New Birth Service
I taped the service from Tuesday and watched it yesterday. 'W' did not make an idiot out of himself. Surprise.
I missed the Maya Angelou reference to Coretta loving gay & straight people but I'm sure she said it! She is SO wonderful. (I am re-posting my thoughts on the New Birth sevice below. I also attended the Ebenezer service and you can read that under 'Dream for Sale') Dang, I must be getting addicted to blogging!
One of the speakers commented "No one but Coretta could bring this diverse mix of people together in one place." Amen.
Praise God for Rev. Joseph Lowery who broke the polite spell and condemned the war in Iraq & the lies that led to it, the poverty Katrina showed us all, and the racism it exposed as still very much alive in America. 'W' sat there with his best poker face.
Berneice's eulogy was a very strange theological mix of allegory, numerology, homeopathy, and dominionism. She insisted that christians were meant to rule over the Earth. She also said the Lord had visited the Bentley-driving, self-appointed Bishop, Eddie Long, in a dream and had told him that Moses was dead and that he was to lead the people to the promised land. Yeah. Right.
I believe that the freedom lovers who are alive now, whose bodys and souls bear the scars of marching against segregation, will politely reject the Bishop's offer. In the meantime, I pray that the hearts and minds of Long's followers and many other christians will be changed on the subject of LGBT human rights. I pray that we will have the courage to speak truth to power to help this come to pass.
god over me, god before me, god behind me; on thy path, o god, thou in my steps...