Saturday, April 27, 2013

Black Church News: Philadelphia pastor speech canceled by Morehouse College

Allegedly, Morehouse College did not like Pastor Kevin Johnson's column that was negative about President Obama's administration so, they canceled his speech.  In our opinion, it's very childish for grown-ups to rebel, just because a man of God speaks the truth about an issue.  This is the type of society we live in today, when things do not go the way of the majority of people whom are alleged followers, then they get mad and will not have anything to do with a person. 

According to, Morehouse president John Silvanus Wilson Jr. phoned Johnson to rescind the invitation, saying he was concerned about Johnson's recent column in the Philadelphia Tribune that said there was a scarcity of African American appointees in Obama's cabinet and a lack of policies to reduce poverty.   Shouldn't we have more pastors and ministers within the black church whom are concerned about the scarcity of blacks in Obama's cabinet and lack of policies to reduce poverty?  We think any intelligent black person would be very upset if qualified and educated African Americans are not getting a fair chance in the White House.  Also, with all the poverty we have in America, we need more pastors within the black church as well as other races to speak out about it.
SCR readers, you would think adults would not hold a grudge just because they do not like an individual's opinion, but really it seems like they never grew up.   In this country of America, we just do not have 'Freedom of Religion' to completely agree with the Word of God, we have what we call, 'Freedom of Speech.'

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Controversy surrounds Phila. pastor's canceled speech

The Rev. Kevin Johnson, senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, was disinvited from speaking at Morehouse College because he wrote a newspaper column critical of President Obama's administration, according to a group of alumni.

The college denied that Friday. Efforts to reach Johnson were unsuccessful.

The controversy erupted Friday afternoon when a...Read full article, here.

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