This picture is typically posted in the context of the attack merchant:
- Recalling Bishop Long's "Pro-Traditional Marriage"/ "Anti-Gay Marriage Rally" of a few years ago
- Them attacking Christian Blacks as sheep who "vote against their best interests". One blogger noted that their "best interests" were to support government condom distribution
A History Of Ideological Gamesmanship
The power of BIGOTRY is that you don't have to sell the person on the point that you are attempting to drive home. You only need to line up the present subject at hand with the "guilt by association" indictment that you are attempting to make. They will read between the lines that you have drawn, taking over from your inference.
In the case of the Black Evangelical Christian and George W Bush there is a "before and after" tale as it relates to the caricaturization put forth by the Black Secular Progressive. When Bush set up the "Faith Based Initiative" he sold it as a partnership between the government and the religious community as a means of allowing those who already provide these services with a high level of efficiency to expand to do more public good.
For the first time in my life I watched Al Sharpton refuse to take money from the government. A swarm of progressive attack merchants provided a full frontal attack on the program through all channels of the media. They told Black churches to not take the money. "It is a trick to ensnare Black voters into the Republican party". (Who is a better reference as to the power of government money to ensnare a people?)
Fast forward several years. When a report came out which noted that the vast majority of the money when to the traditional (White) religious organizations - the Catholic Charities being the largest - these attack merchants spun the situation around as then asked "WHY didn't more Black churches receive this money??? How are the Republicans going to attract Black voters with such racism?".
The Truth Is - Eddie Long Has Bankrolled Democratic Candidates
Fast forward to today.
What did we recently learn about Bishop Long's political investments?
He supports Democrats - just like 90% of the people who attend his church.
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