Skip to comments.Talking Points [Trinity United Church of Christ, Obama's church]
Posted on 02/25/2008 3:04:08 PM PST by Winged Hussar
Black Value System (in response to Erik Rushs comments (2.28.07) on the Hannity and Colmes show):
One of the biggest gaps in knowledge that causes the kind of ignorance that you hear spouted by this man [Erik Rush] and those like him, has to do with the fact that these persons are completely ignorant when it comes to the Black religious tradition. The vision statement of Trinity United Church of Christ is based upon the systematized liberation theology that started in 1969 with the publication of Dr. James Cones book, Black Power and Black Theology.
(Excerpt) Read more at tucc.org ...
"The Trinity UCC website was updated early this year. Before that, Cone's book was singled out as required reading for Trinity parishioners who wished to more thoroughly understand the church's theology and mission. That highlighting was removed. Jason Byassee, of The Christian Century Magazine, wrote this about Cone and Trinity in May, 2007:"
James Cone, the pioneer of black liberation theology, is a much-admired figure at Trinity. Cone told me that when he's asked where his theology is institutionally embodied, he always mentions Trinity. Cone's groundbreaking 1969 book Black Theology and Black Power announced: "The time has come for white America to be silent and listen to black people. . . . All white men are responsible for white oppression. . . . Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man 'the devil.'. . . Any advice from whites to blacks on how to deal with white oppression is automatically under suspicion as a clever device to further enslavement."
“The vision statement of Trinity United Church of Christ is based upon the systematized liberation theology that started in 1969”
Silly me. I thought church vision statements were supposed to be based on scripture and Jesus Christ.
Sorry. No one named Hussain is getting elected President this year, with or without the endorsement of Malcolm X.
The fortunate who are among us combine forces with the less fortunate to become agents of change for God who is not pleased with Americas economic mal-distribution!
I guess I would ask 1) what is wrong with the economic distribution in the US and 2) how do they know God is not pleased with it?
1) Those who will not contribute to the economy nonetheless demand equal outcomes in terms of financial rewards. 2) who knows the mind of God BUT an ingnorant black hiding behind a cloak of religion?
What worries me is the old saying “Birds of a feather flock together”
ast year, when the U.S. House of Representatives debated CAFTA, the bishop traveled to Washington and lobbied against it. "I told them that although I'm not an expert on economic policy, I can see the effects on my people," he says. "The Republicans said they understood, that church members in their districts were writing them letters. I went to Washington hoping they would not approve it."
But CAFTA passed, 217-215.
U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown (DOhio), a Lutheran who often worships at a UCC church with his wife, explained why CAFTA passed in an article in The Nation: "Several Republican members switched their votes amid threats of lost highway-construction money for their districts and promises of committee chairmanships and campaign contributions."
The UCC seems to have very strong ties to El Salvador and Nicaragua