Monday, September 24, 2007

I Knew It!

If you've been paying attention to the news of late, you'll no doubt have heard of a town called Jena, Louisiana. Listening to the coverage, and hearing the mouth-frothing reactions of "Reverends" Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, you'd think a race war was in the works. I had a hunch at the beginning that you'd get a different picture if you actually talked to residents of Jena -- both races included. And the link below will take you to a story that confirms my original hunch.

My advice to the people of Jena? Band together and make it plain to attention-seeking, power-hungry rabble rousers like the "Reverends" that they are not welcome. What tensions that do exist can be resolved with your own efforts, aided by local, GENUINE pastors who have the peace and reconciliation of the Gospel at heart. I have yet to hear either Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton preach a Gospel sermon. If they did more of that instead of race-baiting at every opportunity, they might actually accomplish what they say they want.

Associated Press

1 comment:

Everyday Mommy said...

I could not agree more. The absurdity increases when you realize that the incidents in question occurred almost a year ago. The opportunists didn't bother to flock until it made headlines.