Oh No He Didn’t

Today when I was dozing peacefully at church, my pastor made a statement about “cleaning up Obama’s mess.”

The world isn’t going to come to an end if Romney/Ryan win. Nor is everything going to be perfect if President Obama is re-elected as I hope he will be. But this is a long standing pattern of my pastor and other African American pastors (cf. his megachurch buddy Bishop Eddie Long) out and out insulting the political sensibilities of their congregations, a/k/a the people paying their salaries without any spiritual point being made whatsoever.

I am officially done.

I’m not interested in pastor as CEO, particularly if nothing the church does turns a profit. I’m interested in a pastor as a pastor. Bring back returned phone calls, hospital visits and coffee cake, teaching and fellowship, accountability and authenticity.  If I want to read RNC talking points or DNC talking points for that matter, I’ll do that outside of church.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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