I’ve tried to let this one die. I mean that. I have no personal animosity toward Lecrae and as a Christian, I take it seriously when Psalm 133 exhorts us, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!” Romans 12:18 says, “If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.”
Nevertheless, Christian rapper Lecrae and I find ourselves at odds. Just this week, he once again appeared on a podcast to explain his side of the story.
So, despite my hesitation, it’s now appropriate for me to set the record straight so I can properly explain why I publicly called out Lecrae in the first place.
On Dec. 14, Lecrae publicly performed at an event called “Early Vote Kick-off Car Rally & Concert with Jon Ossoff and Rev. Warnock.” He’s now saying he thought it was a “bipartisan event.” (I’m not sure how he concluded that when the two progressive then-candidates had their name on the title of the event, but I suppose I’ll take him at his word.) He nevertheless performed and rallied support for the two far-left progressive candidates despite Rev. Warnock very publicly declaring himself a “pro-choice” Christian pastor.
When I heard about this, I was extremely disappointed. This is a high-profile Christian performer who has made substantial sums of money performing for Christian audiences and inside church sanctuaries all across the nation, lending his time and talents to candidates who openly call for more abortions (and many other policies which are onerous), which I believe is the murder of innocent life.
After a group of “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden” helped contribute to Biden’s apparent electoral victory in November, I had had enough (surprise, they now feel like Biden betrayed them). While speaking at the great Jack Hibb’s church in Chino Hills, CA outside of Los Angeles, I publicly criticized the rapper, saying he shouldn’t perform in any Christian church again. At least until he explained and apologized for supporting pro-abortion candidates Warnock and Ossoff.
Many Christians might say, “Well Charlie, that was rude of you to publicly call out Lecrae. As a brother in Christ, you should have gone to him privately as it says in Matthew 18: ‘If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.’”
I have two responses for this:
- I don’t know Lecrae personally or else I probably would have.
- There is biblical precedent for public rebuke. Public sin = public rebuke.
So, let me point you to Galatians 2:11-14 where Paul Confronts Peter PUBLICLY.
“But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. 12 When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. 13 As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?”
Paul says clearly that Peter was leading other brothers astray, so he confronted him “in front of all the others.” I believe Lecrae is leading Christians astray, so I called him out publicly, too.
In response, he appeared on the “Higher Learning Podcast” with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay and baselessly attacked me for my “racist rhetoric.”
“I don’t think people see the amount of racist rhetoric that comes out they mouth when they try to cancel,” he said. “You represent one of the largest majority white institutions and organizations out there and you’re saying, ‘Don’t invite this black man into another church again?’ All the white supremacy wrapped up in that is crazy that they don’t even see it. That’s wild to me.”
First of all, nothing I said had anything to do with race. This is a lie. If you think what I said had anything to do with race, Lecrae, you’re the racist! It’s not only cliche and predictable, it ignores the substance of my argument.
I said what I said because many Christians have not been told what Lecrae chose to publicly endorse (whether knowingly or not) and who and what he advocated for by extension. If he was mistaken, then apologize for the misunderstanding. But he hasn’t done so yet, so we’re left to believe he fully supports Raphael Warnock (which is what I believe). Lecrae is worth millions of dollars because he performs for Christians who are mostly pro-life and assume he is too. They too don’t care what color he is. They care about what he believes.
But if you want to make it racial, we can go there. I wonder if Lecrae knows that nearly 40 percent of all abortions, or 400,000 a year, are performed to terminate the lives of black babies—even though blacks are only 12 percent of the US population. But it’s worse than that. Black women of childbearing age are only three percent of the population, and yet they account for 40 percent of all abortions!
I am not trying to cancel Lecrae, I am trying to fight for the lives and futures of unborn babies—a disproportionate amount of which are black—and I’m alerting the church. The Bible is clear when it says we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made” and that God knew us in our inmost parts, and “knit us together in our mother’s womb.” The unborn are the most vulnerable among us and they’re being slaughtered because of politicians who allow it to continue and because of people like Lecrae who provide cover for Marxist, pro-abortion “pastors” like Warnock. And it’s black Americans who bear the brunt of this cultural genocide.
