- Created on 22 August 2012
The Honorable Min. Louis Farrakhan has been vocal about getting out on the streets to help stave the increasing violence. Farrakhan and Fruit of Islam members were on the West Side this week to show strength in numbers. They also marched on teh South Side weeks prior.
- Created on 08 August 2012
Before Jesus was crucified, they took everything from Him that He owned. They stripped Him of all His clothes and they beat and spit on Him. He took all the punishment that was meant for us. However, there was one thing they couldn't take from Jesus. They couldn't take away the Love from His heart. While He was dying on the cross, He asked God to forgive them all. What they couldn't take from Him, He gave to them freely. His death on the cross was the greatest act of Love this world has ever seen. It was an act that has changed the course of mankind. The power of Love has the ability to transform everything it touches. The Love of God is ready to change you today. All you have to do is say yes to the Love that is residing within you right now. We say yes to Love when we give it freely to all we meet. Today, let us give the Love of God to all we come in contact. The Love of God will change the world in ways you will never understand with your mind because Love is God and God is Love.
- Created on 06 August 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A church that wouldn't allow a black couple to get married in its sanctuary has apologized. However, the couple didn't know about it until reporters called.
The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs posted the apology on its website Sunday, saying it was seeking "forgiveness and reconciliation" with Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson, their family and friends and God.
Charles Wilson said no one from the church had contacted him or his wife with the news and that he considered that an insult.
The Wilsons had planned a marriage at the predominantly white church July 21, but some members objected to the Rev. Stan Weatherford after the couple's rehearsal.
The couple had to move their wedding to a predominantly black church, where Weatherford officiated. The Wilsons decried their treatment, attracting attention.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
Photo Caption: In this July 27, 2012 photo, Charles, right, and Te'Andrea Wilson pose for photos in front of the First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, Miss. Just days before they were to be wed at the church, the Wilsons were told the wedding would not be permitted because some members of the congregation didn't want a black couple to be married there. The couple had been attending the church and had plans to join. The wedding was moved to a nearby church and officiated by the First Baptist pastor, Rev. Stan Weatherford. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Barbara Gauntt)
- Created on 01 August 2012
Our life should be a life of gratitude. We should be thankful and thoughtful for all the blessings we have received from God. He has blessed us in ways we have not even seen yet. My friend, God has a blessing for your today that will amaze you. He will arrange such beauty in your life that you will think, for a brief second, that you are not worthy of such a wonderful gift. You are worth it beloved. Begin today to give glory to our Father for all He has done for you. "When we succeed in truly thanking God, we feel good at heart. The reason is that we have been created to give glory to God, now and forever more. And every time we do so, we feel that we are in harmony with His plans and purposed for our lives..." Give thanks, for today is a day of thanksgiving.
- Created on 20 June 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day after electing their first African-American president in a historic move that strives to erase its legacy of racism, Southern Baptists passed a resolution opposing the idea that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.