'WOKENESS GONE MAD': Watch Chicago Church Announce 'Fasting From Whiteness' For Lent

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.07.22

First United Church of Oak Park has announced they will be “fasting from whiteness” throughout Lent.

“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,” a statement on its website reads.

“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.

Boston Rev. Eugene Rivers III called the move “wokeness gone mad” during Thursday’s Fox & Friends.

“To racialize the most high holy season in the Christian calendar is a case of, at best, wokeness gone mad,” Rivers says. “If these misguided white liberals want to do something, they need to challenge the theft and misuse of tens of millions of dollars by the Black Lives Matter organization. If you want to engage in some kind of penitent activity that focuses on justice, stop playing the race card.”

“We are not connected in any way to some goofy … wokeness-gone-mad gimmick which diminishes the significance and moral grandeur of Christ’s sacrifice for the world,” Rivers told Lawrence Jones.

Watch the clip above.

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