Race, Censorship & the Tea Party
Posted by James P. McGarvey , 21 July 2010 · 931 views
I haven't attended a Tea Party Rally, but my observation from reports I've seen is that there are a lot of African Americans speaking at the rallies. Lloyd Marcus, Deneen Borelli, Pastor Stephen Broden, Herman Cain, Apostle Claver T. Kamu-Imani, Pastor C.L. Bryant, Chaplain Tommy Davis, Alfonzo Rachel, Ron Miller, Lt. Col. Allen West, Angela McGlowan, and Kevin Jackson, to name a few. Those who are a speaking at the Tea Party events are probably in a better position to assess whether the Tea Party events are "racist" as alleged by the main stream media, those aligned with the political left and most recently the NAACP. According to the Associated Press, "The Rev. C.L. Bryant has been addressing Tea Party rallies around the country. On Thursday's federal tax filing deadline, he spoke at rallies in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Bryant, who is African-American, says allegations that Tea Party activists are racists and haters are 'an out-and-out lie.' But he says, 'This country, I believe, was given to us divinely, and Americans are not the type of people by nature to be ruled over.'" (http://www.onenewsno....aspx?id=976040)What inspires me is that the African Americans I have seen on video speaking at Tea Party rallies are calling the nation back to Biblical values including traditional one man one woman marriage, the sanctity of the unborn,bringing God back into the public square, education reform, fiscal responsibility in government spending,smaller government etc., all of which are under attack by the liberal left. As their concerns reflect Biblical values, I for one am at a loss to understand why they are under attack by other "Christian" African Americans for advocating policy positions consistent with the Word of God - positions that have been abandoned by the Democratic Party now controlled by the radical left. Here's the paradox. If there was an alternative/parallel public forum sponsored by the left-wing liberal ideologues, these same African Americans would be censored and denied the podium because of their message, yet they are vilified for speaking the truth at a Tea Party. The intimidation and attacks upon conservative Blacks who are promoting traditional Biblical values in public policy is often at the hands of other African Americans who apparently want to deny them their right to free speech simply because they disagree with them. This is a form of censorship. It is reminiscent of Fascism – silencing the opposition in order to maintain control of a populace. As African American Tea Party speaker, Chaplain Tommy Davis has said, "I'm a conservative but I don't hate liberals; I just disagree with their positions on most things when it comes to morality and economics. Hating people for having an opinion is childish." "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people." (Proverbs 14:34) Without a mid course correction, the writer of Proverbs is describing America. I'm praying for more voices, African American or any ethnicity, to speak the truth in public forums like Tea Parties, for it is truth that will set this nation free. That is America's only hope whether it comes from African American pastors at Tea Party rallies or your voice over the back yard fence. By they way, if the Tea Party movement is so racist, why do they feature so many African American speakers? For a sampling of African American speakers at Tea Party go to http://saynsumthn.wo...n/#comment-1110 for a speech by Apostle Claver T. Kamu-Imani. (Dr. Alveda King's comment on his speech - "Thank God for your boldness. Speak on, pray on, fight on, right on.",Deneen Borelli, a fellow at Project 21 speaking on April 15, 2010 , and see Lt. Col. Allen West at a Fort Lauderdale Tea Party on You Tube at http://www.youtube.c...?v=fttARquMbbE.