The title of a story on Yahoo.com reads:
"AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WAVIER OVER VOTE" .
As you read on into the story, the first paragraph makes the following statement:
"Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day."
S.O.A.R asks the question. If you attend a church with a "Black Clergy" did He or She 'tell" you to "stay home on election day"??
Stories such as this DO NOT speak for the majority of these "Black Clergy".
In the past on 'Tony Stallings Live" show, Tony dealt with the way in which "some" media may influence thinking of the viewer/reader by implying that there is a certain thought pattern that exists on a fairly large scale in a certain culture or community.
SOAR advises that you choose your voting based on YOUR PERSONAL views and not articles, "Black Clergy" or any other source that may attempt guide you in a certain direction.
Too many people gave their life for your right to vote and not have this article suggest that (of all people) "Black Clergy" are telling people this.
The story mentions several Known pastors including Pastor Jamal Bryant, Rev Floyd James, and concludes with a statement from Rev. Dwight McKissic, Baptist and black preacher saying "On Election Day, I plan to go fishing."
Again, The Soul of America Radio asks the question:
Has YOUR Pastor (Black Clergy) "told" you to stay at home election day?
If so OR if NOT, PLEASE comment here and share your views, thoughts or comments...
FULL STORY HERE