I don't sexually abuse Black females is the spiritual affirmation that anchors this entire discussion. It empowers Brothers to prevent and rectify the sexual abuse experienced by Black Sisters-a not infrequent immoral, illegal practice in our community, and in society. The season has come for Black Christian men to accept their divine moral mandate by taking care of our own sexual housekeeping.
Culture and faith give context to this Black and Christian perspective, which focuses on the key role of African-American male believers in addressing the community's issue of sexually abused Black females. Its biblical approach offers responsible ideas for curtailing sexually abusive male behavior. Any Brother who desires to cease, or to guard against, sexual harassment or assault will find protective solutions for civilly and legally relating to our Black Sisters. Its seven sexual affirmations and seven sexually-related relationship practices are insightful, challenging, and very practical.
Overall, this discussion aims to motivate us as Christian Black Brothers to provide a greater measure of sexual protection, first for our Sisters-with the goal that each one can freely relate to us without fear of sexual threats or abuse-and consequently, for ourselves-with the goal that none of us commit moral, civil, or criminal sexual violations.
3 Parts cover the Brothers' sexual safekeeping of Black Sisters:
- Cultural Problem and Protection
- Christian Perspective and Prophesying
- Corrective Principles and Practices
Rev. Dr. Walter Arthur McCray is a Gospelizer, a holistic
"Good News" messenger of the resurrected Lord, Jesus Christ. He
is a Chicago-based writer and entrepreneur, a seasoned servantleader
in the Church, and president of the National Black
Evangelical Association (Chicago). Dr. McCray and his wife of
40+ years have several spiritual children and Godchildren.
I. Cultural Problem and Protection
1. Sexual Abuse on Black Sisters and A Mandate for Brothers to Protect . . . 1
- Outcry of Sexually Abused American Females
- Sexually Assaulted African-American Sisters
- A Divine Voice and Warning
- The Sexual Mandate for Black Christian Brothers
- A Brother's Personal Affirmation
2. Focus on Devalued Sister Sexual Victims and Brothers' Commitment to Protection . . . 8
- Justified Regard for Black Female Sexual Victims
- Brothers' Cultural Commitment to Sisters' Sexual Protection
- Affirmative Words and Preventive Actions
II. Christian Perspective and Prophesying
3. Sexual Abuse Definition and Christian Biblical Ideas . . . 19
- Understand "Sexual Abuse," Legally
- Highlight Sexual Abuse, Biblically
- Characterize Sexually Abusive Behaviors
- Classify Actual/Potential Male Sexual Abusers
- Offer Biblically Responsible Solutions
4. Unethnical Sexual Practices and Black Brothers of Integrity . . . 34
- Black Male Ethno-Cultural Sexual Abuse of Sisters
- Sexual Integrity of Black Men in Christ
III. Corrective Principles and Practices
5. Seven Sexual Affirmations of a Brother . . . 49
1) † "I am sexually spiritual."
2) † "I am sexually moral."
3) † "I am sexually civil."
4) † "I am sexually ethnical."
5) † "I am sexually ethical."
6) † "I am sexually legal."
7) † "I am sexually protectoral."
6. Seven Sexually Protective Practices with Sisters . . . 61
First ◊ Practice sexual Consecration as a primary virtue.
Second ◊ Promote Community in male-female relations.
Third ◊ Use clear Communication on sexual matters.
Fourth ◊ Keep Control of your sexual urges and conduct.
Fifth ◊ Follow your Conscience in sexual gray areas.
Sixth ◊ Take Confession of sexual sins seriously.
Seventh ◊ Make a Covenant with your eyes for sexual purity
◊ God Is Available to Help
Conclusion - Sexual Safekeeping for Sisters and Brothers, to God's Glory . . 84
End Notes . . . 89
About the Author . . . 99