The Black Church Can’t Shut-up!
In today’s political climate, it’s more important than ever that the Black Church not remain silent. We can no longer afford to sit behind the stained glass windows of our churches and act as though the oppressive nature of the current administration does not negatively affect us.
No! What we need today is preachers with prophetic voices to speak out against the powers to be. We need voices today that’s willing to speak with the fervency of Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Black Church cannot shut up. We must be the voices that remind America that it has an obligation to care for all of its citizens. There are some that would rather the Black Church shut up and not hold America accountable for the sorted past that it’s attempting to resurrect again.
The AME Church will not shut up. That’s why the Council of Bishops have summoned us to Washington D.C. on September 6, 2018 to take part in the “Call to Conscience: Forward to Action Rally.” The AME Church will not shut up as long as this nation refuses to live up to the creed of one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.
For more about the above statement, order “The Black Church Can’t Shut Up.” This sermon was preached September 2, 2018 at Third Street Bethel A.M.E Church.