Truth. It’s the one word in which Christianity finds its foundation, a word the Bible says shall make us free. Yet, in this day in age, as many Christians begin to speak out and speak their truth, it seems to bring more opposition than freedom and more questions than encouragement.
During the past week, Gospel artists LeCrae and Kirk Franklin have been in the news speaking about their feelings regarding racial tensions, specifically as it relates to cases involving police. On, at least one Christian Network, Kirk Franklin…who expressed his views during an acceptance speech for the Dove Award’s Gospel Artist of Year, had those views edited out by the Network. Meanwhile, Grammy Award winning Gospel Hip-Hop Artist LeCrae expressed in a recent column for the Huffington Post that he often felt conflicted about expressing his true views on racial issues. How could this be, considering we are suppose to be a “Voice of Truth” in every area of our lives.
This causes me to reflect on a interview I did months ago with Lecrae…following a concert appearance he made in Tallahassee, FL. I was interested at the time in knowing what a “Day In The Life’ of LeCrae was like. He talked briefly about being on the road…and what it means to “Live What You Believe” on a daily basis. Still, one thing he didn’t mention were his personal encounters he had with police, as stated in his Huffington post column:
“I’ve been pulled over before a show, spoken to like I was less than human, unlawfully searched for drugs, and left to put my destroyed car back together and make it to my show as the cops drove off.” – LeCrae
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DISCUSSION: VOICES OF TRUTH WITH KIRK FRANKLIN & LECRAE was originally published on praisecleveland.com