And which god does white America worship?

And which god does white America worship?

 

The attacks against Rev. Wright were unfair.  They show how too much of America—including the mainstream media—is still racist and out of touch because they choose to be and have no experience of the everyday life of the black church.  And the mainstream media, rather than helping the situation, is guilty of adding fuel to the flames.  They say: “Ignorance is bliss.”  All this blindness is no surprise to me because, as a native New Englander, I grew up with blacks and visited their churches often.  Much of white America has a lot of nerve when they call Rev. Wright racist and unpatriotic.  Instead, they should be outraged at their own white supremacist views.  The role of true patriots—like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Wright—has always been biblical and prophetic, preaching which:  “comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.”

 

White America still needs to come to the table and talk about all of this.  “The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.” (Proverbs 3:35).  Like the prophets of the Bible, and Jesus himself, who called out the moral failings of the powerful, Dr. King, Rev. Wright, and Senators John Edwards and Barack Obama have all taken America to task—and rightly so—for its racism and poverty.  Rather than question how black Americans worship, white America better question its own form of worship, and to which god.

 

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