Thursday, July 15, 2010
Rev. Lainie Dowell
I am not a spokesperson for the TEAParty; but, if anybody has an inside view of the NAACP and their losing tactics of many years, I do. The DEMS and NAACP have a long-standing love affair with one another -- especially during the voting season. White politicians who never seemed to have the time to step foot in a black church found time during election years.
Its a well-known edict that says politics and religion do not mix. But they certainly do make for strange bedfellows (i.e., the black church and the elected politicians of all hues).
For decades, many black Pastors who wanted to increase their church size and coffers have learned that in order to achieve their financial goals they could cozy up to local, state, and national politicos (including the President of the United States).
Many politicos who have wanted to increase their own coffers, voting roll memberships, political popularity, and influence learned to cozy up to the "big" black Pastors located in their states.
In fact, they all worked together hand in glove to cozy up to one another so much that both the church and the state are in a unified sad state of disrepair today. Monies which have been collected via both Sunday morning church collection plates and by the government IRS tax collectors have benefitted primarily the ones who took those plates into their back rooms and counted the money rather than to help those who had trusted those entities enough to have placed their own hard-earned pennies and dollars into their hands.
Even in 2010, people seem not to have learned from their past (i.e., if they had ever known what had transpired). And we find the same old tactics which were used during the past nearly three decades ago, in particular, have continued; and the benefactors are still those who have the loudest megaphones and masses of people to shout down anyone who stands up for truth, justice, and for the Godly. Moreover, the Godly have already won the culture battle but none would ever believe it. After all, who is there to report such victories far and wide as there are those who continue to tell only the ongoing tales of intimidation being committed by the same bullies of old?
Jails still remain full to overflowing with lost souls, many of whom have failed to receive justice, because too many caretakers of justice are, themselves, unjust with impunity and still remain without accountability.
Many of our public officials, themselves, are just one check away from poverty despite their stuffed bank accounts, merely because their greed far exceeds their needs. And even their millions are still not enough to feed their habits of wanting to acquire even more "toys," as they think they will outlive their own advancing years. And, we know they won't.
Children of our idols from long ago who are now long gone have been left to try to fill up their own empty spaces within themselves which, for so many, may have been filled with "things" used to keep them busy and quiet while their prominent parents were away for long periods trying to change the world to make it better for them -- in time. But time came and those "changers" went with time and had to leave their children behind to fend for themselves.
And nothing changed. But everything changed! Church, societal values, morals, traditions, mores, people of all hues, nations, and plain old common sense and our culture changed.
All things changed for all time into an unrecognizable mish mash of a pot that really melded, as expected. Yet, at the same time, that pot melted away every part of humanity's honor, self-respect, and self-control. What remained was selfishness, self-centeredness, and self, without regard for either God or country. And, in a brand new century in which God enabled us to live and die free, we live under man's laws in which they seek to bury us under their own puny weightless lawlessness.
This nation is on fire! It is burning down all around us by word of mouth. By the word of both the many and the few who open up their mouths and people believe them without question. For, if they refused and expressed doubt, then the perpetrators would invent new terms and new laws in order to shut them up and to put them out.
Constitutional freedom of speech does not entitle anybody to arbitrarily stiffle another's dissent, as long as it is in accordance with the United States Constitution. And it does not entitle the oppressers to demand those they oppress to keep silent. Speak up!
Constitutional freedom of religion does not entitle anybody to run God's house as they see fit. And it does not entitle anyone to try to run our God out of His house, my house, your house, schoolhouse, courthouse, outhouse, White House, or from out of this nation! And we know that our God Himself would never allow any of them to ever live long to even try to do so. Stand up!
Constitutional freedom of the press does not entitle anyone to oppress everyone by omission or commission. And it does not entitle keepers of the printing press (or, in this present day, the internet) to scandalize and defame anybody without substantial documentation or without giving them an opportunity for a public response. Spread out!
Our Constitution, which is based upon Godly mandates, does not allow for anybody to misuse and abuse the laws of God and man to change all that we know to be Godly concerning all mankind. Pray up!
