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A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Around A . D . 49 , the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome because Claudius did not want them holding office or bringing in more immigrants . Instead , he wrote that the Jews “ should rest content with what belongs to them by right and enjoy an abundance of all good things in a city which is not theirs . The Jews , according to Claudius , were running in gangs , opening the borders and taking the good jobs from the true Romans . Sound familiar ?
As this was happening , one of the early Jewish leaders of a new sect called “ Christianity ” was composing a letter to his church . In the epistle , he told his oppressed minority of followers to avoid causing trouble with the most powerful government in the world . He wrote : Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers . For there is no power but of God : the powers that be are ordained of God . Whosoever therefore resisteth the power , resisteth the ordinance of God : and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation . For rulers are not a terror to good works , but to the evil . Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? Do that which is good , and thou shalt have praise of the same .
- A Letter to the Roman Church from the Apostle Paul , Romans : Chapter 13 , Verses 1-3
If you have ever wondered why slaves adopted the religious philosophy of their slave masters , Romans 13 is your answer . If you wanted to know why slaves , who often outnumbered slave masters , rebelled so rarely , the answer lies in Romans 13 . To understand why the Bible was the only book many slaves were allowed to own , read that verse again .
Christianity was adopted by people , rulers and governments all around the globe because it tells its followers to comply . It boasts of a benevolent God who knows best ; even when you are the subject of brutality , the Bible tells you that this is what God wants . At the root of Romans 13 is an edict to obey authority .
The 13th chapter of Romans is white supremacy , explained . Almost 2,000 years after Paul ’ s letter , the 13th chapter of Paul ’ s instruction to the Romans is still being used to silence , warn and squash minority populations . When U . S . Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III quoted the verse Thursday to explain the Trump administration ’ s gestapo-like policy of ripping babies from the arms of their mothers and throwing the children into internment camps , he was simply the latest in a long line of white people who used that verse to justify white supremacy .
During the civil rights movement , Paul ’ s admonition echoed through white , Southern churches , especially those that split from their larger denominations to hold on to segregation . In their opinion , sit-ins , protests and civil disobedience as a whole were explicitly against Paul ’ s instructions to Christians . Rosa Parks , the Freedom Riders and even participants in the Children ’ s March were all sinners in the eyes of an angry white God , according to Romans 13 . God is even given as a reason why black people should stop resisting when they are shot by corrupt cops . Recently , Romans , chapter 13 , was used to disparage the Black Lives Matter movement .
White supremacists love Romans 13 . They used it to justify apartheid , but surprisingly , they also used it to justify why they hated Barack Obama . Hitler used it to justify the Holocaust .
Excerts from an article titled by Michael Harriot , Guest Columnist and World-renowned wypipologist . Getter and doer of “ it .”

Program Success 5 June 2018

A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome because Claudius did not want them holding office or bringing in more immigrants. Instead, he wrote that the Jews “should rest content with what belongs to them by right and enjoy an abundance of all good things in a city which is not theirs. The Jews, according to Claudius, were running in gangs, opening the borders and taking the good jobs from the true Romans. Sound familiar? As this was happening, one of the early Jewish leaders of a new sect called “Christianity” was composing a letter to his church. In the epistle, he told his oppressed minority of followers to avoid causing trouble with the most powerful government in the world. He wrote: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same. - A Letter to the Roman Church from the Apostle Paul, Romans: Chapter 13, Verses 1-3 If you have ever wondered why slaves adopted the religious philosophy of their slave masters, Romans 13 is your answer. If you wanted to know why slaves, who often outnumbered slave masters, rebelled so rarely, the answer lies in Romans 13. To understand why the Bible was the only book many slaves were allowed to own, read that verse again. Christianity was adopted by people, rulers and governments all around the globe because it tells its followers to comply. It boasts of a benevolent God who knows best; even when you are the subject of brutality, the Bible tells you that this is what God wants. At the root of Romans 13 is an edict to obey authority. The 13th chapter of Romans is white supremacy, explained. Almost 2,000 years after Paul’s letter, the 13th chapter of Paul’s instruction to the Romans is still being used to silence, warn and squash minority populations. When U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III quoted the verse Thursday to explain the Trump administration’s gestapo-like policy of ripping babies from the arms of their mothers and throwing the children into internment camps, he was simply the latest in a long line of white people who used that verse to justify white supremacy. During the civil rights movement, Paul’s admonition echoed through white, Southern churches, especially those that split from their larger denominations to hold on to segregation. In their opinion, sit-ins, protests and civil disobedience as a whole were explicitly against Paul’s instructions to Christians. Rosa Parks, the Freedom Riders and even participants in the Children’s March were all sinners in the eyes of an angry white God, according to Romans 13. God is even given as a reason why black people should stop resisting when they are shot by corrupt cops. Recently, Romans, chapter 13, was used to disparage the Black Lives Matter movement. White supremacists love Romans 13. They used it to justify apartheid, but surprisingly, they also used it to justify why they hated Barack Obama. Hitler used it to justify the Holocaust. Excerts from an article titled by Michael Harriot, Guest Columnist and World-renowned wypipologist. Getter and doer of “it. Program Success 5 June 2018