Skip to comments.Christian Doctrine of Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago)
Posted on 09/24/2008 1:46:18 AM PDT by BIOCHEMKY
Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:
1. Commitment to God 2. Commitment to the Black Community 3. Commitment to the Black Family 4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education 5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence 6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic 7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect 8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness 9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community 10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions 11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System 12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.
The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:
1. A congregation committed to ADORATION. 2. A congregation preaching SALVATION. 3. A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION. 4. A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA. 5. A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION. 6. A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION. 7. A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE IN DIASPORA. 8. A congregation committed to LIBERATION. 9. A congregation committed to RESTORATION. 10. A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY.
Some excerpts from the Black Value System via the Trinity Churchs website (pdf):
BLACK VALUE SYSTEM
Statement of Purpose
We honor Dr. Manford Byrd, our brother in Christ, because of the exemplary manner in which he has thrice withstood the ravage of being denied his earned ascension to the number one position in the Chicago School System
The Black Value System
These Black Ethics must be taught and exampled in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect the following concepts:
Commitment of God
The God of our weary years will give us the strength to give up prayerful passivism and become Black Christian Activist, soldiers for Black freedom and the dignity of all humankind
Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
To accomplish anything worthwhile requires self-discipline. We must be a community of self-disciplined persons, if we are to actualize and utilize our own human resources instead of perpetually submitting to exploitation by others. Self discipline coupled with a respect for self, will enable each of us to be an instrument of Black Progress, and a model for Black Youth.
Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness
Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must keep the captive ignorant educationally, but trained sufficiently well to serve the system. Also, the captors must be able to identify the talented tenth of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captors control.
Those so identified as separated from the rest of the people by:
Killing them off directly, and/or fostering a social system that encourages them to kill off one another.
Placing them in concentration camps, and/or structuring an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.
Seducing them into a socioeconomic class system which while training them to earn more dollars, hypnotizes them into believing they are better than others and teaches them to think in terms of we and they instead of us
There, fixed it. Obama's church and pastor are following a false christ and a false "christianity" of their own imagination.
too many babies being born to drugged out moms and dads, being born to teenagers not prepared for motherhood, being born to parents that haven't even finished HS....
a strong culture results from sound and effective families.....
No doubt about it....
It is leftist politics dressed up for church.
There are plenty of real Christian churches that are predominantly African-American. Our church is mostly white, but we have "sister churches" in other parts of the state where we have ongoing projects, missions, and other work. Sometimes we exchange pastors. A guest pastor spoke about 6 weeks ago.
There was no doubt he was committed to one cause: that of Jesus Christ.
By their fruits shall you know them.
Isaiah 29:13 (New International Version)
The Lord says:
“These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
is made up only of rules taught by men.
(Christian Doctrine of Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago))
REALLY? several thousand words and Christ is not mentioned one single time. So how is this a CHRISTIAN Doctrine?
Obama’s church and pastor are following a false christ and a false “christianity” of their own imagination.
Just another sign of the end times.
But that’s not middle class.
He's just following the tenets of his church, one of which is "disavowing middle-classness."
Are they committed to solving the execution-style murders of three of their church members, including Donald Young, the choir director? Are they committed to working with the Chicago Police to release the phone records that will either exonerate Barry or confirm Larry’s story?
The racist doctrine of the church has since been cleaned up.
go here: The Obama File http://theobamafile.com/ to see the origninal- plus many screen captures of Obama stuff that’s been scrubbed from the net.
About the “Commitment to ‘Mother Africa’”- apparently Barry takes this vow very seriously.
Witness his ‘World Poverty Act’ that will stick the U.S for 845 Billion (in addition to what we’re already pouring down corrupt foreign rat holes)- and to which a good chunk will go to ‘Mother Africa’.
Witness his urging the U.S. to interfere in African politics, and his trip to Kenya to campaign for his murderous, Islam- backed cousin, Odinga.
He has already said, ‘I will stop the fighting in DaFur’.
If he is elected, how many billions would we be pouring into that corrupt h*ll hole and how many American troops would lose their lives over there?
This monster MUST be stopped.
Why does being BLACK have to do with anything else in this “churchs” belief?
Are they committed to solving the execution-style murders of three of their church members, including Donald Young, the choir director? Are they committed to working with the Chicago Police to release the phone records that will either exonerate Barry or confirm Larrys story?
The porno/autobio of Frank Davis, certified Communist and mentor of young Barry from age 9 to age 18, wherein Davis admits to being bi and to being a pedophile gives legs to the Sinclair story.
A whole lot of vacuous, meaningless, nice sounding phrases, that can be twisted in any manner that the speaker wants to,
but no core character or morality.
The essence of leftist ideology.
shoulda just led w/ that...it is enough...
the 'church' stuff is just window dressing and tax shelter...
Zero mention of Jesus. Empty rhetoric.
It is Christian in name only, not by any of it’s creeds. There was nothing to tie it to Christianity, meaning the Christ of the Bible. There was nothing about Christ, His life, His sacrificial death, His resurrection, or the other basic tenets of the Christian faith. It is an empty religion, all about self, but especially the “black” self.
Even if you hate Larry, and even if you think he is a sleaze and a liar (and I tend to lean that way) there is no disputing the arrest after his news conference by DC police, transfer to Delaware on bum charges (Beau "Nifong" Biden), lost or tampered evidence, then release from incarceration timed with Biden's VP announcement. This story would have legs if the Karaoke Media Machine (MSM, NYT, etc) loaded up some lyrics for others to sing.
There are tenuous but credible connections to Beau, Barry, Larry, Donald Young, 3 execution-style murders, phone records, missing travel and meeting records from a state senator, etc. Barry's office in Springfield was put through an industrial-strength tree-chipper along with his COLB, Indonesian passport, college records, and 'true' life story, and the media can't adore him enough. Well, enough is enough!
Note than Larry is not even considered a "smear" in the anti-smear counter-campaign! What was he? An exotic wild limo ride while enroute to Pennsylvania Avenue?
I think David Axelrod has become an expert with the tre-chipper machine and astroturf to concurrently erase Barry's past and create a faux grassroots groundswell.
***Why does being BLACK have to do with anything else in this churchs belief?***
. . . much less with out Constitution where it clearly says all men are created equal.
The following should be said, often:
“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs...There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”
-Booker T. Washington
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