Where can a man go to be a man?  What can a woman go to be a woman?

“All white folks are going to Hell!”[1]

Talking about the Presidential race “I don’t know what kind of a nigger wouldn’t vote with a black man running!”[1]

“Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.”[2]

Where can a man go to be a man?  What does a woman go to be a woman?  Why does having a differing opinion make you a racist?  If my preacher were to stand up and say “I don’t know what kind of white man wouldn’t vote with a white man running,” I am afraid that I would have to find another church.  I would find a church like I have now.  We are a very racially and ethnically diverse congregation.  I shake hands and break bread beside true Africans, Americans, Hispanics, Kenyans, and many more “types” of people.  These people are my friends.  These people are my family.  I pray with them for the people of all countries.  I do not pray for whites or blacks but rather for the safety and salvation of all people.

I serve in my VFW post.  I serve with many different races of people all who have a common bond.  We all served our country on foreign soil defending the rights of all people.  I say prayers with them.  We all pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.  We all have our own personal views of politics and we all have different views about religion.  However, we all can look each other in the eye and not see hate, bigotry, or disrespect.  We all respect each other and each other’s beliefs.

Then we have the Reverend Al.  Reverend Al Sharpton, one of the most racists, bigoted men to ever walk the face of the earth, who promotes racism and bigotry over the airways and is constantly trying to incite an uprising.  There are so many examples of his racist rants online that it would take up too much space to log them all.  Needless to say that if you disagree with him or his whacked out beliefs them you my friend are racists, end of story.  I pray for Al Sharpton and ask God to open his hate filled eyes to the big beautiful world that exists out here.  Please show him the love that is felt by the members of our church and I pray that the followers of this evil man see wisdom in your guidance and not his.

Next we have the good Reverend Joseph Lowery, who I have respected and met with myself.  I have sat and looked him in the eyes and had conversation with him.  My heart now aches as to the hate and hurt that this man of God is now spewing.  I wonder how a man, who so many people have admired over the years, could be so bitter and ugly.  What would cause a man who has fought his whole life for humane treatment of one race, totally condemn another to Hell.  I pray for Joseph Lowery and I ask God to come back into his heart and save him from the very wishes he is casting on my race.

These are supposed to be men of God.  These are supposed to be leaders in the black American community.  I wonder how can someone call themselves Reverend and still spew this hate.  These guys remind me of another hate filled minister, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.  I will pray for Jeremiah Wright but I feel as though some people are damning themselves to Hell without the help and wishes of others.

I understand that there are two sides to this issue.  But race will remain an issue as long as there are leaders of the communities filling the hearts and minds of their congregations with bile.  There will always be a race issue when our leaders proclaim that civil rights do not apply to any single race.  There will continue to be race issues until people open their minds and their hearts to the fact that everyone is from God.  We are all created from the same dust and we will all return to the same dust.  My friends are my friends.  I pray for my enemies.  I pray for the weak-minded who use the color of their skin as a weakness.  I pray for the leaders who hold a race down by filling their minds with hate and bigotry.

I refuse to lose this race.  I refuse to let people who call themselves men of the cloth taint my mind with evil.  I refuse to let evil reign in my world.  I refuse to let Satan leave the mouths of such men and enter into my life or my children’s lives.  I will not be the constrictor of a people.  I will not provide a safe haven for Satan to thrive.  I will do my part to make race a non-issue.

I will not lose this race!

 

[1] “The Rev. Joseph Lowery spoke at a rally Saturday in Georgia. According to an account in the Monroe County Reporter, “Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were.

“Now, he said, he is back to where he was,” according to the newspaper.

“I don’t know what kind of a nigger wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” he also told the audience in the St. James Baptist Church in Forsyth, Ga., according to the paper. “[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/01/black-reverend-with-ties-to-obama-suggests-all-white-people-are-going-to-hell/#ixzz2B4H6qEzo]

[2] Mary Frances Berry (current head of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights) — “Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.” [Civil Rights Under Reagan, San Francisco, ICS Press, 1991, p. 141.]