I understand the First Amendment of the US Constitution that gives Americans the the “right of the people…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” but the spirit of the law to which it was intended has lost its power. Puppeteers have hijacked it and use it to further their causes. The past few marches and protest I have seen in the media were bogus. There are people paid to march and incite trouble (crowdsondemand.com). There are organizations and celebrities that rely on the media to stay solvent. They use people. Racist and spin doctors use these events to incite discord and fear. Only love conquers hate. I have a problem with the people, friends and family that help carry negative messages when unity is needed.
I don’t see the good from marches today in the age of the internet. If I am missing something, please tell me.
True believers and followers of Jesus Christ should not be the ones stirring up dissension, mistrust and racism under the banner of honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Politics is almost as old as prostitution and just as dirty. Which has clouded the minds of Americans. This is 2017 not 1967. Things are a lot different. I remember. Don’t be confused, or used with the rhetoric.
President Obama is almost worshipped today as a deity by some. I would like to remind you that he is a politician. The Bible clearly shows that following that type of honor to a man above the Most High God will get you a king afterwards that brings you back to your knees. My God is still in charge.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Racism is not exclusive to white supremacist. Don’t think as a black person you can’t and don’t speak, and do racist things. Freedom has given people the ability to be wrong, evil, mean spirited regardless of skin color, finances or social status. The so-called Christians should know better.
The law of retaliation, is the principle that a person who has injured another person is to be penalized to a similar degree. Its also known as the “eye for an eye” rule.
“an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind”-Ghandi
If I hear one more preacher mention Trump or Clinton, I may just scream. They should have a point or they should shut up. If you want to honor Dr. King, talk about peace, unity, love and Jesus Christ.
Politics affects us all. It shapes society and influences culture. I get that. The Apostle Paul urges that prayers be made “for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life” (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Paul understood the need for Christian participation in government. Rev. King “caught hell” during his ministry for being involved in the political process instead of just preaching the Gospel and ultimately was martyred. He helped lead the civil rights movement against racial segregation and discrimination. But that is not what we have today with the people that use his name.
There is a difference. It’s that nuance that I am trying to bring to your attention. Learn to discern.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the force behind BlackManWithAGun.com, founder of Blanchard.Media and the SpeaklifeChurch.net
“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.”