Is It Comcast Plan To Divide The Black Church By Bullying "THE WORD NETWORK" One Of The Largest Voice In The Black Church??
Reader, there's no doubt in my mind that the attack on with The Word Network is politically driven by some of the mean-spirited right-wing white evangelicals and their cohort. These folks are still pissed and in their feeling, because Pastor Jamal Bryant had the nerve and gall to host Minister Louis Farrakhan on his show on The Word Network, last year. Also what is going on and cannot be overlooked is the black church is in a struggle between black empowerment uprising vs cunning selfish preachers.
Like I mention in this space before some white conservatives will work with evil people from all sorts of religions all day long to advance their own agenda and cause. But as soon as they "THINK" people of color are doing the same thing they want to call them out for it. It's a double standard.
Press release from The Word Network:
THE WORD NETWORK, the largest African American religious network in the world reaching 3 billion people worldwide, was notified by Comcast that they will be dropping The Word Network in certain key markets. The Word Network responded immediately when it received the notification from the Comcast Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition.
When she was asked what the reason for removing The Word Network was, she responded by saying "because we are Comcast, and we can." The Word Network notified Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH, and he immediately made calls to Comcast executives. From these calls The Word Network got a meeting with Comcast.
We explained that The Word Network has been on Comcast for the past 17 years and that removing The Word Network programming deprives the African American community of quality, spiritual religious programming. The Word Network represents the major religious organization such as, COGIC, Full Gospel Baptist, PAW, Global United Fellowship and African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME).
The Word Network has reached out to Congressman John Conyers, the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. "The black church community takes high offense to the dismissive actions of Comcast cable to off the most reputable vehicle of the black church without cause. This would never be done to a white Christian network without provocation.
We will not go away quietly," states Pastor Jamal Bryant. "Comcast is joining the consortium of entities that deny opportunity to African Americans," adds Bishop Charles Ellis III, presiding Bishop of Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW). Arbitrary and egregious behavior such as this are the hallmarks of a MONOPOLY!!!