Mar 26, 2008
Reverend Jeremiah Wright is America's 'Right' Reverend: Is It True that What Happens In the Church Stays In The Church?
I would prefer to not have a President who
appears to be black, if he does not have a
And, will a tradition that disappeared just
over a century ago, when white overseers were
placed over black churches and ministers
be reinstituted in black American congregations?
Rev. C. Solomon
I. The Throwback:
During the early history of the American black church, white ministers in major denominations were frequently placed over black congregations - when blacks were permitted to move from the balconies and have their own churches. The Quakers and a few other denominations were the exceptions!
The job of the white overseer was to ensure that the black minister did not get out of line like The Wright Reverend Jeremiah recently did, and preach what would have been considered a message of insurrection against the white racist state of America.
What we are witnessing today is a throwback to a time when the mainline white religious community was the overseer of black ministers in black pulpits and black churches. Perhaps, as a result of 'The Wright Reverends message and behavior, the overseers will come back; our churches will be bugged or some of our churches might be be bombed by good white Christian men or women!
On the other hand, 'Wright Reverend', in times past you would be hanging from a noose by now that was put there by the good white Christians of America. Or, you would have been shot down like a dog by good white Christians, in the manner that Dr. Martin Luther King was slain. Perhaps we are making progress. But before we jump to conclusions let's see how long The Wright Reverend lasts!
And please read the history of this American veteran, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright at
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-oped0404wrightapr03,0,92000.story. How does his military record compare to that of President George W. Bush or Dick Cheney. Dick Cheney's military number is five. Five deferments for him, and 5 redeployments for other service connected young men and women in Iraq. Do the math? Who has the right to speak out, a man who has served, or two men who have not?
II. Do Black Churches Require White Overseers Again?
The Reverend Willie Wilson of Anacostia, an area between Washington DC and Maryland preached about homosexuality in his pulpit a few years ago. See, http://www.washblade.com/2005/7-15/news/localnews/minister.cfm.
His sermon was subsequently leaked to the press by some 'house parishioner', and pastor Wilson was subsequently excoriated and then repudiated by the white press. His desire to serve in a public office in Washington DC was forever dashed! Hey what happened to Article I of the Constitution, and its freedom of religion and speech clause? There are many former slave churches still standing in the Washington DC metro-area, individuals drive by them everyday and have no idea of what those churches represent.
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who I will affectionately refer to as 'The Wright Reverend', and Pastor Willie Wilson have only experienced what our predecessors like the Reverend Richard Allen, founder of the AME church, and many other black ministers in American history have experienced.
It would appear that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens at the black church, does not stay at the black church!
Many of America's young people are not aware that not only would white vigilantes walk into black homes unannounced without knocking on the door, they would also do the same at church! I wonder, should the Wright Reverend be permitted to assume his duties, if a white administrator sat in the pulpit with him when he preached.
III. Is God Mocked?
If the Bible is true, The Wright Reverend spoke accurately. For as Tom Jefferson once said, God's justice won't sleep forever. And as the scriptures read, 'whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap'. It took God, for some inexplicable reason, 400 years to avenge the Jews, given their 400 year long Egyptian bondage - similar to what black Americans have experienced in America.
Apocryphally speaking, given that some blacks landed in North America with white Americans around 1619, others apparently visited here before, something should be happening in America around or before the year 2019, that is if 400 years is God's period of grace before retribution.
Does it mean that a person hates America if she or her were to repeat what The Wright Reverend said? Well, besides the Prophet Jeremiah, who was considered a traitor for prophesying unfavorably against his own nation, how can we forget that anti-Semitic Semite, the Apostle Paul? The Apostle Paul wrote the following in respect to Israel. See Romans chapter 10 verses 1-4.
1 Dear brothers and sisters,[a] the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved.
2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal.
3 For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.
4 For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given.[b] As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.
America like Israel, lost its way from the onset. America has always done things its way. Those good patriots, that Obama referred to during last week's confessional and appeasement speech to white America, were not good patriots at all. In fact many of them were avowed racists, killers, child-molesters (molesting our underage girls), rapists, bigamists, home-wreckers, land-grabbers - and these were the Presidents, Judges, White Ministers, Congresspeople and police officers.
America has made it its business to, like Israel, bring damnation down on other nations of the world. And America's justification for doing so, like Israel has been based, by and all, on laws that America constructed.
America left the righteousness of God from the onset, when it took this land, subjugated and murdered its inhabitants, sent boats to the African Continent to bring human chattel back to work the stolen land, and to make a group of Americans rich.
We haven't even discussed the beatings, lynchings, years of hard-labor and discrimination that blacks endured before and after slavery. And neither have we discussed the fact that every branch and form of American government, federal, state or local, showed preferential treatment to one class of America's citizens over the other people of the Earth, not just black or native Americans.
IV. A Nation In Violation of God's Law: I agree with the Wright Reverend , how can a nation that has been so often been in violation of God's law, judge other nations of the world? White America, the same white Americans who have never repudiated their ministers or officials, or left their truly racist churches or organization, were quick to refer to the Wright Reverend Jeremiah - as racist and anti-Semite.
But keep in mind, Muslims are also Semites. Can they be anti-Semitic against themselves, when they speak out against the wrongs of Israel and the United States of America. I often remind Christians that although the Angel of God apparently spoke to the Virgin Mary once, the Angel of God apparently spoke to Hagar, the mother of the Arab and Muslim nations twice.
As a people, the Muslims, Arabs and blacks, may not mean much to a substantial portion of white America, however, these groups apparently meant a lot to God!
Preach on Wright Reverend, and don't allow them to make you cower, even when your own son in the Lord, Obama, capitulated and turned his back on you. Neither the Prophet Jeremiah, the Apostle Paul, Jesus or even the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King ever backed down. America as a whole is simply an unrepentant nation!
And, I know that neither you nor Senator Obama hates white, because anyone can look at either of you and tell that both of you have white blood running through your family veins, just like the rest us have. And their is evidence to show that white blood originated from blacks in the first place.
So the white portion within you, can still speak out against our having-gone-astray white-half-brothers and sisters. We must tell them, remember the prophet Ezekiel, whether they listen or not. For there will be comeuppance for what they did to their one-hundred percent black, fifty percent black, Muslim, native-American and other colored brothers and sisters of the world, both past and present - unless their is repentance and retribution. When will we stop it, they ask? Neither Jesus, nor the prophets of scripture ever did. We are the teachers, prophets and preachers of today!
Peace & Grace
Rev. C. Solomon
Addenda: The Wright Reverend is not a racist, however,
can anyone tell me why President George H.W. Bush, and
Republican Candidate Senator John McCain, can visit
racist white institutions like Bob Jones University
(KKK Heritage and all), and there isn't an outcry
from the American people?
How come millions of white America, still follow the
teachings of 'dominionist's Pat Robertson, Evans,
Perkins et al?
Will these folks ever repudiate their ministers?
Shame on Obama - all your pastor did, was to tell
the truth! Are you truly willing to turn your
back on the truth in order to gain the prize?