For those who still believe the black community is just going to continue to march in lockstep with the failing, perverse, and dangerous policies of liberal progressive socialism, you are wrong.
Today a letter signed by more than two dozen leaders was delivered to the Hillary Clinton campaign articulating the issues many in the black religious community have with Mrs. Clinton — trust me, this is a prevailing silent opinion.
Of course this letter won’t be receiving much attention or recognition from the liberal progressive media, as they’re still trying — complicity so — to rectify the current FBI investigation morass for Hillary “Pigpen” Clinton.
You just have to ask, what is the relevance of the NAACP, National Urban League, or Congressional Black Caucus? Interestingly enough, the leaders of the Black Lives Matter Choom Gang aren’t signatories to this letter either. We know whose lives REALLY matter to those folks — the ones their liberal progressive masters tell them. The faux “religious” leaders – i.e. charlatans — such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. aren’t representative of the greater black religious community.
Dr. Jacqueline C. Rivers presented this “Open Letter to Hillary Clinton Regarding Religious Freedom for Black America.” Rivers is a Harvard-trained sociologist who has lived and worked among the urban poor for thirty years. She is Executive Director and Senior Fellow of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies in Boston. The letter is signed by black clergy, activists and intellectuals from across the U.S., some of whom accompanied her.
According to Dr. Rivers these topics, which are of great importance to the 41 million blacks in the nation, have largely been absent from the presidential debates. In April 2015 in a speech before the National Organization of Women Secretary Clinton stated, “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed…” For political leaders to call for changes in citizens’ beliefs constitutes a denial of our religious freedom.
Almost 80 percent of all African Americans belong to one of the historically black denominations, which have provided leadership on issues of social justice since the era of slavery.
· Church leaders are concerned about unemployment in the black community, especially among young black men who experience rates as high as 33 percent.
· They are deeply troubled by the fact that in 2013 more black babies were aborted in New York City than were born.
· They call for justice in cases of reprehensible behavior of police officers in dealing with unarmed black men as in the Eric Garner case.
· Fundamental to their concerns in all of these issues is their right as religious leaders to minister to their own members and to the black poor, regardless of their religious beliefs, in a manner consistent with their faith convictions.
As those who have challenged structural and racial injustice for many decades leaders in the black church affirm the centrality of religious faith to their actions. These leaders insist on their constitutional right to their religious beliefs and on the freedom to act on them in the public square.
As leaders of the Pentecostal-Charismatic wing of the black church, (the signatories) are requesting a meeting to discuss some of the critical issues in the black community: education and employment, religious freedom, violence, and justice for the unborn…
Hands up how many of you think that will happen?
Here is the letter in its entirety.
Hope you enjoy reading it as it appears the bad news just keeps on coming for the corrupt criminal we know as the Democrat presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.