an issue, but they weren't.