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RaulVB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:42 PM
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Black Baptis Leaders united against "*"
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 07:44 PM by RaulVB
This is unprecedented and very important!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0501...

* Sorry, I guess it requires previous registration.

- By Manya A. Brachear
Tribune staff reporter
Published January 29, 2005


"NASHVILLE -- Leaders of 15 million black Baptists on Friday called on President Bush to pay as much attention to democracy at home as democracy abroad, issuing a list of demands that they say better defines America's moral values.

(snip)

After an unprecedented assembly of four historically divided Baptist groups, presidents of each denomination declared their opposition to the war in Iraq and to the nomination and expected confirmation of Alberto Gonzales as attorney general.

(snip)

"We have power in terms of black registered voters across the country to impact who sits in the White House," said Rev. Stephen Thurston, president of the 3 million-member National Baptist Convention of America and pastor of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side..."
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:44 PM
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1. YEA!!!! Jesse Jackson had a great speech there. n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:48 PM
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2. This is excellent that they are
coming together and speaking out against bush.

"We have power in terms of black registered voters across the country to impact who sits in the White House," said Rev. Stephen Thurston, president of the 3 million-member National Baptist Convention of America and pastor of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side..."

This is kind of strange, though, since we just had the election!
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wolfgirl Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:42 PM
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4. Maybe not so strange...
if they had spoken out prior to the election, Bush & Co would have had the IRS down their throats citing unlawful activities, pull their exemption, etc. Of course, only because they are Black churches.

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Lizzie Borden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:25 PM
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3. kick
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