Where are the black preachers in the wake of days of lawless anarchy in Charlotte, North Carolina? Most are either missing in action, or worse – siding with the rioters.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police repeatedly told 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott to drop his gun before they shot and killed him. But false reports spread by Scott’s family and the media that the “victim” was a disabled black man – shot while holding a book – incited waves of lawless rioting.
Yet, not a single mega church leader in Charlotte or nationally issued a public statement condemning the rioting and violence. Bishop T.D. Jakes, head of “The Potter’s House” church in Dallas, Texas, even issued a statement siding with the rioters!
“This is a moment of outrage. I believe that the death of Keith Lamont Scott has ignited the smoldering embers of a community who feels demoralized and often victimized by the same people that others rely on for help. We have lost the trust of the people we serve. That cannot be ignored. According to a tally being tallied by the Guardian newspaper, police have killed 193 black men in 2016 so far. The numbers are racing toward the totals of 2015’s shocking 306 men, often without accountability …”
T.D. Jakes is wicked for siding with with the rioters against the police and ignoring the facts, which simply do not back up his claims.
According to noted scholar and author Heather Mac Donald, cops killed nearly twice as many whites as blacks in 2015. Per data compiled by the Washington Post, 50 percent of the victims of fatal police shootings were white, while 26 percent were black. The majority of these victims had a gun or “were armed or otherwise threatening the officer with potentially lethal force.”
Mac Donald also found that 12 percent of white and Hispanic homicide deaths were due to police officers, while only four percent of black homicide deaths were the result of police officers! Blacks are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops. This is according to FBI data, which also found that 40 percent of cop killers are black. According to Mac Donald, the police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black person than to kill an unarmed black person.
Apparently, facts don’t matter to T.D. Jakes and the black protesters in Charlotte.
According to Keith Lamont Scott’s mother, Vernita Walker, “He was a family man … and he was a likeable person. And he loved his wife and his children.”
But a report buried in the Charlotte Observer shows that Scott was a violent criminal who spent time in prison. The whitewashing of Scott’s thug history is a virtual repeat of the familiar media narrative that made an angel out of Trayvon Martin and a “gentle giant” out of Michael Brown in their efforts to demonize the police. The media never change, and black preachers who promote these lies are a disgrace.
For example, Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, is at the center of the protests, and he’s been fomenting racial hatred for decades. Barber and the North Carolina NAACP are being heavily financed by George Soros to the tune of millions of dollars.
According to reports, Barber himself was singled out in a hacked document from the billionaire’s Open Society Institute as part of the rationale for offering a local grant to the NAACP’s North Carolina branch, Breitbart News has found.
The memo states that the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter “advances several key OSI (Open Society Institute) priorities,” and describes Barber himself as a “dynamic leader, catalytic speaker, and builder of powerful and diverse alliances.”
Addressing police shootings, Barber stated, “A badge and a gun, the ability to serve a warrant and take a person’s family member out of their house, the ability to use lethal force is too much power for a bigot, for someone that is trigger happy, and for someone that does not understand that their first role is to protect and serve, not to shoot and kill.”
This whole episode has nothing to do with “racism.” The police officer that shot Keith Scott is black. The police chief in charge of investigating the shooting is black. This is nothing more than a leftist plan of disruption.
Most black preachers today are wicked. They are no different than the secular world in how they think and how they behave. Even though they quote the Bible, their hearts and minds are corrupt, and they’re willing to sell their souls for power and riches.
This makes black preachers perfect dupes for George Soros and others who want to use the black community to undermine and destroy America’s justice system.
The truth about who’s fueling the violence against police and pitting blacks against cops must be exposed. Unfortunately, most black churches are either fools or willing change agents. The church has long been the moral center of the black community. It’s time for the black church to put its house back in order.
Watch Jesse Lee Peterson’s video commentary: “Where are the preachers denouncing Black Lives Matter, Charlotte riots?”
Article posted with permission from Jesse Lee Peterson