During the violent and turbulent summer of 2020, white evangelical support for BLM never dipped below 45%, according to data collected by noted university researcher Dr. Ryan Burge.
Responding to those figures, author-apologist Dr. Alex McFarland tells American Family News there are three major reasons.
“Evangelicals express support for Black Lives Matter,” he observes, “because of white guilt, ignorance of the true nature of the movement, and biblical illiteracy.”
Much of the public likely considered “Black Lives Matter” a slogan shouted by marchers protesting police brutality, but American Family News has reported it is also the name of a literal Marxist group. BLM's own website --- before it was scrubbed --- criticized the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”
For a group that says it is defending the black community, that seemed like a bizarre statement to make considering fatherless homes have destroyed majority-black neighborhoods and city blocks for a half-century now. Yet that belief made much more sense when a little-noticed interview with BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors was discovered online. In one clip, she called herself and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza “trained Marxists” before they founded the group.
A “central tenet” of Marxism is dismantling the nuclear family, The New York Post helpfully explained to its readers last fall.
Many evangelicals are “absolutely uninformed about what Black Lives Matter stands for,” McFarland says, referring to the Marxist ideology that much of the public never saw.
Many people likely repeat the motto because it is a well-sounding phrase, McFarland says, but they are ignorant about where the actual ideology leads if allowed to take root and take over.
“Or maybe they are informed,” he adds, “but they just can't bring themselves to accept the subversive motives of this movement.”