I have been meaning to write to you since I visited Friends and Family day. I was offended when I was greeted by someone at the front door with a “We Stand for the Flag” shirt on which is not a scripture.
It is a political statement in a political climate where everyone is trying to be respected and heard. If I knew politics were on display, I would have wore a “I KNEEL FOR EQUALITY” tee shirt. Church is supposed to be a place where everyone is welcomed and love oozes from the wall.
In case you have not noticed, the demographic of your zip-code has changed and the people who live here are angry because innocent brown people die in routine traffic stops. We are not a community who are against GOOD police. We appreciate them.
We are however for truth and fairness and support the arrest, conviction and incarceration of police officers who are terrorist in our communities and execute men and women because they are black and that blackness just makes them afraid.
As a supposedly CHRIST-like person, you are supposed to be able to understand and sympathize with a grieving community who has been terrorized by an un-Christlike people. But you are not and therefore unworthy of the distinction and lack the basic morality and decency needed to serve in the capacity of a church leader.
Shame of you for using this church and Gods pulpit to parrot the views of Fox news and the 700 Club. With all due respect, this is probably why this church attendance continues to dwindle. You are not connected to love, you are disconnected from God. The Lord adds to His church daily, the Book of Acts declares. If you are not growing, you are dying.
It disheartens me to see minorities in your congregation…it really does. What comes to mind are the infamous words of Harriet Tubman, “I could have freed more slaves if they knew they were slaves”.
To come to a church which is ONLY to be a place of Worship and have to endure such vileness is unacceptable. We do not give white police officers a pass because they have a badge. We respect those who are fair and uphold the law and those who do not, are unworthy of support or allegiance and they certainly should not be able to hide behind pulpits and crosses.
A shameful abuse of power and influence and you need to have a little talk with Jesus. The real Jesus. And while you are at it, remove all of those white paintings of Christ. As a bible scholar, you should know NO ONE in ancient Africa looked like that. We are instructed not to have any idols and graven images but if you insist on having them, make sure the depictions are correct.
And his feet like to fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. his feet. Revelation 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; Ezekiel 1:7
Last time I checked, the color of brass is brown.
More mind whoredome.
I employ you to check your heart, your motives and your purpose and if you cannot align your self with the teachings of Christ, please do your soul a favor. Take off your collar, turn in your keys and close your doors.
A Pissed Off Jesus Girl