Is the Black Church Declining?


A regular reader of my articles asked me to address the decline (declining influence) of the black church. I took the opportunity to consult with my dad, a pastor of black churches for over 50 years. At 87 years old, dad is as witty, wise, and sharp as ever. He is the part-time pastor of four churches. Praise God!

Dad said he has noticed a trend in the black church to “go-along-to-get-along.” He cited big-time Baltimore black Southern Baptist pastor Donte Hickman coming out in a 30-second TV ad supporting same-sex marriage. Rev. Hickman justified his position as “fairness” and “protecting religious freedom” for all Americans.

The Left is so insidious, notorious for promoting proposed laws and their intentions as the polar opposite of what they really are. Every small cave by the majority moves their true agenda forward.

While the mainstream media wing of Liberalism portrays Christians as intolerant aggressors, the Left is forcing Christians to not just tolerate, but approve behaviors which are against their faith. In the TV ad, Rev. Hickman promises that minsters will not be forced to perform same-sex marriage against their faith.

Meanwhile, in Idaho, a Christian minister who runs a wedding chapel faces jail time and fines for rejecting homosexual marriage.

The Left’s deceptive same-sex marriage campaign in Maryland included TV ads featuring other prominent black pastors. It is most distressing that black shepherds are being used by the Left to deceive their flocks; leading them astray.

Dad also expressed his disappointment with his conference; Baltimore-Washington United Methodist Conference. Every year for twenty years homosexuals attended in greater and greater force, demanding that homosexuals be ordained; voted down each year. Last year, the conference finally caved. Dad said one thing you have got to give them, they are patient and persistent.

I called black minister Rev. William Owens for his take on the matter. For several years, Rev. Owens has led the charge in defense of traditional marriage. He is supported by a coalition of thousands of black pastors across America.

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Source: American Thinker | Lloyd Marcus

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