Discussion in 'Politics' started by Yurt, May 17, 2008.
would anyone have a problem if it were found out that mccain's church was founded on white power?
Foolish consistency, Yurt. Do you understand the principle of "differential responsibilities" in international relations, and how it might apply in this case?
answer the question and you're wrong
Look how angry and bitter conservatives are, and they have not suffered any of the indignities inflicted upon Black citizens. Now imagine yourself from the Black prespective.
how was my post angery and bitter? it wasn't. you are deflecting because you are scared. either answer the question, or admit you have a double standard for whites and blacks.
Generalization.......you should know better....
The kicker would be if the church were still preaching "white power." It's obvious that the UNited states was founded on "white power" also, consdering it allowed the enslavement of blacks until 1865...Among other numerous events in American history. In conclusion, I don't think it matters, unless the church is still preaching white power, and not allowing blacks or other races to join....
I have a single standard, but not a foolishly consistent standard. I understand that the White Power crowd preaches hatred and bigotry, while the churches you regard as Black Power churches include not only those few that preach hatred and bigotry but those that seek an end to discrimination and redress for past bigotry.
the church still espouses white power. what would your answer be? what if the church did allow others to join, but had a strong slant towards white power and white liberation theology? what if this was the church's motto:
We are a congregation which is Unashamedly White and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the White religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an European people, and remain "true to our native land." God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of turmoil, the days of hardship, and the long night of troubles. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a White worship service and ministries which address the White Community.
would this motto trouble you? if this was john mccain's church, would that raise questions about mccain?
It would trouble me because as far as I know, there hasn't been a massive group of white people taken from Europe, sent to a foreign land and forced to adapt the religion, culture, and language of the new land occupied by many oppressive people who consider themselves superior because of their skin color.
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