The video below is Glen Beck in a panel discussion of Black Liberation Theology.
Here are some questions and commentary to get our own discussion going:
Can you imagine an American President, sitting in the Oval Office, facing a camera to make a important statement to the Nation, as some Presidents have been called to do throughout history…and knowing that the man who sits there believes that the God of our One Nation is unholy?
What if this President believes that God’s blessings on a white person makes God a murderer?
This is what Barack Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright believes, and don’t forget that Obama finally ejected Wright from his inner circle because it was the only politically convenient path he could take to shake the Wright stigma.
Obama did not reject Wright because he thought it the right thing to do, but because he had to.
For twenty years Barack Obama and his wife donated their money, and maybe their time to further Jeremiah Wright’s influence on the community and the world…that is, after all, what our church donations do.
Jeremiah Wright and Trinity United Church of Christ is Community Organizing at its most radical. Obama affirmed, encouraged and supported Jeremiah Wright and his Black Liberation Theology(BLT) adherence.
We are what we affirm, encourage and support.
We watched and listened to Jeremiah Wright ask God to damn America. This is Black Liberation Theology.
If you need a starting place to learn about BLT, start with this quote from James Cone, the pillar of BLT thought and a mentor to Jeremiah Wright.
Cone Quote: “Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community. Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in black power which is the power of black people to destroy their opinion pressers here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.”
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