Andy Stanley: “Here’s an Uncomfortable Fact. White People Fear Black Men”

North Point Community Church ‘impastor’ Andy Stanley continued his wretched job of smarmily assessing what’s wrong with Christendom and then explaining why he and his church are nailing it 24/7- this time as it pertains to issues of race and racial reconciliation. Usually one famous for pushing the seeker-sensitive model, Stanley has asserted that all white men have what is known as the “fearful gaze”- meaning they fear black men, whether consciously or unconsciously.

For a brief reminder of the various theological controversies surrounding Stanley, he made waves for encouraging Christians to essentially throw out the Old Testament, arguing that believers should “unhitch” themselves from portions of Old Testament Scripture. This is essentially a spin-off of the heresy of Marcionism. He went on the warpath against doctrine in general, claiming that “unity is more important than theology.” Stanley argued that Jesus’ birth doesn’t really matter, thus casting doubt upon his supernatural birth and the events surrounding the nativity and also tacitly denounced Biblical inerrancy, at least in the eyes of many.

Stanely has been on a roll since the pandemic hit, telling members that the “Foundation of our Faith is not the Whole Bible,” that the Lord does not require them to meet for church, that George Floyd was “This Generation’s Samson,” and to “Sleep late and skip church” during Father’s Day.

From his July 8, 2020 sermon on the Human Race, Stanley explains:

The truth is rarely found in the extremes. You know that. It’s found where the circles overlap in the middle, the messy middle. Dr. King told us that as well. In fact, he modeled that. He died in part because of that. The messy, messy, messy, middle, that’s where the brutal, uncomfortable facts all come together.

But it’s also where problems can be solved. But it is so uncomfortable. It’s so much easier to retreat to the echo chamber of extremes where everybody agrees, but nothing is ever accomplished. In the messy middle, we’re confronted with uncomfortable facts.

And by the way, facts aren’t fair. But facts don’t care. Here’s an uncomfortable fact. White people fear black men. That’s not fair. But it’s true.

What makes this even more unfair is that in the vast majority of cases, our fear of black men is in no way connected to our personal experience. And if that wasn’t unfair enough, study after study has shown- you know this- that fear of black men doesn’t even spring primarily from racism. It’s deeper than that. And that’s not fair to black people or white people.

Most black men have experienced what some people refer to as ‘the fearful gaze’, the fearful gaze of white men and women.

Then on the other side of the equation, is this the majority of African Americans in our country, they don’t trust the criminal justice system, do you? I mean, you fear the police. That’s not fair. Facts don’t care.

and later:

“So white people fear black men. The majority of black people don’t trust the police. Most police handle themselves professionally. And then there’s this, whereas our fear of black men is rarely if ever connected to personal experience. If you’re an African American, you know this, your mistrust of the criminal justice system is connected to personal experience. Us white folks, we fear what might happen. You fear what has happened.

h/t to WokepreacherTV


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13 thoughts on “Andy Stanley: “Here’s an Uncomfortable Fact. White People Fear Black Men”

  1. It’s a fact that white people commit most of the murders and rapes in the USA. Black people are victims of white murder and rape, statistically. So it’s factually correct for blacks to fear whites who are overwhelmingly violent. This is on top of being targeted for their race by white police!!

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    1. As usual, you show you know absolutely nothing about the topic you are addressing. Here, let me help you.
      As per FBI stats;:
      Blacks, which make up approximately 13% if the US population, commit nearly half of all violent crimes – nearly four times that of other races.
      Half of the 13% are men, and of those males half of those are under 14 and over 50, which means that approximately 3% of the population commits 50% of every single violent crime in this country – Black males between 15-49.
      Yet more government stats:
      On average, black Americans commit hate crimes at a rate that is three times higher than whites per 100,000 according to FBI crime data from the five previous years.
      Traditionally, white Americans are far more often victims of interracial crime than any other group. In 2018, The Bureau of Justice Statistics released their survey of criminal victimization, breaking down 593,598 interracial violence between blacks and whites. Black Americans committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies or 90 percent, and white Americans committed 56,394 of them or less than 10 percent.
      Johnny, you remain a feckless, clueless dumbass 🙁

  2. As someone who also grew up in Atlanta, does anyone know what elementary and high school Stanley attended? Inquiring minds would really love to know.

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  5. If you want the truth, then stay in God’s “circle.” Whether or not the rest may or may not intersect is completely and entirely irrelevant.

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