had the courage to sing about strange fruit. Lynched Black male and female bodies swinging from Poplar trees.
Today, much hasn’t changed. Persons continue to be murdered because of greed, the color of their skin, belief systems and sexual identity. Corruption justified by the ageist, sexist, greedy, corrupt & bigoted. How many times must one listen to and witness the tears and suffering of parents and loved ones? Parents whose children and loved ones continue to be ripped from their breast? How many times must citizens of color have their humanity questioned and challenged?
Where are members of the CLERGY, and righteous persons of all ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, faiths and non-believers? Where are those who preach a loving, merciful and compassionate God, yet hide cowardly behind segregated pulpits in even more segregated and gated communities ? Cowering, enjoying and benefiting from God
‘s blessings, while humanity suffers and injustices
prevail. Free of experiencing racial profiling, assualts and murders of loved ones. Instructing the poor and disenfranchised to wait for Heaven, while enjoying earth’s riches they instruct others to wait for.
Systematically promoting a system of institutionalized racism directed at persons of color. Promoting and marketing a culturally, ethnically, and historically inaccurate God image. The self-righteous and judgemental FUNDING MISSIONS to other countries and continents, yet missing in action, when it comes to their fellow citizens. Citizens being brutalized and shot down in the streets. Cowards who don’t believe in nor live the very gospel they preach.
It’s easier and non life threatening to peddle books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, movies, and build mega churches as opposed to speaking out against injustices. Individuals building mega churches aka palaces for themselves and their families under the guise of honoring a loving God.
CLERGY sitting quietly while these injustices reign, unwilling to rock the boat and unwilling to give up their seats at their massas table. Desperatedly seeking approval. CLERGY-ALL- FAITHS and righteous persons are needed in the streets with the parents of all Trayvon Martins of the world! Instead, the clergy and righteous remain silent, while blood continues to flow like rivers in the streets of America and the world.
What do I know for sure? I know these injustices are inflicted by bankrupt persons living in a state of SPIRITUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, and EMOTIONAL DISEASE. Disease rooted deeply in greed, racism, bigotry and hatred. Some hiding behind uniforms, given sanction to commit their crimes.
If you are a person of faith or a non believer have the courage to truly address injustices. In the Christian tradition Jesus dined with sinners, the poor and the humble. Christ was a warrior for peace, and stood against injustices.
The Struggle Continues! In Solidarity with All Righteous Freedom & Justice Loving Humanity!
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