Weeks after a video clip in which she declares she doesn’t describe herself as a black woman because it gives “too much power” to her blackness went viral, “War Room” actor and evangelist Priscilla Shirer apologized to black Americans offended by her words.
“It hurts my heart to know that I could have possibly offended some of my African American sisters & brothers. If I did, I hope you’ll receive this sincere apology & clarification in the spirit in which I am posting it,” Shirer said in a statement posted on Facebook Wednesday.
The actor’s controversial statement went viral three weeks ago after Chuck Bernal, founder and lead pastor of LifePointe Church in Crowley, Texas, shared it on Facebook and endorsed it as “one of the best statements on a Christian perspective regarding RACE and POLITICS that I have ever heard.”
“I do not describe myself as a black woman because that gives too much power to my blackness,” Shirer, whose father is Dallas megachurch pastor Tony Evans, said.
“I don’t want my race to be the describing adjective of who I am as a woman. I am not a black woman. I am a Christian woman who happens to be black,” Shirer continued to cheers in the video which has been viewed more than 7 million times since it was posted on Sept. 26.
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