Commentary: Church Talk Or Just Cooning

th (15)There was the Million Man March and several variations of it! Yesterday, there was an event dubbed the 100 Hundred Ministers for Trump. This was a planned meeting of one hundred black so-called ministers who met with The Donald to endorse him for president. This was a perfect demonstration of the larger problem in the black community. I don’t shy away from controversy, and will say it, as I see it – WHAT A DISGRACE! Every member of any of those congregations should resign, ok, maybe that is not the right word but they should certainly leave these so-called leaders.

There is enough evidence to suggest those who profess to have “been called” are little more than common hustlers and as I have said before Pimps in the Pulpit. They gathered to come out in support of The Donald, but the backlash was too great and they would only say only some chose to support him. I don’t know or have any proof, but the usual motivation behind this kind of gathering was a donation. This was so transparent that Stevie Wonder could see there was a quid pro quo in the mix and at work here. Anybody who has attended a black church knows the mission is solely about donations.

First of all, black people do not support the Republican clan! What would make these clowns think they could persuade any black person to support The Donald? I know of nothing he has done for black people at any time ever! Hell, to be honest, we have a man with a black face in the White House now, who has done very little for black people. So what sane person would think this guy has the interest or concern for black people.

Let me take you back in time and maybe the picture will become clear. While Massa was indoctrinating the slaves or imposing the myth of Christianity upon the souls of his chattel, he would pick a sellout, Uncle Tom from his folk to turn on the other slaves to deliver the word according to Massa. Let’s remember that during this process Massa would sit in the church to make sure his message was given the way he wanted. First of all, let’s be clear it was against the law for slaves to read, so if the message given was the word according to the Bible – how would he know. He said and did what Massa wanted him to say; not much different than today’s so-call preachers.

Only today the rewards are so much greater. The car’s, homes, bank accounts, and let me not forget the private jets! Personally, I would put most of these people only a step above the devils that kill our children unarmed in the streets. They are the biggest protectors of white supremacy! Because they continue to deliver the original message to sustain the ideology – you will be alright when you die.

I get comments, all the time, from the disillusioned who tell me to watch what I say about preachers or the church and yes, I have been damned to hell by some so-called Christian folk. To them I say, what factual evidence is there that shows their preacher or any preacher has brought forth at anytime for the betterment of black people. I have not gotten any response yet! If you do please, share it with me!

These people are in a business that take from the needy, and give to the greedy, themselves. The fact of the matter is this, most churches will not even open their doors for the homeless people sleeping or living on the streets. More shameful, in my view, is whenever there is the hint of unrest they [Massa] will parade a host of so-called preachers out in front of the media to tell the people to be peaceful and ask for nonviolence. Same message Massa told them to give – “turn the other cheek” – no different from what the slave master of old told his handpicked “house negro” to say!

Now to be fair, I got one response from someone who said, this was not true with Dr. King and the March on Washington. My response to that was to ask if this person knew the government appointed Dr. King and the other ministers [the big six] to be the face of the march and scripted what could be said. The origin of the March on Washington was conceived and initially organized by the people. It was Kennedy who appointed the big six!

Just like the police were created to be slave catcher; the black preacher was designed to be the slave keeper.  In the face of the horrible and despicable circumstances that face the black community they do very little to alleviate the problems of the flock they lead. Once a week, at least one unarmed black person is murder by the police and because of video – we see it. Where are the preachers?

However, they do give great praise when a march was non-violent and subscribe to it being successful, but it delivered no appreciable result. But more importantly, we have the families of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo and countless others who are paid off in some cases after the death of their loved ones.  These families know the unfortunate realities of a justice system that may be blindfolded but seem to always peek from beneath the veiled eyes to prevent her will from finding its way to certain communities – normally communities of color.

I am not apologetic for being overly critical of those who I call pimps in the pulpit. Let me be clear, these folk had every right to meet and speak with The Donald; however, it’s the motive that gives me heartburn. If you saw those who stood in front of the cameras last night and talked to the media. It was the most shocking disgrace display of character I have witness since black people were told that “all men were created equal”.

Pastor Jamal Bryant who was invited to attend the meeting but declined accused the preachers attending as a “selling out” to Trump, and on Twitter and  compared them to prostitutes. “Prostitutes for Trump … don’t let black pulpit become a pole,” he wrote. I tend to agree – SHAME ON EACH OF YOU! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

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