COGIC Bishop Talbert Swan Rebukes Richard Land and Bill O’Reilly, Calls Them “Bigots” For Saying Martin Luther King Jr. Would Not Be Supportive of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Talbert Swan
Talbert Swan

Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, lost his radio show after making racist remarks and being busted for plagiarism. In addition, he claimed, African American “race hustlers” were using ‪#‎TrayvonMartin‬’s death to “gin up the black vote” for President Obama. Now, this well known bigot has the audacity to write a column about why‪ #‎BlackLivesMatter‬ doesn’t live up to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream? WHAT?!

MLK gave his life trying to convince America that BLACK LIVES MATTER! I am so fed up with white folks with well documented backgrounds of bigotry quoting Dr. King while their only knowledge of him is based on several quotes in ONE 17 minute speech: “I Have a Dream” The quote by Dr. King most relevant in today’s climate would be this one:

“I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today—my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.”

I don’t see y’all quoting this! And this came years AFTER “I Have a Dream!” No, Dr. King would be on the front lines with the Black Lives Matter Movement condemning the racist system that allows black people to be murdered in the streets and those guilty to walk away, the same phenomenon he fought against five decades ago!

Furthermore, let me remind you that Dr. King himself was a victim of racial profiling, police brutality, and an unjust criminal justice system. Oh, one other important detail, the climate of racial hatred in America is what got him MURDERED!

Dr. King only became the darling of most white folks in America after he was dead. Very few spoke of him with pious platitudes while he lived and if he were alive today, people like Dr. Land would be referring to him as a “race hustler,” “race baiter,” or worse. So please, stop taking Dr. King out of context and using selected quotes of the many eloquent words that he spoke over his lifetime to support your narrow privileged agenda and to craft a narrative that only further criminalizes victims and marginalizes people of color. Dr. Land, have a seat!

So, Bill O’Reilly doesn’t think MLK would be a part of ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬. I’ll say the same thing I said about the bigot Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, who wrote a column about why #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t live up to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream.

MLK gave his life trying to convince America that BLACK LIVES MATTER! I am so fed up with white folks with well documented backgrounds of bigotry quoting Dr. King while their only knowledge him is based on several quotes in ONE 17 minute speech: “I Have a Dream” The quote by Dr. King most relevant in today’s climate would be this one:

“I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today—my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.”

I don’t see Bill O’Reilly quoting this! And this came years AFTER “I Have a Dream!” Sorry Bill, Dr. King would be on the front lines with the Black Lives Matter Movement condemning the racist system that allows black people to be murdered in the streets and those guilty to walk away, the same phenomenon he fought against five decades ago!

Furthermore, let me remind you that Dr. King himself was a victim of racial profiling, police brutality, and an unjust criminal justice system. Oh, one other important detail, the climate of racial hatred in America is what got him MURDERED!

Dr. King only became the darling of most white folks in America after he was dead. Very few spoke of him with pious platitudes while he lived and if he were alive today, people like Bill O’Reilly would be referring to him as a “race hustler,” “race baiter,” or worse. So please, stop taking Dr. King out of context and using selected quotes of the many eloquent words that he spoke over his lifetime to support your narrow privileged agenda and to craft a narrative that only further criminalizes victims and marginalizes people of color. Bill, have a SEAT!!

SOURCE: Bishop Talbert Swan Facebook