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An Open Letter to my Black Evangelical Friends

USAD1776 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:29 AM
How is it that Obama is the "black" president? Since "black" is a racial matter, do not people realize that they are voting for a "white" president....who had a black father? Is not lineage, Jesus lineage for example, passed from the women of the race? Duhhh seems to come to mind. Jesus was Jewish because his mother was a Jew.....not his father.
Joseph64 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:01 PM
You're wrong, actually. In the old days it was the religion of the father that determined the religion of children not the mother. That was later changed because when Jewish settlements would be attacked the men and boys would be killed and the women and girls carried off into slavery. They changed it to the woman's line because they knew the women would be sure to survive any war. If they had continued to make the male lineage the requirement for Judaism then Judaism would have died out long ago.
Gary 919 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:37 AM
What do you mean, not his father? Who do you think Jesus' father was? Joseph? "Duhhh seems to come to mind."

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...