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Lecrae And Other Black Christian Musicians Are Standing Behind Kirk Franklin's Boycott Of Dove Awards and The TBN Christian Network Association | Dewordz


At this year’s Dove Awards, which took place in Nashville on Oct. 15, Prominent Grammy Award Winning Christian Singer Kirk Franklin In his speech, referred to the killing of Atatiana Jefferson, a Black woman who was shot in her own home by a Texas police officer earlier this month. Jefferson’s 8-year-old nephew witnessed the shooting.

Franklin recently posted a video on Instagram declaring his boycott for the Dove Awards and TBN Network because of the editing of his award speech before publishing because of the mention of this incident.

Following this posted video, other black Christian artists saw it worth joining Kirk Franklin for this boycott.

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Lecrae, a Grammy- and Dove-Award-winning rapper, has criticized white Christians in the past for failing to stand up for Black lives. He wrote on Franklin’s Instagram, “I only came cause you came. You know I’m out. ✊🏾.”

Jonathan McReynolds, a gospel artist and Dove Award winner, wrote, “You know the rules of the church: we don’t let nobody shout by themselves. #Present.”

“I made my disappointment and frustration known to the Dove Awards committee and to the Trinity Broadcasting Network,” Franklin said. “I never heard from TBN, and the Dove Awards committee promised to rectify the mistake so that it wouldn’t happen again.”

But “history repeated itself” in 2019, Franklin said.

That part of Franklin’s acceptance speech was again edited out when the award show aired on Oct. 20 on TBN.

“This is my personal choice to take a stand and hold responsible those in positions of power to acknowledge the issues in our separate communities that have existed from colonialism to Jim Crow,” he said.

“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends,” he added.
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