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  • White Choir Sings Black Spirituals and All Hell Breaks Loose

    02/26/2020 11:39:34 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 108 replies ^ | Todd StarnesFeb. 26, 2020
    Should white people sing black spirituals? Western Michigan University is grappling with that question after a black student was triggered and suffered a social media meltdown when a predominantly white choir sang “Wade in the Water.” “So apparently Western Michigan University thinks it’s ok for WHITE peoples to sing negro spirituals while the instructor talking bout ‘these songs don’t belong to one race.’ They sure as hell DO,” WMU music major Shaylee Faught wrote on a social media now seen by more than 1 million people. Faught got triggered after the choir’s black conductor reportedly told the audience that the...
  • Nearly 200 women pack church and pack heat to fire guns

    02/25/2020 8:08:19 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 2/24/2020 | Staff
    ROSELAWN, Ohio – New Prospect Baptist Church is home to one of the largest black congregations in Cincinnati. On any weekend there you'll find weddings, funerals, and three Sunday services. Not exactly a place you think you'd find 179 women firing .22-caliber handguns in the church basement. But that's exactly what happened on Feb. 8, when the church opened its doors to what state officials believe is one of the largest women-only, concealed carry gun certification classes held in the state of Ohio.
  • Black Voices for Trump meeting draws crowd to North Philly Church

    01/18/2020 11:33:19 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 01/17/2020 | Allie Miller
    As a part of the president's national reelection campaign, organizing group Black Voices for Trump held a meeting at First Immanuel Baptist Church in North Philly on Thursday night. The meeting promoted as a "roundtable discussion and Trump Victory Leadership Initiative" according to the national Black Voices Facebook page. Discussion focused on Trump's impact on the African American community and a volunteer training session, reported the AP on Friday morning. More than 60 people showed up, --snip-- Supporters touted that Trump has improved the economy and lowered unemployment rates, specifically for African Americans.
  • White evangelicals love Trump. Religious voters? Not so much.

    01/01/2020 8:57:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:20 AM ET, Wed January 1, 2020 | Harry Enten
    (CNN) Much has been made of President Donald Trump's strong standing with voters on the religious right, especially after a Christianity Today editorial called for Trump to be impeached and removed from office. The editorial generated a lot of press because Trump won white born-again evangelicals with more than 75% of the vote in 2016 and his approval rating with them remains at 75% in CNN/SSRS polling taken in the middle of last year. Figures such as these, however, can often obscure as much as they reveal. Trump's standing with all religious voters -- and, in particular, nonwhite religious voters...
  • Pete Buttigieg coming to Rev. Barber’s church as Democrats compete for black voters

    11/28/2019 12:18:14 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 11/26/2019 | Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan
    Black voters are a major Democratic voting bloc, and a few months before the presidential primaries, candidates are courting the African-American community. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will visit North Carolina on Dec. 1 and attend the church led by the Rev. William Barber II, former state NAACP president and founder of Moral Mondays. In South Carolina, one of the first states to vote and one where Buttigieg hasn’t been polling well among black voters, the candidate spoke in October at a Rock Hill church. It’s a good strategy, as long as it’s not his campaign’s only outreach to African...
  • NY Times can’t admit that African Americans are wary of supporting a homosexual Pres. candidate

    11/22/2019 8:07:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The New York Times is trying to explain the almost total lack of black support for Peter Buttigieg without a mention of his homosexuality. The Times beclowns itself today with a long article titled, “Pete Buttigieg Is Struggling With Black Democrats. Here’s Why,” that doesn’t even mention widespread negative attitudes among African Americans toward homosexual behavior. The only mention of sexuality at all comes 40 paragraphs into a 41-paragraph story, when the article notes: And Mark Barbee, the first black mayor of Bridgeport, Pa., is, like Mr. Buttigieg, an openly gay millennial mayor. He endorsed Mr. Buttigieg in September and...
  • Pete Buttigieg Polling Worse Than Marianne Williamson Among Black Voters in South Carolina

    11/18/2019 12:55:56 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 83 replies
    Mediaite (Scum Suckers) ^ | November 18, 2019 | Connor Mannion
    A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Pete Buttigieg is polling terribly with black voters in South Carolina – even worse than Marianne Williamson. The Quinnipiac poll released on Monday shows frontrunner Joe Biden with a commanding lead among South Carolina voters, with 33% percent of respondents saying they would likely support him. The two closest candidates to Biden are Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are polling at 11% and 13% respectively Buttigieg has 6% among all likely voters in the poll, just ahead of billionaire Tom Steyer who sits at 5%. Breaking down the responses by race and...
  • Every song on Kanye West's 'Jesus Is King' album debuted on the Hot 100

    11/05/2019 4:44:50 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Caleb Parke
    Kanye West's "Jesus Is King" album was not only crowned No. 1 on the charts but also managed to land every song on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. "Follow God" debuted the highest on the chart in the Top 10 at No. 7, followed by "Closed On Sunday," the 42-year-old born-again believer's anthem about Chick-fil-A and family values, at No. 17. In the top 25, "Selah" and "On God" came in at 19 and 23, respectively, with "God Is" and "Use This Gospel," featuring Clipse and Kenny G, Nos. 36 and 37. Making their first appearance on the Hot 100...
  • 'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

