Evangelist Priscilla Shirer: “I do not describe myself as a black woman”
A black evangelist is causing a stir on social media after making an emotional speech about her blackness and the intersection of her religion.
Priscilla Shirer who is also a prolific speaker, author, and actress who starred in the 2015 film, “War Room” proclaimed “I do not describe myself as a black woman — because that gives too much power to my blackness.”
The video was posted by Chuck Bernal founder and lead pastor of Lifepointe Church in North Carolina and has garnered more than 7 million views.
Said Bernal “This is one of the best statements on a Christian perspective regarding RACE and POLITICS that I have ever heard.”
“Priscilla Shirer speaks the truth!” he added. “Take 90 seconds and watch.”
Shirer shares how she refuses to also race to define her.
“I don’t want ‘black,’ my race, to be the describing adjective, the defining adjective, as a woman,” she cries. “I am not a black woman, I’m a Christian woman who happens to be black!”
“It’s going to be that I am a woman who believes in every single thing that my God has declared to be true, and I will stand firmly on the promises of His word because I will be girded in His truth,” Shirer declared.
Shirer goes on to explain that race, gender and politics are void when it comes to Christianity.
“You may be a black woman, a black man, a white woman, a white man, but that should not define you. So that if your race or if your political group is going in a different direction than the word of God, you don’t choose your blackness or your whiteness or whatever culture you are,” she warns. “You do not choose that, or your political persuasion, over what God’s word declares to be true.”
Shirer ends by saying that religion supersedes politics in her opinion.
“I hate to tell you this, but God doesn’t ride the backs of donkeys or elephants,” she said. “He did not come to take sides; he came to take over.”