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(Tim) The emoting over Obama's blackness is cloying hypocrisy. If an African American ascending our Imperial Throne means anything, its meaning is bound up with the end of the oppression of a group of persons formerly declared not full persons under our Constitution due to the color of their skin.

Instead of learning the lesson of his skin color and descent, though, Obama glides into office on the blood of an entire generation of souls, red and yellow, black and white, who aren't enslaved, but slaughtered...

In numbers that, each year, dwarf the oppression of slavery.

I went to the blog of the son of a famous reformed personality and read as this son...

went on and on with his readers about their tears over Obama's soon-ascendancy, and what a symbolic victory this was for African Americans today. It was revolting.

What we ought to be teaching our children is the hypocrisy of whites and blacks celebrating this symbolic end of oppression as they dance on the bodies of millions of slaughtered babies they themselves have murdered.

And I write this as the son of a mother and father who stood firm against racism back in the early fifties when almost no other evangelicals were doing so, and liberals were deaf, dumb, and blind.

What we need today is no--I repeat, no more sentimentality, but true justice and love.

Blacks in our nation gain absolutely nothing with Barack Obama, except the coming damning indictment of history that one of their own took his place in promoting and providing the killers' propaganda for the most awful oppression of the helpless this world has ever known--an oppression that dwarfs the oppression members of his race have suffered.

If we'd elected J. C. Watts or Condi Rice, it may well have been different. If so, I'd be crying more from joy that we'd elected a strong savior for the oppressed than that our new president was African American. The symbolism of such a victory would be true and good.

As it is, it's false and awful.

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FYI, Condi Rice is not anti-abortion.

Tim,

Your post reminds me of the scene in hotel Rwanda where they are driving though the fog after having been told to go back by the river road. And they can't figure out why the road is so bumpy -- until they open their vehicle doors and look down.

That's the closest I've ever come to losing my "popcorn".

Christ have mercy!

Kamilla

Meanwhile, half of all black pregnancies end in abortion. This is freedom from oppression?

You know, I don't even disagree that Obama has the real potential to make things worse for the African American community. And as for abortion, it truly is our country's genocide. But please, let's also put ourselves in the shoes of African Americans. This is still monumental and we have a responsibility to affirm truth in people's lives (ie that it is a great thing to see an African American make it to the white house). Please, let's be a bit more gracious. However much you (and I) disagree with Obama and his policies and with those who voted for him, churches are full of those who did-even Christians-and we have a responsibility to affirm truth in people's lives while at the same time challenging those in areas that need to be challenged. Remember also the death and sin we all came from. In other words, truth loses its force when pronounced unlovingly and ungraciously (I Cor. 13). And we all have been shown great grace in ways we don't even know. We need to be cautious sometimes. To be sure, there is much to be sad about in this country. But affirm what is good at the same time. This is why I have very mixed feelings about this election. I'm happy in some ways, sad in others. Thank goodness Christ (and not any candidate from either party) is our Savior and will make all things right, when peoples of all nations and skin colors will worship Him alone!

"truth loses its force when pronounced unlovingly and ungraciously"

1. Truth is powerful even when spoken with poor motives:

(Philippians 1:15-18)

15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,

2. If you were present to hear the prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus, the Apostles, the church fathers, the reformers, the Great Awakening preachers, or any preacher from history other than the milk toast, androgytons of our day, I would not be surprised at all if you would pronounce them unloving and ungracious.

For instance:

(1 Kings 18:27)

27 It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.”

(Matthew 3:7)

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

(Matthew 23:27)

27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

(Galatians 5:11, 12)

11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

12 I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves.

Wake-up or you will find yourself to be an enemy of the very Christ you profess.

>This is monumental...

Assuming you mean it's monumental because America has finally exorcised her racist soul; maybe. For myself, though, I'm skeptical. More likely, Obama was the perfect black to put into the White House and trust to keep America's bloodshed, immorality, and culture of victimhood intact. He serves us well and we're happy to have his race as a morality play to hide the real morality play.

For me, it's no victory for blackness that Obama is the one who's been promoted. If I were black, it would sicken me.

If that's lacking in grace, I'm a potato needing to be peeled, boiled, and smashed.

But I'll tell you what: My real concern about racism in America is that Obama will die in office, and not from cancer. This is the quiet concern in the African American community and, sadly, I believe they're right.

Tim, I'm with you 110%. And as a black American, maybe I can add some credibility to what you've said here. I lament the demise of what was once a great country. Is it me, but does the fact that we are harping on Barack Obama's ethnicity simply highlight the fact that we have NOT moved beyond the politics of race?

Many people of color, many in my own family, voted for Obama because he is black. I don't find that honorable, but I do understand it, having been raised by parents who experienced racism the likes of which I will never know. Many whites did as well, but just as many voted for him because we, as a society have embraced the idea that it is appropriate for government to play "robin hood" and take from the rich and give to the poor.

Given that Jesus said it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to inherit the kingdom, I'm not sure I want to be rich, but if I do, shouldn't I be willing to work for it? Aren't we tired of liberals using envy and class warfare to bribe us into voting for them?

There is so much more that I could say here, but I am trying to move beyond the point of grieving for my country so that I can sincerely and fervently pray for Pres.-elect Obama to have a life changing experience with the risen Christ, so that I can move from being angry at the ignorant, uninformed electorate who took us down this road. So that I can stop feeling bewildered that 95% of my people, many of whom claim to be Bible believing Christians, voted for a man who thinks that it is acceptable for babies who survive botched abortions to be left to die lonely and painful deaths.

I'm trying to shift gears and fix my eyes on Christ. But I'd be lying to you if I said right now, 3 days after such a blow, that it's easy for me to do.

Dear Terry,

I read this just after posting my latest titled, "It's still a dream..." Thank you for putting our Lord before the color of your skin, sister.

One pushback: I'm your "people," not Barack Obama. I'm your brother in Christ.

Under His mercy,

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