Many evangelicals are deeply concerned with the race problem but are unwilling to knuckle under the socialistic - and almost Communistic - approach of the liberal. There is evidence that there is considerable “red activity” inciting today’s racial revoIution…
I do believe that the Bible teaches racial equality apart from forced integration. We must help educate and evangelize the Negro. For the record, we have experienced the privilege of having Negro members in our fellowship. They are first-class members. We are one in Christ! However, we have not promoted the one-race-one-world-one-church delusion which we believe to be Satan’s doings and not God’s design.
Ernest L. Laycock"
North Syracuse Baptist Church
North Syracuse, N. Y.
- Laycock, Ernest L, letter to the editor. Christianity Today, December 6, 1963. (It’s worth noting that this was one of many letters on this topic, most of which weren’t nearly so extreme; I hope at some point to do a longer post where I discuss more of the letters).