Has The Black Church and Social Media "Lynched Pastor John Gray"??
Lord have mercy online congregation, so Pastor Travis Green and others in the Gospel music community has started a "#ISUPPORTJOHNGRAY" hashtag. So I'm thinking they started this campaign on Tuesday, so clearly it's for PR. In all honest and without any malicious in my heart what so ever, Pastor John and the other pastors just made a bad move.
After watching this powerful message from Dr. Bernice King, Facebook live Sunday, I stand by my original thought, Pastor John made a bad move. Dr. Bernice says some very important and powerful things in her live we all need to consider and hear. She did not bash the pastors for being at the table, but she did point out the fact that they did not accomplish anything by being at the table. "It's not just sitting at the table, but what you say while there..." - Paraphrasing Ms. Bernice King. Word's of wisdom regarding that meeting all of it is meat, but at approximately 12:47 the gemstone is dropped on us.
Check it out.
Anyway back to my original thought, some people on social media are now trying to say that black people have lynched Pastor John Gray for being at the table with 45. Now I get that we black, or whatever, but I don't think we need to be throwing around the term.... "lynched" all loosely.
This is in no way a lynching. Just because black people are commenting on Pastor Gray and the other pastors for choosing to meet with an openly white supremacist president does not qualify as a "lynching."