This morning as I slide into my usual spot to get my morning jolt of java, I notice a USA Today sitting on one of the tables in the coffee shop. For some reason on this particular morning, the good Lord led me to a used paper that was on the table. So I opened it for a quick read. To my dismay and surprise, right there on page 5A, was a full page ad. taken out by a group of charlatan's masquerading as men (and woman) of God, who call themselves the "High Impact Leadership Coalition."
Now if you have not gotten today's USA TODAY, I urge you to run out and get it. (My only regret is that I am posting these comments so late.) Because I guarantee you that when you see what these pimps masquerading as preachers have done, you will be as pissed off as I am.
Now if you know anything about me, you will know that I have some serious issues with the latest wave of black preachers in America. I have blogged about it here before. I think that far too many of them are about self and not the communities and the congregations that they are supposed to be serving. Many of them are in bed with sleazy politicians (on both sides of the political spectrum) who pay them well to sell out their people and their God.
In this particular full page ad., House Negro and White House Lawn Jockey, Bishop Harry Jackson, along with his merry band of sellouts, are actually declaring their opposition to S-1105, which happens to be a hate crimes bill. You see it's like this; in their twisted demented world, a hate crimes bill is not necessary because we already have laws on the books to cover hate crimes.--I won't bore you with all the legal reasons that this is a bunch of bull shit-- They parrot the conservative and Bush lines when it comes to hate crimes; "hate crime laws will punish thoughts and not actions." They call the proposed legislation; "suspect, unnecessary, unfair and un-American." Really? "Un-American" to protect disadvantaged people and minorities from mother fuckers in this country who would just as soon lynch or beat them to death because they happen to be black or gay? Yeah yeah yeah, I know that black folks are supposed to be seriously homophobic, and most of us are not supposed to really care what happens to a bunch of Gay people. But let's keep it 100%. Many of the Gay people in the black community are deep in the church. So don't you see the irony in all of this? Careful there Bishop, you might not have a choir come Sunday morning.
But that's alright Bishop, I am sure that you want to be able to preach about things like the "unbiblical behavior" of gays and those with different lifestyles without it being considered hate speech. And you have even declared that some of these laws have already been used to "muzzle the church". Well guess what; if you are on the pulpit preaching hate, your ass should be muzzled. But that's just me. I happen to think that preachers should be more on the love side of the fence, than being on the same side with a bunch of right wing bigots, and narrow minded zealots.
A FULL PAGE AD.! I bet that shit was expensive. Which brings me to the next question; how did the good Reverend and his High Impact Leadership Coalition afford such an expensive advertisement in the first place? I guess it pays to have rich friends in high places. I just hope it was worth it. I think I nice biblical quote would go very well right about now in my post. But unfortunately, even though I am a PK, I can't really think of any right about now. Hey, I just haven't been to church in awhile.......wait, I have one. How about "Jesus wept"?