Rod Parsley Racially Insensitive Comments
Why should Rod Parsley, megachurch pastor NOT be removed from TBN, CBN, the 700 Club, Daystar, and the Word Network?
Parsley, the senior pastor of World Harvest Church Columbus in
Columbus, Ohio and World Harvest Church Elkhart in Elkhart, IN,
non-denominational congregations of more than 12,000 people. The other
major ministries he leads include the Center for Moral Clarity, a
grassroots organization focusing on the biblical response to moral
issues; The Women's Clinic of Columbus; a Christian school; a Christian
college; Hispanic and urban-outreach ministries; a national ministerial
alliance; and Bridge of Hope, a world-wide missions organization.
Rod Parsley hosts the television show “Breakthrough,” which airs on the Daystar Television Network and around the world on 1,400 other local channels and cable outlets.
As a highly sought-after crusade and conference speaker, Pastor Parsley calls people to Jesus Christ through the good news of the Gospel. Rod Parsley’s ministries reach globally and locally, offering hope to the hurting. For a generation, thousands of individuals, have been responding to his clarion call to get back to
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"I want to speak to every brother and sister that I have. My
black brothers and sisters, my Asian, my Aruba, my Hispanic, and even my
white brothers and sisters. Hear the heart of God: Please be done with
bitterness. Please put away hate. We live in a great land. Let me shout
it before you respond to me. It was founded by people just like you,
flawed people, but those framers, framed the liberties that everyone of
us enjoy today. If you hate America, please give me your alternative.
Don't hate our founders, that's a lie. Don't discard their legacy. Well,
they had slaves. Every one of them freed their slaves either during
their lives or upon their death, and we fought a civil war. Our nation
has been washed in the blood, of the bloodiest war ever fought to secure
that we can stand here today and speak out against the curse. Maybe I
can call it the birth defect of America Oh there's the ....family they
got about 19 families living in their home, most of which were born with
a birth defect. Shall we throw them away and say they have no value?
Shall we throw America away? Should we throw the idea of America away
because it’s still not perfect? Or should we stand up and fight to make
it a more perfect union? Let's stand up together, hand and hand arm and
arm. And, let’s build a nation better than the one our framers could
even envision. We need you. We love you. We need you to be rooted in the
rich rich soil from which our republics springs. Remember these words
from Winston Churchill will ya, "if we open a conflict between the past
and the present, we’ll lose the future." We have to dream bigger. We
have to believe stronger and as for me and my house this is the time to
stand tall in all the beauty of who we are. And hold tightly to the
wisdom of our fathers. To dream their dreams of a righteous America, And
become that generation where black men say to white men and white men
say to Asian men and Asian men say to Hispanic men, lets join hands
together and under God lets be silent no more. Let’s restore America.”
We have to do better. Frankly, I expected more from Rod Parsley. He used to be one of my FAVORITES. He has to understand how hurtful his words are to people of color. He also needs to be held accountable for using his platform to make such insensitive comments towards black people and the reality of systematic racism that has plagued our community for decades. Holding him accountable is one way to continue the discussion.
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