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  • Black Minister Forms PAC to Break Dems Party's 'Death Grip' on Black Community

    04/22/2010 8:58:01 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 1,040+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2010
    Thursday April 22, 2010 Black Minister Forms PAC to Break Dems Party's 'Death Grip' on Black Community WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2010 ( -- Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., retired attorney and Harvard Law graduate, is declaring political war on the Democrat Party and the liberal Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the pro-life leader announced this week.Bishop Jackson, who has fought for pro-life and pro-family causes for 25 years, formed STAND AMERICA PAC on April 1. The committee aims primarily to recruit and support conservative black candidates to run against liberals in Congressional Black Caucus districts. "The black community has been...
  • Which religious groups are the most politically active?

    04/13/2010 10:12:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 364+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | April 13, 2010 | Margaret Cabaniss
    Mark Chaves of the National Congregations Study has put together an interesting graph demonstrating the ways that different religious groups engage in politics. The numbers may surprise you:  Chaves breaks down the results: First, notwithstanding extensive media coverage of political mobilization within conservative churches, conservative white Protestant churches do not stand out in their level of political activity. Catholic and black Protestant churches, overall, are more politically active than either liberal or conservative white Protestants. About three-quarters of Catholics and black Protestants attend churches that engaged in at least one of these eight political activities, compared to about half of...
  • Obama Family Attends Easter Service at Washington, D.C., Church

    04/04/2010 9:38:55 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 50 replies · 1,630+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2010 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama and his family are attending Easter service at a historically black Methodist church in southeast Washington. The Obamas traveled Sunday morning to the Allen Chapel AME Church. The first family has attended a variety of Protestant churches in the nation's capital since Obama's election. The Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church traces its roots to just before the Civil War when it ministered to free blacks in the Anacostia area of Washington. It is part of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Southeast Washington was rocked last week by a drive-by shooting that left four dead and five others...
  • R. Albert Mohler, Jr.: Black Children Are An Endangered Species?

    03/07/2010 2:12:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 126 replies · 454+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 3/7/10 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Catherine Davis is a woman with a message, and that message is getting harder to ignore. "Black children are an endangered species."The Director of Minority Outreach for Georgia Right to Life, Davis is taking that message to the public, along with a massive public awareness campaign that has captured national and international attention. Drivers in the metro Atlanta area are seeing billboards that demand attention - and are changing minds.Her argument is simple and the statistics are irrefutable. She accuses abortion providers in general, and Planned Parenthood in particular, of targeting blacks for abortion. She told The New York...
  • The Black Church is dead

    03/06/2010 12:58:44 PM PST · by flowerplough · 9 replies · 765+ views
    UNN ^ | 28 Feb | Eddie Glaude
    The Black Church, as we’ve known it or imagined it, is dead. Of course, many African Americans still go to church. According to the PEW Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, 87 percent of African Americans identify with a religious group and 79 percent say that religion is very important in their lives. But the idea of this venerable institution as central to black life and as a repository for the social and moral conscience of the nation has all but disappeared. Several reasons immediately come to mind for this state of affairs. First, black churches have always...
  • 1st Annual African American Climate Change Conference

    02/28/2010 7:42:29 AM PST · by BubbaBasher · 22 replies · 464+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot Online ^ | Feb 27, 2010 | Seneca Bock
    Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Temple at 3100 Butternut Dr in Hampton, VA hosting 1st Annual Regional African American Faith Community Climate Change Conference. Powerful workshops to help raise the level awareness about disaster preparedness (e.g. Katrina and Haiti), Green Youth, Pastor's Roundtable, etc.. Keynote address presented by the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. Yount adults encouraged to attend, and all pastors, ministry leaders, and community members.
  • To Court Blacks, Foes of Abortion Make Racial Case

    02/27/2010 11:06:12 AM PST · by Lorianne · 34 replies · 605+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Shaila Dewan
    Across the country, the anti-abortion movement, long viewed as almost exclusively white and Republican, is turning its attention to African-Americans and encouraging black abortion opponents across the country to become more active. A new documentary, written and directed by Mark Crutcher, a white abortion opponent in Denton, Tex., meticulously traces what it says are connections among slavery, Nazi-style eugenics, birth control and abortion, and is being regularly screened by black organizations. Black abortion opponents, who sometimes refer to abortions as “womb lynchings,” have mounted a sustained attack on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, spurred by a sting operation by...
  • Side By Side Comparison: Carey's Republican Convention speech to MLK's "Dream Speech

