Thursday, October 14, 2010

Will Christians Impersonate Prince At Ballot Box At Midterm?

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
The artist Prince is one of the most creative, prolific and beloved cross-over secular artist of our time. We Christians buy his music and many Christian artists often impersonate his singing style. I put a 40 sec video of Tyler Perry singing Prince's song, Purple Rain on youtube (and this website) from November 17, 2009 when Perry was in Louisville with the play "Laugh to Keep From Crying," and that short video clip now has 14,500 hits. Christian comedian Spike Davis impersonated Prince at the St. Stephen Women's Minstry Comic Relief event in March of this year. However, Prince, like Michael Jackson before him and Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone), is a Jehovah's Witness. Jehovah's Witnesses do not participate in the political process. Prince stated in the video below with with Tavis Smiley with regard to the 2008 presidential election of the nation's first African American president, "I didn't have a dog in that hunt." My question is will Christians "impersonate" Prince (his religious beliefs) by not voting this midterm?

There is a article I have linked on the Main Page that suggests young blacks in particular, may not be voting this year..."So how is it that heading toward midterm elections in November, large percentages of black people ages 16 to 25 continue to feel alienated from mainstream American society and contemplating not who to vote for but whether to bother voting at all?"

From the book, Kingdom of the Cult, by Walter Martin, page 123...
Jehovah's Witness refuse to pay homage in any way to the flag of any nation or even to defend their own individual nation from assult by an enemy. Patriotism as displayed in bearing arms is not one of their beliefs, since they claim to be ambassordors of Jehovah and as such deem themselves independent of allegiance to any government other than His. In This age of uncertainty, sincerity is a priceless gem, and no doubt Jehovah's Witnesses believe themselves sincere, but all their arguments avail nothing, because in Romans 13:`-7 Paul clearly outlines the case for human government as instituted by God. Paul goes to great lengths to stress that the "higher powers" (human governmental rules) are allowed and sanctioned by God. As supposed followers of His Word, the Witness out to heed both Christ and Paul and "render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to who custom," which in the context of Romans 13:1-7 clearly means subjugation to governmental rule....

Remember, it is not Muhammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves.  Jesus saves.


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