Sunday, August 26, 2007

Picture the headlines: PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ADMITS MEMBERSHIP IN RACIST CHURCH.

The church in question, it was discovered, openly promulgates a “White Value System,” and proclaims itself “a congregation which is Unashamedly White.” “We are a European people, and remain ‘true to our native land,’ the mother continent, the cradle of civilization … We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a White worship service and ministries which address the White Community.”

Don’t get excited. This is all made up. But can’t you imagine the “breaking news,” the denunciations by civil rights leaders, the candidate stuttering to explain, and then withdrawing in disgrace?

Well, it’s not entirely made up. The statements quoted above are taken from the website of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, the 8,000-member congregation where Dr. Jeremiah Wright is senior pastor. And where Sen. Barack Obama is a member. All we’ve done is insert the words “White” in place of “Black,” and “European” in place of “African.”

No need to dwell on the liberal double-standard when it comes to the “R-word.” We all know how that works. What seems most striking though, is this church’s double-mindedness. Shouldn’t Christians seek to uphold their Creator’s value system, not one based on race (whatever that means)? Those in Rev. Wright’s flock may prefer the company of those who look like themselves, but the Savior’s church cannot be built on bigotry.

2 comments:

Gary Aknos said...

IRS complaint filed against the United Church of Christ over Obama speech!

http://snipurl.com/1q1w0

Check it out!

Dessie aka Dixiegirl 4 Him said...

Great post...thank you for bringing this to our attention! I hope more people see Obama's true colours (no pun intended!), that he condones racism, multiculturalism, and so many other hideous "-isms" and remembers this when they vote.

You're right...if there were a "white church" (or any "white" organisation, for that matter) that adhered to similar principles, there would be a lynch mob out for it. I'm sick of the double standards!