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Another Chumph Pastor Wants to Build A Bridge across the Atlantic Ocean

Another black Chumph “Minister”. This one wants black folks to “go back” to Africa.

Now this guy is correct that one of the things holding back economic development in Africa is the lack of roads, railways, and a transportation network encouraging and enabling trade. Some years ago I did a project in Rwanda, where there is no road connecting the country’s largest and second largest cities. Indeed, prior to the creation of the Superhighway system in America in the 50’s under President Eisenhower we had some of the same problems although not as severe.

However, there is a small problem (actually several) – the first being to build a road you need equipment of the big yellow ground-shaking type, not unusually marked on the side with the name Caterpillar. Those puppies don’t come cheap. You need asphalt, concrete steel girders, gravel, and pipes…

All of which cost money (lots and lots of money).

Someone who has never been to Africa (which apparently our good Minister hasn’t) doesn’t realize it is a big – big place. From Accra, Ghana to Cairo, Egypt is 4300 miles. From Casablanca to Cape Town is 8,000 miles. From Cape Town to J’burg is 1200 miles in the same country. So if said project did nothing but connect capital cities it would be 10 times larger than the US Interstate Highway System. You are not talking billions…You are talking Trillions of dollars.

Where exactly is this money, which is more than the combined GDP of the entire continent, going to come from. Sunday collections?

The second problem is African Americans are “African” only in name. They have plenty of cheap labor who can handle a shovel. I somehow don’t think the locals are going to appreciate their very distant cousins from America coming over to tell them how to do things. Never mind the fact that African Americans have no ancestral relationship to 80% of the people in Africa, or the cultural arrogance (ignorance?) in believing all those Africans are the same because they have dark skin.

This is sad. This “Minister” needs to talk to some black folks who a) have actually been to Africa, and b) have done work there.

They ain’t your f*(&ing long lost “cousins”.

NC pastor for Trump wants to end joblessness by ‘returning’ blacks to Africa to build roads

A North Carolina pastor who has endorsed Donald Trump explained his job plan on Tuesday, which calls for the “return” of black Americans to Africa to build roads and bridges.

Apostle Thomas Rodgers, Sr. of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in North Carolina told CNN host Carol Costello that black Americans should receive “dual citizenship” so that they could find jobs in Africa.

“African-Americans are the only people in the world who do not seek dual citizenship,” Rodgers said. “That’s why Chicago gangs, California gangs, the Crips and the Bloods and Detroit in Michigan — we have gangs in the streets because blacks have no vision, they have no leadership.”

“You’ve also talked about building a road back to Africa,” Costello noted. “Can you explain that?”

Rodgers replied: “Matter of fact, where our ancestors came from, from the Indian Ocean all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, that’s 4,000 miles and we want to go back and help with the highways all the way across, to create jobs, train rails, pipelines, oil, petroleum. They create jobs for young people that can’t find jobs here, that the Democrats have not did.”

“I think it would give young people in prison [jobs] just like Great Britain did,” he opined.

“So you are suggesting young people in trouble should go back to Africa, perhaps to find jobs?” the CNN host pressed.

“Not to go back, but I say to return,” Rodgers insisted. “It’s a clause in the United Nations charter, our right to return, to help build infrastructure. Everybody don’t want to stay here. We are skilled people.”

Democratic strategist Angela Rye pointed out that building a “literal” bridge back to Africa was “probably impossible.”

“I apologize for laughing,” Rye added.

 

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2016 in Black Conservatives

 

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Highway to Hell

The ego of this minister is larger than believable. First asking his congregation to buy him a $68 million jet…

And now a highway.

The home Creflo’s parishioners paid for with plenty of parking for his several Rolls Royces.

Moneybags Pastor Creflo Dollar Might Get His Very Own Highway

Controversial megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar may soon have a namesake highway to coast down in his two Rolls-Royces.

It isn’t exactly a street paved with gold and, alas, it doesn’t include any pearly gates, but controversial mega-church pastor Creflo Dollar might be getting his own highway.

A Georgia state senator filed a resolution to rename a portion of Old National Highway in Dollar’s honor.

“It is abundantly fitting and proper that this enduring example of God’s message be recognized by dedicating a road in his honor,” state Sen. Donzella James (D-Atlanta), who appears to have nothing better to do, wrote in her proposed legislation. Last year, James successfully lobbied the legislature to change the name of a section of Spring Street to Gladys Knight Highway.

At least one Atlanta blogger is calling foul.

“There are many, many God-fearing Christians of every denomination who believe [Dollar’s] message is sinful at best, exploitative at worst, and want as much distance between their government and this man as possible,” wrote George Chidi forGeorgiaPol.com.

World Changers Church International, where Dollar is the founding senior pastor, sits in James’s south Fulton County district just outside of Atlanta. Its 8,500-seat World Dome is purportedly home to around 30,000 members, many of whom are pressed to “tithe” 10 percent of their gross earnings to support the ministry. At one point, in 2006, the praying enterprise took in nearly $70 million in cash collections.

