I have to say the idea of a Josephite order - exclusively ministering to African Americans - makes me a little uncomfortable in this day and age. [ . . . ]The parishioners may be in for a shock. Nigerian immigrant priests are by reputation more socially conservative than black Americans.
It's not that big a deal. I'd rather have one of these men at St. Sabina's rather than a Fr. Pfleger type. A white man can certainly attend Mass at one of these churches or go to Confession or receive Last Rites etc., just as a non-ethnic Italian could at a Salesian church in Wooster Square in New Haven.
Church-going black Americans may be more socially conservative than you think. Most certainly have no use for homosexual privileges than we do. They don't vote that way because it doesn't receive the attention it ought, and urban Republicans (excepting Chris Smith of NJ, who does just fine getting the black vote) run away from these things in search of the sophisticated upscale feminist tramp vote.
posted on 06/09/2013 6:11:24 AM PDT
by Dr. Sivana
(There's no salvation in politics.)
To: Dr. Sivana
They seem to be able to ignore homosexual behavior while refusing to be cowed by it politically. I’ve met an awful lot of church music directors/musicians that were obviously gay in churches where it is condemned. A friend of mine is gay and he plays at one of the most conservative Pentecostal churches in the area.
Every time they sweep the hookup park in my old hometown, they grab a black church leader.
posted on 06/09/2013 6:18:48 AM PDT
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