White Men Accused of Rape and Sodomy
 
White Men Accused of Rape and Sodomy
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   07.13.18

Race-based hostility has intensified over the past ten years, hostility that is exacerbated by political policies that harm the black community, political rhetoric that seeks to maintain racial division, and government schools that embrace and promote Critical Race Theory. Over the weekend, racial hostility popped up in a most unlikely place: the comments section of Illinois Family Institute’s Facebook page under a short article about a homosexuality-celebrating float in an Independence Day parade and a tranny-training camp for children called “Camp Drag” being held this summer at the Ames, Iowa public library.

Here are the comments left by “Trevor Thompson” followed by my responses:

Trevor Thompson”: White men have promoted sexuality since the beginning of time. Especially the Greeks. Y’all raped and sodimized [sic] black slaves. Now y’all complaining.

Higgins: Who is “y’all”? Surely, you’re not suggesting that all white men (or only white men) commenting on this thread are responsible for the homosexuality that corrupts our parades, poisons childhood in America, and harms individuals and the public good.

And surely, you’re not suggesting that all white men commenting on this thread have raped and sodomized black slaves. So, are you suggesting that all white men are culpable for the egregious acts of white men during slavery? If so, is such an accusation just?

Trevor Thompson”: I’m “generalizing” just you folks call people of color illegal immigrants. BTW if the shoe fit…wear it.

Higgins: Yeah, as a colorless woman who has never owned slaves, raped women, sodomized men, or thought that colorful people were of lesser value than colorless people, the shoe definitely does not fit.

Who calls people illegal immigrants simply because they’re “of color”? Many people call illegal immigrants “illegal immigrants,” but I don’t know anyone who calls all people of color illegal immigrants. There are countless people of color who are not immigrants or are legal immigrants, and even colorless people can be illegal immigrants.

You claimed that all white men are guilty of raping and sodomizing slaves. Well, men of all colors have raped, sodomized, dehumanized, brutalized, and sold women and girls throughout history. Since you’re a man, are you culpable for all the crimes committed by all men against women and girls throughout history? Would it be helpful, accurate, wise, or just for me to “generalize” and say to you, “You have raped, sodomized, dehumanized, brutalized, and sold women and girls throughout history”?

If you think it’s justifiable to say to white men that “y’all raped and sodomized black slaves,” we’ll never make any headway in erasing the racial divide.

Trevor Thompson: I’m a black man. That Jesus ain’t done nothing for me or my people. Gtfoh!!!

[For those unfamiliar with texting argot, GTFOH, which stands for “get the f*** out of here,” is an expression of disbelief.]

Higgins: I think you may misunderstand who is responsible for the pernicious evil visited upon blacks during slavery and after. It wasn’t Jesus who caused that evil. It was fallen humans.

And I think you may misunderstand what Jesus came to accomplish. He didn’t come to free humans from temporal suffering. Rather, Jesus came to freely die a grotesque, barbaric death to spare humans from eternal suffering by bearing the penalty for our sins.

That said, God does alleviate all manner of suffering from illnesses, accidents, and injustice. It happens every day, all around us. The fact that you are not enslaved today is testament to God’s goodness.

But this world will continue to suffer until Christ’s return. At that point all of us will be judged once and for all for our sins. And those white people throughout history who killed, enslaved, brutalized, and treated with contempt those whom they viewed as inferior will receive the just judgment of God. So, too will the people of color–including blacks–who have killed, enslaved, brutalized and treated with contempt other fellow humans.  Whites do not have a monopoly on the sin of slavery, racial prejudice, or the brutalization of others.

Matters related to race are complicated and emotionally fraught. The incomprehensible institution of slavery and its evil aftermath continue to wreak pain and havoc. The effects lurch on, down dark, twisting, thorn-encrusted paths gouging barely healed skin. Small or gaping wounds bleed.

Words can be thorns that gouge and wound or a balm that soothes and heals. And there is another path, straight but narrow, that will lead to perfect healing.

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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children and nine grandchildren....
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