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    Whether a specific white church preaches racial hatred is hard to know, but how many white preachers go public calling for equality?  It would be easy to say He created all people equally and to discriminate is to go against His plan.  Put another way, if you're a racist, you're going to Hell.  Back in the 1960s, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."  With that logic, most Southern white preachers are going to Hell.

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    by melvynny on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 06:34:50 AM PDT

    •  No. It's not really hard to know. (5+ / 0-)

      If you go to these churches, you can hear if for yourself.

      But I would just take that lady's word for it and not put yourself through that ugliness.

      You could also tune into Pat Robertson's TV show on any given day and hear him saying something awful about some group of people.

      I noticed a real change in Alabama in recent years just as the woman who is a teacher said.  That state is more segregated now than it was when I was a child.

    •  Understand, though... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...that, by and large, neither white pastors preaching equality nor mostly-white churches practicing equality are likely to make the evening news or morning newspaper.

      For instance, some years ago, our local Catholic bishop (not a rank-and-file priest, but the bishop of the diocese) decided that he would christen the adopted children of a gay couple.  Some would call that an extraordinary decision on his part, but it didn't even register as a blip in the local media...until Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church announced their intention to come to town and stage a protest.

      If it isn't controversial, you probably don't hear about it.  That isn't the fault of those churches or their pastors.  If they're actually following what Christ taught, they aren't bragging or running PR campaigns about their actions; they're just doing them.

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:01:51 PM PDT

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