Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Here we are about Fourteen Days until The Presidential Election, as well as other Important Elections. But Let's Talk about this Presidential Election in the United States....Oh Did I Say.."United"...States?   This Election and the Campaign has been a Mess!  And The Haters and Racist have Truly Come Out of the Wall, The Hole or Whatever!! And like I am telling My People, this is Not just about... "I  Want My Guy to Beat Your Guy or Democrats against Republicans"...No! This is a "Spiritual Warfare"  Spiritual I Say! For the devil Truly has Lifted up his Ugly Head.  And I am not Saying that I Agree with Everything that President Obama has Done, but He is The President, And He Must Be Respected!.  And with All that has been handed to him, he has Done a Darn Good Job!!  And by the way, it's just like My Husband saids,Barack Obama is The President of The United States...Not Just a...."Black President"!!  But The Racist Codes Like "The Food Stamp" President, The "He's Not a American or The Muslim Gate" and other things are Part of a Spiritual Warfare.  And Divided We Stand, when a Group of Black Preachers who have Never Stood Before a National Mic about Anything else, All of a Sudden can Raise a Million Dollars to get Us'ess to Not Vote for President Obama because of His Personal, Personal Opinion of Same Sex Marriage. No Law was Passed or any kind of Declaration but he gave His Opinion .  And Here these Religious Folks Come,  Raising One Million Dollars while their Congregants are Losing Their Homes, Need Food and Food Stamps, and Jobs!!  And alot  of these People who are Receiving Food Stamps by the way, are Working, but it is not Enough...And I Believe that Most of them will Not be Too Ashamed to Say..."Thank God for Food Stamps!"...So, How Dare You!!   Well from Day One when I Heard this, I Knew that this Smelled!! And Now We find out That The  "He Said"..Group is being Funded by People Associated with The GOP.  It's like I always say....Follow The Money Trail.  Now, I Do Not Approve of Same Sex Marriage, but I will be Darn if I am going to legislate What Homosexuals Can or Can't Do or Where They Can or Can't Live or Where They Can or Can't Work.  Um....It was just Yesterday when They were Saying that about Us...My Black Clergy Brethren!! And I Don't Approve of Abortion, but again, I am not going to Not Vote for Somebody because of that either. Let's See, The Gop Religious Right Pharisee Republicans don't want You to Support Abortion or Gays..But, it's Okay, to Let The Children who Have Come out of   The Birth Canal, who Are Breathing and Very Much Alive,  Die because of Their Cutting and Slashing of Social Programs, and Denying them Adequate Health Care.  It's a Double Standard. 

    So, I Say to The People in This Country to..."Cut It Out"!!!! Cut that Tumor of Hate and Racism Out of Your Heart, Cut that Cyst of Blocking and Stonewalling Out of Your Congressional Seats.  And Folk in The Hood/Suburbs.....Cut That Cancer of Ignorance Out of Your thinking, that Saids ..."My Vote Doesn't Count, or I'll just Let Someone else Do it for Me!!"... CUT IT OUT!!!!! Stop Being a Bunch of Sorry People !! I Don't Care Where You Come From..It's  Sorry to be like that!  And by The way...if You Don't Vote...Keep Your Hands in Your Pockets, Because You Don't Deserve any of the benefits that those who did Vote, Voted  for Folks to have!! For Even Now in 2012, Over Forty Years After Dr.  Martin Luther King and Others,  People are Still Having to Fight for Their Vote! Women are Not just being told to go to the Back of The Bus like Rosa Parks..But they are Told to Go Back to The kitchen, and By The Way, Take Your Shoes off and Bare Me a Child While You are at it!!!!  It has been said Lately, and I Agree, that Too Much has been made about these Debates. We Should not be Sitting around with Some Popcorn to see if My Man Wins, Look Good, Sweat or Whatever.   For this Election is Not about a "Debater in Chief" But this is about a "Commander in Chief".  This is About Our Lives. Ask anyone who had a Child that had to go before The Supreme Court, where they had to Decide if They Lived or They Died!! This is About Our Lives. And We Need to Wake up Now!!!!!

  I  Close with Two Examples of why No Abled Body Person Should Have Any Excuse  Not to Vote. 
1. There is a 93Year Old War Veteran who is in Hospice.  He Fought for Our Country and was Not going to Let this Election go by Without Counting his Vote. So at his Bed side, he made sure that on his Dying Bed,that he got to Cast his Absentee Ballot.

