PRISCILLA EVANS-SHIRER, THE DAUGHTER OF DR. TONY EVANS, WAS RIGHT AND SHOULD HAVE NEVER APOLOGIZED FOR WHAT SHE SAID IN 2018 REGARDING RACE. She said in 2018: “I do not describe myself as a black woman because that gives too much power to my blackness . . . I don’t want my race to be the describing adjective of who I am as a woman. I am not a black woman. I am a Christian woman who happens to be black . . . It’s the job of your adjective to describe the noun of who you are. If there’s going to be an adjective describing me, it’s not going to be my race, it’s going to be I’m a woman who believes in every single thing that my God has declared to be true. And I will stand firmly on the promises of His word because I will be girded in truth.” IDRIS ELBA IS RIGHT ALSO, WHEN HE SAID, “Me saying I don’t like to call myself a Black actor is my prerogative. That’s me, not you. So for you to turn around and say to me, I’m ‘denying my Blackness.’ On what grounds? Did you hear that? Where am I denying it? And what for? It’s just stupid.” He also said that an “obsession” with race can hinder aspirations and growth.
Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society International, says he is “blacker” than both Priscilla Evans-Shirer and Idris Elba in the sense that he is the best-selling author of “Letters to Young Black Men” and “Mo’ Letters to Young Black Men.” He also authored “Letters to Young Black Women” along with his wife, Meriqua Whyte, and his daughter Daniella (Danni) Whyte. In addition to that, he authored “When Black Preachers Preach” Volumes 1,2,3. He is the editor of the 3-volume collection of the “Greatest Black Christians in History” and the “Greatest Black Christian History Makers.” Whyte is also the Founder, President, and Editor-in-chief of Blackchristiannews.com (BCNN1.COM). He could have married a white woman, but he chose to marry a black woman. He has nine black children. He only wears black suits, and he only wears black shoes. He prefers black cars. He would blacktop his driveway if he had the money and the community allowed him to do it. So he is down with being black. He loves being black because God made him black, and he cannot imagine being anything else. Even though he does not follow Priscilla Evans-Shirer as he does not follow anybody, he agrees with what Priscilla Evans-Shirer said. Whyte says he is a Christian man, by the grace of God, who happens to be black, by the grace of God. What Priscilla Evans-Shirer said is a quotable quote, and that is that born again-saved Christians — red, yellow, black, and white because we are all precious in God’s sight — ought to be able to quote this quote by Priscilla Evans-Shirer as a preface to a race discussion just like Dr. Tony Evans her father is quotable; and just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is quotable. This statement from Priscilla Evans-Shirer is a profound, godly, Bible-based statement for the “advancement of colored people,” not a put-down of our blackness. We at Blackchristiannews.com (BCNN1.COM) simply ran the story back then. Whyte was not led to comment on it for several reasons:
(1) Dr. Tony Evans is her father, and he knows how to advise his daughter. We did not comment on this delicate situation because of our respect for Dr. Tony Evans. In addition, she has a husband, Mr. Shirer, who we were sure would advise her on what to do.
(2) Whyte did not know at that time that Black Lives Matter had that much power to make a Christian person apologize for a statement like that. Black Lives Matter was hot and heavy during that time even though Whyte never took them seriously and saw them as a trojan horse using the black race to bring in the sin and abomination of homosexuality and transgenderism and to push ultra-feminism and to tear down the patriarchy.
(3) Whyte assumed that since Priscilla Evans-Shirer was into movie-making at the time, her publicity team told her to apologize to the entire black community. Whyte disagreed with that decision then, and he disagrees with that decision now as her statement is a godly biblical statement for Christians of all races to follow.
