I thought that these rumors were just another smearing campaign until I did the research myself.
A segment discussing the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, the church to which Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) belongs, "many" call Trinity "separatist," adding that "in some cases, even drawing comparisons to a cult." the church's "scary doctrine" is "something that you'd see in more like a cult or an Aryan Brethren Church or something like that." Just the day before, referring to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) -- had claimed: "We created a new religious litmus test. This is very troublesome to me, and no other candidate is getting that scrutiny."
The fact is, if this were a Church Committed to Europe and about European Culture it would be dubbed RACIST. Why after so much effort (the civil rights movement, the emancipation proclamation, etc) would they promote separatism? If this were a WHITE Church the FBI would have an eye on it at all times or just shut it down. People would be picketing in the streets.
“We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian
We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.”
Historical Note: “The Cradle of Civilization” was considered the Fertile Crescent-Mesopotamia
“A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.”
Committed to AFRICA!
“A congregation committed to LIBERATION.”
Liberation of what, who? Blacks have been liberated in American for a while…Black people have all the same rights, so what could they be talking about? Absolute Power?
These are just a few of the services they provide:
“AFRICA MINISTRY - promotes, educates and advocates issues concerning Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. Opportunities shall be provided for education, travel, fellowship, economic development, missionary work, financial support, and health education.”
Why just concerning Africans? Christianity preaches that we are all children of God unless they are a Cult…a RACIST Cult.
KUJICHAGULIA - The 2nd principle of the Nguzo Saba, meaning "Self-Determination;" provides resources, networking and hands-on assistance to persons who are physically, mentally, and/or emotionally challenged.
ISUTHU - Swahili for "Coming into Manhood" is a formal Rites of Passage program for young men, ages 8-18 years old. The program involves each participant in inspiring Christian, cultural and social awareness exercises.
INTONJANE - Swahili for "Coming into Womanhood" is a formal Rites of Passage program for young women, ages 8-18 years old. The program involves each participant in inspiring Christian, cultural and social awareness exercises.
There sure is a lot of African ritual in a so-called “Christian” church.
Trinity United Church of Christ has been called by God to be a congregation that is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that does not apologize for its African roots! As a congregation of baptized believers, we are called to be agents of liberation not only for the oppressed, but also for all of God’s family. We, as a church family, acknowledge, that we will, building on this affirmation of "who we are" and "whose we are," call men, women, boys and girls to the liberating love of Jesus Christ, inviting them to become a part of the church universal, responding to Jesus’ command that we go into all the world and make disciples!
We are called out to be "a chosen people" that pays no attention to socio-economic or educational backgrounds. We are made up of the highly educated and the uneducated. Our congregation is a combination of the haves and the have-nots; the economically disadvantaged, the under-class, the unemployed and the employable.
W.E.B. Dubois indicated that the problem in the 20th century was going to be the problem of the color line. He was absolutely correct. Our job as servants of God is to address that problem and eradicate it in the name of Him who came for the whole world by calling all men, women, boys and girls to Christ.
They say that they are “Agents of Change.” That’s the same things the Muslim extremists say….
I thought the Jews were God’s chosen people?
Obama and his church say that they want to “purify” the African Race.
Hitler also said that he wanted to “purify” the German Race and used that as his excuse for genocide.
They were wrong; Barrack Obama IS NOT a Muslim.
Barrack Obama is an Afro centric Extremist.
Do we really want someone who promotes Separatism running our country? Do we really want a man who belongs to a Cult-Like Church with Extremist/Totalitarian ideals running our country? Remember, Absolute Power Corrupts…
This is SCARY! Spread the word; pass this on to as many people as you can!