Wednesday, January 9, 2008

From the National Black Pro-life Union

Day Gardner: Black Church and Obama

I was very disturbed by an article published on January 7, 2008 in The Atlanta Journal which stated that Sen. Barack Obama garnered praise and prayers from several African-American pulpits for his landmark victory in the Iowa caucuses.  I can't help but wonder…what are these pastors thinking?  Of course, we all need prayer, that part was okay, but praise?  I had to ask myself, do they realize what this man stands for? Yes, blacks have continued to make great strides in breaking down color barriers and the walls of inequality and by the grace of God, some feel we have earned bragging rights with regard to our accomplishments.   But, in our efforts to be bigger, brighter and best–I worry many of us have forgotten a huge part of what our struggle was all about.  Racial equality was only part of it—the other part had to do with civil rights for ALL of our people.
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