30th December 2014

“Joseph Loconte rightly applauds the moral scruples of William Wilberforce, who worked to outlaw the slave trade in Britain. However, in crediting Wilberforce's Christian beliefs for this stance, Loconte fails to note that slaveholders used the same Bible to perpetuate the system of slavery. They pointed to numerous passages in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures that enjoin God's people to keep slaves, sell their daughters into slavery and in which slaves are told to obey their masters.”

Walter Clark