Pastor Rick Warren, Misses the Mark

I came across this article online at CNN.com.,“Church most powerful weapon against HIV/AIDS, “describing Rev. Rick Warren intervention efforts against HIV/AIDS in Africa.  Unfortunately, I do not know much about him other than he’s the founder and pastor at Saddleback Church and he wrote The Purpose Driven Life as the article points out.  I have however seen him on national news programs but rarely gave him an audience longer than a few seconds.  Disclaimer: (I am skeptical of him and his cohorts.)

HIV/AIDS affect millions globally and Warren’s crusade to combat the disease is chronicled with his interventions efforts (e.g., HIV testing, Christian volunteers, stewardship) in the article.  Pastor Rick Warren, I contend is a Christian believer of non-marital sex and disproves of the usage of condoms.  Albeit an important defense to HIV infections (Condoms) is not promoted anywhere in the article: This is not an oversight by Pastor Warren.

Rick Warren’s efforts are highly susceptible to his religious beliefs and those sentiments are not all covered in this essay.  I question one who does not mention condoms as a defense against the HIV/AIDS infection.  Blacks globally are overrepresented in AIDS infection and one easily becomes mislead by these covert operations.  The article provides what appears as a noble cause, (I doubt it); Rick Warren is not qualified to help the HIV/AIDS epidemic if condoms are off the table.  His efforts are paramount to telling people not to use smoke detectors and provide intervention efforts after their homes have burned down.  He is driven in the wrong direction.

Condoms can help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS infections.  This is not new to Warren but premarital sex goes against his faith and this trumps reason, facts, or common sense.  The African American’s church community serves a similar public doctrine as Warren.  Nevertheless, their congregations are saturated with LGBT parishioners as well as pastors, deacons, and first ladies are Gay and Lesbians.  Nevertheless, the charade in the Black community about their highly intolerance of LGBT life styles is laughable.  In other words, they choose like Warren to imagine premarital sex does not occur by church members.  Really, have you checked the never married single mother’s rates attending Black churches?

If condoms can help prevent HIV/AIDS infections, why would any reasonable person not recommend them?  Oh, I forgot pastors like Warren are allergic to reason and common sense.  What a pity?

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Tracy Morgan and Black Homophobia

I applaud Tracy’s apology for his homophobic rant in a recent comedy skit.  I have long acknowledged my stiff opposition to all LGBT violent speech, discrimination, and physical assaults.  I love Tracy Morgan’s comedy and will not stop watching him on my favorite TV show, “30 Rock” or a HBO’s comedy special.  However, I also congratulate Tina Fey, whom did a wonderful job in condemning his routine and denouncing such garbage.  Mr. Morgan used a total lack of judgment in light of recent young people committed suicide because of their sexual orientation.

Again, his skit was insensitive, hurtful, and dangerous to young ppl facing constant violence from homophobic individuals.  Hate speech and violence against LBGT individuals cannot be tolerated: regardless of person/s or forum used for it; Homophobia language demonstrates a lack of education from its speaker.

This brings up an entry point concerning the Black community and its high moral stance against homosexuality.   Nearly, 94% of African-Americans claim an affiliation with religion, specifically Christianity.  Through research and general knowledge the Black community’s position toward the LBGT community is well-known and a point of emphasis in the Black church.  NO GAYS ALLOWED!!!  This consensus is laughable if it wasn’t so miserable.

The Black community, who screams for constant equality and social acceptance find themselves the most homophobic group in America.  Who the hell cut off the lights?Despite chronic urban violence, high homicide rate, mass incarceration, massive illiteracy, high unemployment, and lingering health issues…(I would run out of strength in my fingers to continue our national forecast).  Yet, homosexuality, we find defective and deserving of our wrath and must be condemned in all spaces. (again, who cut off the lights?)

I am not a religious person, nevertheless I sought its membership in the past on a few occasion.  (Thankfully, I failed)  Religion, like politics creates strange bedfellows.  I have come to realize pious individuals find it assessable to manipulate their religious oath to suit their vices. In other words, it’s only a sin when others do it, surprisingly, the same (pious) person will shout to the mountain top about homosexuality.  It is a facade, albeit, a clever transparent smoke screen,…

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Black people are members of the LGBT community and frankly, listening to my gay and lesbian friends more than one imagine.  However, robotic mannequins preaching God’s wrath against the devil’s army believes theirs souls are different.  BullS—T!  Black Christians and non-Christians are more similar than opposites in my experiences.   For instance, both groups lie, steal, cheat, commit adultery, and ask God for forgiveness, and on the other hand both accomplish good deeds.  In fact, there exists no proof that a pious person will obey their religious mantra faithfully: Not even the fear of God will hold some back from their hidden vices.  However, Homosexuality is not a vice, it is two humans sharing a relationship and hopefully a loving one.

In closing, Blacks lead the country in HIV/AIDS new infections, our young people are dying, yet we bury our heads in the proverbial sand called ‘religion.’  I do not know if Tracy Morgan is a religious individual, this is not about his faith, but about Black America’s hypocrisy.  I did not have to forgive Tracy, we say dump things at times, I am one who does it more more than once.  Nevertheless, Blacks need to clean up the religious rhetoric concerning homosexuality, you’re not fooling anyone.  Cut the lights back on, please, I beg God.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Ruby Wore Heels In Church

Her shapely stature cracked the air with each step from her southern cooked body. She was gorgeously tall and spoke with girlish shyness. Since young times Negroes and White men say something fine under her clothes. In Sutton, Mississippi most Negro women share physical similarities, but not with Ruby Granberry. Her nice physical collectibles caused Negro men to thirst and their women to drown in anger. However, when she came to church, women stared evil thinking toward her mightily. For when Ruby worshipped; she wore heels.

