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Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Christian Church Gives Louis Farrakhan a Pulpit For His Hate-Filled Rhetoric

Hat tip Eagle Rising


It is hardly surprising that once again, Louis Farrakhan has spouted out his hateful bile. What is shocking is that a Christian church in Washington DC gave him a platform and a pulpit to do so. Below is a report on what he said this past Wednesday.

http://eaglerising.com/20124/louis-farrakhan-says-white-people-dont-care-about-black-people-and-that-the-american-flag-needs-to-be-pulled-down/

What can I add other than shame on the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington for bringing this vile man into their church and allowing him, to spew this hate? This kind of rhetoric is more fitting to Farrakhan's Nation of Islam mosque in Chicago or whatever house of hate he uses.

The AME Methodist Church in Charleston welcomes white people whether to worship or to mourn the lives of the 9 souls who were murdered. Can we say the same for the AME Church in Washington? I doubt it.

9 comments:

elwood p suggins said...

I guess there are AME churches, and then there are AME churches. The hierarchy/elders, even the congregation, of this particular one MUST necessarily have known essentially what Farrakhan would say. This demonstrates to me that they MUST therefore support/endorse his views. If he is a racist anti-Semite, which he obviously is, what does that make them?? Yes, that would be it. Lie down with dogs, etc.

Fortunately, at least numerically for the entire population if not per capitally for certain subsets thereof, there are actually, at least relatively speaking, most probably few avowed racists in the U.S. Accordingly, I will again have to, at least in Siarlys' flawed opinion, again trash Vince Lombardi and state that for some (too many, however few), race is not just everything; it is the ONLY thing.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

This is rather curious. I joined an AMEZ church when I was in the DC area, and I found most of the ministers were absolutely contemptuous of the claims of Elijah Muhammed (aka Elijah Poole) and all his institutional progeny. AME is theologically pretty much the same, although AME is a bit larger, wealthier, and slightly more conservative in its politics, historically. Farrakhan represents a tradition that denounced all black Christian churches as Uncle Toms, and insisted that their own home-grown variant of Islam was "the religion for the black man." (Among the bits of history this ignored, is that the trans-continental slave trading network that spanned African, which the European slave traders tapped into, was organized by Arab merchants. They sought slaved from Africa when their traditional source of slaved, the barbarians of northern Europe, dried up. Once the pagan converted, the Pope wouldn't let the Mediterranean merchants sell them anymore.) Anyway, while Malcolm X came back from making the Hajj to Mecca determined to make common cause with American black Christians against white supremacy, Farrakhan adhered to the original line and has often been suspected of helping organize the assassination of Malcolm X. So it is funny that Metropolitan AME would invite him. Also stupid. But almost all human cultures and institutions drown the facts of their history in an opportunistic haze of convenient mythology. Someone at Metro AME must have concluded that Farrakhan is "really one of us."

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I see elwood was posting at the same time I was. I think I've already answered elwood.

elwood p suggins said...

Or maybe they are one of him?? Be interesting to see if Farrakhan starts making the rounds, as it were, at black Christian churches, AME or otherwise, or if the madness stops here.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Most black Christian churches would require him to make a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior before permitting him to address the congregation.

elwood, you said you live in Virginia, you ought to enjoy this. During any election season, in Prince George's County, MD, all manner of democrats and liberals spout off such confessions at innumerable churches. Gotta go where the votes are.

elwood p suggins said...

Siarlys--I USED to live in VA some 25-plus years ago, but no more. Don't want you operating under any misconceptions.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Oh, you must have been reminiscing... where do you hide out now?

elwood p suggins said...

In extreme southwest Missouri, fairly close to where MO, KS,OK, and AR nearly come together, not quite a "four corners" like out west.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Ah yes, where the Jayhawkers and the Bummers are still fighting it out... but mostly in college and high school sports.