But Lecrae wasn’t done.
He continued: “For me it’s sad that you so connect a church to a political party, that a person who votes opposite of you is a heretic. 96% of blacks vote progressive. Tells me you haven’t done the research.”
This ignorant statement proves Lecrae hasn’t done his research. Here’s the facts:
- 53 percent of white registered voters are Republicans or lean Republican, 42 percent are Democrat or lean Democrat.
- 83 percent of registered blacks are Democrats or lean Democrat – a large majority but hardly the 96 percent quoted by Lecrae.
- According to Edison exit polling, approximately 20 percent of black males voted for Donald Trump.
Lecrae’s stats are obviously fake, but they reveal that some of his opinions apparently start from a fundamental misunderstanding.
Perhaps if he reads this he will know that my problem with him is not personal, it’s about facts. That he called my comments “white supremacy” is just ridiculous and it only further compounds the conflict. “Because racism” is not a valid answer, or at least it shouldn’t be.
So Lecrae, my questions are simple: Are you pro-life? If so, do you regret performing for pro-abortion candidates that have already helped enable Joe Biden to authorize our federal tax dollars to be used to fund the taking of innocent life? Do you endorse Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock?
If not, set the record straight, say it publicly, and I will publicly defend you as loudly as I possibly can.
Gov. McMaster of SC Signed Abortion Bill and Planned Parenthood Immediately Sues
Since he took office more than four years ago, Gov. McMaster of South Carolina made it one of his top priorities to sign a bill banning most abortions in the state.
Immediately following the signing of the bill, Planned Parenthood sued preventing the measure from taking effect citing previous challenges to abortion bans in other states.
Attorney General Alan Wilson quickly issued a statement saying he’s ready for a court battle.
“My office will vigorously defend this law in court because there is nothing more important than protecting life,” he said.
The state House approved the “South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act” on a 79-35 vote Wednesday and gave it a final procedural vote Thursday before sending it to McMaster.
“There’s a lot of happy hearts beating across South Carolina right now,” McMaster said during a signing ceremony at the statehouse attended by lawmakers who made the bill a reality.
The bill requires doctors to perform ultrasounds to check for a heartbeat in the fetus. If one is detected, the abortion can only be performed if the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest, if there is a fetal anomaly, or if the mother’s life is in danger.
Under the new law a pregnant woman would not be charged if she were to get an illegal abortion, but felony charges could be brought against the person who performed the abortion as well as sentenced up to two years and fined $10,000 if found guilty.
Currently abortion is allowed under federal law which takes precedence over state law, and other states who have tried their own form of an abortion bill are tied up in court.
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Congrats! Biden Hits Milestone: 50 Days Without a Formal Press Conference Since Becoming President
Today marks 50 days since President Biden has taken office, and he has yet to hold a formal press conference.
Fox News reports:
Former President Trump waited 28 days into his presidency to hold a press conference, former President Obama waited just 21 days before holding one, and former President George W. Bush waited 34 days before taking questions from the press in a formal setting.
So, how long will it take before the leader of the free world addresses reporters in a formal setting?
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said last week that Biden will hold a press conference “by the end of the month.”
“As all of you know, the president takes questions several times a week,” Psaki said last week during a White House press briefing. “He took questions actually twice yesterday, which is an opportunity for the people covering the White House to ask him about whatever news is happening on any given day.”
“We look forward to holding a full press conference in the coming weeks before the end of the month and we’re working on setting a final date for that and as soon as we do, we will let you all know,” she continued.
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany blasted Biden, saying, “It is extraordinary, but predictable. “I remember I warned reporters, in a joking way, when it was clear Biden was the incoming president, they should get used to the feeling of not seeing a president regularly.”