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How Do Christian Parents Handle Their Gay Teen?

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Let’s discuss this! I found  this video posted on Facebook.....It's a video of a mom explaining why she is in support of her son and daughter gay lifestyle.....I really believe the mom in the video  is trying to protect her children     from a mean unfriendly and  hostile world....Her way of thinking reminds  me of parents years ago who would allow  their home to be used as safe haven for their teens to party ,drank ,smoke and have sex....All in the name of protecting them from the mean world.
I'm well aware that this lifestyle is becoming more socially acceptable today than say a year ago.....But for many Christian  parents they still find the subject of a child being gay  difficult to discuss, and even more difficult to which to relate to and understand....Today it seems like  more and more teens are choosing the bisexual or gay lifestyle....Is it because it's  becoming more socially acceptable?
So my question is how can Christian parents embrace and accept something th…

What Does Freedom Of Religion Mean and Where Do We Draw The Line? .

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How in the world do this mom and dad  in Oregon sleep at night after refusing help for their 18 month old baby?...I believe in the right to choose, but I just don't  see how you can let a child suffer  because of your religious conviction....Now because of their action this baby might go blind...Both parents  have been brought before a court charged with child abuse after they attempted to rely on faith to heal their young child instead of seeking the medical attention properly required.
Timothy Wyland and his wife Rebecca are both followers of an unorthodox Christian sect called “The Followers of Christ”, which rejects modern medicines. The parents refused to take their baby daughter to see a doctor as a tumor grew on her face, preferring to anoint her with oils and lay their hands on her. The tumor, known as a hemangioma, was left untreated for so long that as Alayna turned six-month-old it had grown to the size of a baseball. The tumor continued to grow to the extent that it thre…

Bernice King Step Down.

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Channel Action 2 News, is  reporting that Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has left her position as an elder of  New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.....Home of Bishop Eddie Long just days after a settlement had been reached in the sexual misconduct case against the pastor.

Lake Wood Is The Host Church For Woman Thou Art Loosed 2011 Conference.

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Woman, Thou Art Loosed will be held at Lakewood Church in the beautiful city of Houston, TX, October  20-22, 2011
 with host  Pastor Joel Osteen.....I have always been a fan and  supporter of Jakes women conference in years past. 

Just to think this  powerful message began as a Sunday school curriculum in 1992 by Bishop Jakes....He used it  to encourage women from all backgrounds, cultures and ages to find support and hope in one another and God as they become stronger leaders in their families, churches, communities and businesses.. 

Please Don't Buy The Pastor A Church!

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Ms.  Carole Reed a widow is  suing Christ the Rock International Church  and its Pastor Perry E. Comas and his wife, Karen Comas  who is vice president and secretary of the church in Boca Raton.....Ms. Reed is claiming the pastor and  church refuses to return her $184,000 investment for property that the church did not buy.....Plus the widow, a parishioner, adds that the pastor is planning to skip town to  Alaska without  giving  her her money back. 
 Ms. Reed, who is retired, says she has been going to Christ the Rock church for 10 years....And in 2007, she gave $184,080.68 to the church building fund so Christ the Rock could buy a church, instead of having to lease one. Rest here! Do people  no longer fear the word of God?
Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. (Exodus 22:22-23, NIV)He executes justice for the orphan and the widow.(Deuteronomy 10:18a, NASBDo not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orph…

Inside Edition Investigates TV Preachers Living Like Rock Stars

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Ole Anthony of the Trinity Foundation, a church watchdog group that worked with the Senate Committee investigating  TV preachers stated:
"Televangelism is a $2 to $3 billion industry, that's  untaxed, and unregulated.

That's right—by law, most religious groups like most T.V.preachers are exempt from federal taxes, and they don't have to report how they spend their money to anyone.

Copeland and his church takes in tens of millions a year, through donations and selling books and DVD's to his donors.....Article Here!

What About Eddie Long Good Work?

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Brother Preacher   is a  wonderful blog  that I just happen to stumble upon while net suffering....This young man is  a Christan, preacher,  father, husband and lawyer who breaks down the Eddie Long mess  into two very interesting categories legal and spiritual......This young man writes about how he though long and hard about rather he should say anything about Bishop Long.....He goes on to say that he attended New Birth over ten years ago while enrolled at Morehouse College...He talk about how  the ministry and the people of New Birth were very instrumental in his formative years as a young man who had re-dedicate himself to Christ.....He talks about how he was heckled and talk about because he attended a mega church...But through it all the teaching of Bishop Eddie Long has played a big part in him finding  the path to success....So my question is do  the previous  good work of a pastor go out the window because he fall down? 

