Critical race theory debate is fiercely dividing the Christian church, Texas pastors say

Critical race theory debate is fiercely dividing the Christian church, Texas pastors say
Local leaders say the turmoil over critical race theory is beginning to rend the Christian church. - Dreamstime/TNS

FORTH WORTH, Texas — At a packed Fort Worth school board meeting in mid-June, 48 speakers walked to the front of the auditorium and argued against what they called “critical race theory,” which included the school district’s racial equity work. Of those 48 speakers, nearly a quarter invoked a powerful persuasive tool: God. As the outcry over what is dubbed “critical race theory” continues to overwhelm school board meetings across the country, Fort Worth-area pastors also sense tremors in the ground beneath their own feet. The turmoil over critical race theory is beginning to rend the Christian...

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