Activist Clergy Members in Boston Want $15 Billion in Slavery Reparations From ‘White Churches’

2024-03-26 11:00:43

A group of clergy members in Boston are seeking $15 billion in slavery reparations and want ‘white churches’ to cough up the cash. It’s not clear which faith qualifies as the white church, but that’s the language they use, as you’ll see in the video below.

FOX News reports:

Boston activists seeking $15B in reparations, call on ‘White churches’ to commit to extending wealth

The Boston Task Force on Reparations called on “White churches” to step up and pay the Black community back for racial inequities that root back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, according to reports.

The Boston Globe reported that Black and White clergy members met in Roxbury for a press conference intended to be held outside, though it was instead held in the basement of the Resurrection Lutheran Church on Saturday because of rain.

The commission was established through a 2022 Boston City Council ordinance and made up of 10 members, including two from the youth community.

In February, the Boston activists called for the city to “fully commit to writing checks” and for a $15 billion payout since the city’s wealth was built on slavery.

“We call sincerely and with a heart filled with faith and Christian love for our White churches to join us and not be silent around this issue of racism and slavery and commit to reparations,” Rev. Kevin Peterson said.

Watch the video report from CBS News in Boston below:

Slavery was ended in Massachusetts in phases, but most historians agree it was ended completely by the late 1700s, long before it was abolished throughout the nation.

Why are these activists going after churches for the money? I have a working theory about that. I assume it’s because they know that the state and the city of Boston are spending every spare penny on illegal border crossers. There is simply no money for reparations, so they’re hoping they can get it from other churches.

And when I say there’s no money left, I mean there’s no money left.

The Boston Herald reports:

Massachusetts spending $75 million a month on shelters, cash could run out in April without infusion

Massachusetts is spending about $75 million each month on state-run shelters, a massive jump in expenses that comes as Gov. Maura Healey’s administration is expected to run out of cash for emergency services in early to mid-April without another financial infusion.

Beacon Hill lawmakers have spent most of the new year putting together a plan to pay soaring shelter bills just as state revenues have consistently come in below expectations, Washington has offered no help, and demand on services continues to persist at historic levels.

With cash likely running out ahead of an April time window, the Legislature is now locked in negotiations over a new spending plan that could allow Healey to access dollars at a critical moment. Top budget writers say they are confident they can find a compromise before time runs out.

House Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz said he understands the need to produce a deal on a spending bill “as quickly as possible.”

The people who are calling for reparations can thank the Democrats they keep in power for this.

Imagine being a Catholic in Boston who is descended from Irish people who came to America with nothing after slavery was abolished and now being told that your church is on the hook for reparations. Does that make any sense?

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