Cross Posted from Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 7/8/2012 3:35:00 AM
A pastor in the African-Methodist-Episcopal Church is expressing some disappointment following his denomination's recent national convention.
Joseph Parker, pastor of Trinity AME Church near West Point, Mississippi, attended the convention in Nashville, where First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker. He shares that the convention dealt with various issues, some that would be considered political in nature.
"Personally I'm disappointed at the fact that the life issue really, to my knowledge, was addressed little if at all in the general conference," Parker tells OneNewsNow. "This issue is a huge issue as it relates to our culture as a whole and the black community in particular, but I find that it wasn't addressed much."
Parker was part of a small group that distributed about 1,600 copies of Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America, a DVD that carefully documents how Planned Parenthood and other abortion-dominated organizations target minorities -- and specifically, African-Americans -- for abortion services.
"We think of the fact that lots in the African-American community wouldn't think highly of an organization like the KKK, but the reality is Planned Parenthood kills more African-Americans in two weeks than the Klan has killed in its whole 150 history," notes Parker. "And so it's important that people in the African-American community become aware of how dangerous the organization of Planned Parenthood is."
The AME pastor points out that the Obama administration gives more than a million dollars a day to Planned Parenthood.
The issue of same-sex "marriage" came up, according to Parker, and one delegate took exception on the floor to the position President Barack Obama has taken in favor of same-gender marriage -- and made a motion in favor of reaffirming the denomination's clear, biblically based position on the subject and that denomination officials quietly share that statement with the president.
While that motion failed, Parker says at least the AME churches stance on traditional, biblical marriage will remain the same.