Thursday, August 9, 2007
He Is Not Lying About The Press Release
He is telling the truth about the press release from The Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association. One of his anonymous commenter said the follow:
Quote, “you should only post what you know to be true. the intelligence of some memphians white and black is the real reason we cannot grow as a city. but the truth will win in the end, just keep on spreading lies, it makes it easy to know who to believe.” Unquote
This past Sunday was the first time I was bothered by what my Pastor had to say. I was not bothered by his message from the bible; I was bothered by what he said after he gave his message from the bible and wanted to speak to the congregation about the 2007 Hate Crime Bill (H.R. 1592)
He got many in the congregation riled about bill H.R.1592 saying he could be arrested if he talked against homosexuality in the church. After he said that he went into a fiery rant about gays and lesbians. He smoothed his blows to the gays and lesbians in our church by saying, "It is not the person he is against, but it is their sexual orientation he is against." As he went on with his stance and support of the press release the ministers received, I was wondering how the homosexuals in our church were feeling at that moment. I have and I am sure many others have homosexuals in their family tree somewhere. Because of their sexual orientation does that mean we should disown them or it should be acceptable for them to be criminally victimized in our society? It is not MAN place to judge them, the God I know is a forgiving God.
I finally called him the following Tuesday because I believed it was wrong of him to miss-informed the congregation about bill H.R.1592. I asked him, “Did he read the bill”, and he replied that he did. That is when I asked, “Why would he stand in the pulpit and say he could be arrested if he speaks against homosexuality, because no where in bill H.R.1592 does it says religious leaders will be jailed for speaking against homosexuality.” He finally admitted and stated, “A press release was sent out to ministers about bill H.R.1592 with a pastor in full cloth handcuffed and being taken to jail because he spoke against homosexuality in his church."
In my opinion, it is wrong for men or women who lead a church to miss guide their flock. There are many people in the church who follow their spiritual leader blindly without thinking for themselves. Hypocrisy in the church is rampant and people in the church need to realize the person standing before them in the pulpit is a human being not God himself. I personally go to hear the word and message from the bible and listen to the message in the songs from the choir. My relationship with God is not controlled or depended on my pastor. I am secured in my faith not to be lead blindly by MAN and many people in the church need to distinguish the difference of who is the final judge of how they live their life.
Finally, Congressman Steve Cohen is a legislator who listens to the people. He doesn’t represent my district, but that did not keep him from responding to a concern I had. When he decide to run for the Senate he definitely has my vote. I hope his critics are not successful in removing him because he is not black. Blacks need to be careful of some blacks who want to represent them in office. Harold Ford had that position for a long time and he damn sure wasn't listening to constituents in the district. His actions and the actions of his other Ford family members in public office proved they were out for themselves. In this case the title of a new show on BET aimed towards Blacks is an appropriate closing to this post “We Got to Do Better than That”.
I removed the name of the blogger and his site because the sight has become too unbearable to read. There are more interesting and informative sights in the blogosphere to read instead of wasting my time reading his tabloid post and flip flopping opinions.