In this 2018 video, listen to Aaron Lavender, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri, speak on “The Incompatibility of Christianity and Racism.”

“To say that we live in challenging times is an understatement,” Lavender says. “In our nation a mighty struggle is taking place. It is a struggle to conquer the reign of an evil monster called racism and its evil inseparable twin called discrimination.”

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, . . . [that] in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.”

“As a nation,” Lavender says, “we are still awaiting that tomorrow.”