Luther’s White Satan Smiles

He thought about the
beautiful, black sister
in the faith and a faith-
ful teacher and follower
of Yahweh seen through
the eyes of Jesus who put
on a hijab to say to the
world that she is in solid-
arity with sisters and
brothers who follow Allah
and she got in trouble
at her predominantly
white, evangelical college.
Luther’s White Satan smiles.

He thought of another beauti-
ful, black sister in the
faith and a faithful teacher
and follower of Yahweh seen
through the eyes of Jesus
who stood in solidarity with
the beautiful, black sister
who got into trouble and
she called out those white
Christians at that evangel-
ical school. To paraphrase,
she said something about
white “evangelicalism” not
being “good news.” Luther’s
White Satan smiles.

While Yahweh and Allah have
the same roots in words and
the rich, black, brown, and
red semitic soil, apparently
some white Christians see only
white roots and a white Jesus
and a six-thousand year old
white world and a lily-white
heaven and maybe they ought
to be seeing a white-hot hell
of their own making for them-
selves and all their brown
and black and red and yellow
brothers and sisters in Yahweh,
Allah and all this in the name
of Jesus. And they call that
evangelicalism? Luther’s
White Satan smiles.

And then he wondered to him-
self, don’t we all come out
of Africa?

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