The Nerve Of This Young Pastor Yelling At Rev Al Sharpton For Raising An Offering At A Black Church!??!?
Chile please you are in Shiloh Baptist Church and they raise an offering, so you mad and upset. The length some people will go to in an all-out effort to try and muddy up the reputation and name of Rev. Al Sharpton is down right amazing,for me. All the hard work these haters have put in throughout the years has not swayed Rev.Al's supporters one iota. This young man "claim" that he challenged Rev. Al Sharpton Saturday night after Rev. Al asked people at a rally to donate $100 to his civil rights organization, National Action Network (NAN). It's obvious this young man is not familiar with the construct of the black church and the community.
First of all to the folks who have said, Rev. Al was out of order in trying to raise an offering for his organization when he asked for an offering after a rally Saturday night. He was not! This is typical practice within the construct of the Black church community. I grew up in this environment and believe me this is not a big deal. That's why ain't nobody talking about it but right wing media. Rev. Al's National Action Network caters mostly to the black community. So, for him to ask for a donation ain't no big thing. For all those who don't know that within the construct of the black church raising an offering is a proper protocol. The Black Church can and will take up ten offerings in one service if they so chose to do so and make you feel guilty for only giving in the regular tithes and offerings. You can by choice chose to spend more money in church on any given time than you do in the grocery store if you so chose to do so.
I love Rev. Al well-written blog response to this foolishness. His analysis is 100% correct, yet we all know that there are those, so filled with hate, they will attack the reverend no matter what he says. And there are also those that will attack the reverend to divert from the good he is trying to see accomplished.