Now as in centuries past, many voices are moving among us in the earth which can only be heard when tuned to the right frequency. I, therefore, stand with any and all who would stand to condemn anybody who would relegate their lawful authority and power to those of lesser devils who would then turn America into an open wound that weeps and flows over to infest all they touch with their own deadly sores.
Leaders Lead Who Have First Learned to Follow.
Compassion and empathy are different yet the same, with learned empathy being the better part.
Money in the hands of fools draws the foolhardy nearer to the furnace of Hell and damnation along with all those who follow behind them.
As the wise King Solomon soon learned, "There is nothing new under the sun." And that Godly wisdom still remains true today, whether people know it or not
Today is as yesterday was. Nothing was ever gained which remains all to the glory of God. And why not?! Because mankind has not changed but remains rebellious. And, so, we know that even with all of mankind's scholarship which abounds, it nevertheless is still trash and is good for nothing but to be burned right along with all those who believe and act as if they have acquired all knowledge apart from God.
We who discern can also understand that God has placed it in man's hands to change; but it is man who refuses to relinquish every part of what comes from God back into God's hands in order for them to gain insight into His higher purpose for the benefit of all mankind.
Everything and everybody needs to be evaluated. None is left out. Niggers and homosexuals be not shocked! Your own words may not be used as household names but you have enfolded them into your manmade "hate" laws in order to hide your own perverted sin and shame from the eyes that see and know you for who and what you are. But your lawlessness remains, to your shame. And we who fear not the threats of men nor their attempts to bring this nation into degenerate Hell, shall continue to stand as a giant beacon against your every attempt to shut the mouths of anybody who speaks the truth even as you use your own unclean mouths to steal our Godly words to try to make them conform to your own ungodly deeds. But it shall not be kept hidden by your calls for political correctness and diversity to disguise your own manmade lies and perverted lifestyles.
The NAACP and all organizations and individuals such as that shall not prevail no matter how much they rail, because real truth will always shield truthtellers. For truth will always be true no matter how long it takes to surface.
Glen Beck says to you, his viewers, "Do not fight back." but that is the way of cowards or those who have not heard a word from heaven. For "There is a time and season for everything under the sun." That includes "a time to love and a time to hate," and "a time for peace and a time for war." Our nation is under seige from without and from within. Our men and women who are fighting enemies at home and abroad for our freedoms are being hurt, maimed, killed and maligned by men and women who have no will to help them to win those wars. And, what's more, it does not follow that any of us who are American would ever allow any of our brave military to return to this land under anybody else's flag, culture, God, leadership, law, or lawlessness.
We are not deceived! For, it was the American hand that welcomed new foreigners into our land. And they came. And, when they came, they did not call Americans "racists, hatemongers, whoremongers, or ungodly." And Americans did not call any of them to conform wholly to our customs. At the same time, we never expected any of them we welcomed with open arms would come here legally and live free only to turn around and try, instead, to use our own laws against us. Or that they would try to force any of us to conform to their customs, culture, habits, traditions and laws in our own country. And it will never happen! For we know what it means to be free!
Jim Crow is dead! But old habits die hard. Hard-won battles remain to be fought over and over when it really is not necessary. And, this lesson is certainly one in which the NAACP and black church and politicians need to espouse. The world is large enough so that every one of those who hate America could either go start their own country (but without our tax dollars) or else stay in the foreign land of their birth and make themselves content.
Thanks be to the true and living God Almighty, its a good thing to be on the outside of all this madness and, most of all, to retain our Constitutional freedoms, Declaration of Independence, and our Godly inalienable rights for all time.
I applaud every American citizen who has decided to stand on the RIGHT side to keep all America free and of God -- Godly.
IMPEACH BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA remains the call, for we have more than enough constitutional grounds to substantiate that call -- as well as to mete out the lawful consequences for Obama's illegal actions he has taken against this land called, America, and against this people called, Americans. This is our country!
God bless America! Americans bless our God!
The Baltimore Sun Article Collections
NOTE: REGRETABLY, The Sun Article Collections attached this link (ABOVE) to "Muhammad." HOWEVER, I also have an original 1998 copy intact on this site (see "About Me.")
