A Good Friday Message…from CNN

kinnon —  April 6, 2007 — 1 Comment

From CNN Contributor, Roland Martin. He ends with this:

If abortion and gay marriage are part of the Christian agenda, I have no issue with that. Those are moral issues that should be of importance to people of the faith, but the agenda should be much, much broader.

I’m looking for the day when Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Joyce Meyer, James Dobson, Tony Perkins, James Kennedy, Rod Parsley, ” Patriot Pastors” and Rick Warren will sit at the same table as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cynthia Hale, Eddie L. Long, James Meek, Fred Price, Emmanuel Cleaver and Floyd Flake to establish a call to arms on racism, AIDS, police brutality, a national health care policy, our sorry education system.

If they all say they love and worship one God, one Jesus, let’s see them rally their members behind one agenda.

I stand here today not as a Republican or a liberal. And don’t bother calling me a Democrat or a conservative. I am a man,­ an African-American man ­who has professed that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that’s to whom I bow down.

If you concur, it’s time to stop allowing a chosen few to speak for the masses. Quit letting them define the agenda.

So put on the full armor of God because we have work to do.

Please read the entire article.

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One response to A Good Friday Message…from CNN

  1. I agree with all he says. However, underlying his point is an assumption that these are the people who need to do it, and do it for us. That they are the leaders, and we are the followers. I think we can do what he suggests. We don’t have to wait for the power-brokers to do the right thing for us to do it.
    Thanks for posting it. I would not have seen it other wise.

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