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by Bobby E. Mills, PhD
Police Departments were designed and structured to protect White-Male-Privilege-Property Rights! Police Departments were never designed to protect and foster equality under law nor promote justice under the law; only make arrests. White males in authority have given police departments the authority to not only make arrests, but become the Judge, Jury and Executor: just US (permanent-tan-minorities), not justice. Money and property come and go, but the Word of God is eternal. The love of money, power and property is the root of all evil, and most Whites go along to get along. We have always known that most Christian Right Evangelicals are hypocrites and when they voted for Trump they showed their hypocrisy, and with their ungodly conscience they still support him. America is in a free-fall-spiritual-moral-decline as the world watches in utter dismay. George Floyd’s horrific execution was a game-changer, because it revealed that America’s Criminal–Justice–System is brazenly hypocritical-contradictory: “Whites see now, but for the Grace of God go I”. Question: where are the Christian Right Evangelicals hiding? Answer: hiding behind Trump in their pulpits, in their churches, holding-up–Bibles as political props, and hiding behind the Word of God, throwing bricks and hiding their hands! They should be hiding in the Word of God: “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11).
Let’s not get it twisted: defund Police Departments do not mean eliminating Police Departments! It simply means that Police Departments must be restructured to ensure law and order as well as equal enforcement of laws in the best interests of all Americans, and all communities. Terminology is only mankind’s way out, but actuality (truth) is the absolute Word of God, therefore: “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40) The slogan “Defund the Police” simply means the restructuring of the purposes of policing and Police Departments, not abolishment. Society needs just, fair/equitable enforcement of laws, because there are some individuals who do not know the Spiritual-Law-Giver (GOD) who gave us the Ten Commandments to live by, and we refuse to live by them. Hence, we need external moral constraints, because morality and moral behavior cannot be legislated. Policing is not “THE-PROBLEM”, but policing is “A” problem. “THE PROBLEM” is structural-institutional-RACISM. Unfortunately, Police Unions help sustain and perpetuate a culture of police misconduct. God can change things, because the fervent prayers of the righteous availed much, because the righteous judgment of God judges all: “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psalm 7:11).
Policemen are a constituted body designed to protect White Privilege Property Rights, not Human Rights and Civil Rights. However, we have God’s assurance that: “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish” (Proverbs 14:11). Glory to God for all protesters, because: “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it” (Psalm 68:11).
Dr. Bobby E. Mills received his Bachelors of Divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York, and his PhD in sociology from Syracuse University. He is a retired college professor and is the author of several books, including: Lost Nation and Sermons for Christ-like (Christian) Living.