An Attack Against Black Churches
Trying to do some research on the attacks against Barack Obama’s reputation in his bid for the White House I ran across an article regarding Sean Hannity and how he questioned Obama’s ethics because he attended a black church. Imagine the audacity of a black man taking his black family to a black church! I’m surprised it took so long to expose this case to the public.
In the piece of video I saw on YouTube from the show Hannity & Colmes, Mr. Hannity wants to portray black churches as institutions of racism no different then a white supremacist group. To hear Mr. Hannity tell the story no white person is safe in the black church environment even though they are practicing a form of religion controlled by a white religious organization. Just like the white supremacist who are constantly spreading messages of hate and racial intolerance black pastors are known for their sermons on how all white people need to be killed and how black people need to stop tolerating white people in the name of Jesus.
Mr. Hannity can do his best to confuse the issue, but the black churches that are working for the betterment of the black community are nothing like the white supremacist organizations. I don’t care how conservative it may be no black church has ever advocated the killing of anybody no matter the issue. Black churches don’t operate behind a veil of secrecy. Black churches do not spread the discriminate hate of another race of people.
The question was asked would there be anything different about a black church advocating issues from a black perspective and for black people and its white counterpart that advocates issues from a white perspective and for white people. The answer is a resounding unequivocal yes. The single major difference between the two is that the black church isn’t trying to block other racial groups from participating in the American dream and obtaining a civilized standard of living. The black church isn’t advocating the subjugation of anyone. The black church is trying to uplift and empower the people in the black community. The white community has an automatic and innate fear of anything that is positive for the black community. It is this fear that causes the uplifting of the black community to be perceived as some kind of threat to their white privilege.
An organization that protects white interest wants to maintain the status quo and keep other races from infringing on the white privilege. White privilege cannot be maintained if every race of people is seen honestly as an equal and are actually judged fairly and treated fairly. The black church is a literal threat to the continuation of white privilege. It is only a logical conclusion that if the association of black churches taking care of the needs of the black community is worth examination then white institutions that work to protect white privilege should be examined for their possibly racist practices as well. The very act of Mr. Hannity doing everything that he can to discredit Mr. Obama’s church, and by association Mr. Osama, shows his relentless pursuit and the steps he is willing to take to protect the institution of white privilege.
The black church is one of the last remaining organizations reserved almost exclusively for the black community. Most black churches would be more than cordial to any white visitors. I would imagine the same would be true for black people visiting most white churches. However, some white churches don’t care for the intrusion from black people. Just like there are some black churches that wouldn’t care for white visitors. But such racial discrimination is only a natural component of the diversity of human nature. It is no more a white characteristic than it is a black characteristic or vice versa.
Yes Mr. Obama and many other blacks just like him attend a predominantly black church. Believe it or not there are a number of white people who attend those same churches. The white people are free to leave whenever they want and are rarely held against their will. And believe it or not there are black people who attend predominantly white churches as well. And it should be no surprise that there are white people he attend predominantly white churches. They may not publicly advocate the fact that they are champions of white privilege. Neither does Mr. Hannity. But it is pretty obvious that he does much to protect institutions of white privilege. And which institution of white privilege would need the most security but the institution of the presidency of the United States?