On Kissing the Chicken or How Lumping Coals Dealt Rightly with Racism
Ethnic tensions are common in our fallen metropolitan worlds as various people groups find themselves living in close proximity. No where in America has this ‘racial’ tension been more evident or more infamous than with the Klu Klux Klan’s presence.
Rev. Wade Watts was a civil rights activist from Oklahoma who served as the state president of the NAACP for sixteen years. Watts was friends with Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King and is the former congressman J.C. Watts’ uncle.
The late Rev. Watts left a legacy that was testified to by a former Klan leader Johnny Lee Clary while being interviewed on a show called, oddly enough “Enough Rope”. This testimony by Clary is a wonderful example of obedience to God’s Proverbial-Romans command to overcome evil with good.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.”Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 8:15-21