    01/18/2010 12:23:46 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies · 819+ views
    University of Notre Dame ^ | 1952/1963 | Archibald Carey
    [Archibald Carey, a black preacher from Chicago, was a friend of Republican President Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower had Mr. Carey speak at the 1952 Republican Convention in Chicago. The text below is from the speech Mr. Carey gave at that convention. Next to it the link is text from MLK Jr.'s speech.]

    01/17/2010 8:40:32 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 17 replies · 1,148+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 17, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    It took a while, but President Obama has finally found a church with a Bush-bashing pastor. Isn't it funny how "Separation of Church and State" is not evenly applied? It seems to only create moral outrage when conservatives do it for some strange, unknown reason. Speaking of "Bush", can you imagine the hissy-fit there would be if George W. Bush was sitting behind the podium listening to his pastor spewing partisan, political rhetoric that bashed Democrats? Watch this...
  • Obama Speaks From Pulpit, Noting Progress And Difficulty In America ["Speaking...Like A Preacher"]

    01/17/2010 3:07:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1,277+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 17th 2010 | Mark Silva
    Obama Speaks From Pulpit, Noting Progress And Difficulty In America The president visits a church founded by freed slaves and where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sometimes spoke. By Mark Silva January 17, 2010 Reporting from Washington - President Obama, speaking today from the pulpit of a church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sometimes spoke, called on the congregation to rally around the spirit that had helped their ancestors pursue a long road to freedom. "It's that progress that allowed me to be here today," said Obama, the first African American president. The president, who doesn't frequently...
  • Obama to give church talk, stump in Massachusetts

    01/17/2010 5:32:36 AM PST · by maggief · 61 replies · 1,836+ views
    AP ^ | January 17, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will attend church services with his wife, Michelle, and speak to the congregation about helping the people of Haiti.
  • Obama speaking live at DC church

    01/17/2010 9:02:30 AM PST · by KJC1 · 208 replies · 6,243+ views
    Fox News Channel | 01-17-10
    On Fox News Channel live, so no link.
  • Obama Ties Passage of Health Insurance Bill to American 'Decency' (Campaigning in Church)

    01/17/2010 12:06:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,063+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2010 | Caroline Shively
    As Democratic fears increase that health insurance reform could slip away with a crucial vote for a new U.S. senator in Massachusetts, President Obama on Sunday used a church pulpit at a Martin Luther King Day service to say the massive health bill would be a victory for "decency." Speaking to congregants at Vermont Avenue Baptist church in Washington, D.C., before heading north to rally for Attorney General Martha Coakley, Obama said the legislation will help more than 30 million Americans, "men women and children, mothers and fathers" to get insurance. "This will be a victory not for Democrats," Obama...
  • *VIDEO* "I Never Should Have Supported Barack Obama" (a must watch!)

    12/25/2009 3:11:05 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies · 2,124+ views
    You Tube ^ | 5/25/09 | simone56
    A non-partisan, black, *CHRISTIAN* woman publicly repents for voting for Obama despite his pro-abortion record. She explains why she was deceived and reaffirms her committment to putting Christ first. Before race. Before politics.

    12/14/2009 6:57:12 PM PST · by freedomyes · 17 replies · 700+ views
    Townhall ^ | Dec 14 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    The facts are that this "theology" is not black in the sense of skin color. It is black in that its source is hell's caverns. It is not liberating. It is binding and imprisoning. It is not theology in the legitimate definition. It is cultic writ for poor, duped disciples who don't know the Bible well enough to counter the hoax.
  • Black pastor : Reid's 'slavery' reference 'deplorable'

    12/11/2009 2:58:52 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 13 replies · 707+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 10, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    The black pastor who leads Bond Action Inc. in support of "family, traditional moral values and positive, honest race relations" says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should be ashamed of comparing opposition to President Obama's plans to socialize medicine in the U.S. to support for slavery. "Reid's comparison of legitimate Republican opposition towards the Democrats $2.5 trillion health care plan to segregationists is deplorable," Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson said today. "This was an attempt to smear Republicans as racists in order to take the focus off the details of this awful socialist health care bill. Reid's remarks are a...
  • A Black Pastor Speaks Out on President Obama’s Past

