Stop Rickshaw Rally sign now

We respectfully ask the Board of Trustees of Lifeway, its President, and its parent organization, the Southern Baptist Convention to stop immediately the distribution of the Vacation Bible School curriculum known as Rickshaw Rally.

Rickshaw Rally employs images, phrases, music, and various stereotypes and caricatures of the Asian community that are inaccurate and offensive. While an attempt at an Asian-themed VBS may have been noble -- the final product reflects an ignorance and insensitivity to the diversity and complexity found in Asian culture.

Please discontinue the marketing and the distribution of the Rickshaw Rally VBS curriculum.

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Latest Signatures

  • 23 February 20161000. Dawn N
    If the children are aware enough to realize that the portrayal of the culture is not accurate, how likely are they to take the Biblical information seriously? Is VBS about fun, or is it about education?
  • 20 February 2016999. Vi Annet
    As the adoptive parent of two Korean-American children who must struggle every day to deal with the generalizations and perhaps well-meaning prejudices, yet prejudices nevertheless, purveyed by American literature and media, I must tell you that your curr
  • 19 February 2016998. Rev Benk
    stop the stereotype!!!
  • 18 February 2016997. May W
    member of SBC church in Florida
  • 18 February 2016996. Jackie N
    I support this petition
  • 17 February 2016995. Sterling M
    There is no need to be offensive in telling children the story of Jesus.
  • 16 February 2016994. Wilda Jw
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016993. Stephen Y
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016992. Sandy A
    I support this petition
  • 26 January 2016991. Rev Carolynls
    Associate Pastor, Chinese United Methodist Church, NYC
  • 20 January 2016990. Lila S
    The rickshaw isn't even a part of Japanese culture. Such blatant ignorance is an embarrassment to us believers everywhere. Even though I am only one person, I will tell my Asian-American friends about this. From me personally, on the behalf of believing A
  • 17 January 2016989. Catherine C
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 2016988. Andrew Shawnad
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016987. Burdette R
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015986. Monica C
    I support this petition
  • 25 December 2015985. Beth Y
    thanks for addressing this issue
  • 18 December 2015984. Sung Chulw
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015983. Mike L
    As an Asian American Missionary, it's sad to see that little has been done to address Asian American concerns other than to say our concerns are not valid. Please bring forth these endorsements from Asian American organizations and NOT caucasian missionar
  • 13 December 2015982. C Benmitchellp
    Consultant on biomedical and life issues for the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
  • 08 December 2015981. Robert D
    this is offensive to my asian wife.
  • 06 December 2015980. Brian W
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015979. Tim D
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015978. Misun Songd
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015977. John L
    I am a former LifeWay employee. I have seen LifeWay make numerous poor decisions with little or usually no regard to those who it could possibly hurt. I had to leave the LifeWay organization because seeing how people were treated within the company was ju
  • 29 November 2015976. Kevin C
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015975. Young Mik
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015974. Kelly D
    Not racist? Please. While it may not have been intended to do so, it promotes a stereotyped vision of Asian/Japanese culture that will not help our children to grow in a right understanding of Christian brothers and sisters in other countries and cultures

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Samuel BlackburnBy:
Petition target:
Lifeway Publishers and the Southern Baptist Convention


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