Have you noticed the deafening silence on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration bill by the usual black Democratic paid henchmen?
Al Sharpton is the only one promoting amnesty, and that's because his TV job is to promote the Democrat agenda. And even Sharpton's been catching heat from black listeners who say "no" to amnesty on his talk radio show.
Jesse Jackson, and just about every other black political lapdog, has not been pushing hard on amnesty. Jackson's in a kind of fix. They got back at him by indicting his son and daughter-in-law. I think he's devastated. He had dreams of building a political dynasty. But now all he's got is embarrassment, humiliation and psychological pain, while waiting to see if his son and daughter-in-law are going to get jail time for their gross misconduct in public office.
This is the first time that black pastors have organized to go against the regular Democrat party (other than when they used their power to put Harold Washington in office). This is also the first time a coalition of powerful African American mega churches, the Chicago Archdiocese, Hispanic churches, and Asian churches have formed an alliance.
The anti-family side is livid. They pulled out every gun they had,but 12 African American representatives stood strong and refused to support their bill. The defeated forces have vowed to up the ante.
What they fail to comprehend is that African American culture is a church-based culture. And that African American ministers, particularly in Chicago, are experienced at political organizing. Their collective power is the reason that both the churchless reverends, J.J. and A.S "got themselves ordained in order to wield influence among black clergy.
The men of this African American pastors coalition are powerful people in their own right. They are:
- Pastor Steven Thurston, President of the National Baptist Convention USABishop
- Horace Smith M.D., Presiding bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, physician Children's Memorial Hospital, and pastor of Apostolic Faith Church of Chicago
- Bishop John Bryant, Presiding Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME )
- Pastor Byron Brazier, Senior Pastor of the Apostolic Church of Christ
- Bishop Lance Davis, Senior Pastor of the New Zion Christian Fellowship Church of Dolton, IL
- Pastor Kenneth Giles, Senior Pastor of the Greater New Mount Olive Baptist Church
- Pastor James Meeks, Former State Rep. and Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago
- Bishop Larry Trotter, Presiding prelate of the New Century Fellowship International
Rev. James Meeks, a former state representative, lent his political skill to launching a 400,000 robocall and black talk radio advertising campaigns.
The Illinois Family Institute sponsored pastor's breakfasts across the state to inform, educate and unify concerned clergy, citizens and organizations. There were many other unsung champions in this amazingly successful effort.
I am sure this victory will encourage the participants to stay together and fight even harder to resist the anti-family onslaught. The pastors unprecedented alliance is a pretty big deal; their political success is stunning.
Hopefully, African American pastors across the nation will see the power of coalescing against harmful legislation and organize against the devastating impact that S. 744, the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration amnesty bill, will have on the American black worker. It is imperative that Men of God stand by the rule of law, and stand with other patriotic Americans to fight against legalizing flooding our nation with low-skilled, low paid illegal aliens.