Challenger of churchmen full of spunk
April 19, 1998 By GREGORY KANE
"IT'S THE sheer spunk of the woman that I like. "
[Rev.] Lainie Dowell, who will open her own church in Howard County on May 10,  backs down from no one. The Rev. John Wright of First Baptist Church of Guilford in Howard County had her tossed out of the congregation in August 1992 for allegedly "disrupting the the service. Police escorted her from the property Dowell says her only crime was "refusing to shut up and do as I was told."
See what I mean? Spunk. How can you not like the spunk of a woman who writes about liberal black leadership:
"If I owned NIKE, I would take every sneaker I ever made and kick their holier-than-thou butts because they use 'black' as a badge to pick on 'whitey' and cry foul when the brother points out the specks in their eyes," she wrote in an essay.
In January 1990, Dowell fired off a testy letter to Benjamin Hooks, then executive director of the NAACP, protesting "sexism in the black Baptist churches in the U.S." and charging the Rev. Emmett Burns, then a regional official of the NAACP, with excluding female pastors.
In July 1993, she sent a letter to then-Gov. William Donald Schaefer, portions of which are reprinted below:
"Dear Governor Schaefer:
Several years ago, I wrote to tell you, Mayor Kurt Schmoke and Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hooks that the problems we have across our state and this nation among the African-American population have been caused, primarily, by the lack of accountability of the NAACP and the black Baptist ministers, many of whom are in top leadership positions within the NAACP.
"Who oversees the accountability of the NAACP? To whom do the black Baptist ministers answer for accountability? These black leaders need to get their own houses in order before they are allowed to continue to snoop in other business and government files and shout them down in public about their discriminatory practices when they discriminate in the worst way with impunity and have been doing so for years. They are the new 'untouchables,' the black mafia who go underground, lie, cheat and steal and will look you in your eye and lie about what they have done."
Dowell considers herself a prophet. In this case, she was indeed prophetic. Soon the Rev. Ben Chavis -- now Nation of Islam tTC Minister Benjamin Muhammad -- was head of the NAACP. He was ejected under a cloud of scandal and accused of misusing NAACP funds. The Rev. Henry Lyons, president of the National Baptist Convention USA, has been charged with theft and racketeering and accused of taking church money for his personal use. Dowell apparently wasn't just whistling Dixie in her letter to Schaefer. But her critics dismissed her as something of a loony.
Actually, she's more like the women prophets in Ayi Kwei Armah's novel "Two Thousand Seasons" who urged African men to abandon sexism, corruption and slavery before it destroyed their society. The men didn't listen, with disastrous results.
Dowell has long challenged the sexism she sees in the Baptist church.
In 1992, the Rev. T. J. Jemison was president of the National Baptist Convention USA and came under fire for kowtowing to Mike Tyson -- then accused of rape -- to get a large donation. Dowell was interviewed by the Washington Post about the matter.
Jemison's support of Tyson, Dowell said, was "typical of the sexism black women encounter regularly from some Baptist clerics" and "illustrates a continuing lack of regard for women."
Wright chided her after the April 1992 article appeared, Dowell recalled.
"Only the pastor speaks for the church," Dowell remembers Wright telling her. Then, according to Dowell, he wanted to know if she had contacted the Post or if it had contacted her.
"I don't have to tell you that," Dowell says she answered. "You don't tell me when you talk to the press."
With two wills this strong, a parting of the ways seemed inevitable. Wright is known for having more than a bit of spunk himself. The Dowell-Wright clash shows what happens when irresistible spunk comes up against immovable spunk.
A Howard County court handed down an injunction that prevents Dowell from setting foot in Wright's church, one she has sought to have lifted on grounds that her removal was unjust and based on falsehoods.
For those wondering why she doesn't simply forget about the injunction and move on, she has a revealing answer.
"I'm a pit bull on matters of injustice," Dowell said. "I'm not going to turn it loose until it's the way it's supposed to be."
Article Pub Date: 4/19/98 "The Baltimore Sun." Authored by Gregory Kane.
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