Michael Brown
Recommend this article
My open letter to my black Christian friends, written out of respect and solidarity, generated an extremely high number of email responses. They ranged from commendation to condemnation, with one email informing me that neither “you nor I are going to alter prophecy, these things are foretold, we have to pray now GOD will get us out of here before masses get destroyed!”

Espiritus offered a unique perspective: “The Black, Youth and Latino ‘vote’ is being used [by the Chinese] for the outcome [of the] 2012 election. . . . Under Komrad Obama, America’s military will be emasculated, our nuclear arsenal diminished, our economy utterly ruined and our population ultimately enslaved if the ObamaCare doomsayers are correct.”

Quite a few black Christians wrote to express their appreciation. Shon “was shocked at the compromise of [Christian] family members . . . . Very few made a stand, and I know there will be spiritual repercussions for ignoring and moving along with the endorsing of erroneous judgment on the Christians’ part.”

Blackandright wrote, “Your open letter is encouraging to me and many like me who found ourselves reasoning with the unreasonable over the past 2 years. Perhaps the reality of the next 4 years can pierce the dark places in our hearts and minds.”

Jer claimed that the reasons for the black Democratic vote were “racial idolatry, covetousness, theft, and loving the praises of men more than the praises of God. A lack of FAITH in God’s word.”

Leslie echoed these sentiments, “As a black American I could not vote for Obama, nor any demon-crat. The election was simple, Who is our provider, God or man?”

Another reader even claimed that, “The Obama/Dem agenda is institutionalized envy, jealousy, covetousness, bitterness, theft. Obama says that we must covet the wealth of those who make over $250,000/year. Church says yeah.”

On the exact opposite end of the spectrum, LL stated, “You just don’t get it that the policies that allow the rich to get richer and poor to get poorer are totally unChristian. Jesus was all about helping those who were less fortunate. Sorry, but the democrats hearts are in a more holy place.”

Rocket opined, “It’s not hard for me to imagine why Blacks don’t vote Republican. Your utter White disdain for them echoes 1960s era white bigotry. Black aren’t intelligent enough, aren’t Christian enough, aren’t anything enough to warrant anything but White contempt.”
Recommend this article

Michael Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He is the author of 25 books, including

Can You Be Gay and Christian?

, and he hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.