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An Attack Against Black Churches

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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?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - Posted by | African Americans, Barack Obama, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Men, Black People, Black Women, Faith, God, Life, Thoughts, White Privilege

3 Comments »

  1. Not to mention the fact that black churches were in part created by white people. Perhaps Mr. Hannity might care to crack open a history book from time to time. Segregation happened in churches just as much, if not more, than everywhere else. If you’re going to tell people to go somewhere else, it is the height of hypocrisy to then get pissy if they happen to stay away – maybe *gasp* find a way to make it a beautiful place.

    But people will always forget what it is convenient to forget, won’t they?

    Comment by fluorophore | Friday, October 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. “God bless America? NO NO NO God DAMN America and God Fuck America!” “AMERICANS chickens have come home to roost on 9/11” It’s not that the church is black, it’s that the pastor is an anti-american racist. Obama attended his church for 20 years, was married there, and had his kids baptised by this pastor then said he knew nothing about his pastors anti-american views.

    Comment by Chris | Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. Thanks for the feedback Chris,

    But there is nothing anti-American or racist about pointing out the fact that the problems America suffers now have been because of our own making for generations. The fact that their is so much animosity between blacks and whites is because America practiced slavery for generations, practically declared war on black people’s way of life, for generations and never took responsibility for it. The problems America suffers in the Middle East and other countries around the world is directly the result of our willingness to interfere with the sovereignty of other countries to assure their dictators or governments implemented policies for America’s benefit at the expense of other country’s own people. The fact that we’re spending four dollars a gallon for gasoline is because as a country we’ve squandered years of cheap oil and rested on our laurels never thinking about the day the oil would begin to run out. We have allowed corporations to run amok with a sole focus on creating profit and making more billions for billionaires with sub prime mortgages and other financial instruments designed to do maximize income at the expense of financial stability. A lot of chickens are coming home to roost.

    Contrary to popular belief, pointing out the flaws of this country does not automatically make someone a racist or anti American. The fact that people think America is too great to have flaws is truly patriotic fervor bordering on radical fanaticism.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, July 24, 2008 | Reply


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