Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"A 2.5 Hour Waste Of Time?"

Ministry is something that can't be turned on and off like a light. It's either in you or it is not. You are either called by God or you are called by your own selfish motivations. You either care for the Lord and HIS people or you don't. Most that are truly called by God don't display the calling by "lording" over the people and "pretending" to care. This fiasco of an endorsement/non-endorsement, press conference/not a press conference, pieced together by "pimpoliscious" was just too much for anyone to take seriously. First he tries to trick pastors into an endorsement of Republican front runner and Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and then tries to make us believe that it was a "historic" event, well attended and displayed the ultimate "respect for women", in his attempt to embarrass and talk down Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn on CNN with Don Lemon.

I think this kinda tells us all we need to know about pimpoliscious and why Trump, if he wants to win, should do away with anything that has to do with Darrell Scott. Then again, with all of Trump's latest rhetoric and insults, maybe we should leave it right there....

Black Pastors Share Their Views On Meeting With Donald Trump, ...
Black Pastors Share Their Views On Meeting With Donald Trump, What Was Discussed And If Issues Important To The African American Community Were Addressed
Posted by Roland Martin on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

5 comments:

  1. Obviously I'm not the only one talking about this nor the only one noticing the ridiculousness of the entire situation. I am certainly not a line party Democrat, and have a problem with the views of some Republicans, but this issue is beyond that:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godisnotarepublican/2015/12/the-systematic-castration-of-the-black-preacher/

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  2. Evidently, a person named E J Brewer has taken Scott to task on this whole event and his actions in general. This is what he said:

    "Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed marching for civil rights, so all the black preachers got scared. They saw Rev. Ike getting paid big time, dressing like a player, riding around in one of his 16 Rolls Royce's and dodging bullets. They compared his ministry to Martin's and the black church ain't been the same since. Hell. The “choich” ain't been the same since. Literally, the civil rights movement died with Rev. King in 1968 and “mammon's” rule over the successful church began.
    You young folk may have heard of Rev. Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter who went by the name “Rev. Ike,” but my generation watched him on television. He had a 5000 member mega-church and was the first preacher to EVER use television to reach an audience of millions and amass a fortune in the 1970's.
    He was “The Secret” before Oprah shared it and she knows because we all were born around the same time, including Rev. Darrell Scott. Even Rev. Joel Osteen is a Rev. Ike copycat. Every minister preaching for dollars on television is a disciple of Rev. Ike's whether they acknowledge it or not. All of us in the 1970's watched him on television and heard his message of prosperity. He said God was within us, not in the heavens. One of his quotes, “Money is God in action.”
    Rev. Ike and the ministers who followed him to “profit” like Pastor Scott never took up the civil rights leadership banner like Rev. King. They didn't do voter registration drives, get out the vote campaigns, demand that council, state house, congressional districts be “gerrymandered” to ensure black political representation."

    See Pt. 2

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  3. F J Brewer Pt.2

    "The word “gerrymandering” means nothing to today's preachers or else they would have went nuts in 2013 when ex-Cleveland council president Martin Sweeney drew ward boundaries to protect white minority leadership on council. Cleveland is 60 percent black, 25 percent white, 10 percent Hispanic and 5 percent “other.” There's no way 9 whites and 8 blacks should be on council. The Puerto Ricans were even “gerrymandered” out of having a seat on the council. If Cleveland went to at-large council the city government would like the municipal court. 10 black and 3 white judges. I think that's why Scott's leap to leadership outside his church was greeted with such disgust in the black community.
    Scott and the preachers lining up with him to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States were literally stomping on King's dream and sacrifices of him and other pastors tied to the civil rights movement. Endorsing Trump would been like black preachers endorsing Alabama ex-Governor George Wallace for president in 1968. He may not have started out as a racist, but after losing a campaign because he wasn't a racist, Wallace became a racist and said he wasn't ever going to be “out-niggered” by an opponent again. His “segregation now, segregation forever” speech followed.
    After being shot and permanently confined to a wheelchair, Wallace went to a black church to apologize, and was forgiven. The problem for me is Wallace didn't afterwards demand that the Alabama general assembly undo all the racist-inspired laws he signed. The black preachers forgiving him didn't ask that they be reversed. That's also the problem with Scott and the preachers he organized to meet with Trump. They didn't get shit but a conversation. Neither did Rev. E.T. Caviness when he endorsed Armond Budish for county executive over State Senator Shirley Smith.
    Scott and his wife ran a carpet cleaning business before they became preachers. It wasn't successful. They own a daycare now that's not successful. There's nothing in either of their backgrounds which suggests that they have an interest or knowledge of government, politics or the issues affecting “the black community” because they're disconnected from it outside the struggles of church members."