    12/06/2009 12:22:01 PM PST · by AJKauf · 21 replies · 2,581+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 5 | Ron Radosh
    President Barack Obama’s past continues to haunt him. A friend e-mailed me this revealing post by Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., pastor of The Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Virginia. Bishop Jackson wrote it last June, but I have not seen it circulated or mentioned before now. Now, someone found it and put it on their own blog. Like so many of us, Bishop Jackson describes himself as once a leftist Democrat; an African-American who grew up in a black urban community in Pennsylvania, and a man who is disturbed about what he calls “a strain of anti-Semitism in the black...
  • Corzine gave $87,000 to Rev. Reginald Jackson's church

    11/02/2009 6:28:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 829+ views
    star ledger ^ | October 20, 2009 | Josh Margolin
    The Rev. Reginald Jackson, who last week announced he was throwing his coveted support to incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine, received $87,000 in donations from the multimillionaire governor last year, Jackson confirmed yesterday. According to Corzine's 2008 tax returns, the governor made a $50,000 donation to Jackson's congregation, St. Matthew AME Church in Orange. Corzine gave another $37,000 to St. Matthew from his philanthropic foundation, Jackson said. He explained the smaller sum was contributed early in 2008 and the $50,000 was donated in July last year, shortly after the governor began raising money for his re-election campaign. The contributions were the...
  • Anti Gay Marriage Advocate Bernice King Leads Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    10/31/2009 5:34:36 PM PDT · by ozguy · 9 replies · 781+ views
    SheWired.COM ^ | 10/30/2009 | Edie Stull
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) has announced election of The Reverend Bernice King, the youngest daughter of The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. (the organization's founder), as its eighth president. The announcement has raised concern among the LGBT community and its supporters. Bernice King has been vocal against marriage equality and has stoked the homophobic fires when she said, "I know in my sanctified soul that he (Dr. King) did not take a bullet for same-sex marriage."
  • Deeds makes his pitch at 11 area churches

    10/26/2009 4:01:29 AM PDT · by republicangel · 35 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 26, 2009 | Bill Bartel
    Prayer stopped for a few moments Sunday at 11 churches in Chesapeake and Portsmouth as pastors allowed time for a little bit of politicking between hymns of joy and sermons of salvation. State Del. Lionell Spruill Sr. came to visit, bringing along Democratic candidate for governor Creigh Deeds and envelopes of tickets to one of the hottest political events in Hampton Roads this season. Conducting what has become a tradition for Democrats running for high statewide posts, Spruill led Deeds on a five-hour whirlwind tour of Sunday services, with staff members and reporters in tow. At each stop, Deeds, a...
  • Obama abuses faith office to promote his radical agenda

    10/20/2009 4:52:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 319+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    During the entire Bush administration critics accused him of using religion for political purposes. Many people were aghast that our President was a religious man -- as opposed to his predecessor whose fidelity to the Ten Commandments was an on-off sort of affair. When George Bush named Jesus as his favorite philosopher he was laughed at as being a simpleton. What really provoked the left was when he created the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives as a way to work with religious groups to perform social services. There were fears that the wall between church and state were going to tumble...
  • Church mixes politics, prayer on 'Obama Sunday'

    09/26/2009 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,962+ views ^ | 09.20.09 | SHAWN BOBURG
    Prayer was mixed with a dose of politics at Passaic’s largest black church on Sunday as congregants donned Obama T-shirts in a show of support for a president they say has been unfairly criticized after only eight months in office. The Union Baptist Church held a “Support Obama Sunday,” asking members to “turn the script” on the “wicked and nasty” reaction Obama has received in some quarters as he pushes for health-care reform. The church’s pastor, Rev. Ronald W. Johnson, said he rarely brings politics into the church but was moved to do so because he is concerned that some...
  • Conservative Black Pastors Endorse Obama's Health Care Plan

    09/26/2009 7:40:22 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 67 replies · 1,630+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 25 September 2009 | Jennifer Riley Christian Post Reporter
    A group of pro-life black pastors are showing their support for President Obama’s health care plan, though conservative public policy experts note that such a plan remains nowhere in sight. Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., who heads the six million-member Church of God in Christ, and the group of black ministers endorsed the president’s controversial health care overhaul Thursday but was careful to reiterate Obama's no-abortion-funding pledge while cautioning the White House against breaking its promise. "In accord with our commitment to Christian teaching, we wholeheartedly affirm the president's position that medical costs related to the abortion of fetuses shall...
  • At The Top Of The Televangelist's Game [Obama Learned This From Rev. Jeremiah Wright?]

