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    Alabama pastor holds "Whites Only" conference. Are you OK with this?

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    +4  Views: 940 Answers: 15 Posted: 8 years ago

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    Some people in the Southern states of the USA really need to get a grip on the 21st century and stop living in their forefathers past.


    Unfortunately it goes on everywhere, SAD!

    doolittle

    Yes, Romos- they do need to 'get a grip on reality'....of course these are the same folks who refuse to portray Jesus as a Middle Eastern man. Silliness I say!!

    For some reason the link did not open or me.  I dont agree with the pastor, it just breads more hate, between people, there is more than enough of it in the world  already,

    Colleen

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    Here's the text part of the page. There is a video too.
    A controversial pastor's conference welcoming only "white Christians" is underway in Lamar County, Ala., upsetting residents of the nearby town of Winfield in the western part of the state.
    Christian Identity Ministries is holding a three-day conference for so-called "white Christians" who contend they have been treated unfairly, the Rev. Mel Lewis told local TV station WSFA. Lewis, the organizer and keynote speaker, says they have the right, like any other Americans, to worship how they wish.
    Ku Klux Klan flags and white supremacy slogans surround the conference, which will conclude with a cross being set on fire Friday night. Organizers say it's not a cross-burning, but rather sacred Christian cross lighting.
    "We are not breaking any laws. We're not violating any ordinances. We're bringing the Word of God to people who want it, obviously, or they wouldn't be here," Lewis told the TV station.
    Lewis said of the conference-goers: "They are part of the chosen race."
    The mayor of nearby Winfield said residents are upset, and the event does not represent their town in any way.
    "Business people are upset. The city is upset. The city of Winfield does not condone this," Winfield Mayor Wayne Silas told another local TV station, WECT.
    "It's surprising to see something like that in our town," said Tyler Cantrell. "I know it's been here in the past."
    Organizers say their ministry is not a hate group and that although there is a strong KKK presence, the Klan did not sponsor the event.

    I didn't open the link. Sounds too ridiculous to even bother with............

    Many people in the deep south still live in the past. Unfurtunately there are many  so-called pastors in the south, that teach obout hate, and not God. Its very wrong.. and I am not OK. with this, as I am sure that most people are not. 

     It’s sad. It’s heartbreaking that a pastor, someone called “leader" has not learned the lessons of peace and kindness. 


     

    It's not right, but neither are all the "so-called" minorities excluding whites, which is blatantly done in television, publishing, and a number of other areas. At one point in time it might have been about creating equality, nowadays it's time to start reigning-in the reverse discrimination. More like it is time to find an all inclusive middle ground for all races, based more upon performance than color of skin.

    OK...so this is a KKK Rally under the guise of a white Christian conference.  Nice.  They are as crazy as al-Quaeda!!!!


    and BTW- NO I am not OK with the KKK!  Or any white supremacy group! - They are all Whako!!!!!!!!  


    Any Christian that is crazy enough to believe that God favors a certain color skin doesn't know God!!!

    This is one more example of historical religious "divide and conquer".  Because this exhibit is practiced by southern trailer trash, it makes it easier for others to ridicule it.


     

    there was a kkk rally here once. i had to go down town to see how ridiculous they look in their pointy hats and bed sheets. no i do not have any thing to do with them. that preacher is dead wrong. wonder what kind of hat he wears and what color is his robe?

    there are good and bad in all walks of life,concentrate on the good and let the bad sink under the weight of there own bigotry.

    mycatsmom

    bowlesy- - --well said.

    No..FAR from ok!!...Racism at it`s worst!!!:-(

    Seems he has taken a page from Obama's preacher's play book.


    If you have even been in a black church you will here anti-white preachers all the time.


    That is why I left my church back in the eighties, to join and integrated UCC church.


     

    mycatsmom

    Yes, Jack. I have heard black preachers on the radio bad-mouthing white people all the time. In fact,some of my black co-workers used to tell me how terrible white mothers are.

    I don't condone that church, but Charles Barkley publically said, " I hate white people "     and Chris Rock recently said,  " Independence Day is a white peoples' holiday "

    doolittle

    Chris Rock is a comedian- me thinks it was a joke!

    If I resided there I would have to get my black friends there dressed in white paints, shirts, ties, jackets and dresses and arrive in a white limo along with other racial group similarly attired and turn the event into a party intended to abolish racial separation.  

    doolittle

    I'd be more than happy to drive that limo!!!

    Perhaps it is a conference of albinos, these are the only true whites; all the rest of us have pigmented skin.

    mycatsmom

    And, Nomdeplume, black people aren't truly black. Most of them are varying shades of brown. But, it's a black and white figure of speech .


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