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Would you have been proud to be a Christian Depending on the color of your skin you may not have been For this reason true Christians should re-evaluate their religious institutions In the end many people may find out that what they have been worshiping fails to represent their beliefs correctly Christianity has influenced many laws and popular views Likewise Christianity had also been influenced by the nations popular view on a subject Christianity has been and is the basis for our societies morality After all Christianity has done so much for us throughout time There were many battles fought and overcome in the name of Christianity One particular battle was the abolition of segregation With respect to segregation the Church has conformed to the popular views of the nation at the time when segregation was legal According to William R Jones author of a series of books about the Black religious experience a trait of the Church is to appeal to a two-category system one that supports the split of mankind into an in group and an out group 1 With this in mind how is it that we can be proud to be true Christians We should not be proud to represent an institution that aided injustices To represent such an institution is just as wrong as the act of segregation itself Why is it that the Church did not decide to aide in the abolition of segregation The Church is to be a direct reflection of the Lord who knows all The answer may be cause many of the respectable people in the Church were either for segregation held a neutral opinion or they felt as if it would be overcome with time The Church seemed unable to differentiate between right and wrong and when it learned what was right it was to frightened to help Grier Cobbs 157 For instance many Blacks during segregation did not
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