Christian plea to Africa: Stop using Bible as tool for hate

11 Jun

Stop using the Bible as tool for hate

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress) The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress)

In an open letter to Christians in Africa, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell pleads for an end to use of the Bible as a justification for discrimination against LGBTI people, just as it was used to justify racism and slavery. Caldwell is an African-American former civil rights activist with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a retired United Methodist minister.

An African-American pastor’s letter to African Christians

Dear African United Methodists and All Christians in Africa,

My name is Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, I was born 81 years ago in the state of North Carolina in the USA. I was born at a time when we who are black in the USA were segregated because of our race. There were Methodist Churches, Colleges and Seminaries that I could not attend because of my race.

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (Photo courtesy of BU.edu) The Rev…

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