I have the joy of attending a multi-cultural church. It's my conviction that a church should ideally reflect its community. People should look at a church, and be forced to conclude that the only thing holding those people together is Jesus, and their love for Him. Not that they're all monochromatic and share identical tastes in music and food.
Every time I've had a conversation with one of my brothers or sisters who doesn't share my melanin deprivation, I come away with my eyes a bit more opened. I'd like to offer that same experience to my similarly pallid readers, by offering this opportunity only to black readers.
Specifically I had a conversation with a beloved and revered (black) friend before the election, and got a bit of the warring emotions he felt in seeing that (A) finally a black man had a real shot at the Presidency, but (B) it was a black man for whom he, as a Christian, simply could not vote.
So we've had a week to mull things over, and I'm asking my black readers if they'll favor us by sharing their thoughts and feelings. I don't know how many I have; I know I have a couple-few. It may be a short meta!
Here are the RULES:
- Black readers only — except for me! Further:
- Only black readers who did not support nor vote for Obama