Many Negro residents of Sutton refused the move north when the getting was good for work. Believing their white God would send them good riches, they remained south defiantly; waiting. However their God kept quiet about helping them through the years. That’s when outside folks saw traces of religious craziness after help never came.

The Negro church folks would ‘shake and bake’ their bodies to obedience every Sunday. Good old Baptist gospel folks referred to it as. Luckily for Ruby she left long ago, albeit not to escape holy conversion by gospel crazies; no…she left in a hurry because her scent was being closed in upon.
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On Fridays, 20 miles out at Bessie Milton’s junk joint, men thirsted for Ruby more than the cheap liquor. She was fine as can be to any man who can see with good eyes no less. Never minding however this was marriage country amongst black folks. Women like Ruby need ought to be married or receive the evil eye and run off by married women.

Notwithstanding Negro men were rascals in the small town of 2,000. Oft chasing young girls helping them find their bodies all the time. Sutton churchmen were no different. Their hands search young women’s bodies more than the collection plates, if you could figure that. Being smart however, hitched women knew, nothing raised a Negro churchman’s excitement more than a fine single young churchwoman; who’s figuring out her working parts.

Neverminding, one thing Mississippi folks get in a stir about is an insider who becomes an outsider. Negroes are just the same as White folks in this matter. The single, 20-years old, fair-skinned vixen was surely an outsider now being caught red-handed helping the pastor lose his sanctification. She must go — the good Negro folks of Sutton, Mississippi figured; more so the women than men obviously. Some gals even wishing her better dead than just gone up north. However the men were always blinded by her beauty, they did not want her to go.
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That’s a main reason why the churchmen never paid attention to Ruby’s bad voice in the choir. Her perfectly carved figure clogged their already waxed ears anyhow. The only sounds they cared about was her physical one and she was loud no less. Desired like fine chocolate and fleeting as like cheap bubblegum to most men; she done always had a thing for pastors no less.

The new Negro minister done only had been there a few days already and his body burned like a pot belly stove with grits atop it. His thinking thoughts about Ruby are unable to be spoken to good folks. Let’s just say they were private and adult like.  It is no secret around Sutton, a young single attractive church gal like Ruby drives Negro men wild.

The young pastor of God was crazy feeling about her. In fact, he done tasted her every Friday in the barn on the Wilson’s old plantation land since two months ago starting. When those Sutton Negro women done found out about her playfulness, they sought to get rid of her. Never minding however… Ruby long figured her young body makes men playful…
Just ask the deacons at that old Negro church in Sutton, Mississippi…in 1955.

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Are You Stuck? Here’s What to Do About It

2675043373_10460df67f_m We are exhausted, faint from repetitive thoughts and unsuccessful efforts at life’s conquest.  Regardless of numerous attempts, we appear hopelessly deadlocked in the court of ‘not arriving’. As such, our peace resembles a mirage off into the distance. If only we prayed harder or secured a little luck, maybe next time we win. Again however, it ends repeatedly with a ‘girl’s night out or ‘a little me time’ to refurbish our fatigue minds. We are stuck.

Subsequently, attempts escapes like a failing fish from out grip drains our spirit.  All in all, we are trapped and we know it. However, with certainty, the vital reason for our purgatory existence lies with the attachments to our physical life. In other words, our connection to what we can see is stronger than we cannot see that which faith is.

As a result, we seldom give in to the unseen (faith); the mortal world attractions instead consume our mind. We become so concern with what we have than who we really are. In fact, our clothing, automobiles, houses and organizations becomes all-important. We accept this second place result, while wrestling against the pains ensue upon our lives from the associations. Sadly, though, our faith also is not in communion with God’s path, but an altered egotistical path is our master.

Help Me

The first step to unleashing our inner-power is to end the chase of worldly recognitions and acquisitions. Build an earnest to fulfill the destiny of our spiritual path by accepting less and refusing to take credit for things. As a reminder, we do not have to be first or right in all situations. In addition, when we help remain silent, take no thought of our practice; hence, we may expect something back in the future. 9891160_e5ea2493c6_m

Our philosophy should be to strive beyond the superficiality and actualize our inner power. Also, we should work mercifully to change our awareness by realizing it is the only sustainable force we possess. Thus, if we truly recognize ourselves as a fraction of God, we would not yearn for the temporary lures of the ego. In fact, we would resemble the opposite of our worldly nature; we would never become stuck or ‘wanting.’ As a result, of not living through desires, the spirit would be at peace we what is.

Release The Power From Within

Don’t move. Just die over and over. Don’t anticipate. Nothing can save you now because you have only this moment. Not even enlightenment will help you now because there are no other moments. With no future, be true to yourself and express yourself fully. Don’t move.” Shunryu SuzukiGive yourself permission to feel perfect, with where you are with what you have. Furthermore, realize that the present moment is the only moment that exists. We become stuck when we fight the present moment.

In short, unleash yourself from the bondage of constant thoughts and wishes. Instead, settle into a state of mindfulness; by guiding oneself into a deeper realm of consciousness. Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.” ~ Tao Te Ching…Stay balance, not going to high or venturing to low, find the peace inside one and deliver yourself.

Hence, there is a time to go ahead and a time to stay behind.

There is a time to breathe easy and a time to breathe hard.

There is a time to be vigorous and a time to be gentle.

There is a time to gather and a time to release.

Can you see things as they are

And let them be all on their own?

~ Lao-tzu

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