Do 7-Year-Olds Really Need Bigger Butts?

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Mom do you want your 7 year old  daughter to have the biggest butt on the dance team at church? If so Skechers can help you out....I was reading over at Her.meneutic were Skechers has a new campaign ad for its popular shape up sneakers....The ad is suggesting that girls as young as 7 can have shapely legs and butts....The sad thing about marketing ideas like these...Is there's  a couple of  moms out there who will embrace this idea and force their 7 year old daughter to run all day in this sneaker....Even if the small print say the sneaker is not made for running.

Skechers' line of “Shape-Up” sneakers was originally targeted solely to women but now includes men’s and girls' versions.....It promises to burn calories, improve posture, and tone your legs and butt - ”all without stepping foot in a gym!” Article Here!

Fake Man Of God!

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Warning never let anyone  talk you into any type of faith.....It doesn't matter how good it sound do your home work....It's a doggone shame that many vulnerable people are so easily deceived by a soothing word.....Especially a word coming from a fake man of god....I know people need warmth and fellowship, but we got to be careful of what it is that brings and hold us at a church.....Pastors  need to be honest and always telling the truth. Article Here!

Did Oprah Winfrey Fed The Religious Mind Of Much Of America?

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Today Wednesday May 25, 2011 is the last episode of  The Oprah Winfrey Show that began in 1986....With some leaders in the Christian Community saying good riddance and good bye.


Many of  the same Christian  leaders or  claiming  "The Queen of  Talk" have undermined a lot of their work in Kingdom building with her shift  toward new age thinking over the years taking a lot of Christians with her.....New Age is a teaching that   focuses  on self instead of Christ....Personal I never saw Oprah as a religious figure but more so as a positive person who don't/didn't  care for negativity in her world....And because of that attitude she always encourage others not to accept it either. 

I don't believe Oprah saw people as losers, but more as potential winners once they remove the weeds out of their eyes so they could see.....I would like to thank Oprah for her many years of  work in bringing  out the best in the world.Question?!?!? Did The Oprah Show change your views of w…

Mathew Knowles Brings Another One Into The Kingdom.

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It's being reported that Music World Gospel has signed an exclusive recording agreement with pastor and recording artist Lester Love.

Francis Chan "Erasing Hell"

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Some one email me this clip of Francis Chan talking about  his new book "Erasing Hell"....I've heard of Francis Chan thru various Christian sites that I visit daily......I remember last year when the news among the Christian community were  how Chan was walking away from his mega church for no reason at all....I'm thinking to my self what pastor  in his right mind would walk away from the perks and trapping of the mega church? so I did a little research on Chan and can honestly say I  agree with a lot of his teaching...Chan seems like a very humble man who is calling  for those of us who claim Christ to practice humility.....Especially when discussing people's eternal destiny.....I appreciate Francis Chan's humble attitude toward the ways of God and not bringing God down to our level.....I feel Chan approach is much more realistic than the church  culture  we have been living under for years......It's hard for some folks to grasp and understand God'…

Randy White Charged With DUI!

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TAMPA — Randy White, a former pastor of the controversial Without Walls International Church, was arrested and charged Saturday night with driving under the influence, records show. Tampa police stopped White, 53, around 11:30 p.m. near Ashley Drive and Interstate 275. Police recorded his blood-alcohol content at .093 and .095, according to jail records. The legal limit in Florida is .08.....article here!

We Fall Down But We Get Back Up!

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The long-awaited Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the End of the World did not take place as promise by Mr. Camping and his followers.....there are many defeated,discomfited,foiled,frustrated,thwarted,unsuccessful  disappointed people among Camping's followers for sure...I bet they  feel let down and deceived; again...they are embarrassed if nothing else....I hope they can recover from this and move on with their life....without giving up their immanent faith and belief in the return of Christ....I believe it's good for the rest of us to remember and take-away from this event.....the end of the time is coming; we just don't know when.

Who Care That Don Lemon Is Gay? The Black Church Sure Don't!

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I tell you what  if  I have to hear one more person talking about the black church is more homophobic than other churches… "The Black Church" and homosexuality seems to be in the news every other  week.....every time someone come out  the closet who happen to be black ......the media goes into high gear and start attacking the church.....like I stated many times before on this blog.....I  grew up in the black church construct  and have been part of it all my life.....and will always have a love for it...and I don't believe the church is wrong in it stand that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice that is unnatural so therefore it can not be accepted and embrace by the church....now do that mean the church can't support the gay community? NO it does not!! I believe the church can and should support the gay community in having the same rights as everyone else without abandoning it's teaching...."The Black Church" have always believe that homosexual behavior…

Bishop T.D. Jakes Call Franklin Graham Out!

