CHRISTIAN RAP NEWS: Louie Giglio apologises morning over ‘white blessing’ comments as Lecrae tells fans he ‘wasn’t OK’ with it.
By Enuice Myron
18, June 2020
has issued a video message apologising after referring to “white privilege” as “white blessing” in a live conversation about race earlier this week.
In his video message, The Passion City Pastor said he was “deeply sorry” for his “horrible choice of words” and said he wanted to be clear that he did not believe there was any blessing in slavery.
“I’m heartbroken about where we are as a nation and one of the things I am most heartbroken about is trying to help myself by continuing to learn and to help my white brothers and sisters understand that white privilege is real and in trying to get that sentiment across on Sunday I used the phrase ‘white blessing’ for which I am deeply sorry. Horrible choice of words. Does not reflect my heart.”
“I don’t, to be clear, believe there is any blessing in slavery. To the contrary, what I’m trying to understand and help people see is that I, my white brothers and sisters, we sit in large part where we are today because of centuries of gross injustice done to our black brothers and sisters.
was also criticised after he was seen nodding during the conversation as Giglio spoke about “white blessing”.
Addressing the controversy in a video message of his own, Lecrae said: “First of all, I want you to know I wasn’t OK with it. Even as I sat there, I was very uncomfortable and was processing what to say.”
He admitted he struggled to know how to respond in the moment but said he raised his concerns with Giglio privately after the cameras stopped rolling.
He continued: “Obviously I wasn’t OK with it and we can’t just be virtue-signalling and doing this because it’s the ‘in’ thing to do to talk about race on platforms.”