It did not surprise me that my post on reparations received virtually zero likes.
The Christian Church needs to deal with the elephant in the room: racism.
Honestly, because of our preferred worship music style, my mother and I have typically attended predominantly White churches. And do you know what we found? Just as much racism in the Church as outside of the Church.
We would go into the children’s church leader’s office and find a Mammy doll on the shelf. We were horrified, but puzzled as to why she would find such an ornament acceptable. Whenever a shooting of an unarmed Black person took place, the White pastor would always defend it or defend the shooter. No compassion or empathy. No attempt to see things from our perspective, from the perspective of people—sisters in Christ—who feel that their lives have been deemed worthless and still continue to be considered worthless.
With the recent clearing of Jussie Smollett, I noticed an interesting narrative appearing: Throughout the Internet, I kept coming across the term “Black privilege.” Here’s why that narrative is not only false, but also dangerous, particularly to Christians:
First of all, if Jussie Smollett had been a straight man—Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Polka Dot—the Obamas and their cronies WOULD NOT have gone out of their way to help him. Period. Full stop.
Jussie was cleared because he is gay, not because he is Black.
Secondly, you would have to be stupid to conclude that, because of the insignificant Obama presidential terms, Blacks are suddenly at the top of the totem pole or the racial pecking order. This world is and likely will always be Eurocentric.
Thirdly, and perhaps most important, the secular world is taking advantage of the Church’s racism to advance it’s own agenda—let me explain:
Every group that has ever been wronged in the Western world has been compensated: Jews, Native Americans (American Indians), Japanese, etc.—every group except Blacks.
Blacks are considered subhuman, unworthy of compensation.
Hate crime legislation has been drafted on the premise of protecting Blacks against hate crimes, but, as with virtually everything, the LGBT lobby has piggybacked off this legislation to get over-the-top protections and privileges for themselves.
That was the plan from the very beginning.
Anti-hate legislation is continuously being drafted, usually based off of real crimes committed against Blacks; the LGBT lobby then injects itself into the legislation (for example, hate crime legislation was originally based off of race-motivated killings of Blacks; the LGBT lobby then inserted the murder of Matthew Shepard—which was not a hate crime—to include LGBT protections).
If the wrong against Blacks had been righted years ago, the LGBT lobby would not have had this off which to piggyback!!!
Let me repeat that: If the wrong against Blacks had been made right years ago, if Christians had truly fought for justice on behalf of Blacks, if anti-Black hatred was not so rampant, the LGBT lobby could not have taken advantage of this.
When the Beast, that man of sin, appears, he is going to be Jewish—remember that the Jews are still waiting for their Messiah to appear. The man of sin is not going to be fighting for the rights of Blacks; he is going to be fighting for the right of pansexuality. Chase Bank, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Starbucks, Walmart, PayPal, Amazon, and numerous other powerful corporations are fighting on behalf of LGBT, not Blacks (if they are fighting for Blacks, they are just laying the groundwork to fight more fiercely for LGBT in the near future). When the Beast makes his appearance, Christians will be imprisoned because they disagree with LGBT (which goes against God’s Word), not with Blacks.
My point is: Keep your eye on the ball!
When Smollett was cleared, I saw numerous people online crying, “Black privilege,” but when I pointed out “Gay privilege,” no one agreed or had anything to say. Again, which lobby is more powerful: the Black lobby or the LGBT lobby? During the Obama administration, when Christian businesses were constantly being persecuted, was it because of Blacks or LGBT customers?
Again, I just think Christians, conservatives, and even non-Christians who truly value freedom need to reconsider the situation and ponder the true enemy: The LGBT lobby has way more power in this country, and globally, than Blacks have ever had. Blacks have never been treated as delicately or been protected as fiercely as members of LGBT!
When Smollett was “attacked,” most politicians and celebrities focused on the “homophobic” aspect of the crime more than they focused on the Black aspect. Again, Obama has proven clearly that he can care less about Black people. He did not help Smollett because he is Black. He helped Smollett because he is gay (and also, perhaps, because he is half Jewish—another powerful lobby).
Anyway, just food for thought.
Do not let your hatred of Blacks blind you to who the real enemy is, or to what the true agenda is.
Better yet, repent. Then, love, join up with, support, and fight with your Black brothers and sisters in Christ!
1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord God concerning Edom;
We have heard a rumour from the Lord,
and an ambassador is sent among the heathen,
Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen:
thou art greatly despised.
3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee,
thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock,
whose habitation is high;
that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle,
and though thou set thy nest among the stars,
thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.
5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night,
(how art thou cut off!)
would they not have stolen till they had enough?
if the grapegatherers came to thee,
would they not leave some grapes?
6 How are the things of Esau searched out!
how are his hidden things sought up!
7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border:
the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee,
and prevailed against thee;
they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee:
there is none understanding in him.
8 Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord,
even destroy the wise men out of Edom,
and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,
to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee,
and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side,
in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces,
and foreigners entered into his gates,
and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother
in the day that he became a stranger;
neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah
in the day of their destruction;
neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people
in the day of their calamity;
yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction
in the day of their calamity,
nor have laid hands on their substance
in the day of their calamity;
14 neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway,
to cut off those of his that did escape;
neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen:
as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee:
thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain,
so shall all the heathen drink continually,
yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down,
and they shall be as though they had not been.
17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance,
and there shall be holiness;
and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire,
and the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau for stubble,
and they shall kindle in them, and devour them;
and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau;
for the Lord hath spoken it.
19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. 21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.