Sunday, April 22, 2007

Imus and the Ghost of Racism on Jesus Saves LIVE!

The phone rang of the hook last Friday, April, 13th on Jesus Saves Ministries LIVE! Everyone wanted to weigh in on Imus Controversy and the ghost of racism still haunting us. Listeners, all males surprisingly, called the station during the one-hour show as my guests, Rev. Robert Thomas, Evangelism Director, St. Stephen Church, and Karen O’Bannon, author of the book, A Song for You: Parables and Pearls and I discussed the Imus firing, why blacks still debate issues like hair and skin color, and superstition in Christianity.

“Personally, I’ve never in 36 years called any woman a ho, a ‘B,’ too much respect for my mother, too much respect for myself.... In the beginning of time in Genesis One, God didn’t say, “Now let us create hos,” said Rev. Thomas.
Karen O’Bannon read the poem, My Hair wherein she writes, “I wish it didn’t bother me. I wish I didn’t care; But I love/hate having Nappy, high maintenance hair.”

“People either love or hate the poem, but this discussion is needed,” O’Bannon said.
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Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!




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