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Kudos and a high five to Bishop Jake for calling  Franklin Graham out on his  mess.....I might not agree with every thing Bishop Jake say concerning the word of God.......but what  I do agree with is  the statement Bishop Jake made  about messy Franklin Graham....who I personal believe is destroying his father many years of hard work......this past Sunday Bishop T. D. Jake  appeared on TV One’s “Washington Week with Roland Martin....and in the show, Roland Martin asked Bishop Jake  to respond to comments made by conservative preacher Franklin Graham:
Roland Martin: Rev. Franklin Graham has made some comments on several occasions as recently as three weeks ago really questioning, if you will, the faith of the President. He said the President has told him he’s a Christian, but he basically said that going to church does not make you a Christian. But the President is on record as saying that he walked down that aisle, he gave his life to Christ, so what do you say to folks like …

Who Own The Church?

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Divisions in churches can sometime happen over simple things such as the color of the pews to the height of the pastor...some churches split over bible translation....but I never heard of a church splitting over personality....over at Obnoxious blog he's reporting that Jamie Hawkins, son of the late Walter Hawkins is finding it difficult to pastor a personality driven church.
I have always frowned  on the idea of treating the Church like a business.....I don't believe the church should be pass down to the next of kin.....neither do I believe a church should  be part of a person last will......some folks will/can hand down property to their next of kin.....some will/can  leave money in the bank for their loved ones.....it's nothing wrong with that because it's your money/property.....but a church that is about kingdom building is not personal property...my question who own the church?

White Church Doesn’t Want Blacks !

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A white pastor  was let go last week for baptizing six black teens into an all-white church....some are suggesting that he should name the church....what do you think?
“I spent the last four months as lead pastor of [a church in the Southeast] and was let go last week for baptizing six black teens into an all-white church. Even though the church leadership assured me that racial integration wouldn’t be a problem during the interview process, a handful of the high-dollar folks revolted and had me removed without the church’s knowledge…”article here!

Dancing With The Pastor!

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If you're in the Chicago area and looking for something to do.....right before the May 21 big  rapture event then this just might be for you.....ten pastors are coming together to compete and support Endure Productions....which is  a non-profit org that houses over 150 children, teens and young adults in the performings arts....by purchasing a ticket you are helping to build the community and keeping the arts alive in the Chicago metropolitan area.

False Spiritual Experiences Undermine God's Word.

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Gospel Connoisseur and others are reporting that  Bishop T.D Jakes is set to co-produce another movie later in the year.....This time around "The Bishop" will be working with Joe Roth, former chairman of 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios.... Jakes next    ventures will be tackling  New York Times #1 Bestseller, Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

I am surprise and some what disappointed in "The  Bishop" for making or endorsing a movie like this.....I believe these false spiritual experiences undermine God's word.....For those who don’t have a biblical foundation for understanding the promise of heaven and eternal life......A movie like this that's endorse and produce by a popular pastor like "The Bishop" could actually be destructive......I believe movies and books that deal with personal experiences are more inclined to lead people away from JESUS the gospel that leads to heaven.....Movies…

MTV and The Gospel!

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Do you appear between the ages of 15 and 21? Do you sing in a GOSPEL CHOIR while also trying to deal with problems at home, at school or work, or are you trying just to keep safe in your neighborhood? If this sounds like you, the hit MTV documentary series "World of Jenks" wants to hear from you today! Article here

Offering Plate Rob At Gun Point!

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Last week someone walked into a  Detroit church and robbed the church offering plate at gunpoint....according to Pastor Booker T. Williams the suspect a 20 to 25-year-old man......who got in line at Sunday service to leave an offering on the table.....instead, he is alleged to have stolen all the money, probably about $200....Pastor Walker state to walk in a church and rob it... you're doing something that's pretty bad for you...the pastor has presided over the Hicks Memorial Church of God in Christ for almost 29 years and has never seen anything similar happen....Article Here! WOW!

Donald Trump, Paula White Rallying Christian Support!

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Look like "The Donald" is serious about getting the Christian vote in 2012....He and Pastor Paula White are teaming up to host a private meeting with Christian leaders in New York this week. One invitee, Brian McClaren, predicts the meeting is an attempt by Trump to reach out to Christians as he considers launching a presidential bid.....Why Pastor Paula White? Article Here

How Should Christians View Addiction?

