Dr. Michael Brown: Regardless of Shooters’ Motivations, It’s Time to Renounce White Nationalism
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—After two devastating shootings this past weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, author and national radio host Dr. Michael Brown released the following statement:
“My purpose is not to comment on the unspeakably tragic, mind-bogglingly ugly shootings in El Paso and Dayton. As a nation, we mourn and grieve. And until we have more facts and information, I don’t believe it is wise to comment on the motivation of the shooters.
“But I believe it is an opportune time to renounce white nationalism. It is un-American, it is unchristian, and it is deadly. America’s greatness is not color-based. It is not ethnically driven. America’s greatness is derived from the vision of our Founders, a vision that was largely Christian, driven by biblical principles.
“Because of those principles, the Founders could write, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ These truths were only ‘self-evident’ to the extent that there was a benevolent and just Creator. Without Him, this entire sentence, which forms the philosophical lynchpin of the Declaration of Independence, would disappear.
“It is because of these biblically-based principles that we were able to break free from the horrors of slavery and push back against the evils of segregation. And it is based on these principles that we can continue to fight against injustice, oppression, racism, and whatever other evils remain present in our country.
But none of this has to do with skin color or ethnic origins.
“Instead, it has to do with people coming together to live as Americans, not primarily as Europeans living in America or Asians living in America or Africans living in America, but simply as Americans. That means that whites should not have a vision of a white America or blacks of a black America or Hispanics of a Hispanic America.
“My vision for a God-honoring, largely Christian America has nothing to do with color or race. As such, it is the opposite of a white nationalist vision. As a Caucasian follower of Jesus, I would rather live in a God-honoring America that was 90 percent black or Asian or Latino than in a God-mocking nation that was 90 percent white. In a heartbeat!
“White nationalism is based on hatred and prejudice and bigotry. That’s why it also hates Jews as much as people of color. It is based on the unbiblical notion of white supremacy and on the unpatriotic notion of American whiteness.
I categorically renounce it in spirit and word and deed.”
Brown’s new book is “Jezebel’s War with America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide,” in which he writes that the evil spirit of the biblical figure Jezebel who lived 3,000 years ago is alive and well today. It will be released tomorrow.