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Welcome To Watch Night 2013!

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Watch Night Services in most predominantly black churches start  around 9 or 10 p.m. , with the first hour being devoted to those giving testimonials of thanks to God for the year past and watching in praying in faith for the future.

On New Year Eve since the dawn of time black folks have gathered annually to praise God for bringing us safely through another year. The annual Watch Night service for many in the Black Community is a traditional service that has  strong roots that go all the way back to the time of slavery.

This year, the Watch Night tradition will follow the historic document to its home at the National Archives with a special midnight display planned with readings, songs and bell ringing among the nation’s founding documents. Article Here!

Gay Marriage Divides Black Religious Leaders

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The Rev. Harry Jackson, who pastors a church in the Washington suburbs, believes same-sex marriage is a threat to the African-American family... But the Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, a leading scholar of the African-American experience, disagrees... The two Christian leaders explain their opposing views... Both say their faith informs their perspective...Listen Now!..I'll agree with Dr.Dyson on this and I will give him props for giving a different view by showing that all black Christian are not a monolithic group.

I like the way Dr. Dyson ask how Rev. Jackson could be so sure that his interpretation of scripture is correct - especially since Rev. Jackson tried to convince Black Christians that they should vote against Obama, and said four years earlier that God had told him to campaign for George W. Bush's reelection.