    See Pt. 3

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  4. E J Brewer Pt. 3

    "The mini-mansion where Scott parks his Rolls Royce isn't even in the black community. I'll make the broad assumption that the 100 black preachers he brought to meet Trump don't live in the black community. That's why the voice of the black community nationally was so loud when Scott and the preachers he invited, or who invited themselves, to the Trump meeting thrust themselves up as black leaders.
    We didn't react because they endorsed Trump, as some in the white community and on this page have suggested. We reacted because these dudes were not “our” leaders. Black America didn't know who the fuck they were, and those of us who knew the Scott's in Cleveland knew they'd never publicly shown any leadership on any issue of importance to “this” black community.
    They hadn't done a damn thing to address the black community's problems in their churches, and neither did Rev. Ike. He, and they, were about money. Trump epitomizes “mammon” and the preachers were there to worship at the billionaire's money-covered altar.
    Scott also showed his ignorance of the presidency, government and politics as he endorsed his candidate. He implied that Trump would run all three branches of government as he talked about the separate branches of government. The “judiciator” comment wasn't funny, but truly revealed his lack of knowledge about the fundamentals of the presidency. "Judicator" isn't even a word, and it damn sure isn't a word connected to the job of president.
    With such limited knowledge, no one was going to trust the words of a man they didn't know when he and the preachers met with Trump and said they discussed issues of importance to the black community; and that he'd satisfied them. When Scott declared that Trump was not a racist, the question in everyone's mind was, “Who the fuck is this?”
    Scott – Trump's handpicked black leader - operated as if he'd receive automatic acceptance instead of automatic scorn from the black community once he spoke.
    We were supposed to forget Trump's attacks on President Barack Obama. We were supposed to ignore the fact that Trump said another black president wouldn't be elected for generations because the first one's performance was so poor. That shit really pissed off a lot of black people because Obama has been so widely praised on performance during his damn near scandal-free 7 years in office.
    When Scott made his “Trump is not a racist” declaration we were supposed to forget the confederate flags at his rallies and the assault by his goons on the black Birmingham, Alabama man at one of his rallies in a city with an 85 percent black population. I saw that as a “taunt” from Trump. It was truly a “fuck you” to black people. I don't know why Mayor William Bell hasn't had those assholes arrested and their mug shots widely displayed on the front page of the Birmingham News with a message. “This shit ain't going down again.”
    We were supposed to forget that he said the brother deserved the ass whipping for complaining about the ass whippings and killings of black people at the hands of police. This was the mutha fucka Scott declared wasn't a racist and not a got-damned one of us – except for the sellouts – was buying it.
    By endorsing Trump, Scott was endorsing everything he'd done and said that we'd seen as fucking offensive. Here's the problem now for Scott and Trump. He's damaged goods."

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  5. E J Brewer Pt. 4

    "With a perceived “sellout” speaking on his behalf, the access Trump thought he might get to black people through Scott and the preachers won't happen.
    Trump's audiences are mostly white. His white supporters are already supporting him, so Scott brings no political benefit to Trump with them. Scott's presence can't even be used by Trump to say, “Look. The Negroes support me.” Our reaction took that away from him.
    Scott's larger problem is that when all this is over, and Trump is not “the man,” he's got to come back home and it's going to be rough. His endorsement drew an extremely hostile reaction from black people across the nation, and I do mean hostile.
    The members of his congregation who love him will love him, but even now they're feeling the pressure in their own inner circles as they try to defend him. No black person who is “soulfully” connected to the black community understands a sellout, and the more they defend him the more they make the church look like sellouts. Sellouts are ostracized in any community of ethnics and African Americans, “the blacks” as Trump says we like to be called, are no different.
    Scott's congregation is going to feel the “sellout” pressure. His friends will feel it. His family will feel it. His children will feel it the most. I know. I've been there, which is why I hesitate to be as harsh as I could be in my writings. The main reason I made it a mission to get my revenge on Gary Norton and Ed Fitzgerald was because of my son.
    Rev. Ike didn't endorse nothing and nobody but money. He wasn't connected to King and the civil rights movement. He wasn't tight with Malcolm X. He didn't endorse mayors, governors or presidents. He knew who he was, what he wanted and stayed in his lane. Think about it. Rev. Ike died in 2009 at 74. Many of us didn't even know he was gone. I actually thought he was older than my parents although he's 5 years younger from being born in 1935. I don't even recall him endorsing Obama when he ran in 2008, the year before he died.
    I said it before and I'll say it again. Scott's problem was that he thrust himself into a leadership role without first earning it. He better hope that his friendship with Trump is so tight that he's taken care of some way after this is over because this decision is going to cost him … forever.
    He should have learned one simple lesson from Rev. Ike. Leave the politics to the politicians."

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