Author: deacondarrell

Sheep Are People, Too (Unfortunately)

Darrell B. Harrison | Atlanta, Georgia | May 24, 2012 | As my own spiritual and political worldview has matured (hopefull) over the years, there remains one question, above all others I’ve encountered, which is so perplexing to me that, at times anyway, I find myself wanting to hurl myself headlong into the nearest brick wall. The question is this: Why is it that blacks, among the myriad of ethnicities that comprise America, are the only ones who require, or, are perceived as requiring, other individuals or organizations to speak for and “lead” them? Perhaps you’ve ruminated over this yourself. After all, I don’t claim exclusivity on this question simply because...

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Southern Baptist Deacon Responds to Black Pastors Supporting Obama’s Position on Same-Sex Marriage

Darrell B. Harrison | Atlanta, Georgia | May 15, 2012 | As I continue to study the reactions of black Christian pastors, and their congregants, to President Obama’s pronouncement earlier this month in support for same-sex marriage, I become more convinced of something I’ve feared for quite some time now – that within the “black church” there exists a doctrinal chasm the size of which you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in Protestant Christianity. To get right to the point (as I’ve been known to do from time-to-time), I’m disheartened, to say the least, at the relative ease at...

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