Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said on "Fox News @ Night" Wednesday that the real way for Americans to address racism is to "accept Jesus Christ," saying that "we need a culture change," which requires a character change, which requires a change of heart, which requires one to turn to God.
"You cannot love your fellow man if you don't love God," Patrick said. "And we have a country where we've been working really hard, particularly on the left, to kick God out."
"For me, as I look at this, and it breaks my heart, what I'm seeing — from the original crime that was committed by the police officer on George Floyd to what's happening in our streets. We have racism in this country, Shannon, but it's really an issue of love. It's loving God — you cannot love your fellow man if you don't love God. And we have a country where we've been working really hard, particularly on the left, to kick God out.
We need a culture change to address this racism. You cannot change the culture of a country until you change the character of mankind, and you can't change that unless you change the heart. And for billions of us on the planet, we believe you can't do that unless you accept Jesus Christ or unless you accept God. God has been left out of this equation through all of this and we need tremendous healing. We cannot heal through commissions and blue-ribbon panels and more laws. We can only heal ourselves if we really reach out and love one another."