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Black Pastors Group Slams Black Lives Matter for "Demonic" Message

December 17, 2015  | 

A group of black pastors said Wednesday that in order to change the impoverished, crime-stricken cultures in America's inner cities, more emphasis needs to be placed on responsibility, education and entrepreneurship instead of blaming the police for problems facing troubled African-Americans.

Bishop E.W. Jackson from The Called Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, and other black ministers from the organization STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny) gathered at the National Press Club to announce the launch of Project Awakening, a private-sector, church-centered, comprehensive plan for the recovery of America's inner cities that focuses on teaching children they have options and responsibilities in life.

While the pastors detailed how the project aims to build relationships between churches, police, the black community and businesses to create cultural renewal, entrepreneurial awakening, and technical education for inner city children, the ministers did not refrain from chastising the Black Lives Matter movement for propagating a "demonic" message that does not offer a solution but simply puts police officers in harm's way, the Christian Post reports.

With many in the Black Lives Matter movement quick to silence anyone who dares say that "all lives matter," Jackson, who is the founder and national president of STAND, explained at the press conference that such rhetoric only makes racial matters worse in America.

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jojo @ 12/17/2015 8:46 AM


Popo @ 12/17/2015 10:41 AM

Excellent idea, and a great opportunity for STAND to work with the local departments side by side and try to regain the confidence of the community back along with showing who the real problem are... a system that allows members of certain groups to promote false hatred to keep their message alive. United WE STAND! Should be the new slogan instead of the t-shirts you see at all of the protests.

ssc1911 @ 12/17/2015 1:20 PM

A very good idea that the pastors have and they are exactly right. They are also right in chastising Black Lives Matter, for their actions which they sure to make law enforcement not to their jobs and that the cops are always wrong.

Leonard @ 12/17/2015 7:05 PM

Obviously, these ministers have bought into the false narrative the LE and conservative media have propagated about BLM. BLM does not put LE lives at risk. BLM is trying to end the racial discrepancies in policing, hold LE accountable when questionable when they implement polices such as "stop and frisk, "broken windows" are implemented in racist ways and LE's prolific ability to shoot African American citizens.

S.S. @ 12/18/2015 6:51 AM

leonard is a complete TOOL, who has his head so far up his ass that he will never be able to see the light of day. This is SO TRUE and BLM just wants to ignore it and continue to make complete asses out of themselves. blm is a joke. They offer nothing to ease the tensions between themselves and law enforcement and "common sense".

John retired IA PD @ 12/18/2015 8:11 PM

Thank you Bishop Jackson.

staniel @ 12/20/2015 2:41 AM

The folks at STAND are on the right track. Black Lives Matter are just a group to get TV time. If we look back to the advances from the 1750 to 1820s, such as public education, pubic libraries, medical standards, roads and railroads, steam engines and industry, farming and livestock development, and others, they were all Scots and they implemented education, responsibility, and entrepreneurship. Maybe we need to apply the Scottish philosophy to our nation again and solve this issue, because this is not a race issue.

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