Perkins And Jackson Need to Have a Conversation About Race

Last year, Tony Perkins and Harry Jackson wrote a book together called “Personal Faith, Public Policy” and, since then, the two have become close allies and regularly worked together to advance their right-wing agenda. 

But it seems that they don’t always see eye to eye and seem to be having a disagreement over Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent remarks saying that America is a “a nation of cowards” when it comes to discussions of racial issues.

For his part, Jackson is outraged:

Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., a Maryland pastor and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, disagrees with Holder and says it was “horrible” for the attorney general to read those comments as a prepared speech.

Jackson also showed up on “The 700 Club” to denounce Holder and his statement, saying:

His goal was simply to set America on notice that there’s a new sheriff in town and that he was going to, under the umbrella of the civil rights movement begin to move toward pushing for affirmative action in a greater way, but also the rights of many other groups. I believe he is going to push the homosexual agenda and many other things and he is simply giving us an announcement “watch out, I’m coming your way.” … Men like this make it difficult for people of any race to be at ease because the bitterness of their experience bleeds through in their criticism.

Tony Perkins, on the other hand, says Holder is exactly right … and that the only way to overcome this is for everyone to come to Jesus:

I think the Attorney General is correct, Americans have cowered to political correctness and as a result we avoid topics like race. The solution to racial reconciliation, however, is not to be found in a more aggressive Department of Justice but in a more aggressive church where we unite around ideals rooted not in skin color but in Jesus Christ.

As Bishop Harry Jackson and I write in Personal Faith, Public Policy, blacks should not work with whites, or visa versa, out of obligation to right past wrongs or to advance personal or political agendas. We should work together because we’re brothers and sisters in Christ, and He’s called us to be unified around a biblical agenda that advances all of society.

Perhaps Perkins and Jackson can discuss this issue whenever they get around to releasing their next joint “Truth in Black and White” video.