While Dollar—who is often derisively called “Rev. Cash-Flow”—has never disclosed his income, he has been widely criticized for enriching himself on the backs of his working-poor and middle-class congregation. The sanctuary, built for $18 million without bank financing, stands in a predominantly black, economically depressed neighborhood. Meanwhile, Dollar owns two Rolls-Royces and flies around the world in a private jet. He made headlines last year when the church attempted to raise $65 million for a brand new luxury Gulfstream.

Dollar “renounced” his church salary in a 2007 interview with The Associated Press and said he relies on personal investments, including income from book sales. A U.S. Senate committee investigated Dollar, along with Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Baptist Church and four other faith leaders, but ultimately found no wrongdoing.

“Some people hear the name Creflo Dollar, and immediately sing his praises,” Andre Walker blogged at Georgia Unfiltered.

“Others hear the name Creflo Dollar, and think he’s a two-bit shyster who uses the Bible and poor religious people to support his lavish lifestyle through the so-called prosperity gospel.”

Dollar, who faced allegations that he punched and choked his daughter in June 2012, hasn’t said a word about James’s proposal. According to police reports, the pastor “slapped” his 15-year-old daughter in the face and “choked her for about five seconds.” Another of Dollar’s daughters, who was 19 at the time, allegedly witnessed the attack. In the heat of the accusations, the preacher denied that the altercation unfolded as his daughters reported and issued a public statement, saying he would never hurt them. His supporters pointed to a father’s “duty” to discipline his children….

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2016 in American Greed, Great American Rip-Off

 

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Roland Martin Destroys black Trump Preacher

This is painful. Another one those uneducated black ministers (apparently claiming to have a “Doctorate”) turns out to be basically illiterate.

 

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The Racism in Italy – It’s Not Just Spain

 

Italy Integration minister Cecile Kyenge, who was born in Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Wherever you have a “right wing” – You have racism. In this, the US is no different from Europe.

Bananas Thrown At Black Italian Minister, Cecile Kyenge, During Speech

Italy’s first black minister, a target of racist slurs since her appointment in April, has condemned a spectator who threw bananas towards her while she was making a speech at a party rally.

Integration minister Cecile Kyenge, who was born in Democratic Republic of Congo, has angered far-right groups with her campaign to make it easier for immigrants to gain Italian citizenship.

Shortly before the incident on Friday, members of the right-wing Forza Nuova group left mannequins covered in fake blood at the site of the rally in Cervia, central Italy, in protest against Kyenge’s proposal to make anyone born on Italian soil a citizen.

“Immigration kills,” was written on leaflets accompanying the dummies – a slogan Forza Nuova has previously used when referring to murders committed by immigrants in Italy.

Although the bananas missed the stage where Kyenge was speaking, she responded to the gesture on Twitter, calling it “sad” and a waste of food, considering the economic crisis.

“The courage and optimism to change things has to come above all from the bottom up to reach the institutions,” she added.

Kyenge has faced regular insults since becoming minister, often from other politicians. Earlier this month a senior parliamentarian in the anti-immigration Northern League party likened her to an orangutan and only apologised after a storm of criticism.

 

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2013 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Dallas Pastor Arrested For Burglary

Dallas Pastor Sandy McGriff Shows Off Her Furs

Pastor Denies Committing Christmas Eve Burglary

Dallas preacher Sandy McGriff says she wasn’t breaking into a congregant’s house on Christmas Eve to rob her—she did it to protect the woman from other burglars. McGriff, who was arrested when police caught her loading $10,000 worth of valuables into her car, says she stopped by to check on Serita Agnew’s house when she saw two men exit it. She says she climbed through a window they’d already broken, and grabbed Agnew’s fur coats, designer purses, and a laptop to protect them in case the thieves returned.

“I thought I was helping,” she tells the Dallas Morning News. That, needless to say, is not how police tell the story. A neighbor called police when he spotted a woman break Agnew’s window and climb into the house. When police arrived, they say McGriff told them that Agnew had asked her to pick up the coats, making no mention of the two men. The police report also says she was not sober, and lists her name as “Kathy Robinson,” an alias she has a criminal record under. She was released on $26,000 bail in time for Christmas services.

Things that make you go “Hmmmmmm…”

Seems it would have been a lot simpler just to dial 911 on the old cell phone. Now… I understand about the “Born Again” thing…

But I wasn’t aware that included a criminal alias!

 

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2010 in Nawwwwww!

 

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France – Rachida Dati Runs for Mayor of Paris

A new challenge for Rachida Dati – Mayor of Paris?

I’ll probably start in international war with this on the scale of Freedom Fries – but until recently I never conflated the words French Woman…

And hot. I guess I was too young for the Bridgette Bardot school.

Rachida Dati

Rachida Dati (left), French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy (right)

Even when admiring the fairer skinned beauties. Up North, Yeah! Italy? Yeah! Paris? Hmmmmmm…

I mean Thomas Jefferson saw fit to bring Sally Hemmings.

And yeah, I’ve been to Paris, Marseilles, and Nice several times.

Then along comes their new President Sarkozy, who added …

Some tan to the situation, along with what had to have been one of the best looking Cabinets in the world – which apparently he’s already fired…

French Secretary of State for Sports, Rama Yade

French Secretary of State for Sports, Rama Yade

And then goes and marries quite possibly the second most attractive First Lady in the world (behind Michelle, of course). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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