Skip to comments.Black pastors wary of Obama
Posted on 07/04/2008 5:02:47 AM PDT by Eurale
Conservative black pastors nationwide are caught between irreconcilable opposites - congregations that overwhelmingly favor Sen. Barack Obama versus their personal doubts about the Illinois Democrat's politics, particularly on abortion. "It's a theological contradiction, from the Christian perspective, to be excited about Obama," said the Rev. Levon Yuille, pastor of the 100-member Bible Church in Ypsilanti, Mich. "Very few black pastors have problems supporting Obama because they are fixated on this race thing."
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I have Son House’s 1930 recordings on my computer. They came with the Charley Patton album!
Blues guitar instructional video’s introduced me to Son House, I ain’t playing much ‘slide’ guitar yet, because I like to fix and repair too, and spend more time doing that. Using his name is great too, Son House was also a Baptist Preacher at 15 years old, long before the corrupting teachings of Jackson, Sharpton, and Wright...
Papa Charley was a preacher too, though a bit of a scoundrel as well.
Ain't nothin' like acoustic bottleneck National guitar! The electric stuff English "bluesmen" played in the Sixties and today doesn't sound anything like it. The real thing has that unmistakable rural Southern sound that no one else can fake.
Did you read my humongous rant in post 38?
They have gone from being religious fundamentalists (and regularly ridiculed as such as old films and broadcasts amply demonstrate) to a community identified with radical secularism
Yes, good point too.
They have gone from being religious fundamentalists (and regularly ridiculed as such as old films and broadcasts amply demonstrate) to a community identified with radical secularism.
Yes, good point too.
That's all you have to say? I pour out my heart and all my secret sins and that's it? And no one else has said anything either!
I was expecting the entire community, after reading my heart-wrenching words of wisdom to form a line to pat my head and say "Good Mole! Clever Mole!" That's all I want!
I only want what's coming to me. I only want my fair share. Oh, and to marry Ashley Tisdale.
Just to comment on the whole black unwed mothers issue-Yes,its shameful but don’t ever forget who STARTED this amoral trend in the Sixties-the white feminist cabal and their libertine white male counterparts with the Playboy ethics.
At least black women HAVE their babies,unlike many of these young amoral white girls who think abortion is just a mild inconvenience.
“Again, proving that the only real racists in America are the blacks!”
I don’t know if it is fair to say “only” bur it is becoming painfully obviou that just as most whites are reaching the point of not being concerned one way or the other with race we are seeing the rise of black racism against whites and against jews. I know of no reason for a black man to be afraid to walk among whites in my area but the reverse is not totally true. There are some areas around here where a white man dare not set his foot if he is alone.
Dear Julia -
Interesting story today. Did you know that folks across the country are trying to get Alan Keyes on the ballot in their state as a choice for president in November? The fact that he's black has nothing to do with the reasons that I support him -- and these reasons include Dr. Keyes' pro-life perspective. It seems remiss for an article to discuss the issues yours does without mentioning that the man widely considered to be the most eloquent pro-life advocate in the USA happens to be a black man and also happens to be an independent candidate for president.
Alan Keyes is already on the ballot in Colorado. This weekend, we will find out if he gets on the California ballot, via the nomination of the American Independent Party (AIP). AIP switched its national party affiliation a few days ago, joining a new party being formed by Keyes supporters. The new national party is called America's Independent Party. With the affiliation of the California party, the new party immediately becomes the third largest national political party as measured by number of registered voters. That's right, the over 300,000 voters registered with AIP in California is more than the total registered nationwide in any of the other national Third Parties, like Libertarian and whatnot.
Here in Maryland, I and others are petitioning to get a new party officially recognized by the state. We need 10,000 signatures by August 4 to get on the November ballot. Our party here is called Maryland Independent Party, and we welcome all of good will who agree with the signers of the Declaration of Independence that all of us are created equal,and are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I think the effort to get Alan Keyes on the ballot would be a great follow-up story, and could help change history. Are you up for that? If so, please go for it!
MARYLAND INDEPENDENT PARTY
Candidate for Congress - Maryland's 4th District
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Dear fellow FRreepers. In this age of mass communication, it is as easy to win over tens of millions of voters as it is to win ten voters. The notion that folks who think Obama would be a disaster have only one choice is a defeatist lie. Each and every one of you, dear FReepers, might make the difference between a disastrous national choice and a great choice. If you want to preserve the blessings of liberty for yourself and your posterity, I hope you'll consider getting involved in the Keyes campaign now. Ballot access deadlines are fast approaching in many states. Go to http://www.selfgovernment.us for more info.