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My prayers are with Whitney Houston as she battle her demons of addiction....there  reports that Whitney  have re-enter rehab.....if you never had a love one to battle the demons of  addiction  you really don't understand  the  kinda of pain that comes with addiction....especially when that love one is a Christian......when you hold up the banner of Christianity people expect your struggles to be some what  easy..... the addiction for the Christian is unnatural and I believe  it's so much harder.....because we are instruct “to occupy (oneself) with or involve (oneself) in Christ" until His return....it's hard to do this when your heart desires are some place else....we are to “love the Lord, God, with all  our heart and with all our soul and with all our might” 
For the Christian to be addicted  to  anything other than Jesus  Himself is wrong......Jesus  is the only thing we can (and should) occupy ourselves with habitually....to do so with anything else draws us away …

Christian Man or Woman Would You Date or Marry A Atheist?

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If you're a Christian who's single and dating would you "EVER" consider dating or marrying a Atheist?That's an interesting question one that was brought up over at Madame Noire yesterday....Christian Man or Woman would you or could you date or marry an Atheist?.....Now the scripture  makes it crystal clear we were not wired to be alone.....but by the same token it makes it crystal clear ""Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers""."" For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness?"" ""Or what fellowship has light with darkness?"" So Christian man or woman would you date or marry a non believer in spite of the fact that the scripture speaks against it?

Are You Ready For Christ Return On May 21 2011?

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Get ready, Get ready, Get ready Jesus is coming May 21,2011 back....are you ready for the return of Christ? I'm not talking about  that May 21, 2011 craziness.....I believe when this date come and go and this old world is still standing.....it will only have help harden people hearts toward Christ....the most dangerous lie is not "There is no God"  nor  "there is no hell", but the most dangerous lie of Satan is " there is no hurry." Indeed, Christ  is coming again and soon.

Jesus promised us that His return would come at a time when people lived as they did in the days of Noah....any Bible readers know what  the days of Noah included.....it was an age that disregarded God and lived for the moment.....so when God sought someone who had a heart for Him, Noah alone stood as a witness to the power of God.....the days surrounding the return of Christ will have loose morals and a blatant disregard for God.....I believe we are in   those days today....…

"JUST PAULA"

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Paula White has a brand new show called “Just Paula.”  It hit the air waves on last Wednesday on TBN. Now I don't know if this is a mixture of ministry/reality show or what....you be the judge.

GOD BLESS OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK GRANDMAS, MAMMAS, AUNTS, SISTAHS, NIECES & GIRLFRIENDS.(Repost for fun)

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There used to be a time when Black children were the best behaved children in the world, now look at them - Time out my foot!!!

Have you ever been called downstairs from upstairs or the back of the house, or from the front of the house to get the remote, change the channel, or bring her a glass of ice water?Have you ever been hit with an extension cord, a switch, or the nearest shoe?Have you ever had to pick your own switch off the tree and she sent you back because the one you picked was too little?Have you ever been burned on your ear with a straightening comb?Have you ever been hit in the head or knuckles with a comb or hair brush?Have you ever been told to "Shut up or I'll give you something to cry about while she beats you with a belt~ pronouncing every syllable, "Did-n't---I---tell----you---not---to-do--!--- That---no --- more?!"Your ponytails or plaits were so tight, you got those little bumps around you scalp.The white people in the school office (princi…

Happy Mothers Day!

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God bless every "Mom" in the world  on this her special day....especially our beautiful Black Grandmothers,  Mothers, Aunts, Sisters, Nieces and Girlfriends.

Is Judas In Hell?

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With all the talk  about HELL lately and according to most folks there's only three people in hell today:  Hitler, Bin Laden and Judas....but for me it's  hard to believe Judas will spend time without end eternity lost.....there's ample biblical justification for saying that what Judas did was wrong...but the same Bible, however, cautions us to leave God’s judgment of individuals to God.

I believe Judas  knew Jesus personally and had a relationship with Jesus....I know some will say he betrayed Jesus....YES that's true but Judas believed in Jesus....I am not Judas defender… but I do think there are lessons we can learn from Judas.

Judas left his family, job and friends… perhaps gave up a chance at popularity, wealth and power… to follow a man he believed was Lord…..to sleep on the ground, eat handouts and live hand to mouth for the rest of his life.....now let’s be honest with ourselves… would any of us do that today?  I am not sure I would....tell you the truth …

Some Born-Again Moms Don't See Beyonce As A Role Model.

