How Many Transgenders Have to Die Before the Black Church Gets Involved?
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 06:04PM
OutFaith in African-American, Black Church, Commentary, Hate Crimes, Protestant, Transgender

By Jamall Calloway, Urban Cusp - October 13, 2012

The Black Church (the collective term used for various African American Protestant denominations) is an inherently prophetic institution. Since its inception, it has served as a site of strategizing for ameliorating the unjust conditions of American society. Even to now, it’s a place where Protestants congregate and hold various discourses regarding economic inequalities, healthcare reform and recent hate crimes against black male bodies.

On one hand, the Black Church’s strong voice is notorious for bemoaning the rampant injustices in this nation. On the other hand, its soft voice is known for lamenting the harmful effects that prevalent injustices engender. But there’s something missing in the Black Church discourses concerning injustice and unjust conditions. There’s an area where the Black Church’s voices and lamentations are needed: trans-phobic hate crimes. [Read Full Story]

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