Monday, March 2, 2015
Black Pastors Just Teamed Up to DEFY Barack Obama
Contrary to what liberals would like the country to believe, not all African Americans are on the side of Barack Obama.
A group of well-respected black pastors just made that very clear, and strongly criticized the president and the Congressional Black Caucus for snubbing Israeli leaderBenjamin Netanyahu.
The CBC claims to represent all black members of Congress, although it is almost exclusively a liberal organization.
Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus recently announced that they would boycott Netanyahu’s important speech in Washington, based on the strange claim that disagreeing with Barack Obama on Middle Eastern policy is somehow racist or disrespectful.
However, famous black pastors are now teaming up to let the CBC know that they do not speak for all African Americans.
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“The thing to me that makes no sense is why the Congressional Black Caucus has teamed up with this current administration against Israel,” said Pastor Dexter D. Sanders of the Rock Center for Transformation in Orlando, Florida.
“And yes, black caucus, I’m saying you have gone against Israel when you decide to protest the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, from coming and speaking on the behalf of the nation of Israel,” Mr. Sanders said.
“That is a slap in the face to the people of Israel, and not only that, it’s a slap in the face to God. And not only that, it’s also a slap in the face of all Bible-believing African-American people in this country,” he continued.
Prime Minister Netanyahu was officially invited by Speak of the House John Boehner, and is expected to voice his concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. That program could potentially threaten America’s allies in Israel and around the world.
However, the Congressional Black Caucus has claimed that Netanyahu’s appearance somehow violates “protocol” — a stance that conservatives have called absurd.
“Charges from some members of the United States Congress about the breaking of protocol are no more than a very red herring,” said Pastor Cecil Blye. “The American people need to hear Israel’s voice on this urgent matter now. If one side of the aisle can facilitate this, so be it.”
Other prominent black pastors agreed. “Israel knows and understands Iran better than the rest of the world. This is not the time to involve ourselves in petty political maneuvering designed to embarrass our friend,” said Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas.
Pastor Harvey Burnett was another black leader who had very strong words about the Congressional Black Caucus’s actions.
“I find it deplorable that some of our nation’s political leaders would contemplate and even encourage a boycott or a walk-out during the visit of the Israeli prime minister,” he said.
“I find it deplorable that some of our nation’s black leaders would call the Congressional Black Caucus, whose members were elected by the public, to snub our greatest ally in the war against terrorists,” continued Pastor Burnett. (H/T: Washington Times)
It’s about time that leaders such as these pastors stepped up and called out liberals on this issue.
Israel has been one of America’s closest friends for as long as it has existed — and whether or not Barack Obama likes it, we have a responsibility to at least listen when its Prime Minister asks for our help.