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Chicago-area church announces it is ‘fasting from whiteness’ during Lent

When church doesn’t make any sense, and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with God.

Oak Park, Illinois – A church in suburban Chicago said it is “fasting from whiteness” during Lent, the 40-day period preceding Easter — by abstaining from performing hymns composed or written by white musicians.

NYPost Reports:

First United Church of Oak Park announced on its website that it “is doing a mix of ‘giving something up’ and ‘taking something on.’

“In our worship services throughout Lent, we will not be using any music or liturgy written or composed by white people. Our music will be drawn from the African American spirituals tradition, from South African freedom songs, from Native American traditions, and many, many more,” it said.

First United Church of Oak Park said it “will not be using any music or liturgy written or composed by white people” during Lent.

“For Lent, it is our prayer that in our spiritual disciplines we may grow as Christians, united in the body of Christ with people of all ages, nations, races, and origins,” the church added.

The house of worship also erected a “Fasting from Whiteness” sign on its front lawn, according to Turning Point USA, which reported that the church is using reflections and thoughts called “evotionals” for the “fast.”

The outlet obtained alleged screenshots of a March 29 entry titled “Kindness and Privilege.”

“We honor our fast from whiteness this Lent by prioritizing the voice of Bruce Reyes-Chow through a chapter of his book, ‘In Defense of Kindness,’” it reportedly says about the minority pastor.

They “will not be using any music or liturgy written or composed by white people” during the 40-day period preceding Easter.

This doesn’t make an ounce of sense in church terms. But as far as going viral and getting attention, it’s genius. 

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