Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

One of our few exceptions--'Boro discussion of Rev. Jeremiah Wright

We've made a deliberate choice not to say much about the presidential race at this blog. Coverage and then some is rampant all over the web. It's important to have spaces dedicated to state and local politics. However, this story at the Daily News Journal seems to fit the bill of a Tennessee angle on a national story.

Doug Davis took some time with Murfreesboro area African American pastors to discuss the controversy surrounding the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The article focuses on the pastors' reactions to characterizations of the Black Church by Wright and the media. The pastors are also grappling with the distinction between prophetic religious speech and politics. Reading the piece, you can't help but be left with the conclusion of the Rev. Graham Matthews of Key United Methodist Church that "there is no monolithic black church in the United States..."

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