I recall a syndicated column I wrote Sept. 16, 2003, in which I said: “Over coffee and Key lime pie, I posed the following question to a colleague: Name 10 things Jesse Jackson has done to tangibly help the black people he claims to represent – two hours later, the question remained unanswered.” (See: “Jesse Jackson – for blacks or himself?”)
This brings me to the Obamas, specifically Michelle Obama. I ask those blacks who are drunk with adulation for the Obamas, what have they done to help black people?
Under Obama, eight-year White House occupant, blacks were unemployed – but they did get Obama-phones and food stamps. Under Obama, blacks were not even the recipients of Michelle Obama’s throwaway clothes. She lived high off the proverbial hog. She was a jet-setting superstar taking usufruct to unprecedented heights.
Many blacks see skin color before they think constructively, and then they refuse to acknowledge shortcomings because the person is the “right color.” Hence they see Michelle as a color in a lofty position who jukes and jives. Blacks aren’t looking at policies, employment, or accountability to the people. Their cosmological view is based upon psychographics they adjudge to be “keeping it black.” I ask, where is the equipoise in being a sycophant?
Blacks are either disloyal to their own alleged system of religiosity, or skin color has become their god. In January 2009, the Pew Research Center published a report: “A Religious Portrait of African-Americans.” The overview read: “While the U.S. is generally considered a highly religious nation, African-Americans are markedly more religious on a variety of measures than the U.S. population as a whole, including level of affiliation with a religion, attendance at the religious services, frequency of prayer and religion’s importance in life. Compared with other racial and ethnic groups African-Americans are among the most likely to report a formal religious affiliation, with fully 87 percent of African-Americans describing themselves as belonging to one religious group or another, according to the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.”
Black ministers should explain how they can sanction the adulation of the Obamas. There is a definitional difference between “religion and being religious” and “being a born-again Christian and living a Christian life.” However, even with the acknowledged distinction between “religious and Christian,” the extreme to which the Obamas are separated from both cannot be overstated.
Instead of fawning over these people, black ministers should be preaching against the sin they personify. Case-in-point Michelle Obama was regaled for recently telling the world that she will, “never forgive him,” referring to President Trump during her book tour.
This is an important moment because what she said is antithetical to the very word of God, in theory, blacks are supposed to adhere to. Blacks are cemented as the most religious American demographic, and yet religion is readily discarded because the color of skin somehow takes precedence.
The Obamas support the murder of babies, i.e., abortion, they support homosexuality, and they support gluttony and avarice. How can blacks that consider themselves as clergy abide such agendas? Where in their Bibles does God sanction such behavior?
Where in the Bible does God’s word say it is OK to lie? Any minister with a passing familiarity of Scripture knows that God hates a liar. How do they reconcile: “These six things doth the LORD hate: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among the brethren.” (Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV) Do their Bibles omit Proverbs 22:12?
Michelle Obama told an outright lie, and even more sordid, she did so to engender hatred, which the Bible also speaks to. Matthew 6:14-15 is a statement of fact; it is not open to interpretation: “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (KJV)
Michelle Obama knows that Hillary Clinton is responsible for the “birther” issue. It was Clinton’s presidential campaign that unearthed Obama’s background and brought it into the public in 2008. But Obama blames President Trump for doing it in 2011. What about Matthew 5:21-22 and the book of 1 John chapters 1 and 2 escapes these people?
Not only have the Obamas not done anything to help the very demographic that worships them, but they have knowingly led a supposedly religious people away from the Lord.
Can there be any wonder how it is that the most religious demographic in America is the most deeply immersed in lifestyles that have nothing to do with religious lives? Satan has blinded the people and used his minions to lead blacks far from the Lord. That is, unless black church leaders are prepared to argue that sin for blacks isn’t the same as for everyone else.