It started with a van full of paint cans on the streets of New York outside the Black Lives Matter mural in Midtown Manhattan. And then Bevelyn Beatty began her task, dropping to her knees with paint in hand, yelling, "They don't care about Black lives, they're liars."
Finally came her arrest as she chanted, "Jesus matters. Jesus matters. Stand up. Take your country back."
Bevelyn Beatty's actions and video went viral last month, and she tells CBN News she had one thing on her mind the whole time. "I have to paint this mural. I have to cover this mural," she explains from her home in New Jersey. "I was so tired of this Black lives matter narrative ... we're going to hit it. We're going to fight and we're going to stand, and God is with me. And that was it."
To understand Beatty's actions and motive, you need to know her backstory. She grew up in the inner city on welfare. After seeing people close to her die, Beatty went out on her own, got into trouble and seven years ago, wound up in jail on money laundering charges. It was there someone shared the gospel with her and she gave her life to Jesus Christ. "When I got out of jail, honey, you couldn't get me to steal a pack of bubble gum," she said. "You couldn't get me to do nothing."
As a changed woman, Beatty became a Christian activist in the fight against abortion working for At Well Ministries. Today, she's speaking out against the Black Lives Matter organization, especially the part of its creed about how they look to disrupt the "western prescribed nuclear family structure."
"Black Lives Matter is against Black men because a man is truly not a man unless he's a leader in his own family," she said. "This is a portion of his identity because this is what God ordained from the beginning."
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