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By Miguel Lloyd
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Admittedly we are getting ready to go through the one holiday that annoys me the most…Halloween. This is the day that people get all dressed up like ghost, witches, goblins and other demonic characters and all call it “fun.” This is the day that something that started as an honorable day of memorial, but morphed into a pagan ritual is used as another means for retail giants to make a little extra cash as they get ready for the real biggie with the guy with the jolly belly and red nose.
Well if you take a second look, this is probably just the day of the year that we, as a society, openly express our love for all things “dark.” With all the vampire, slasher and thriller movies and TV shows that come out weekly, you might say we celebrate this lifestyle daily. Even our longtime heroes like Batman, seem to be more appealing when he takes on his dark persona.
What is it about “fear” that is so intoxicating to us as a society? What is religions culpability in the exponential growth and popularity of this holiday? Are we truly making to big a deal about people just having fun? We’ll dig into this tonight. Our guest will be Rabbi Hyim Shafner.
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This week on Life Full Circle Radio we will be asking the question, is Gay the new “Black”?! Why would we ask that question? Very simple. Whenwe currently talk about civil rights for Americans, we are primarily talking about the rights of homosexuals. The democrats are running on it as part of their platforms and Republicans are running from the subject as fast as they can. Sound familiar? That has been the strategy for the last 50 years when it comes to African Americans.
So as the civil rights fights are heating up in the arena of gay rights, there is a relentless fight to all but repel affirmative action in employment, education and other benefits that have been an asset for some semblance of equal treatment for blacks.
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By Miguel Lloyd
In the last couple of weeks Bishop Eddie Long has resurfaced to the front page of the media and not for the right reasons. He has settled his case with the 4 young men who accused him of whatever they were accusing him of. The case was settled out of court, and more than likely the evidence was sealed so we probably will never know what happened. Here is what we now know. Regardless of what happened, the reality is that this is yet another reason that the Christian church will receive indictments that it does not deserve.
In addition to hosting a talk show (Life Full Circle Radio every Wednesday at 7pm EST at www.blogtalkradio.com/lifefullcircle), I listen to a ton of talk radio. It is amazing how quick stories like this will dominate the airwaves as soon as the story hits. Its what people want to talk about. As a society we love to showcase the failures of others, instead of celebrating their successes.
I am not a member of Bishop Long’s church nor have I ever attended a service, so I can’t speak directly to the style and relevance of his messages. However, a reasonably discerning person would surmise that his congregation has been getting something out of his messages if 25,000 people have become members of his church and probably at minimum half of that on a weekly basis are attending in person. Let me be clear, do not misconstrue my opinion as a support of what Bishop Long supposedly did. If it is proven that he did sexually assault those young boys, he should be tried, by a court of law and incarcerated. However, whatever he did or did not do, is not an indictment of the body of Christ.
In our society, we are quick to scream bloody murder if anyone “infringes” on our personal liberties. Their are two institutions that we as a society believe infringes on those liberties daily. The government and the church. Governments infringement is for another blog. The perception that the church infringes on our personal liberties, is the reason that people are outright rejecting that aspect of their lives and perceiving that the “church ain’t doing nothing,” in the community. We are truly a weaker society because of this general lack of a moral compass.
The fact that people are quick to indict the church is part of the reason that ministries are so guarded about stepping outside of their four walls to serve the community. It is one of the biggest reasons that, in spite of the fact that these pastors, are some of the best life coaches we have in our society they are reluctant to speak to audiences that are outside of the church. Our skepticism as a society has resulted in some of the most grounded, loving leaders in our society to operate in fear as they attempt to lead the very people that are criticizing them for not leading.
Now today, part of the “scuttle butt” is surrounding Dr. Creflo Dollar coming out and declaring his friendship to Bishop Long and proclaiming that, according to the Word of God, that Bishop Long can be forgiven. Newsflash, according to the Word of God, that is true.
The bottom line is this. Bishop Long and his alleged transgressions do not represent all of the body of Christ and more specifically, do not represent all “megachurch” ministries. Most of these ministries are doing great work daily in their communities. I truly wish people spent more time in these churches or at minimum watching their messages on TV, before they criticize based on YouTube pundits, bloggers and other jealous preachers. You might learn something along the way.
We will discuss this in more detail on this weeks episode of Life Full Circle Radio. Of course we will have Elton Gumbel will have our sports. Join me, Miguel Lloyd and the Super Producer, Nikkia Ganey, this Wednesday for this thought provoking discussion.
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by Miguel Lloyd
On this show, we will be talking about Christianity vs. Science. Is this a real debate, or an issue created by the intelligent elite? What are the difficulties associated with being a Christian and a scientist?
Our featured guest will be Dr. Christopher Williams of the University of Florida.
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