Wednesday, January 09, 2008

On Obama's church and economic mal-distribution

hey et, this was an email i got from a co-worker on obama - my response are on top.

thought you would find it interesting.

they seem more a black PRIDE church than a black SUPREMIST (sic) church

• To have a church whose theological perspective starts from the vantage point of Black liberation theology being its center, is not to say that African or African American people are superior to any one else.

• African-centered thought, unlike Eurocentrism, does not assume superiority and look at everyone else as being inferior.

• There is more than one center from which to view the world. In the words of Dr. Janice Hale, “Difference does not mean deficience (sic).” It is from this vantage point that Black liberation theology speaks.

what's wrong with being a muslim (sic)?

and you can get in trouble for sending this kind of politic and religious stuff at work.

Now I do know that we get a lot of stuff through our email, but this one certainly is an eye opener!!

Obama mentioned his church during his appearance with Oprah. It's the Trinity Church of Christ. I found this interesting. Obama's church: Please read and go to this church's website and read what is written there. It is very alarming. Barack Obama is a member of this church and is running for President of the U.S. If youlook (sic) at the first page of their website, you will learn that this congregation has a non-negotiable commitment to Africa. No where is AMERICA even mentioned.
Notice too, what color you will need to be if you should want to join Obama's church... B-L-A-C-K!!!
Doesn't look like his choice of religion has improved much over his (former?) Muslim upbringing.
Are you aware that Obama's middle name is Mohammed (sic)? Strip away his nice looks, the big smile and smooth talk and what do you get? Certainly a racist, as plainly defined by the stated position of his church! And possibly a covert worshiper of the Muslim faith, even today. This guy desires to rule over America while his loyalty is totally vested in a Black Africa!
I cannot believe this has not been all over the TV and newspapers. This is why it is so important to pass this message along to all of our family & friends. To think that Obama has even the slightest chance in the run for the presidency, is really scary.
Click on the link below: This is the web page for the church Barack Obama belongs to:

I want to thank my friend Older Music Geek for forwarding this bit of unadulterated race-baiting. Again this e-mail begs the question, who writes this shit and why?

Well the "why" is very clear. It's the oldest con in American history: divide the poor and working class along racial lines so they won't fight back against their wealthy, corporatist exploiters.

And anyway what's so unusual about an all African American church? Christian church denominations in the United States, whether we like it or not, are and historically have been segregated due to past and present prejudices, attitudes and mere physical location within a community. Does that mean the de facto racial separation of American Christian denominations is inherently bad? I don't know? Yet should we not be equally outraged that Mike Huckabee was pastor of the predominantly "White" Beech Street First Baptist Church of Texarkana, Arkansas from 1986 to 1992? Or how about Hillary Clinton's nominal affiliation with the predominantly "White" United Methodist Church? And about Mitt Romney's Mormonism, I won't go there. But a word of caveat here: The above named politicians all desire to rule over American while their loyalties are totally vested in White Europe!

Furthermore the denomination, United Church of Christ, of Obama's home church is not a "tradition" black church denomination. In fact its roots are embedded in the soil of Congregationalist New England, not the slavocracy of the old South. In other words, Barak Obama's church is black with white roots.

But what really galls the writer of the above e-mail is found in Trinity Church's mission statement:

We are called out to be "a chosen people" that pays no attention to socio-economic or educational backgrounds. We are made up of the highly educated and the uneducated. Our congregation is a combination of the haves and the have-nots; the economically disadvantaged, the under-class, the unemployed and the employable.

The fortunate who are among us combine forces with the less fortunate to become agents of change for God who is not pleased with America’s economic mal-distribution!
Imagine that. A Christian church daring to question the validity of the "free market" economy! Daring to challenge the "some are winners the rest losers" mentality of too many, mostly white, suburban and young, Americans.

And what a heretical revelation! "God" is not withholding "his" anointing from American because of "fags". Nor is "he" displeased with abortion. Nor does "he" love guns almost as much as "he" loves the Jews. No. "God" is pissed that a mere ten percent of the American people control almost 72% of the nation's wealth and out of that ten percent, the upper one percent control nearly 35 percent to that total. "God" is pissed because income for the average American hasn't appreciably risen since 1973! " not pleased with America’s economic mal-distribution!"

No wonder the Huckabees, the Romneys, the Clintons, the Bushs don't want this message to get out.


OlderMusicGeek said...

i like what you had to say - but i'll be sure to do a spellcheck before i forward my emails again! no more sic's on my emails! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, God is pissed beacuse we have a free enterprise system, where every one has the same opportunities. We need to take from the hard workers wh work 70+ hours a week and give to the lazy ones who want to put in their 20 hrs and go party!

Anonymous said...

I don't get the impression from reading the United Trinity Church's website that they are black supremists, or that they consider any other race inferior. However I find it interesting that they "accept members from any educational background, any economic background"..etc....but the website does not state that this church accepts people from any racial background. I got the impression I may not be welcome at the church if I am not black.

I think people should be proud of their heritage and embrace it, but I have to admit, if a predomitely white church spoke of Anglo-Saxon pride, I would be willing to bet all kinds of minority groups would have a fit. Just seems like a double-standard.