by Dr. Vince Massa
#1 The Scriptural Admonition
The Bible says in II Cor. 6:14,15 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
The scriptural principle is that spiritual opposites have no common ground or shared beliefs. Righteousness and unrighteousness, light and darkness, Christ and Belial (Satan), the believer and the unbeliever (infidel) have no commonality, they are polar opposites. Because of this scriptural principle a Christian cannot support the BLM movement. When one understands the principles the BLM movement is founded upon, it is clearly understood this organization is anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-Bible and anti-American.
#2 A Common Misperception
Because of certain events which have taken place in our country beginning with the death of George Floyd, a black man who died during his arrest by the Minneapolis police in May of this year, one might think that BLM is a movement whose primary objectives are social justice and the fair treatment of blacks by the police. While this might appear to the general public to be the main objective of BLM, this is not the movement’s primary goal. As we look at the founders of BLM and some of the guiding principles of this organization, I believe this will be clearly seen.
#3 The Beginning of BLM and It’s Founders
The movement first showed up on social media in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teen in Florida. In 2014, the deaths of two black men which occurred in altercations with the police, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City,
BLM became nationally recognized thru the protests, demonstrations and unrest which took place in Ferguson. Since then the organization has grown to become one of the largest movements in the United States. In their protests, BLM calls for the defunding of police and the use of those monies to invest in black communities, and for creating alternative emergency response models.
BLM was founded by three women: Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi
Patrisse Cullors – Cullors says of herself and co-founder Alicia Garza, “we are trained organizers.” Cullors was indoctrinated and trained in Marxist-Leninist ideology by Eric Mann. Eric Mann was a 1960’s radical and coordinator of what became known as “Students For A Democratic Society”. The SDS splintered into another radical group known as the Weather Underground, which the FBI classified in 1969 as a domestic terror organization. The Weather Underground was led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who have had close political ties with Barak Obama. Of herself and her BLM co-founder Cullors says, “we are trained Marxists”. In Marxism, outdated class structures are supposed to be overthrown with force or revolution. That’s the goal of BLM, to overthrow the economic, social, political and religious structure of the America we live in. Cullors, in her personal life, identifies herself as “queer”. In 2016 she married Janaya Khan who co-founded BLM Toronto. Cullors resigned from her formal role as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in May 2021.
Alicia Garza – Garza, who with Cullors founded BLM, grew up in Marion County, California as Alicia Schwartz. Her step-father was Jewish and her mother was African American. From her early teens, Alicia was an activist promoting school sex education about birth control. In 2003, Alicia met Malachi Garza a transgender man. In 2004, Alicia informed her family she was gay and in 2008 Alicia Schwartz and Malachi Garza were married.
Garza is credited with inspiring the BLM slogan. In July of 2013, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, Garza posted on Facebook “I continue to be surprised at how little black lives matter”. To show you the questionable thinking of this radical Marxist, here is a paragraph from a speech Garza made in 2017 to the graduates of San Francisco State University.
“Were it not for black women, there would be no Underground Railroad, no one to campaign against black bodies swinging from trees like strange fruit, there would be no protest songs like the ones that come from the toes through the womb up through the lungs and out of the brilliant mind and mouth of Nina Simone. There would be no black women voting like the 96% of us who did vote and said hell no to this administration. THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA WERE IT NOT FOR BLACK WOMEN (emphasis mine). This is an ode to black women because black women are magic”.
In regard to some of the misinformation contained in this brief paragraph, the Underground Railroad was a network of people, black and white, that gave aid to escaped slaves from the South. The Quakers were the first organized group to actually help escaped slaves. The efforts of the Quakers regarding the abolition of slavery date back to the late 1700’s. Harriet Taubman, a black woman who escaped slavery to freedom in the North in 1849 became the most well-known individual associated with the Underground Railroad but the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad was in existence before Harriet Taubman was born.
In regard to women voting, the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, became law on August 18, 1920. The leaders of the women’s suffrage movement were Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton with a number of others, all were white women. Every woman white and black who has the privilege to cast their votes in national, state and local elections does so because of the efforts of these women.