    08/16/2019 9:31:31 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 48 replies
    AP / Yahoo News and the Church at Laodicea ^ | August 16, 2019 | MEG KINNARD ,Associated Press
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president? "It's a heavy lift in the black church," says Darby, who is also a Charleston-area NAACP leader. "Just as nobody who is racist likes to say, 'I'm a racist,' nobody who is homophobic in the black community likes to say, 'I'm homophobic.'" .... "I'm interested to see how Buttigieg is going...
  • A Muslim Syrian Refugee Plotted a Black Church Massacre

    06/25/2019 5:54:53 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 6/24/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    “The best news is when you call get ready for jihad,” Mustafa Mousab Alowemer wrote in a public housing project in Pittsburgh. “I will spill my blood for the victory of my religion.” Northview Heights, the low-income housing project, is 90% African-American. Or at least it was. Then a flood of Syrian Muslim refugees showed up. Obama had promised to admit 10,000 Syrian migrants in 2016. The terrorist who plotted a massacre at a black church was one of them. The Alowemer clan arrived at JFK airport in New York City. The same airport through which other terror refugees, including...
  • 2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

    04/21/2019 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 24 replies ^ | 4-20-19 | MEG KINNARD
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they’re in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That’s because success in South Carolina, home to the nation’s first Southern presidential primary, could come down to connecting with politically influential churchgoing African Americans. “Candidates recognize that black churches are the places to be seen and heard,” said Bobby Donaldson, a professor of civil rights history at the University of South...
  • Mississippi man pleads guilty in ‘Vote Trump’ church arson

    03/29/2019 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | 6:00 am, March 29, 2019 | Staff
    JACKSON, Miss. — A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan “Vote Trump,” a week before the 2016 presidential election. Andrew McClinton, 47, pleaded guilty to arson Thursday, the Delta Democrat-Times reported. His sentencing is set for late April. Investigators said McClinton belonged to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, which was vandalized and burned. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, who is also the state fire marshal, told The Associated Press that investigators believe the graffiti was intended as a distraction from some other sort...
  • Aretha Franklin's family slams Pastor for 'offensive' eulogy!

    09/05/2018 3:58:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    TheSoto YaDig ^ | Sep 5, 2018 | TheSoto YaDig with DJ Just Jay
    Aretha Franklin's family slams Pastor for 'offensive' eulogy! (Live stream)
  • Black Pastor Slams “Black Genocide” of Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies are Aborted Every Day

    09/05/2018 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 07.30.18 | Christina Vazquez
    The Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. calls out abortion for what it is: a mass genocide of the most innocent.Childress, a leading pro-life advocate in the Black community, discussed the hypocrisy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a July column, citing statistics about the disproportionately high number of abortions in the Black community.Childress listed five “undeniable and inconvenient truths” about abortion, including the shocking fact that more than 20 million African American children have been aborted in the United States. That amounts to about 1,800 aborted babies in the Black community every day.Abortions hurt every...
  • Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

    09/03/2018 5:14:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    AP and Yahoo News ^ | 2 Sep 18 | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
    A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Aretha Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at Franklin's funeral Friday in Detroit. He felt his timing was right, especially after other speakers spoke on the civil rights movement and President Donald Trump. "I was trying to show that the movement now is moving and should move in a different direction," he said. "......
  • 'Let's Do It Like Eisenhower': Chicago Pastor Calls on Trump to Send Troops [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:34:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Outnumbered Overtime
    The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands," and is allegedly "sitting on" millions of dollars in Department of Housing and Urban Development funds that could be helping the affected neighborhoods. "Rahm's words do nothing for that family," Livingston said of a mother of a 17-year-old shot and killed over the weekend amid the violence. . . . "Trump, send the National Guard down here. Give us a breather so we can figure this out. Yes, let's talk, bc we have to make some changes here.
  • Rev. Jamal Bryant calls Trump meeting with inner-city pastors 'a stain on the body of Christ'

    08/03/2018 11:09:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lauren Lumpkin
    Baltimore Rev. Jamal Bryant had strong words for the influential inner-city pastors who met with President Donald Trump on Thursday for a meeting about prison reform, job growth and other issues affecting inner cities. “This is a stain on the body of Christ. This is a stain on our community,” the pastor said in a 25-minute Periscope video Thursday night. “I need to know how all of ya’ll were smiling at that table while the whole world frowns at what this represents and what it looks like. The blood is dripping off your hands.” The pastors have been heavily criticized...
  • James Cone, founder of black liberation theology, dies at 79

    05/02/2018 5:10:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5-1-18 | Deepti Hajela
    NEW YORK – Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79.
  • 'White American Bible Belt' Often Worshiped Racism and Called It Jesus Christ, Says Russell Moore

    04/06/2018 7:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    Often in history, the "White American Bible Belt" paid homage to racism while calling it "Jesus Christ," according to prominent evangelical Russell Moore. Delivering a speech at the MLK 50 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday, Moore drew a parallel between America's struggle for racial equality and the ancient Israelites being told to choose between serving God or serving Baal. "Time and time again, when told they could not serve both, the people of God tragically often chose to worship Baal but to rename him God," said Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "And...
  • A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches

    03/10/2018 12:55:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/9/18
    Charmaine Pruitt wrote the names of 12 churches on a sheet of paper, tore the paper into 12 strips, and dropped them into a Ziploc bag. It was Sunday morning and time to pick which church to attend. This time of the week two years earlier, there would have been no question. Ms. Pruitt, 46, would have been getting ready for her regular Saturday afternoon worship service, at a former grocery store overhauled into a state-of-the-art, 760-seat sanctuary. In the darkened hall, where it would have been hard to tell she was one of the few black people in the...