Here is a letter that I wrote to the Hickory Daily Record in November of 2012. When I wrote the letter I didn't give it a title. Even though the Editor titled the Letter as it is, I am not oppposed to the title. I constantly recieve requests for copies of the Letter, so I thought I would post it here for all to read at their pleasure.
Yes, there was, and probably will continue to be, "push back" from the uniformed and misinformed becuase of this letter but thats okay. You see, Since Christ died for me, I will stand for Him. Praise God He is Risen! I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!
Hickory Daily Record Newspaper
VOLUME 98, NUMBER 55
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
Letters to the Editor
I stand with Christ, not Obama
I am an African-American Ordained Minister.
As a believer, I find it difficult to sit back and act as if others are speaking for me as they falsely accuse one of my Father’s children that have proven himself with integrity.
All African-Americans do not think the same way. Nor are 98 percent of us led by the NAACP.
I am appalled at the position of the NC NAACP in its recent Press Conference as it relates to Dr. Billy Graham/Billy Graham Association. Dr. Graham has proven his life and lifestyle for Christ during his entire Ministry. Read his autobiography. He has stood for justice, equality, and opportunities for all, not only in this country but throughout the world. He has had a stellar reputation morally and financially throughout his time of ministry. It is very unfortunate that preachers of the gospel of Christ totally disregard God’s written word for political or financial purposes, and portray themselves as if they speak for all African-Americans.
How can a Believer support someone that had to be forced to add God to his political platform, how can a preacher support someone that told the world that he supports homosexual and lesbian marriages, in direct opposition to that same written word of God he preaches? How does one support someone that has almost put his own country (if he considers this his country) in financial ruin, someone that offered Hispanics what I call an illusion entitled “Deferred Action,” simply to entice their vote, someone that speaks to people like a hustler, telling them things that affect them emotionally, rather than substantive information about what will help them economically?
Yes, I am an African-American, but first and foremost I am a Born Again Believer. My faith is based on the written and living word of God and my genuine relationship with his Son, Jesus the Christ. It is not a faith of expediency, nor is it a faith that is for sale to neither a political party nor a person’s race.
Dr. Graham is correct. We should take a stand and vote for the person that lives and promotes most closely the values of our Heavenly Father, regardless of race or party affiliation.
If we can’t stand for Christ and righteousness in a political campaign, how will we stand for Him in the future when societal issues get worse?
Chapter 34 of Ezekiel has clear and dire repercussions for all that mislead God’s people, regardless of their motivation.
“Yes we can” will not help on that day.
REV. DR. GLENN PINCKNEY SR.