Monday, January 19, 2009
Obama Era Set to Begin
The time for the rhetoric of hope is over. People, particularly the African American community are sincerely and genuinely hopeful. The inauguration isn't the culmination of the movement, though, it's Day 1. So, let's pray for the new president, that he may serve the nation as a good shepherd guided by Faith.
One of his first decisions is choosing a Church (article here) . Is it wrong for a President to choose an ethnic or black Church? If I were President, would I continue to attend an Indian Orthodox Church? Formally, the Indian Orthodox Church is not supposed to be ethnic, but has been so in America because of its immigrant history. If his Church is generally open to people of all races, then that does not seem to me controversial. However, I do the find Black Liberation Theology which his former reverend subscribed to, to be controversial indeed.