Obama’s Racist Church

I don’t know much about Barack Obama. Just wanted to get that out there from the start. From what I have seen of him, he is a good politician. He seems (possibly like Kerry during his presidential run?) like he will say anything to anyone to get them on their side. He just seems to do it better than Kerry.

Obama is a Christian. (When is a politician not?) I am in no place to question his salvation nor his commitment to his faith. But I do take issue with his Church (via LGF: What Does Obama Believe?). Of course a church can believe whatever it wants, but when it calls itself a Christian church, they are open to scrutiny by other Christians.

The KKK called themselves Christians, they also called the white race superior. Fortunately for us, they have been around long enough that no one takes their crap theology/dogma seriously and have, for all intents and purposes, no voice in the world of politics and religion. Now the issue arises that because of African-American persecution/discrimination, it is difficult to claim “foul” when there are cases of reverse discrimination. But just because it is difficult, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t call it what it is: racist.

So keeping the KKK and their racist “church” ideologies in mind, what do you think when a church notes this as their value system?

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the Black Community
3. Commitment to the Black Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness”
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.

Now replace every instance of “black” with “white” (which is what LGF’s post was quoting from this post). Can you imagine that? Can you imagine the ACLU’s reaction to a church like that? (And is “embracement” a word? Middleclassness?)

This is obviously a touchy subject because no one wants to be called racist (myself included!), but it seems that there is a double standard: anyone claiming any sort of “white value system” (whatever that would mean) is completely racist and would be denounced (as it should be), but having a “black value system” (whatever that means) is somehow ok because blacks have been persecuted in the past? I simply don’t get it.

Of course I would not go so far as to say this church is just like the KKK (that would be a bit extreme), but the similarities seem fairly apparent to me. Ideologies like this are extremely dangerous for a Christian church to hold to and just as dangerous for a politician.

Categories: Politics, Religion
  1. February 22nd, 2007 at 01:48 | #1

    Obama seems to be another empty suit… much like “the Breck Girl” John Edwards, he has an 18 month political record, and I can’t help but laugh at anyone considering this guy as president.

    THe world has changed considerably for the better, while some racism still exists, blacks are no longer what I, or anyone else would consider persecuted. THat is why organizations and churches that exclude race and promise preferential treatment for blacks, whether they be christian or otherwise,seem to be contrary to societal progress.

  2. February 22nd, 2007 at 13:27 | #2

    I think it is completely bizarre that someone who is so new to Washington is poised to run for the presidency. I just don’t understand it; seems to be all about charisma.

    It is such a touchy subject. I tend to agree that Black aren’t really “persecuted” in most senses, while they do still have to deal with racism in a real sense. But it seems that as long as churches and other organizations continue to separate themselves from the culture at large, there won’t be any progress. Yeah, people should celebrate their culture and heritage, but not at the expense of excluding others.

  3. February 22nd, 2007 at 21:07 | #3

    seems to be all about charisma

    New to the whole political process in America? ;)

    The racism doesn’t bother me. It’s passive.

    What bothers me more is that a church is wasting time with this. It is the church’s job to equip saints so they can reach out to the community, whatever color they are, with the gospel. Based on this list they seem to have lost sight of that. And if they have, they’re just another social organization trying to do good. Sad.

  4. February 23rd, 2007 at 00:12 | #4

    New to the whole political process in America? - Oh shush!

    I completely agree about the church. As far a Obama goes, I am not really too concerned about him. But I find it extremely odd that a church holds these as values. Quite strange focus for a church that calls themselves Christian.

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