Since Obama was elected in 2008, there has been a rift in the Black Church. Obama caused not just a rift but a tidal wave of believers separating and setting aside proper doctrine regarding abortion and gay issues by siding with the new black president. A recently released article depicting Conservative Black Pastors is stirring up the presidential soup for the 2012 election to show how quick the Black Church took that left turn in ’08. But has anything really changed in the last 4 years of Obama-Land and the Church? Can the Black Church heal and get back on track?
When Obama was elected in 2008, Shirley Caesar-Williams who pastors the 1,500-member Mount Calvary Holy Church Word of Faith Church said proudly that they blew the ram’s horn when Obama was elected: “God has vindicated the black folk,” said the Rev. Shirley Caesar-Williams said as a member of her Raleigh congregation brandished a flag and another marched among the pews blowing a ram’s horn. Read that here.
Bishop Charles E. Blake of West Angeles Church of God in Christ with a membership of over 24,000 publically withdrew himself, his congregation and denomination [Church of God in Christ] from proper Bible doctrine and now espouses gay marriage and abortion, among other things since Obama’s election in 2008.
In Columbus [Ohio], Mayor Michael Coleman is confident black churches and voters will stick with the president, even if they disagree over gay marriage. The four-term African-American mayor made the same conversion himself on the issue of gay marriage — for the same reasons — this year…..”I had to evolve on the issue and think it through, too, and I came to the conclusion it was the right thing,” said Coleman, a Democrat who supports Obama. “When it is the right thing to do, politics is irrelevant.” Read more here.
While not being surprised by the sudden left turn, there is a group of Conservative Black Pastors trying to rally black Americans to reconsider their overpowering support of Obama, “The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign an effort to save the family.” Read more here.
Pastor Clenard Childress exposed Bishop Charles Blake for deviating from Scripture and his denomination, Childress himself being an African American Pastor of a large church in New Jersey. Pastor Childress’s article says in part, ‘Bishop Blake released the fowls of the air himself by amending his insightful message with the age-old pro-abortion cliché: “I could never vote for a Republican because they don’t do anything for the child once they are here.” Blake used the same excuse pandered by Obama himself. Read more here.
I don’t believe we’ll see a marked change in Obama’s extreme Liberal Agenda if he is re-elected except perhaps to be worse, and I do believe that the majority of the ‘black church’ will continue to support him regardless of their complete deviation from true Biblical doctrine because of Obama’s agenda. As a Minister of the Gospel, it is the shepherd [Pastor] of the flock that keeps the flock safe; but the shepherd is steering his/her flock in the direction of destruction. I pray that the scales will fall from their eyes and see the truth before it’s too late.
The New Obama Black Church is toying with the Salvation of millions to serve his own Liberal Agenda, by taking them away from the Truth of the Bible to soothe his bloated ego and his SO-CALLED Christianity.
I am very interested in what Blake and Caesar think about the last 4 years.