    09/11/2009 10:20:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 572+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2009
    At The Top Of The Televangelist's Game Wesley Pruden. Barack Obama did what he does best. Billy Graham once said Bill Clinton could make a great evangelist, but Bubba's not a patch on this president. Mr. Obama early on mastered the cadence of the black church - dropping his voice on the last word of the sentence to make the listener pay attention - and he understands the power of language. He speaks great prose. He understands that a televangelist concentrates on sales, not substance. The president was on his game Wednesday night, soaring with a promise of partisan geniality...
  • Fired black worker sues Billy Graham group

    09/03/2009 5:47:43 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 10 replies · 851+ views
    black woman is suing the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, saying she was abruptly fired after complaining that the organization was not reaching out to black churches. A spokesman for the organization didn't comment on the firing, but said the association does extensive outreach and works extensively with black congregations and other diverse churches. Kimberly McCallum said in the lawsuit that was moved into a federal court on Wednesday that she was the only black employee working in the executive offices in Charlotte when she started in February 2007. She complained to her superiors later that year when she was asked...
  • Gay marriage critics file for D.C. referendum

    09/02/2009 7:35:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 335+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/2009 | Michael Neibauer
    A coalition of gay marriage opponents asked the D.C. elections board Tuesday to authorize a ballot initiative that if approved by a majority of voters would define marriage in the District as the union of a man and a woman. Stand4MarriageDC, led by Bishop Harry Jackson of Beltsville's Hope Christian Church, filed papers with the Board of Elections and Ethics seeking authority to collect petition signatures for a November 2010 referendum on the definition of marriage. The filing, backed by the Archdiocese of Washington, comes ahead of an anticipated D.C. Council effort to legalize same-sex marriage in the District. "The...
  • The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology

    08/30/2009 5:08:21 AM PDT · by kindred · 30 replies · 1,657+ views
    Action Institute ^ | April 2, 2008 | Anthony Bradley
    What is Black Liberation Theology anyway? Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright catapulted black liberation theology onto a national stage, when America discovered Trinity United Church of Christ. Understanding the background of the movement might give better clarity into Wright's recent vitriolic preaching. A clear definition of black theology was first given formulation in 1969 by the National Committee of Black Church Men in the midst of the civil-rights movement: Black theology is a theology of black liberation. It seeks to plumb the black condition in the light of God's revelation in Jesus Christ, so that the black community can...
  • A Vick Protest But Not the One You’d Expect

    08/26/2009 5:16:01 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies · 490+ views
    NBC News ^ | 08/26/2009 | DAN STAMM
    In an unexpected move, Michael Vick might not be feeling venom outside of Lincoln Financial Field Thursday night but rather he will be feeling some puppy love as supporters planned to march the night that the controversial QB returns to the NFL. The Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and other Philly-area civil rights groups were planning a “massive demonstration” outside of the Eagles preseason game against Jacksonville -- the game where Vick is expected to make his Eagles’ debut
  • Besieged Pastor Of L.A.'s First AME Church Touts His Successes

    08/01/2009 10:59:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 396+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 01, 2009
    Besieged pastor of L.A.'s First AME Church touts his successes Critics seeking to oust the Rev. John J. Hunter cite financial issues and what they view as a shift in priorities from his predecessor's. Hunter's backers cite progress they say the church has made. Teresa Watanabe August 2, 2009 Nearly five years after replacing a legendary pastor in one of the nation's most prominent African American pulpits, the Rev. John J. Hunter counts his blessings. Since taking the helm of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles in October 2004, Hunter says, he has been privileged to bring...
  • Reverend Ike, Who Preached Riches, Dies at 74

