Pastor Voddie Baucham provides helpful insights about Ferguson from a Christian perspective in the following resources:
Thoughts on Ferguson
In the end, the best lesson my children can learn from Ferguson is not that they need to be on the lookout for white cops. It is far more important that I use this teachable moment to remind them that “God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap” (Gal. 6:7). Moments before his death, Michael Brown had violently robbed a man in a store. A man doing the best he could to make a living. Minutes later, Brown reaped what he sowed, and was gunned down in the street. That is the sad truth.
Interview on Generations Radio
Three quotes from the interview:
- "For many years, I blamed 'the system' or 'the man'. However, I have come to realize that it was no more 'the system' when white cops pulled me over than it was 'the system' when a black thug robbed me at gunpoint. It was sin!"
- "Rest assured, I do believe there are systemic issues plaguing black men. These issues are violence, criminality, and immorality, to name a few. And all of these issues are rooted in and connected to the epidemic of fatherlessness....It is as common as morning dew, and as overlooked as dust under a refrigerator. Where are the marches against this travesty? Where are the protestors who demand better?"
- "The FBI homicide stats from 2012 reveal that there were 2,648 blacks murdered. Of those, 2,412 were murdered by members of their own ethnic group. Thus, if I am going to speak out about anything, it will be black-on-black crime; not blue-on-black."