What Lives Matter?
Inside This Episode
Eric speaks with author, pastor, and humanitarian Rudy Rasmus about baptizing Beyonce, pledging allegiance to the flag, and being Black and Christian in Trump's America. With a potent blend of grace and brutal honesty, Rudy reminds Eric of his responsibility to speak out about racism and white supremacy - a reminder that we all need to hear.
“IF THOSE EVANGELICALS WHO ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE ACKNOWLEDGING AN ANTHEM THAT WAS PENNED IN THE MIDST OF THE SLAVE TRADE, IF THEY WERE EQUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNMITIGATED INCARCERATION OF MILLIONS BLACK MEN, IF THEY WERE EQUALLY CONCERNED WITH THE UNEXPLAINED DEATHS OF THAT SAME DEMOGRAPHIC AT THE HANDS OF THOSE THAT WERE SWORN IN TO PROTECT, IF THEY WERE EQUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT IS STILL SEPARATELY AND SAVAGELY UNEQUAL, IF THEY WERE EQUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT EQUALITY IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD, THEN MAYBE SOMEONE WOULD GIVE A DAMN ABOUT IF CHURCHES SURVIVED.”