Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong East Coast, said recently he believes the Christian church may be “one of the biggest propagators of racist ideology in our country.”
“There’s a difference between your principle and your practical,” explained Lentz during the latest episode of his podcast Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man. “So if my principle at Hillsong, New York City, is ‘we value all people,’ practically speaking, you should be able to see that.”
Lentz was talking with former NFL linebacker and ESPN sports analyst Emmanuel Acho, who said “the most powerful person in America is a religious white man.”
Acho pointed out that, though segregation legally ended in the 1960s, Sunday mornings have remained ethnically separated.