Black And White Pastoral Alliance Key To Progress
The answer to any voting bloc for most politicians is the same..."What's the price for your vote next election.â€? The key to swinging the voting bloc's power resides in the Black church and the booming multi-racial congregations who authentically hold to Righteousness and Justice stands.
Re: Unleashing Black Voting Power; Earl Ofari Hutchinson, July 23, blackstarnews.com.
Mr. Hutchinson is correct. The Democratic establishment has for too long taken advantage of the blind loyalty of the Black vote, and the Republicans are finally suspending stupidity to attract this powerful voting bloc. However, I believe he missed the biggest issue that is turning the Black voteâ€”an emerging Black church, which is teaming with white Evangelicals, that is not bought politically and is appalled by the political "pastors" who refuse to take public stands against their Democratic benefactorsâ€™ voting records and beliefs on social/familial issues, the very issues that have continued the degradation and destruction of African-American urban culture. Democrats have "thrown the bone" of social dollars without any care of any actual cultural improvement (Warren Beatty in "Bulworth" is Hollywood's true confession) and successfully bought off the "Black Leadership" for decades and they are now getting their just desserts.
But to believe that a Republican party, still Southernly tainted by the ghosts of the Dixie-crats, will suddenly become truly pro-Black is just simply ignorant and equally blind. The answer to any voting bloc for most politicians is the same..."What's the price for your vote next election.â€? The key to swinging the voting bloc's power resides in the Black church and the booming multi-racial congregations who authentically hold to Righteousness and Justice stands. You will soon begin to see white and Black pastors of mult-racial congregations hammering these two points from the pulpits of America (and hopefully, actually doing "on the street level" ministry with these two thoughts in mind).
You see, it's not just a voting bloc swing that will occur, but a confluence of two people groups with similar worldviews (case in point: witness Black MD pastor, Bishop Harry Jackson and white OH pastor, Rod Parsley's joint trek across their respective states in October 2004 and the fact that "those two may have won the election for Bush" as one GOP strategist whispered). And that is where the societal change will, and has to, occur. People, with a moral and value system which overrides their personal selfishness and comforts (read: those who can't be bought), taking a stand on issues which effect the long-term health of our families, our neighborhoods, and ultimately, our nation.
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