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  •  That's what my take was. (5+ / 0-)

    Way off balance.  Then I read that it was made by BET people (Black Entertainment TV, iirc)  and I wonder that I have no idea how black people would take this.  From my white perspective,  it looks like a hit piece on black preachers, especially since SoCal to me would include Orange County and other bastions of serious fundie christian buffoonery.

    Curious how few folks have picked up on this.

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 07:02:44 PM PDT

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    •  Huh. (2+ / 0-)
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      I didn't realize it was a BET production. Was this supposed to make people feel good about these preachers? Because, man, I look at this stuff and just want to throw some Gospel at them. I mean, I know there are preachers who do this prosperity Gospel stuff, but it's not Gospel. It's really not. "Take up your cross and follow me" is worlds away from "Follow me and pick up the BMW."

      I truly find it offensive regardless of race to equate this idea that it's daddy in sky who gives goodies, which is not at all the message of Christianity from my perspective. I am not saying that there are not Christians who don't see it that way. I realize there are, but I would say they misinterpret.

      And before someone comes and says I don't get to define Christian and really we're all equally bad and, etc., etc., yes, I realize if they define themselves as Christians, I suppose I have to accept that they are then Christian. Got it. But I disagree with a lot of people who would call themselves patriots, as well, so same sort of thing.

      by Magenta on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 08:16:09 PM PDT

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    •  Well since the majority of the cast is black (1+ / 0-)
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      I have a feeling a majority of the audience will be black as well.  It seems like it was made on a network owned by a black person, by a black producer for a mostly black audience.  If all the things in the program are true, I see no reason to protest on racial grounds.

      Could some white people form negative impressions about black churches based on this program?  Yes.  Could some white people form negative impressions about black people based on what they see on TV?  Yes, on nearly every network.  

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