Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wussy Christianity

As I read Gateway Pundit's post about the Organization of Islamic Conference where "the UN contends that Muslims are at risk of a racial holocaust," I began to think about how zealous and fervent Muslims are about their religion. They are outspoken, vocal and quite militant about Islam and the practice of it. We're at a point where prayer in school or just in public spaces, period, is looked down upon and mocked, yet Muslim prayer calls over loudspeakers is acceptable.

Homosexuals and their supporters rampaged Christian churches and terrorized Mormons based on their support of Prop 8, and many attempted to blame black people, yet nary a peep was heard about Muslim support of Prop 8. Why? Because folks know a Muslim will cut you and cut you deep if you try to defame their religion or a mosque.

Even before 9/11 provoked this wave of "sympathy" for Islam and its followers, people have had a certain sort of respect for Muslims and their religion, a respect that precludes them from mocking Allah or Muhammad, et al.

Not so for Christians!

We're mocked openly, lampooned, derided, and kicked. No one is afraid of us or any sort of retaliation. There is no fear of what would happen if someone harassed or terrorized a Christian church. Daily, teachers attempt to undermine biblical teachings (I'm in college and I have a professor who seems to get her rocks off on trying to poke holes into Christianity based on the "archaeological record"), and just about anyone who prays or carries a bible is looked upon askance.


Because we're wusses. Christians today have too much world in them and not enough Jesus. We're as fat and comfortable as unsaved Americans, and don't get me started on the fact that Sunday is the most segregated day of the week.

There has to be a reason Billy Graham is revered by the American public--he's shown the might and power of God. Us everyday Christians do not. We have the same attitudes, actions and responses as the world. And to make matters worse, a lot of Christians are simply religious and use the Gospel for material and sexual gain. When these fakers and false prophets are exposed, and "religious/conservative" leaders and politicians are caught with their pants down, it further heightens the contempt shown towards Christians.

When the Israelites were doing good, every nation around them trembled in awe and fear over their God. God did stupendous miracles for His people, feats that were solely to reflect His glory on earth and His glory through His people. That is how we are supposed to live on this planet. Christians have been playing "church" for far too long, and that is why we have no respect and definitely do not reflect God's might and awesomeness on earth. I don't mean that Christians need to intimidate people, or be crazy zealots who riot at the mere mention of Jesus' name by an unbeliever, but we, as Christians, have let the world blaspheme and jerk around the name of the Lord. Not only do we not approach Him with fear and trembling, but we show the same contempt and take Him for granted, just like the world.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Coming to a City Near You?

California has already felt the brunt of outraged homosexuals following the success of Proposition 8, what with gays protesting in front of an Oakland Mormon Church, and signs claiming "gay is the new black" and "separate is not equal" (yeah...I have SERIOUS issues with Homosexuals attempting to appropriate the Civil Rights Movement--they really need to get off that jack), and yelling "nigger" at a black passersby in retaliation for the news that blacks voted 2 to 1 for YES on Prop 8.

Judging by news leaking s l o w l y out of Michigan, homosexuals are on the warpath. Apparently, a radical homosexual group named Bash Back infiltrated a church and terrorized (yes, I am going to use that word) the constituents. Their group is listed on wikipedia and a jaunt through the links shows they are organizing this sort of behavior on a grassroots level, starting branches of their terrorist hate group all over the country.

Yet, Obama's win brought us together.

Hardy har-har.

If anything his presidency will be the most divisive, since after all, the homosexuals, anti-Americans and the pro-choicers are going to be calling on their markers after funneling millions of dollars into his campaign.

Watch out Christians, these are the end times.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hypocritical Hollywood

Hollywood is coming out in support of the protests against the overwhelming support of Prop 8 here in sunny California. I see it as just another sign of white cluelessness and hypocrisy.

The downside of Obama's win is that white people think racism is "over," that black people have cracked the so-called "glass ceiling."

Because of this line of thinking, Hollywood is saddened that on the day a black man (relatively debatable) became President of the United States, the opposition to gay marriage has "set us back."

Newsflash Ye Olde Hollywood: (White) Gay people are accepted on the silver screen more than people of color. Will & Grace was a super-popular show on one of the Big Five Networks. Brokeback Mountain was a blockbuster and garnered tons of Oscar nominations. Gay characters abound in the ultra-fashionable worlds of Sex and the City. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy became an overnight success and member of American pop culture. Ellen DeGeneres bounced back from her unofficial blacklisting from Hollywood when she came out of the closet, and is pulling down millions upon millions of dollars for her talk show.

We're still in a Hollywood where "black people don't sell well on magazine covers," or black actors struggle to just get a part that has nothing to do with race because casting directors want whites only. Where black actors attending Julliard are told they're wasting their time as a classically-trained actor because there aren't going to be any parts for them. Where It Girl after It Girl is debuted in the pages of Vanity Fair or Vogue or Elle Magazine as the Next Big Thing on Broadway or in Hollywood, and black actors are severely marginalized. Where a show with black characters is deemed a "black show" and shoved to the death night of Friday--or better yet, how fledgling networks build an audience on black TV shows to keep afloat, and once they acquire popular TV shows full of white characters (i.e. WB with Dawson's Creek), they rapidly become yet another station full of white faces--yet, in the 70s, 80s and early 90s, shows like Martin, Living Single, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 227, The Cosby Show, etc were watched by EVERYONE.