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According to EEW Magazine Buzz some Christian moms are unhappy about the Michelle Obama-endorsed Let's Move exercise video featuring Pop singer  Beyonce......who's sporting hot pants, an off-the-shoulder shirt, a pair of Christian Louboutin Popi Lace-up ankle Boots and green knee-highs....should Christian moms be concerned?
"I tried to give this the benefit of the doubt, but when I saw Beyoncé in hot pants, an off-the-shoulder shirt, and some of those hip-thrusting movements, I was NOT HAPPY! And I am not ashamed to say that I think this is irresponsible and I'm outraged. You better believe my kids will NOT be turned into a Beyoncé disciple. Her moral standards aren't high enough for me. And do you ever pay any attention to the language that girl uses in some of her songs? She AND her husband need JESUS! And since I have him in my heart, I feel him telling me not to get caught up and don't get my kids caught up either! Call me a prude and holier than…

The Eulogy Of Osama Bin Laden: Rev.Jamal Bryant.

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Bin Laden's Sea Burial Criticize!

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There are many reasons that this burial at sea was done....but there's one reason in particular; America did not want to tick off the entire Muslim world....there would have been  nothing for us to gain  by doing  that.....we claim to be a Christian country, then  we  must act like it.....any time as a  nation we can take  the high ground, we have to do it.....there's some in and out of  the Islamic world who  have a problem with the handling of Bin Laden body after his death. I don't!.....I applaud our government for acting  in a very dignified and civilized  manner in the way this operation was carried out from beginning to end...we can't for get after  911 Bin Laden became America's number one enemy..........I believe the sea burial  in this case was the perfect solution for a enemy.....I also believe our government  gave bin Laden more respect and dignity than he gave the 9/11 victims and others he ordered murdered....what do you think?

How Should Christians Respond to Osama bin Laden's Death?

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President Obama announced last night  that Osama bin Laden, leader of the group responsible for the September 11 attacks, was killed during an operation in Pakistan.....when the President made his announcement there were a lot of cheers of celebration on the net.....I believe our feelings of jubilation as Christians should be one of balance along with somber and humble quietness....we have to consider the words of God who expressed His feelings on even  evil men such as Bin laden......"I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked"

What’s your response to Osama’s death?
How should Christians respond to Osama’s death?

Gay Revision Of The Bible To Go On Sale! (Satire)

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A newly revised gay-friendly Bible is set to go on sale in the next few weeks....reaction to the announcement has been met with venom from conservative Christian groups.....Pink Cross Publishing, the same company that published a gay-friendly version of the Koran, stated that they were adding the finishing touches to the newly revised Bible.

 Mary and Joseph will be replaced by Mary and Josephine, a lesbian couple unable to have children the conventional way, hence the virgin birth of Jesus....all of Jesus’ disciples will be gay except for Judas...in the new Bible, all of the disciples will pair off after the Last Supper with the exception of Judas....Satan will also be straight....the new gay-friendly Bible  has yet to be named....Westboro Baptist Church has promised to picket Pink Cross Publishing and any store selling the new Bible.....in response, members of the gay community have stated that they will purchase the new Bible to support Pink Cross Publishing....source h…

Father Michael Pfleger Suspended For Insubordination!

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It look like Rev. Michael Pfleger, the charismatic clergyman of St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago have been suspended by his boss, Cardinal George, for his comments onSmiley and West show three weeks ago.

The tension between the Rev. Michael Pfleger and the Archdiocese of Chicago have come to a bitter end.....Wednesday Cardinal Francis George suspended the outspoken priest from St. Sabina Catholic Church.....Father Pfleger have led  this South Side parish for over 30 years....but selecting someone to take the place of the charismatic father won't be easy.....Father Pfleger stated  he has been banned from speaking at events, and blamed critics on the political right for the calls to remove him:
“There are two main groups that seemingly have put a big push on to get rid of me in the last year, and that is the right-wing conservative Catholics, and that is also the NRA, who said I have been much too vocal about assault weapons; much too vocal about guns being accountab…

Deitrick Haddon Eye-Opening JET Magazine Interview!

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In April  2011 Deitrick Haddon had a sit down with JET Magazine to talk about  his new album Church On The Moon....in the interview Haddon talk about  how the whole vibe of his new album is so different that saints and sinners both can get with it....Dietrick  goes on to say it's gospel music from another perspective with  a fresh approach....now follow me over to GCMwatch  where  there's a wonderful written  article that I believe explain this fresh new sound and approach that's  in gospel music today from yet another different perspective.....after reading the piece and watching the interview.....I have come to realize and except as truth today's gospel  community is not the same gospel community I grew up with ....today's gospel community is more about cultural style than the gospel message of salvation...I would like to think Pastor Dietrick Haddon for pointing out and making it so clear.....that today's gospel  appeals to the flesh and instead of honori…