Whyte also agrees strongly with Idris Elba in what he said. Whyte says this may be more a W.E.B. DuBois’ talented tenth thing, or in other words, people who are called and gifted to be leaders in their field, such as pastors, politicians, or actors, as in the case of Idris Elba. When you have legions of followers and fans who are red, yellow, black, and white, and you are black, you can know that you are black on the outside. However, at the same time, if you want to impact the lives of all people, your outlook ought to be that the gift that God has given me is for all people, especially as a Christian, for the glory of God. As Whyte said, he is “blacker” than Priscilla Evans-Shirer and Idris Elba combined, but he preaches to, speaks to, and writes for all people — red, yellow, black, and white because they are all precious in God’s sight. As Idris Elba said, an “obsession” with race can hinder aspirations and growth.
Here is what Whyte wrote to Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts right before the Super Bowl when everybody was trying to push the first time in history, we have two black quarterbacks in the Super Bowl narrative, which was not important to Whyte at all. What was important to Whyte was that both of these quarterbacks were Christians who happened to be black, and because they were Christians who gave God all of the glory, they were shining in the world. Here is what he said:
Daniel Whyte III, author of the national best-selling book “Letters to Young Black Men” and President of Gospel Light Society International, tells Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts to remember they are not in the Super Bowl because they are both from Texas and they are not in the Super Bowl because they are both black. However, they are both in the Super Bowl because they are both CHRISTIANS who gave God and Jesus Christ the glory and the credit in nearly every game this past year verbally or by pointing their finger to the Lord or both, and do not ever forget it. Whyte says both of you have the potential to go to ten Super Bowls and break Tom Brady’s record. But you will not do so if you focus on the fact that you came out of the great football state of Texas or because you are black. You will only do so because of Jesus Christ and if you continue to give Him the glory because, as you know, “you can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth you,” and because, as you know, “all things are possible with God.” Keep your focus on Jesus Christ, and do not let the crowds — be they white or black and do not let the world define you to be this or that because as long as you live, everybody looking in on your life will see that you are a black man. In your mind, you must look out to the world as a CHRISTIAN who happens to be a black man. Whether you win or lose tonight, give God and Jesus Christ the glory, and keep on pointing people to Jesus with your talent on loan from God.
Idris Elba has hit back after facing mass criticism last month for revealing that he no longer describes himself as a ‘black actor’.
The Luther star, 50, who is of Ghanaian and Sierra Leone Creole heritage, sparked a social media backlash when he detailed how he thought the ‘black actor’ label put him in a ‘box’, and that an ‘obsession’ with race can hinder aspirations and growth.
He told Esquire: ‘We’ve got to grow. We’ve got to. Our skin is no more than that: it’s just skin. Rant over.’
He added: ”Racism is very real. But from my perspective, it’s only as powerful as you allow it to be.
Now the actor has doubled down on his remarks in a new interview with the Guardian, slamming fans who accused him of ‘denying his blackness’ with his controversial comments.
He said: ‘Me saying I don’t like to call myself a Black actor is my prerogative. That’s me, not you. So for you to turn around and say to me, I’m “denying my Blackness”.
‘On what grounds? Did you hear that? Where am I denying it? And what for? It’s just stupid. Whatever.’
In his February interview, The Wire star continued that while he is a member of the Black community, he doesn’t put the emphasis on this when it comes to his career.
Idris explained to the publication that his choice to be an actor wasn’t because the lack of diversity in the profession, but because it was a career he felt he would thrive in.
‘As you get up the ladder, you get asked what it’s like to be the first Black to do this or that,’ He continued.
‘Well, it’s the same as it would be if I were white. It’s the first time for me. I don’t want to be the first Black. I’m the first Idris.’
Some three days after the interview dropped, the Luther star decided to take to Twitter and elaborate on his quote, all while making sure everyone knowns he’s a proud Black man.
‘There isn’t a soul on this earth that can question whether I consider myself a BLACK MAN or not,’ he began in the tweet, adding, ‘Being an “actor” is a profession, like being an “architect”, they are not defined by race. However, If YOU define your work by your race, that is your Perogative. Ah lie?’
Source: Daily Mail Online, Eve Buckland
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