Celebrating church diversity without addressing racial disparity is ‘hypocrisy,’ Steven Furtick says

By The Christian Post

Steven Furtick, pastor of the popular Elevation Church in North Carolina discussing racism on Sunday May 31, 2020. | Screenshot/YouTube

Steven Furtick, pastor of the popular Elevation Church in North Carolina, said celebrating diverse churches without addressing racial disparity is “hypocrisy” in a frank conversation Sunday with fellow megachurch pastor and friend John Gray in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

The two pastors who teamed up to address race, racism, the heart of God and the way forward in the wake of the recorded killing of Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man while in police custody, acknowledged that there are many people of faith who have chosen not to speak up or have constructive conversations about the issue.

Furtick said God told him it was time to speak up and he could not keep silent as the leader of a diverse congregation.

Source:The Christian Post