2.  A 36 Year Old Black Male who is a Full Time Pastor but Do not receive a regular salary,  had to Look Long and Hard for a Job.  So He left the State of Tennessee  to find a job  and ended up with his Sister and Husband back in Michigan. Well Praise God he found a Temporary Job.  And he was Determined  that The Republican Party and the Haters was Not going to stop His Vote.   So He tried to Vote by an Absentee Ballot with The State of Tennessee. But because they were fooling around with it,He Decided to ask for
a Day off of his New Job, Take Money that he was Saving for a Much Needed Car, Hopped on a Plane, Excuse me Two Planes..( With a Lay Over)..And Vote.  And He Did!  This 36 Year Old Young Black Man, Voted as Soon as he landed in Memphis!!!  He Takes Voting Very Seriously and have been since the age of 18.  And by the Way, this Young Man is My Son!!!! And I am Very Proud of Him!!  So, What's Your Excuse?.  And to those who have not Decided Yet...Wake Up, Your Own Personal Struggles , and Some Prayer should have Been.......... Showed you what to Do By Now.!
 So in these Last Few Days Before November 6th, 2012, Get up!  And Help Somebody Else Get Up and Vote!! Go to the Lord , Repent, and ask God for Forgiveness. Because at The End of the Day, with No Msnbc, CNN or the like, with No Big Crowds, or TV Ads, with No Signs and Marches around You...It's Going to be Just You and Him!! So...."CUT IT OUT".     Remove All of those those things that's inside of You that is Blocking "You"  from Going Forward!!   Do it Today, and ......VOTE!!!


Pastor D


Sunday, April 29, 2012

"End of the World Threat, May 21st, 2011 has Passed....Now, What are You Going to Do?!"

As a Pastor, I find it Very Necessary to Remind All of those who Should Know Better that the Word of God saids in Matthew 24:32-36, that No Man will know the Date or the Hour of The Lord's Coming... Not even Jesus Himself.  As I think about All of the Rhetoric and Joking about the Prediction on how The End of the World was suppose to happen at 6:00p.m. Today, Saturday, May 21st, 2011, I am Praying that Pastors Everywhere Who Know the truth, and Who Really Gives a Care about the Salvation of Souls, Will make it a Point to ask this question to their Congregation On Tomorrow, Sunday, May 22nd, 2011: ....."Knowing that Only God knows the Day and Time of Jesus coming to Receive his Saints, and knowing that Only He Knows the End.....During All of this Threat and Scientific Predictions of the Lord's  Coming, and the Threat of the World as We know it coming to an end.....Did it Cause You to Check Yourself out? Did it cause You to Search Yourself, Pray and to Make Sure that You are Ready, not to just Meet Jesus, but to be able to Spend Eternity with him, not being Refused  or sent Straight to Hell?  And if you did not think about that....Then You Better Start..... Right Now!!!"  Blessings-PastorD


Here We are, Just at The Door Steps of May, 2012.  And What have We Learned?  Today is The 20th, Anniversary of The Beating of Rodney King, a Black Man who was Almost Beaten to Death for a Traffic Stop by The Los Angles Police.  Whether he was Intoxicated or Not, The Punishment Did Not Match The So Called Crime!! Rodney King, has Now Experienced Flashbacks of that night, because of the Shooting Death of 17 Year Old Trayvon Martin.  A Young Black Teen  not Beatened by The Police in Florida, but Shot to death by George Zimmerman.  Even in Death Trayvon Martin has Faced  Injustice, and Racial Profiling.  George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon because he fit the Profile of those who have Supposedly Caused Recent Crimes in That Gated  Community. Mr.  Zimmerman, a Self Proclaimed Neighborhood Watch Captain...( a White Hispanic)..was On his Way to The Store when He Noticed Trayvon.......Man!...You Should have Just Went to The Store!!!!  For it was The Store, a 711 that Trayvon was Coming from on his way home.  He had just Purchased a Can of Arizona Ice tea and Some Skittles for his Younger Brother.. Their Plan of crime for The Evening... was Just to Enjoy Watching the NBA All star Game on TV that Night.  Trayvon's Mother Sabrina Fulton and Father Tracy are in So Much Pain, and They Want Justice!!!

Even though after Almost Two Months, George Zimmerman was Finally Arrested, it Seems like Justice is Not Moving as They Hoped!!  This Crime is Not The First Profiling Crime of a Black Man or Minority, but It has Awakened a Fight in All of God's People, Regardless of Race!! Trayvon Could Have Been Any body's Child!!

