“I do not describe myself as a black woman, because that gives too much power to my blackness,” Priscilla Shirer said in her speech about race and political persuasion. She shares boldly about races and politics and how we should not define ourselves as our races.
Priscilla is an American author, motivational speaker, actress, and Christian Evangelist.
Priscilla grew up well acquainted with the Bible because of her dad, Tony Evans, who was the senior pastor of mega-church Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas. She interned with a Christian Radio in her college days at the University of Houston and was invited to speak at Bible study groups and other events.
In this speech, Priscilla focused on the issues about race and politics that are evident and divisive in today’s society.
“I don’t want black, my race, to be the describing adjective, the defining adjective of who I am as a woman. I’m not a black woman; I am a Christian woman who happens to be black.”
When your race, or ethnicity, or nationality becomes more of a defining part of you than your identity in Jesus Christ, that’s when you need to step back and realign or rediscover your God-given identity.
“If your race or your political group is going on a different direction than the Word of God, you don’t choose your blackness or your whiteness or whatever culture you are or your political persuasion, you do not choose that over what it is that God’s words declare to be true.”
This is very boldly topic to be discussed on, but we as a Christian should let the people know the message of peace and love that the Lord has given us.
This article was written by Rhoda of the Facebook page, Christ Daily.