Skip to comments.Black Democrats embrace faith issues
Posted on 03/25/2005 2:40:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
........... "The younger African-Americans who really are not familiar with the Civil Rights Movement, those 35 and under, who are clueless about the pressures and violence that took place are looking for something totally different," said Vivian Berryhill, a Republican and founder of the National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses.
"The challenge is how will the Democratic Party be able to maintain an African-American base for whom the civil rights mantra of 'we shall overcome' doesn't even resonate," she said.
She said young blacks are largely college educated or entrepreneurs interested in homeownership and lower taxes, and that the Republican ownership society message is "tickling" their ears.
"Therein is where there is concern because the Al Sharptons and Donna Braziles and Jesse Jacksons are from the old school and they need a new message for younger blacks," Mrs. Berryhill said.
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a prominent conservative talk-show host, said Democrats do fear the growing number of conservative black ministers speaking out in favor of Republicans.
"Without a doubt, the Democrats are in fear of conservative black ministers because a lot of the time the congregation will follow their pastor," Mr. Peterson said in an interview.
"Some of them are moving more conservative because of the social issues, and some for the faith-based funding, but regardless, if black folks move away from the Democratic Party then they will never win another election."
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After reading this, I couldn't help wondering faith in whom? The civil rights movement, homeownership, the Dem or Rep party?
So much for the Dems changing their message. I can't see them bringing themselves to mention God.
I guess they're a little ticked at being called hotel staff.
Issues that make strong families (conservative) are a home ownership, a good education, self sufficiency, etc.
They also have embraced faith based charities.
The Dems keep insulting blacks and I hope they get tired of being used.
A lot of black people are starting to realise Jesse is full of himself, He doesnt care about them he cares about their funds going into his pocket.
"Mr. Clyburn has been asked by his party to reinvigorate faith discussions and stances against abortion in the party. In press interviews this week, he predicted that in the coming years people will see more pro-life Democrats being able to speak up without fear of reprisal from the party elite."
Yeah. They can speak up without fear of reprisal, but they won't make a difference in the party' stance on abortion.
Thank God we may finally be seeing the end of their tired "mantra". Only thing is, it is a GOOD strategy for the "Party of the Oppressed" to take..