And concerning the existence of the United State of America, the Declaration of Independence which declared the American colonies free from British Rule on July 4, 1776 was signed by 56 white men from the original 13 colonies. No black woman had any part in America’s founding.
The reality is when you have a generation which does not know its history, they can be manipulated by individuals who purposefully twist what is true to accomplish their own political agenda.
Opal Tometi – Tometi is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. Tometi shares the same radical Marxist agenda as her BLM co-founders, Cullors and Garza. In 2015, Tometi was at an event in Harlem with Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan communist dictator. Maduro was photographed with arms around two women, one of them Tometi with a clenched fist. Maduro, who has sought to propagate his socialist, Marxist agenda in South and Central America said, “What is happening in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Honduras is just a little breeze, and what is coming is a Bolivarian hurricane. The Bolivarian breeze will reach the United States and it will have someone who governs for the people.” Like all socialist, communist dictators, Maduro says one thing and does the opposite. These are the people BLM aligns itself with.
To say BLM is an organization that is concerned about social justice and the fair treatment of individuals regarding the law is a farce. The leaders of the BLM movement are radical Marxists who want to overthrow with force or revolution if necessary our American Constitutional government. That’s why riots follow wherever BLM goes.
#4 BLM Guiding Principles
There are 13 principles that BLM propagates and adheres to. For the sake of time and space we will limit our comments to the most egregious and anti-Biblical doctrines of BLM:
BLM Principle 6 – Queer Affirming
The statement from the BLM website states “WE are committed to fostering a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or rather, that all in the world, are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise.”
So a BLM goal is to free individuals from how God created humankind so they can practice sin and immorality and try to feel good about themselves. See Matt 19:4, 5 and Rom. 1:24-28 to find out the Biblical meaning of what is normal and what is sinful. It’s the opposite of this BLM guiding principle and is born out of a reprobate or depraved mind (Rom. 1:28).
BLM Principle 7 – Trans Affirming
This BLM statement reads “We are committed to embracing and making space for trans brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We are committed to being self-reflexive and doing work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”
King David said in Psalm 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” David knew he had been created by God exactly how God wanted him to be. An individual who changes his or her sex from how they were born: 1) must not believe in God, 2) must not believe God created them exactly how He wanted them to be or 3) put themselves in the place of God to make themselves what they want to be. Conclusion: This philosophy and thinking emanates from a mind that is twisted, perverted and has been influenced by a darken spirituality.
BLM Principle #11 – Black Families
This principle states “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively are for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.”
In regards to this destructive, anti-biblical philosophy, the basic family unit of husband, wife and children is not a western idea. The concept goes back 6000 years to the Garden of Eden when God made the first man and first woman to create a family (Gen. 1:27, 28). That’s why the family unit is a part of every race of people throughout the entire world. Because BLM is anti-God and, as Romans 1:28 says, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge” they are seeking to destroy the scriptural and biblical principles and foundations on which a God-believing, God-fearing society is built starting with: 1) the home, 2) the government, and 3) finally they’ll come after and seek to destroy the churches.
You’ll also notice in this BLM principle of nuclear family there is no mention of “fathers”. Why is that? Could it be these 3 female founders of BLM have a problem with authority, especially “male” authority? Also in regard to their reference to “our children” or children that belong to the extended family or village—again, here is another anti-biblical philosophy. Psalm 127:3 says, “Lo children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” God blesses a husband and wife with children, a family, not a village or community. It is the husband’s and wife’s responsibility to raise their children for the Lord. Villages don’t raise children, parents do!
It is easily understood when one considers the background of the BLM founders, their training and core beliefs that this organization is as we first stated Anti-God, Anti-Christ, Anti-Bible and Anti-American. NO CHRISTIAN who claims to be a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ should support the BLM organization in any way. As Christians we are for law and order, justice and equality in our land. And as Jehu the prophet said to King Jehoshaphat regarding his alliance with wicked King Ahab in II Chron. 19:2 “Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord?”