    07/31/2009 8:43:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies · 1,231+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2009 | CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT
    The Rev. Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, the flamboyant minister better known as the Reverend Ike, who preached the blessings of material prosperity to a large congregation in New York and to television and radio audiences nationwide, died Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he had lived since 2007. He was 74. “This is the do-it-yourself church,” he proclaimed. “The only savior in this philosophy is God in you.” Along with Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart and Pat Robertson, he was one of the first evangelists to grasp the power of television. At the height of his success, in the 1970s, he reached...
  • African-Americans Most Religiously Devout Group (in the nation)

    07/26/2009 7:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1,185+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 7/26/2009 | Michelle A. Vu
    African-Americans are the most religiously devout racial group in the nation when it comes to attending services, praying and believing that God exists, according to a recent profile. Compared to the rest of the U.S. population, which is generally considered highly religious, African-Americans engage in religious activities more frequently and express higher levels of religious belief, Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life highlighted in a report released in time for Black History Month. The center's U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 on more than 35,000 people, found that 79 percent of African-Americans say religion is very...
  • Black Evangelicals Emerging as New Conservatives (Trend shows Moral Issues Ahead of Party Lines)

    07/25/2009 12:34:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1,178+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 7/25/2009 | Jennifer Riley
    WASHINGTON – A number of black evangelical leaders are rising up as a new voice in the conservative movement traditionally dominated by white Protestants. Their centerpiece agendas are abortion and same-sex “marriage” – the same two key social issues emphasized by most conservative evangelicals. But unlike the typical white evangelical Christian that is most likely part of the conservative wing of the Republican party, these African American leaders may be card-carrying Democrats but willing to switch over to the Republican side if their conservative values are addressed. Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr., who heads the socially conservative black pastors group...
  • Abort Abortion

    07/21/2009 5:26:22 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 533+ views ^ | July 20, 2009 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
    Last week, Senator Dick Durbin made comments that should have won him the “Most Racially Insensitive Remarks of the Year Award.” His statements were made in a committee markup. An audio recording of the heated exchange between Senator Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Brownback (R-KS) revealed the unfortunate bias of the Senator from Illinois. Senator Durbin justified the fact that 41% of pregnancies in DC are terminated by abortion by essentially saying, “It’s a black thing!” His exact words are listed below: Durbin: In terms of safe, legal and rare, to the Senator from Kansas, I will tell you two things....
  • An Open Letter to President Obama

    07/13/2009 4:44:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 911+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    The following is an excerpt from a letter that will be sent this week to President Obama from leaders in the African-American community. Two events have precipitated the writing of this letter. 1. The President hosted a Stonewall Riot 40th anniversary celebration at the White House, when no such meeting has been afforded to African-American clergy to date. 2. The legal attempt to overthrow the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that has come out of Massachusetts last week. All too often, both the press and politicians view the African-American community as a monolithic group that will go wherever the cultural...
  • Pastor (Ken Hutcherson): Obama has no 'black experience' to speak of

    07/04/2009 10:19:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1,382+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 7/3/09 | Jim Brown
    A conservative black pastor and former NFL linebacker says he's highly offended that President Obama would compare the plight of homosexuals to that of blacks during the Civil Rights Era.On Monday, President Obama told a gathering of homosexuals at the White House that he is aware that many of them "don't believe progress has come fast enough," and compared their struggles to those of blacks during the Civil Rights Movement. Ken Hutcherson, the senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington, says the comments are especially disturbing from an individual who is supposed to be familiar with "the black experience." "But I...
  • When color trumps Christianity

    07/06/2009 12:57:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,072+ views ^ | July 6, 2009 | Star Parker
    President Obama hosted a reception at the White House celebrating LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride month. Black Christians should take note and learn a few things about our black President. As they say, we are what we do. It tells us something that Mr. Obama had no time to host an event for the National Day of Prayer. Nor did he have time to accept the invitation to convey greetings and a few remarks to the couple hundred thousand who came to Washington, as they do every January, for the March for Life. However, the LGBT Pride event did...
  • Does the GOP Have Any Real Shot At Attracting Black Voters?

