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An Open Letter to my Black Evangelical Friends

LCB1 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 1:06 PM
I was truly appaled by the mentality of other Blacks. By their shortsightedness and hard heartness they may well have been the platform for the doom of this nation. All they are really saying is that racial hatred still persists within them. They think by voting for O that he will give them special treatment simply because he is president. He fed them cookies, they got what they settled for, he got what he wanted. But now, there are no more cookies, the jar is empty. They are left with their tears.
mmgv Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:46 PM
You're the only one with a mentality worth finding appalling. Time to stop being ignorant and racist. Black people didn't get any cookies or hand outs. Handouts in this country go to white people and Conservatives just as much as it does to other races. By your logic, President Obama should have carried the South, the least educated, highest in poverty, and biggest takers of government money, yet they lean to right. Why are so many Conservatives on welfare if they oppose it? Why are so many Conservatives having abortions? Why are so many Conservatives tapping in bathroom stalls? Why are so many Conservatives divorcing? If Conservatives start at home first, then maybe we can get our social and fiscal issues in order.
RevG Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:45 PM
But African Americans only make up 12 percent of the total population of the US!! And what is this special treatment you are talking about?
aburrows Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:28 AM
THANK YOU! Not only that, the entire 12 percent of the population didn't even vote. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of young black people that aren't able to vote yet. There's also blacks who did not like Obama, so they did not vote at all because they definitely couldn't stand Romney. There were probably a good 6% of the black pop. that voted. Yeah, that's really going to sway who's going to be elected. I am black & voted for the lesser of 2 evils. But yet, peeps think blacks don't actually think about what would happen if we voted Romney in office. The man has NEVER shown that he cared for those less fortunate than him. NEVER. So, I went with the person that actually tried to organize those poor communities. Wow, how racist of me, huh?

I am not writing this letter to accuse but rather to advance understanding. And even though I am white, I am not writing as an outsider but as a fellow evangelical, part of the same spiritual family. May I pose some candid questions?

Are you guilty, on any level, of blind allegiance to the Democratic party? And, on Election Day, did any of you compromise your convictions out of racial solidarity?

I have been very open in my criticism of white evangelicals, pointing out how we often put our trust in the Republican party and how we look to the latest...