So I Say this to You...Besides Having a Relationship with an Almighty God, and Having Him On Our Side...
Out here in this World...It's JUST..."US".. And We have got to Come Together!! Praise God for The People Young and Old and of Every Race who has Come Together and Marched, Signed Petitions and have and are Still Fighting for Justice! But While You are Holding that Sign with One Hand, Get a Voters Registration Card, Signed by You in Another!  Yes, We have to Vote!! And The Haters and Racist of the GOP Party and the like, want to make it harder for You to Vote, Especially the Young and Old... But God is Going to Step in and Let them Fall into their Own Traps!...So While God is Working...If they Want Two Pieces of Identification or Whatever...Get Them Now!!! If A Senior Can't Read, and Need help to Vote..Help Them!! Even though You Know that They have Closed Down Voting Locations just So You Can't Get There...Get a Car Pool Together Now...And Get There!!!  Be a Step ahead of The Enemy,While God Takes Care of Business.  Because Again,...Except for God....It's Just Us!!!!!

  After I Became Aware of the Death of Trayvon Martin.  And The Story Behind it, I Started Wearing My Hoodie and I Have been Wearing a Bag of Skittles on My Coat. There are Stores in the Suburb of Detroit of Which I Frequent.   I am a Pastor and a Community Leader.  And I have been Working in The Community Since the Age of Eleven.  But The First Day that I Put my Hoodie on, with The Hood Over My Head, The Store Clerk Got  Scared and Started to Treat Me Different until they Realized who I Was.   And Then They Were Ashamed.  But I Got to see what My Young Son's and Young Men of Color in Our Churches Go Through!  I Still Continue to Wear the Bag of Skittles, though Empty  Because it has Created a Conversation from All Races Where ever I Go.  You See, The Conversation and The Fight Must Go On!!!

And I can Wear a Hoodie, and Protest with Some Skittles All that I Want.. Because I Vote!!! And have been Voting Since the Age of 18. and I am now in my 50's!  Even when I amToo Ill  to get to the Polls..I Make Sure that My Vote Counts, So I have Earned the Right to Protest!!!  And Let Me Say this...We Do Not Need Folk like the New Black Panthers Out Here Acting like We are Living in The Old West.  You Need to Get Together with Leaders Such as Rev. Al Sharpton ...(Inspite of What You Have heard)... Who Has  Fought Against Black on Black Crime or Crime in The Hood.  Use Your Energy and Your $10.000.00 On That!!!!  We have got to Respect Ourselves and Respect Each Other....First!!!  And I Will Never Justify a George Zimmerman Shooting Down a Young Unarmed Teenager, but if We are to be Honest....Young Trayvon Took the Bullet for All of those Young Men..( Some in Hoodies of Color,)..Who "Do" Break into  Houses in Our Community and  "Has" Done The Crime!  And You Need to Repent Before a Mighty God, and Apologize to Sabrina Fulton, and Others!!!

     So as We Remember the Beating of Rodney King 20 Years Ago..Let's Remember to Pray, Vote and to Move Forward!!!  Let's Keep Our Eyes Open for The Truth Prevailing in The Trayvon Martin Case and Others like it!!  Let's Not Forget about the Other case of a Black Woman Also in Florida who Shot in Self Defense at her Husband of whom She was Leaving and who has been Allegedly Abusing her. The Stand Your Ground Law Will Not Stand Up for this Young Black Mother, and She is Facing Over 20 Years in Jail. And is Away from her Very Young Baby that She had Just Recently Gave Birth To!!  So, Let's Hold Her and Her Family up in Prayer, and Fight for Her, and Others Like Her!!! For Again...it's JUST .."US" and Through God ,We  Must Come Together as One to Make Sure that Trayvon Martin's Case Proceeds Correctly, Because There Must be...Must be..."Justice For All!!!!!"

