While thoughtful Christians should have many places where they disagree with the Black Lives Matter organization; the simple statement “black lives matter” should be non-controversial for Christians for it is theologically certain. God’s Word tells us that “black lives matter” when it reveals to us that all human beings are made in the image/likeness of God (see Gen 1:26-27, 9:6, Jas 3:9). While it is good for our culture to wrestle with the question “are black lives really being valued when it comes to the use of deadly force by police against black citizens,” a far greater danger against black lives is going unnoticed and often unprotested by the black community—the danger posed to black lives via abortion. The most dangerous place to be black in America is not in a car pulled over by a police officer; nor is it in the “hood” of some major American city. The most dangerous place to be black in America is inside a mother’s womb. Until black lives matter in the womb, they don’t truly matter in America.
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