So Obama finally does the right thing and resigns from his Church. I know that had to be a tough decision. I still consider myself a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, though I haven't visited but maybe 5-6 times since I moved from Charlotte in 1998. But here we stand. I would like to think that Pastor Kimbrough in Charlotte, and Pastor J at Higher Dimension Church (the one we attend in Houston) would be nice enough to keep things on the level while I was running for a major office.
With friends like this you don't need enemies.
To think that we are THIS close having a Black President and it's not his own people, its his own CHURCH that screws him over. Pfleger and Wright need to take a damn nap. They need to realize that they are on the WRONG side of history, as the people who nearly derailed the Obama campaign. Assuming Obama does not win, it will be written in the histories that the "black church" which had been so instrumental in nurtured the Civil Rights Movement has f*cked up what is probably the Ultimate Stretch Goal of the Civil Rights Movement.
Black people have figured out a LONG time ago in this campaign, that Black people and hardcore black issues will need to take it easy for Obama to have a chance. We all knew that we did not want whites to look at Obama as just another Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson when they ran for President. So Blackfolk did pretty much the same thing, we listened to Obama's speeches, look at his past as a Civil Rights guy and a Community organizer and figured "this guy is cool with us". No need for us to put the word "black" in front of words like universal health care, better education, investing in America. Any black person that wanted to know anything about Obama's "black agenda" just had to read his Audacity of Hope book, the chapter on "Race", or go to his website.
Tavis Smiley did not get that. Tom Joyner does not get that. But everyone else seems to have it figured out. Let's all band together to keep this fragile thing going by letting him court the 90% of the population. A black man in the White House (with good politics) would be a great thing for the kids growing up to see. BET and other coonery would still be there, but you cannot deny the positivity of a Black Face in front of the Presidential Seal. Oh it's real.