A California Pastor Posted a Racist Meme to Trash Planned Parenthood July 13, 2018

A California Pastor Posted a Racist Meme to Trash Planned Parenthood

Brian Johnson (below), worship pastor at Bethel Redding Church in California, recently caused a stir in a now-deleted Instagram post comparing Planned Parenthood to the KKK — complete with a picture of a noose.

Writer Ayana Lage took him to task in a Twitter thread that really makes you wonder what Johnson was thinking and why so many people in his church don’t recognize the problem with his actions.

[Note: That post is still up.]

While we don’t see the infamous “I’m not racist because I have a black friend” line of reasoning, we do get a defense that basically says this is okay because Johnson has an adopted black baby.

It’s not a secret, historically or currently, that many white Christians have used their faith to foster a “white savior” complex. By adopting minority children, they are “rescuing” them from a life of poverty and oppression, as well as assimilating them into white Christianity.

You don’t have to belong to the KKK to be considered a racist, and comparing a literal hate group that murdered adults because of the color of their skin to Planned Parenthood is nothing more than an attempt to strip black women of their ability to choose if and when to end their pregnancies.

The two groups are not comparable in the slightest. A meme like that says far more about those spreading it than the organization they’re trying to trash.

(Screenshot via YouTube)

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