March 4th, 2005

PURCHASED PULPITS AND SPIRITUAL EXPLOITATIONS

Excellent Op/Ed piece on The Black Commentator:

PURCHASED PULPITS AND SPIRITUAL EXPLOITATIONS
by Jasmyne Cannick [Link]

" I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves..." – Harriet Tubman

Recently, a group of Black pastors under the name of the Hi Impact Coalition, held a press conference and summit in Los Angeles to announce the kick off for their "Black Contract with America on Moral Values." Led by Bishop Harry Jackson of Washington and white Christian evangelical Reverend Lou Sheldon and his Traditional Values Coalition, the press conference and summit gave new meaning to the phrase "Sleeping with the enemy."

According to the newly formed coalition, topping the list of issues that Black Americans need to focus on is the protection of marriage. Never mind the war, access to healthcare, HIV/AIDS, education, housing and social security, the number one problem facing Black America is same-sex marriage.
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