Lecrae Rejects Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Request for ‘Dialogue’ Amid Backlash Over Racist Photo and Suggests School Seek Out ‘More Qualified’ Individuals

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary asked Christian rapper Lecrae for his help after getting severe backlash for a racist photo of faculty members supposedly dressed as rappers.

“Would you be willing to lead a dialogue on growth for our community?” the @SWBTS Twitter account asked the rapper on Tuesday, at the height of the backlash.

The request was in response to Lecrae questioning the brief apology by Dean David Allen, who appears in the photo and shared it on Twitter.

Instead of accepting the seminary’s request, Lecrae suggested the troubled Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated school seek out “more qualified” individuals for its desired dialogue.

Lecrae had expressed weeks prior his refusal to “use my voice to speak on racial unity” at the behest of Evangelical leaders who “don’t use yours to talk about racism.”

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SOURCE: Faithfully Magazine