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Songs of Sacrilege: White Lies, White Jesus, and You by Katie Pruitt

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This is the latest installment in the Songs of Sacrilege series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a song that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please send me an email.

Today’s Song of Sacrilege is White Lies, White Jesus, and You by Katie Pruitt.

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Waking up in the middle of the night
Someone you love is dying in your dreams
Are you searching for the sermon in the suicide?
Do you need someone to tell you what it means?

If you say that Jesus gives you peace of mind
That’s a good enough reason for me
And if it really helps you get some sleep at night
I’d kill for a little of that peace

You talk about the truth like you are lying
I wonder who you think you’re talking to
Speaking of some things I put behind me
White lies, white Jesus and you

Passing people on the street with picket signs
Warning me of my impending doom
If God’s the one deciding if I make it in
What gives them the power to assume?

Talk about salvation like a birthright
Use it like it’s some kind of excuse
Speaking of some things I put behind me
White lies, white Jesus and you

I still hear the silence on the other line
The consequence of telling you the truth
The way I felt the knife turning into my side
When I heard you say the words, “I’ll pray for you”

‘Cause you talk about forgiveness like a favor
Like it’s something that you didn’t have to do
Speaking of some things I put behind me
White lies, white Jesus and you
White lies, white Jesus and you

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    Yulya Sevelova

    White Jesus- which was promoted relentlessly by 1492. Small wonder that most non- White countries rejected Jesus out of hand, because of the conduct and intentions of European explorers and settlers. Jim Wallis just wrote a book, ” False White Gospel.”. I’m going to read it when I get the chance. Speaking of which, has anyone heard of Christopher Caldwell, he just came out with a book, too. I think it’s called ,” Age of Entitlement” and it’s about reversing all progressive law, starting work the early 60’s, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Galling as it is, people need to know what jerks like Caldwell plan to do ! He IS a White Supremacist also.

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