Bishop Harry Jackson Says Church Must Step In to Heal Racial Divide


Night after night, Charlotte, North Carolina, residents have protested the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man shot by a black police officer. Newly released police video of the shooting is providing no concrete answers to questions about the incident.

“There is no definitive evidence in this video as to whether or not there is an object in his hand, and if there is, what that object is,” said Justin Bamberg, an attorney for Scott’s family. “But what we do know is that the moment Mr. Scott is shot, it appears as though he’s not aggressively moving toward law enforcement; he’s actually doing the opposite. He’s passively stepping back.”

Although the investigation is ongoing, Bishop Harry Jackson, with the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, spoke with CBN News. He said that no matter what evidence reveals, it should not be used to widen the racial divide in this nation.

“The Church can step in and really help,” Jackson said.

“We as the church are the only group that has the capacity, the breadth, the anointing, the grace the depth to bring healing to the problem,” he added.

“So rather than condemning one side or another, I think it’s time now for us to say ‘there is a problem.’ It’s hard to separate ourselves from our feelings and our problems but we now as the church can come together. ”

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Talia Wise