Hollywood was built on the marginalization of people of color, while white gays flourished both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras--AND IT CONTINUES TO THIS DAY.

So I thumb my nose at you (white) Hollywood and your white liberal smugness and hypocrisy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Well, It Happened...

Barack Obama is our 44th President. Not only is a Democrat in the Oval Office, but the Democrats control Congress.

Let's see what follows...

All I pray is YES on Proposition 8.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

America--The World--in 2009 to ?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

From the Mouth of Malcolm X

Flipping through my 2000 page tome on African-American literature, I came across Malcom X's 1964 speech "The Ballot or the Bullet." I'm far from a black Nationalist, and am opposed to the NOI, but this passage in particular made me laugh out loud in delight over how timeless it is:

"When you see this, you can see that the Negro vote is the key factor. And despite the fact that you are in a position to -- to be the determining factor, what do you get out of it? The Democrats have been in Washington D.C. only because of the Negro vote. They’ve been down there four years, and they're -- all other legislation they wanted to bring up they brought it up and gotten it out of the way, and now they bring up you. And now, they bring up you. You put them first, and they put you last, 'cause you’re a chump, a political chump.

In Washington D.C., in the House of Representatives, there are 257 who are Democrats; only 177 are Republican. In the Senate there are 67 Democrats; only 33 are Republicans. The Party that you backed controls two-thirds of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and still they can’t keep their promise to you, 'cause you’re a chump. Anytime you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that Party can’t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you’re dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that Party, you’re not only a chump, but you’re a traitor to your race."


2006 Elections:
"On election day, Democrats gained 31 seats in the House, enough to take control, and Republicans became the minority party after 12 years of control. The party balance for the Senate now stands at 51-49 in favor of the Democrats (including independent Bernie Sanders and Independent Democrat Joe Lieberman, who caucus with the Democrats)." [S]

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Me and Mr Obama

I freely admit that early on the race between Obama and Clinton, I was intrigued by the notion of a black man running for the Presidency. I jeered along with most people when the Clinton campaign began to race-bait, and clapped with others as Obama fluently, coherently and charismatically decimated both Senator Clinton and the erroneous press reports printed in the mainstream media. I ignored the issues pertinent to the Democratic Party, which go against my beliefs, because this man, this black man, had risen so high in politics. No one had ever fired up people my age until Senator Obama.

I shrugged off his dismissal of Donnie McClurkin when homosexual groups cried out against Obama's acquisition of this controversial gospel singer to take part in a sweep of the Southern states. I was opposed to the crucifixion of Reverend Wright and Obama's connection to him, finding it racist and unfair. I didn't look into Obama's position on the issues, nor did I look into his life and background to wonder how someone could come out of nowhere and capture the nation, the world.

I ignored my disquiet because it was so amazing to think America could have a black president and a black First Family who would be the face of this country to the world.

I eagerly followed such blogs as The Black Snob, and Mirror on America, among others, entertained by the coverage of Michelle Obama's fashion and the charm of the Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha, and agreeing with posits breaking apart the racist rhetoric of the press and the Opposition.

But my spirit continued to gnaw hungrily for attention against this onslaught of rousing support for Obama. When discussing Obama with my mother, who, like me, was bemused by the notion of a black president, nonetheless posited that Obama could be the Anti-Christ, I resisted the notion, turning my face away from the thought that his rise was not something positive. But I felt even more uneasy and guilty, and sat on that feeling, not wanting to take it to the Lord because it felt like a betrayal that this black man's candidacy was not a great historic moment for blacks. On this matter, I refused to allow myself to be more Christian than African-American.

Then McCain nominated Sarah Palin as his VP.

I am a Republican, and even though I didn't trust any of the Republican candidates during the primaries, I was rather enchanted by the nomination of this woman from Alaska, and found it a shrewd move. But this was a catalyst for my break from my enchantment with Senator Obama. Not because I threw my support over McCain/Palin, but because as I began to research Palin, I couldn't help but realize I had not done any research on Barack Obama.

The more I read, the more I began to feel that unease which I suppressed so long ago until it couldn't be ignored. Then I stumbled upon the video series I posted about and it put into words every single thing I'd been suppressing about Senator Obama, the Presidential race, the year 2008, etc.

It was disillusioning to say the least.

You mean Obama isn't someone to support? His success isn't full circle from the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr (of whom I've been shaken from admiration)?

It was a difficult road to walk and I still feel lingering feelings of wistfulness when I see him on TV or read articles about him, but I no longer feel the guilt and unease, and most importantly, the disconnection from the Lord that came about ignoring the Spirit.