    07/01/2009 2:49:45 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 102 replies · 1,782+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 1 | T.K. Farrow
    Irrespective of race, it seems that nowadays the primary question asked when deciding which party to support is, “What will you do for me (and my downtrodden brethren)?” Looking at the “comments” section of an article about diversifying the GOP, it’s clear that for many African Americans, the answer expected from and assumed of Republicans is: nothing. (One of Asim’s reader’s comments: ” The Republican Party has not done anything in recent time to warrant an AFRICAN AMERICAN caring about it.”) This despite the fact that it was Richard Nixon who signed the first major application of affirmative action into...
  • 'No truth' in Obama's speech before homosexuals

    07/01/2009 12:01:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies · 965+ views
    onenewsnow ^ | 7/01/09 | Jim Brown
    A black evangelical Christian pastor and former NFL linebacker says there was "absolutely no truth in anything" President Obama said in his speech to homosexuals in the East Room of the White House Monday. President Obama promised LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) supporters Monday at a White House "gay pride" celebration that he "will continue to be an ally and a champion" for their agenda, once again vowing he will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. (Related article: Obama White House not appealing transgender ruling) Ken Hutcherson, senior pastor of Antioch...
  • Anti-Abortion Minister Urges Action by African Americans

    05/28/2009 7:03:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies · 595+ views
    The Catholic Voice ^ | 5/28/09 | Gerald Korson
    After having served 18 days in prison, the Rev. Walter Hoye is a free man and will remain so — as long as he doesn’t come within eight feet of anyone who is about to enter an Oakland abortion clinic. That hasn’t stopped the 52-year-old minister from returning to the public sidewalk outside the Family Planning Specialists Medical Group building near Jack London Square, the site of his arrest last May that resulted in his incarceration at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin earlier this year. Hoye, executive elder of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in south Berkeley, is on a...
  • Pastors Join House Republicans in Support of D.C. Defense of Marriage Act

    05/25/2009 8:23:52 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 22 replies · 1,821+ views ^ | Friday, May 22, 2009 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    With the Capitol dome as a backdrop, Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and a large group of pastors in town for a national conference, joined House Republicans for a press conference Thursday to announce legislation in opposition to the recent decision by the D.C. City Council to recognize same-sex marriages from states where the practice is legal. The D.C. Defense of Marriage Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Dan Boren (D-Okla.), states “that in the District of Columbia, for all legal purposes, ‘marriage’ means the union of one man and one woman.” “The...
  • Have any Freepers been to Reverend Manning's church ?

    05/23/2009 3:51:34 PM PDT · by sushiman · 23 replies · 993+ views
    I think we Freepers should be supporting this man any way we can . I'm sure he could use some financial support , and I am thinking about giving him a modest donation . Has anyone here met the man , or been to his church ? He is the real deal wouldn't you say ? I'm in Japan or I would have checked him out personally by now .
  • Black clergy opposing gay marriage resent civil rights comparision

    05/20/2009 10:43:32 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 37 replies · 1,909+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | Jay Tokasz
    Black clergy have long opposed the march toward legal same-sex marriages. Now, they’re also challenging the growing efforts of gay-marriage supporters to frame the issue as a civil rights cause. The Rev. William Gillison, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, a large African-American congregation on East Delevan Avenue, said he is insulted by the comparison. “We know what we have gone through as an ethnic group. We feel the terminology, the definition itself, has really been hijacked,” he said. “Unfortunately, it’s just another ploy to garner more support from people who may not understand what the civil rights struggle was...
  • Schwarzenegger pleads for passage of ballot measures (at three African American churches in LA)

    05/18/2009 9:21:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 828+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/18/09 | Cathleen Decker and Michael Finnegan
    Battling anger and indifference on the part of California voters, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger implored them Sunday not to make the state "the poster child for dysfunction" by defeating a host of measures on Tuesday's ballot that seek to restructure the state's bleak finances. The governor's visits to three African American churches in Los Angeles came as proponents and opponents of the ballot measures marshaled the last of the millions of dollars they have collected for the special election. Schwarzenegger said Sunday he had been told that about 25% of voters are expected to show up, ... Schwarzenegger, accompanied by Assembly...
  • Same-sex marriage pits blacks against gays in test of liberal 'tolerance' (part one)

