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By Scott Greer
Evangelist and conservative black commentator Ben Kinchlow is angered by the growing clown controversy, asking why the act of a rodeo participant all of a sudden is the “definitive act of racism.”
“This is nonsense – this is a rodeo clown, give me a break!” Kinchlow commented to WND this week.
The preacher, who has a new book titled “Black Yellowdogs: The Most Dangerous Citizen is Not Armed, But Uninformed,” arriving on store shelves soon, was irate with the NAACP’s reaction to the controversy, asserting the African-American community has no need for the group.
His book aims to set the record straight on the history of America’s political parties.
As WND reported, a rodeo clown who donned a President Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair Aug. 10 was ridiculed, called a racist and banned for life from the event. Fair officials called his stunt “unconscionable” and vowed he would never perform again.
The Missouri chapter of the NAACP demanded that the U.S. Department of Justice and Secret Service launch an investigation of the clown. The president of Missouri’s rodeo-clown organization resigned after the incident, and fair officials declared that all clowns would be required to attend sensitivity training.
“I think this whole thing with the NAACP and the rodeo clown very clearly articulates the fact that the NAACP is no longer a necessary part of African-American society as it was when we definitely needed advocates to get us into the general population,” Kinchlow said.
The NAACP has urged the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the incident at the Missouri State Fair over the weekend in which a rodeo clown did a skit wearing an Obama mask.
He believes the accusations of racism are unfounded and do not accurately reflect the nature of the event.
“We have an African-American serving as the president of the United States, we have another African-American on the Supreme Court, we have another black, Eric Holder, who’s the head of the Department of Justice, and they’re talking about a rodeo clown being a definitive act of racism in America?” Kinchlow stated. “In my opinion, it’s ridiculous.”
Kinchlow’s new book, “Black Yellowdogs,” to be released by WND Books Sept. 10, exposes explosive historical facts that black leaders, revisionist historians and left-leaning professors have deliberately hidden or made little effort to ascertain.
Kinchlow, once qualified as a “Black Yellowdog” (“a black American who consistently votes Democrat, period, no matter the issue or candidate”), targets the flawed concept of voting in blind faith for any party or candidate
He calls it a “deadly game of follow the leader.”
As someone who “personally experienced the institutionalized segregation and hardcore racism of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s,” Kinchlow refuses, as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has said, “to have my ideas assigned to me.”
Kinchlow dissects the seismic shift in voting patterns of black Americans from the first election, in which they voted 99 percent Republican in 1876, to 90 percent Democrat in 2000.
Beginning with the origins of slavery in the new U.S., Kinchlow corrects the grievous errors of “TV pundits, ivory towered intellectuals, and ‘civil rights leaders'” in their depiction of the Founding Fathers as “bigots, rakes, and hypocrites” through the end of nearly “100 years of suffering for blacks who would be born in America” after the end of the Civil War.
Kinchlow is known throughout the world as the long time co-host of “The 700 Club” and the host of the international edition of “The 700 Club.”
Kinchlow served 13 years in the Air Force.
He was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and founded Americans For Israel. He serves as co-host of the “Front Page Jerusalem” radio show and is a commentary contributor at WND.
Kinchlow is the author of several books including “Plain Bread,” an autobiography, and “You Don’t Have To If You Don’t Want To.”