Be Blessed


Saturday, February 25, 2012


As We Reflect  over The End of The First Term of President Barack Obama.  We Can Say that a Lot was Accomplished But....With Very Little Help!!...But God!!!  But in 2012, We have Not Moved Forward but Have Moved Back..... To The Old Plantation.  A Wise Pastor of Mines Once Said to an Elite Black Congregation....."Don't Be Too Comfortable About What You Have, What Degrees You've Earned or What Your Title is...Because in a Blink of an Eye You Can be Right Back into Slavery.  You See, (He Said)...We Only Have What "They" Allowed Us to Have"......And Yes , Pastor, That Day is Now! And as for Me....I have Had About Enough!  This President Who Just Happens to Be Black has been Persecuted By The Religious Right, and even by Some Blacks in The Left for Not Being Black Enough!  But Today...Let's Talk about The Religious Right.   I Can't Seem to Go Anywhere in the Past Couple of years, and Especially this Past Year Without hearing...."We Want Our Country Back"...."He is Not an American, So He is Not The President"..":So  He Showed His Birth Certificate, But Now We Need To See His Transcripts From His Grade School"...."Hussein..Hussein"..."He is a Muslim" ..."Obama is a Socialist..."Obama is a Communist'
And All I Have to Say is......"Just Say It"!!!!!..Just Cut Out All of the Crap and The Excuses.. You Don't Like "President" Obama Because He is Black...African American ,Colored, Negro The "N" Word..You Know What You Really Mean..And So Do We!!!!! And  to Those of You who Want to Take Your Country Back.....Back From Who??  A Black Man?  We Didn't hear You Say that When President Bush Put us in An Unlawful War, Killing Our Sons and Daughters Unnecessarily!  You Didn't Request to Get The Country Back ( Though Impeached)..When Bill Clinton was President!!..No, It's Not About Experience or The Lack There of...It's All About The Color of A Man's Skin!!

  So To All of  You Religious Right Christians...To All of You, Who Sing "Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah"..On Sunday Mornings With Hate in Your Heart...To Those of you Who Think that You  are So Holy, and that it's Okay to Hate People of Color (Including The Latino Community).. ,Because to You..We are Not  Human.....Watch Out!!  Because God..Almighty God...Jesus Christ is Not Pleased!!  God Said to Love Your Neighbor as You Love Yourself......Ooops..I Forgot..Some of You Don't Even Love Yourself..That's Why You Can't Love Nobody Else..So, I'll Pray for You! ...But for the Rest of You Who Do Love Yourself...It's Time for a Reality Check....."Hi Neighbor"....Yes, That's Right, Me With My Cream Colored Skin is Your Neighbor Whether You Agree with Me or Not.. 'President" Obama is Your Neighbor Whether You Like Him or Not..The Middle Class and The Poor "Is" Your Neighbor Whether You Respect Them or Not!  Therefore Prepare Yourself When You have to Face Our Saviour Jesus Christ..Prepare Yourself When He Ask You Why You Have Not loved Your Neighbor!!!!!  Because that Day is Coming! God is Speaking!  And Speaking of the Poor...To All of Those Ignorant, Heartless Religious Right Republicans and Some Democrats Who have Done Nothing to Help The Poor..To All of You Holier than Thou Folks, Who Deny that You are Racist Because You Have.... A "Black Friend."..( Like They are a Pet or Something)..To All of You Who have Voted Over and Over Again to Hurt People of Color, People Who Don't Look Like You, Women and Those Who Don't Think Like You.....God has Another Message for You...Read Proverbs: 21:13.  Because It is About to Come to Past......And it Reads....."Those That Turn or Stop Their Ears to The Cry of the Poor Will One Day Cry Themselves and Shall Not Be heard"...Don't Think it Won't Happen? Don't Think that it's Possible Because You Have All of Your 401 K's..Blood Money and  Oil Money All Stocked Up?!!!  Just Ask the people White and Black Who are On Food Stamps who Never thought that it Would Happen to Them! Just Ask The Homeless Family, Who Did the Right thing, and Thought that Anyone Who Was Homeless Did it To Themselves and Should Not be Helped!!  ( And None of it Was Because of President Obama..Or Any One Man!)...So Stop The Lying!!!!  No..The Banks and All of You Will Have Your Day before God, Right Here on This Earth. And No Republican Congress, Rich Friend or Even a President Obama Will Be Able to Help You..Because You See.....You Reap What You Sow! And This Country is Reaping Now, from Ugly, Spiritual ,Hateful Seeds.  And Until We Repent as a Nation.... We Can "Not" Go Forward.  So, America...Republicans and The Like......Cut The Crap!!
Be Honest With Yourself about "President" Barack Obama!  Look Yourself in the Mirror, and See Just who is Putting Out All of the Hate! Stop Hiding Under The Name of "The Tea Party", "The Birthers", "Conservatism" and "Holiness"!! Because When You face God....He Will  Be Honest With You.. And Then He Will Say it To You With All of The "True" Righteousness in His Hands...'Don't Play With Me"...Confess Your Faults.....And Right  Here and Right Now......You Need to...... "Just..... Say It!!!!"....And Then.....Repent!!!!  Blessings -Pastor D.