    05/13/2009 4:15:42 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 20 replies · 1,136+ views ^ | May 10, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Last week, Washington, D.C., City Councilman Marion Barry raised eyebrowns when he predicted that there would be a “civil war” if the District of Columbia endorsed gay marriage legislation. "All hell is going to break loose," warned Barry, the former D.C. mayor and one-time convicted felon, after the council voted 12-to-1 Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere in America. "We may have a civil war," declared Barry. "The black community is just adamant against this." .... During the Prop 8 campaign in California, the tensions spilled onto the streets and got ugly. “It was like being at a klan...
  • Pelosi: Don't Interfere With D.C. On Gay Marriage

    05/06/2009 10:43:30 AM PDT · by steve-b · 11 replies · 729+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/09 | Mike Soraghan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress should let the District of Columbia pass a gay marriage law if it wants to, without interference. "I don't think Congress should intervene, any more than we should intervene when New York did something similar," Pelosi said. The D.C. Council on Tuesday passed a bill to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. The vote was overwhelming, but it drew heated opposition from Councilman Marion Barry and African- American ministers. The vote foreshadows a debate over whether to legalize same-sex marriages performed in the city....
  • Marion Barry: D.C. risks “civil war” by legalizing gay marriage

    05/06/2009 1:37:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,582+ views ^ | May 6, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Via JWF, a tough call here for the forces of tolerance. On the one hand, he’s a Democrat and a minority and therefore presumptively possessed of Absolute Moral Authority. Attack him at your peril. On the other hand, he’s a tax cheat and an ex-crackhead. No need to impeach his credibility; there’s none left to impeach. Really, about the only thing that can be said in his favor is that, warts and all, he’s still more appealing than Perez Hilton. This much is certain: Hate like this demands the release of another Carrie Prejean topless photo. D.C. Council member Marion...
  • DC may recognize same-sex 'marriages' - churches ignored

    05/06/2009 2:35:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 763+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/5/2009 | Charlie Butts
    Despite opposition from some local churches, the Washington, DC Council has voted 12-1 to recognize homosexual "marriages" legal in other states. View Video News Report : Associated Press reports advocates from both sides of the debate were part of an overflow crowd that filled city hall, and more than 100 opponents from churches in the Washington region held a rally across the street. Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council believes the DC Council is on a slippery slope to recognition of same-gender marriage. "It's unfortunate that the Council chose not to respond to the outpouring of opposition that...
  • House agrees to muzzle pastors with 'hate crimes' plan

    04/30/2009 4:02:30 AM PDT · by Man50D · 41 replies · 1,780+ views ^ | April 30, 2009
    Members of the U.S. House today approved a plan to create a federal "hate crimes" plan that will provide special protections to homosexuals and others with alternative sexual choices, but leave Christian ministers and pastors open to prosecution should their teachings be linked to any subsequent offense, by anyone, against a "gay." The vote was 249-175, and came despite intense Republican opposition to the creation of the privileged class. Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of the High Impact Leadership Coalition also condemned the action, offering a warning about the future of the United States.
  • Christian Leaders Condemn Hate Crimes Bill

    04/29/2009 7:55:10 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 27 replies · 1,564+ views ^ | 4/29/2009 | Connie Hair
    What’s at risk is the ability to preach the Gospel.’ So said Bishop Harry Jackson, standing with other black religious leaders and Republican congressmen at a press conference yesterday.   Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) led a group of members of Congress and Christian leaders yesterday in denouncing HR 1913, the federal hate crimes legislation that was passed on a straight party line vote out of the House Judiciary Committee late last week.   Jackson, a well-known leader in the black community as Sr. Pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, cautioned...
  • Pro-Life Pastor Convicted of Helping Women Avoid Abortions Released From Jail

    04/08/2009 12:54:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 774+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/8/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Oakland, CA ( -- A pro-life pastor in Oakland, California who was convicted of helping women outside abortion centers find life-affirming alternatives has been released after spending 18 days in jail. Reverend Walter Hoye was charged with violating an anti-free speech ordinance Oakland officials put in place to target him.Oakland officials had enacted the law that prohibited contact within eight feet of women entering abortion businesses without their consent.Last month, Hoye began serving a 30 day sentence and he received three years probation as well as a requirement to pay a $1,000 fine and a $130 restitution fee. He...