Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans stood on the podium of the Martin Luther King holiday to preach: "Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country...." That much is true. Then he had to speak against our involvement in Iraq, assuming divine displeasure about it. That much is false.
God is upset with the United States, but not necessarily for being in Iraq as the false prophets would charge, misleading people from looking at America's real sins that put us in grave danger: idolatry and immorality - both physically and spiritually (whoring around with foreign gods and their holidays of pagan origin).
Our Great Creator God is definitely disappointed and disgusted at the depravity and self-destruction of the black community that laps like dogs at the liberal Democratic trough and foolishly tears down those proper black role models who have made something of themselves and God has blessed their efforts to take care of themselves and set an excellent example.
God has not decreed New Orleans must be "chocolate," it can be some other way (not the incorrect English the Mayor used, saying "You can't have New Orleans no other way) but God has created a chocolate continent where most black people should live or want to live if they had a proper pride in their roots: AFRICA.
Mayor Nagin, in an imaginary conversation with Martin Luther King, questioned: "Why is black-on-black crime such an issue? Why do our young men hate each other so much that they look their brother in the face and they will take a gun and kill him in cold blood?"
Why can the mayor say some things that are true, being realistic, that racists (seeing only the color of the skin of the one pointing out such obvious facts) would accuse others of being a racist for daring to state? The DOUBLE-STANDARD has to go! The racist NAACP has got to go!
White and black conservatives have spoken out against the senseless violence, the disproportionate crime in the black community, and not only black-on-black violence, since, after all, aren't we all brothers? Why kill any innocent person in cold blood? It runs red regardless of race.
Nagin took black America to task and said, "we're not taking care of ourselves." Hello? That's what many others have said all along and got shouted down and branded racist and lynched in the media. Perhaps some are racist but it doesn't change the fact that it's true. Every other minority in America has decided to take care of itself and grow and prosper, what are the blacks waiting for? How many times do they want to miss the train and set themselves in the back and then complain it's all because they're black? White America is sick and tired of hearing it.
All must be judged by the content of their character and qualifications and not hide behind their skin color, creating reverse discrimination and further contempt and serious charges of dumbing down America and undermining quality and hurting us all.
Mayor Nagin, and every true leader, ought to read and believe his Bible and not put his trust in princes who were clearly far too human and learn to go by the Book like the ancient kings of Israel were commanded to do (Deut. 17:18-20).