Posted on October 29, 2020

‘Soaked in Suffering’: Christian Leaders Complain of ‘White Supremacy Pandemic’

Joe Kovacs, WND, October 28, 2020

More than two dozen Christian leaders in New England have signed a letter to call attention to “decision fatigue and exhaustion” among pastors stemming from what they call pandemics of “white supremacy” and the coronavirus.

“As pandemics of COVID, white supremacy, and persistent inequality ravage and despair sets in, we hear the cry of the Psalmist across every generation. We are weary with crying, and we know you are, too,” the letter states.

“Our pain increases as national leaders have failed to acknowledge the depth of collective suffering from both the historic deaths from COVID19, and among Black people and communities of color from racist violence. Pain unseen, unacknowledged, and unaddressed festers. And so, we seek to name before God our honest complaint.”

“We need to lament. We have been soaked in suffering, as a nation and a Church. Some communities have endured disproportionate death, through no fault of their own. We need to wail and grieve and pray together. We lament fully when we know one another’s suffering, and so we invite you to take the time to hear the struggles of your communities.”


As WND reported in May, the white pastor of a large Christian church in Pennsylvania took personal blame for “the situation” leading to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and said all white churches are collectively to blame.

“The situation we find ourselves in is my fault, and it is a gospel issue, with the credibility of the gospel on the line,” said Bob Myers, pastor of Covenant Church in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.


“I repent and am in the process of peeling away layers of ignorance, apathy, and silence. The White Bible-based churches have had a history of ignorance, apathy, lack of empathy, lack of advocacy, and silence. {snip}”