Comments: A Southern black minister tells why he will vote for George W. Bush

I agree totally with the letter except for one thing. The section addressed to racist republicans should be to racist Americans. I am white and was raised in the small town south. Our town was a sawmill and foundry town and the races were about equal in number to each other. In the 1960's my family started voting republican because of the blatant racism of the local democrats. Racism is a disease that has no party boundary. A classic example is the cartoon by Danziger saved on this site.

Posted by fl cracker at October 14, 2004 02:16 PM

This is a powerful letter.

Posted by DarkStar at October 14, 2004 04:52 PM

An awesome letter. i pray it does not fall on deaf ears.

Posted by Renee at October 14, 2004 07:09 PM

Maybe this preacher should admit he is really supporting Bush because of the whole faith based initiative and he is the one selling his sould for money as with many Negro Preachers.

Posted by Faheem at October 14, 2004 09:25 PM

Amen, Pastor, take it to em!!!

Posted by Andy at October 14, 2004 09:33 PM

Mr. King:

Thank you once again for posting relevant, encouraging, thoughtful information that we otherwise would have missed.


Posted by PDN at October 15, 2004 11:56 AM

Amen pastor. My sentiments exactly. This election cycle I have found myself preaching the same message to my brothers. So many of them are led by blind loyalty. My father, mother, and my father in-law are amongst them. God Bless

Posted by MichaelB at October 16, 2004 02:57 AM

I am from Louisiana and I so often here many African-Americans saying they can't stand Bush and Repulicans are for the rich and that Bush has'nt done anything for them. What I don't understand is that I am white and republican and have befriended many of my African-American co-workers.... If they only knew they were good friends with a republican! I really wonder what they'd say. Do you think they'd still be friends with me? I don't tell any of my co-workers because I really like them as a person... I just believe many of them are repeating what they've been told without doing the research for themselves. If they did some research.. I believe they would vote for Bush because the sanctity of marriage is important to ALL races, and abortion is something that is taught to be wrong at church, but at the voting poll... just forget about voting for the moral candidate.... make sure you vote democrat. I wish people (of all races) would search for answers and make more informed decisions.

Posted by Tonya at October 17, 2004 10:49 PM

Thank-YOU for publishing that great letter. I know some people that need to read it. What a great find you are. I will be back.

Posted by Sallie at October 19, 2004 08:53 AM

Just curious why he felt the need to make comments to racist republicans? Is he saying there are no racist democrats? Other than that I think that what he had to say was right on.

Posted by Chad at October 19, 2004 01:08 PM

AMEN! I went through a similar deductive reasoning process for the 2000 election. I found it interesting how many Black people who claim to be committed Christians support a party and candidate which advocate abortion as part of their platform; has spent the past fifty years containing rather than educating their children; promotes financial/material benefits and support from the government rather than fostering an environment which encourages independence, self-reliance, creativity, ownership, etc.

The Liberals worst fear is an independent, critical thinking, well-educated, intelligent and ambitious "minority" or "special interest" group. The groups whose votes they take for granted. You'll notice how the Democrats aren't catering to any of the "successful" immigrant groups--just the Latino/Hispanic group...

Things that make you go "hmmm"....

Posted by PurpleMD at October 22, 2004 01:24 AM

But what about Bush lying about the need for this war. Isn't lying a sin. Is it o.k. to kill with the death penalty?

Posted by missy at October 29, 2004 10:38 AM

First off, operating on faulty intelligence is not the same as lying, no matter how you spin it.

No one, and I mean no one, can point to anything and insist with any sort of empirical basis that the decision to go to war was a lie. John Kerry knows that and has made certain that he has not made the accusation you have made.

As for your second question, execution is something that is OK for proscribed crimes against humanity. I have no problem with it, not only that, this is something addressed more than once in Biblical texts.

Posted by Michael at October 29, 2004 10:50 AM

But what about Bush lying about the need for this war. Isn't lying a sin. Is it o.k. to kill with the death penalty?

Is it OK to murder and torture hundreds of thousands? Is it OK to kill or r*pe innocent people and then sit in your cell, enjoying your free food, gym, library, etc for the rest of your life at the taxpayers expense?

Posted by tasha at December 6, 2004 12:18 AM

One question:

With Bush STILL in office, What has changed about the State of Black America?

Posted by bamaddams at May 28, 2005 03:15 PM
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