“The church has been absent as far as race and justice for three decades. We’re like: ‘We haven’t seen you since MLK!'” he says, as quoted in a Washington Post article. Lecrae is referring to Martin Luther King, Jr., the American Baptist minister and civil rights activist who was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the age of 39.
Church values are fading in America because Christians have become just a shell of “morality and religion and rules,” Lecrae adds.