Stand Against Racism
We, the members of Alsbury Baptist Church of Burleson, Texas, are united in our understanding that racism, prejudice, and racial discrimination in all forms are sinful and are in direct opposition to the teachings of Jesus. Such things as these should not be overlooked or tolerated within our church or places of ministry.
We stand together in this public declaration that racism, prejudice, and racial discrimination, whether explicit or implicit, are incompatible with the command of our Lord Jesus to “love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39).”
We, the members of Alsbury Baptist Church of Burleson, Texas, accept our sacred responsibility before God to address racism, prejudice, and racial discrimination within our congregation and hereby resolve to personally model Christ-like love toward all people, confront racism and racial discrimination wherever we observe it, and bring God’s Word to bear upon such sinfulness through our teaching and personal witness.
We affirm each member of our community regardless of race or ethnicity and welcome each to our community as neighbors. We pledge to do our part in making sure Burleson is a city of inclusion and hospitality to all. Driven by our faith in the Lord Jesus, we implore each and every member of the Christian community to stand with us in our determination to stand against the sins of racism, prejudice, and racial discrimination and to embrace the challenge of the Prophet Micah, “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).”