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“Black Lives Matter” or “How To Further Divide Us”?

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racial equalityIs our country continuing to do the “DC back-step” in regards to racial division?  It seems like some are further perpetuating the tensions we felt when our country finally stepped out of the dark ages and began the road to healing. For those of you who believe this new media-hyped nonsense, remember back just a few short years ago and admit that electing a black President actually happened.  Would that have been possible 100 years ago?  How about 50 years ago? Do you think a man of color (any color other than white) would’ve beat Kennedy in an election?  

We all know the answer to that question, but we as a Nation felt it was time in 2008. Many of us were ready to put our past behind us and move forward.  Of course many now regret that decision and feel betrayed as the man trusted to further unite our communities has done nothing but further divide them through, once again… RACE.

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An Open Letter to Mr. Sharpton

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Dear Mr. Sharpton,

I’d like to take a moment to remind you that Reverend, by definition is:
1. used as a title of respect applied or prefixed to the name of a member of the clergy or a religious order
2. worthy to be revered; entitled to reverence

and Minister, as defined means:
1. a member of the clergy, especially in Protestant churches; a man/woman of the cloth; a man/woman of God.

As a Christian, I’m having a hard time understanding how you hold such a title. How does one who, in my opinion, is so financially motivated to wage war on our very own soil amongst our very own people deemed a “Man of God?”. Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and it sure does appear as if you bathe in it.