Mormonism vs. Black Liberation Theology
One of the attacks made against Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is the Mormon church held a racist policy until the 1978 Revelation on Priesthood, which was canonized as Official Declaration.
For more information see Black people and early Mormonism.
As a response to this I would like to point out that President Barack Obama attended a church that preached Black Liberation Theology for 20 years.
"So what?", you ask? Read some red highlighted quotes below.
James Cone, its founder, first addressed this theology after Malcolm X’s proclamation in the 1950s against Christianity being taught as "a white man’s religion".
Jeremiah Wright was the pastor of the Church that President Obama attended and was his spiritual advisor.
Here's an interview with Jeremiah Wright by Sean Hannity. The interview doesn't get anywhere because both were being blockheads. The one point Rev. Wright was emphasizing was the books written by Cone.
This video, shows the interview and then gives some quotes from books written by Cone.
These are some quotes from From “A Black Theology of Liberation” by James H. Cone (1970)
With the assurance that God is on our side, we can begin to make ready for the inevitable-the decisive encounter between black and white existence.
White appeals to "wait and talk it over" are irrelevant when children are dying and men and women are being tortured. We will not let whitey cool this one with his pious love ethic but will seek to enhance our hostility, bringing it to its full manifestation.
To be black is to be committed to destroying everything this country loves and adores
The black experience is the feeling one has when attacking the enemy of black humanity by throwing a Molotov cocktail into a white-owned building and watching it go up in flames. We know, of course, that getting rid of evil takes something more than burning down buildings, but one must start somewhere.
For too long Christ has been pictured as a blue-eyed honky. Black theologians are right: we need to dehonkify him and thus make him relevant to the black condition.
Black theology must realize that the white Jesus has no place in the black community, and it is our task to destroy him. We must replace him with the black messiah,
we immediately realize that the black revolution in America is the revelation of God. Revelation means black power-that is, the "complete emancipation of black people from white oppression by whatever means black people deem necessary.
But that does not mean that we cannot kill the white God, so that the presence of the black God can become known in the black-white encounter. The white God is an idol created by racists, and we blacks must perform the iconoclastic task of smashing false images.
The goal of black theology is the destruction of everything white, so that blacks can be liberated from alien gods.
The black Christ is he who nourishes the rebellious impulse in blacks so that at the appointed time the black community can respond collectively to the white community as a corporate "bad nigger," lashing out at the enemy of human­kind.
To be a disciple of the black Christ is to become black with him. Looting, burning, or the destruction of white property are not primary concerns. Such matters can only be decided by the op­pressed themselves who are seeking to develop their images of the black Christ.
that there can be no freedom for African-Americans from racism in this country unless it is tied to the liberation of Third World nations from U.S. imperialism.
It means complete emancipation of black people from white oppression by whatever means black people deem necessary. The methods may include selective buying, boycotting, marching, or even rebellion.
Why can they not understand why black people, who have been deliberately and systematically dehumanized or murdered by the structure of this society, hate white people?
While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism.
This question — What about integration? — completely ignores the beastly behavior of the "devil white man" (Malcolm X’s designation). Black people cannot accept relationship on this basis.
For more quotes.
These are the books President Obama's spiritual advisor was touting on Fox News and preaching to President Obama.
President Obama was baptised into the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago by Rev. Wright in the early 1990s.
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