Jeremiah Wright…wrong.

25 03 2008

  “No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching, …The lynching was national news. The RNN, the Roman News Network, was reporting it and NPR, National Publican Radio had it on the radio. The Jerusalem Post and the Palestine Times all wanted exclusives, they searched out the young ministers, showed up unannounced at their houses, tried to talk with their families, called up their friends, wanted to get a quote on how do you feel about the lynching?” …So now we see that criticism directed towards a minister, who’s own congregant Barrack Obama described as ‘Racially Divisive’, is being defined as a “lynching”. What kind of imagery are we talking about here? We saw what happened in Jena, La. when the black community was confronted with THAT sad reflection of the past… is THIS comment directed at pushing that same kind of hot-button response? Or is it a sad reflection of how such imagery is just something that can be turned on and off at will… more symbolic than actually an affront? Or, perhaps, is it a statement that cheapens those terrible acts of the past… comparing criticism with the taking of a life? But something keeps coming to mind here… some old saying….something about “If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.”            

The congregation, describing itself as “unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian.” At least so reads a plaque behind the front desk.   …and it is proof of its unashamedly racist attitude. One could only imagine the firestorm that would rise against a nationally prominent church that displayed a sign saying “unashamedly white…”. -What happened to inclusiveness of Christianity? He didn’t die on the cross for ‘your’ church, or ‘your’ people, no matter who ‘you’ are. It was for ‘you’ AND me that he gave up his life. So WE, all of us, could live.

‘”Dr. Wright represents the best among us … An attack on this man of God is an attack on all those of the cloth who believe in the social Gospel of liberation. And I will not stand for it,” he wrote.’ – Dr. Wright doesn’t represent any social Gospel of liberation… only the gospel of man’s vanity… no turn the other cheek, …no humility, …nothing of God’s own image here. Just hate and lust, for power, for place, and for Earthly reward.

‘Moss issued several pleas to congregants to donate to what he called the “Resurrection Fund,” stressing that during this time of battle, money is needed to defend the church. He offered no additional specifics about the fund, telling churchgoers he didn’t want to get into it because Trinity is streaming the service live on the Web and the services are available for purchase on DVD’ –   But defend the church from what? No need to defend the church if it is of God. The words of hate are man’s words… the words of Jeremiah Wright. They aren’t the Church’s words. God’s Church is a place of peace and reconciliation…not hate. For if hatred was in the heart of God, today…Easter Sunday, the day God gave his greatest gift to his people… ALL people, would not exist. Today shows that hatred has no place in his house. God loves even those that hung His Son upon the cross so much that thru His death, even they, could know life. “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do…”





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