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Black Reverend Challenges Black Community … If Whites Said “NO”


The black reverend we’re talking about isn’t Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. It’s Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson.

Rev Peterson is no stranger to controversial topics. He challenged blacks, after the death of the thug Michael Brown, for their reaction to a black criminal being killed by police. His commentary struck close to home.

As I watch the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but compare the behavior of blacks in that city to that of spoiled rotten children.

Blacks have been rioting and fighting with police after the shooting death of a thug, Michael Brown. And white political and law enforcement leaders have given in to their tantrum like weak parents.

That’s a well deserved rebuke not just to the black community, but to American culture as a whole. We seem to have turned from a “nation of laws” to a nation of people desperately wanting others to like them. It’s called being a Progressive. That’s why we overlook this.


He pointed out how Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) immediately surrendered to the race baiters with his immediate demand that the officer be prosecuted.

Nixon tried to appease the black mob and prematurely called for a ‘vigorous prosecution’ of Officer Darren Wilson.

Fortunately for Wilson, the grand jury that heard all of the evidence – something Nixon knew nothing about at the time of his incendiary comment – saw things differently. The grand jury members had no problem recognizing a punk and a thug. Nixon, on the other hand, couldn’t surrender fast enough.

The same thing happened in Baltimore where the Mayor and the State’s Prosecutor gave in to the mob and acted before the investigation of the police officers was completed. The result may be that the prosecutor may well have overcharged the cops and even if they’re complicit in Freddie Gray’s death they may walk because of prosecutorial – and political – incompetence.

Rev. Peterson, in his editorial, calls for dramatic change that would have a real impact on the black community, and an impact for the good for all, but especially for the black community.

And what if whites said “No” and didn’t spare the rod of truth when they’re attacked as “racists”?

If whites said “No,” Sharpton and Holder would be out of business.

If whites said “No,” it would give misguided blacks a chance to examine their hearts and repent of their wicked ways.

If whites said “No,” their children would be inspired by their courage.

Just say “no.”

The unfortunate part of the equation is the last line of Rev. Peterson’s editorial.

This kind of transformation is possible for America, but only “if …”


About Author

Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.


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