Pastor Responds To Obama’s Speech at Morehouse: “[do]not lead America in the way of Sodom and Gomorrah.”
President Barack Obama recently made a surprise appearance at Morehouse College to deliver a commencement speech for the 2013 graduates.
Morehouse College is an all-male university and is one of the most prominent HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in America. In Obama’s lengthy speech, he congratulated the predominantly black male graduating class on their collegiate success.
In Obama’s speech, the president lectured the young men using what some might call conventional talking points prevalent in the language of most left-wing politicians and ideological figures. However, a theologist and pastor named William Dwight McKissic Sr. (pictured) published a blog recently that offered a telling rebuttal to the president’s address.
While praising the president for his “masterful” delivery, Pastor McKissic’s message also accused Obama of diverting from an original prepared format of the speech. Overall, Pastor Mckissic charged Obama with delivering a covert message in his speech that encouraged homosexuality. Below is an excerpt of Pastor McKissic’s rebuttal to Obama’s commencement speech:
“Barack Obama’s life story embodies and exemplifies the very words he used to challenge and encourage the graduates. That’s what made the speech so compelling and effective.
There were two startling statements in an otherwise masterful speech, perhaps his best ever – that were probably unprecedented in a college graduation speech. His written speech, which was presented to the media in advance, differed from the oral presentation at a critical point.
(1). In encouraging the male graduates to be responsible family men, he
challenged them in his prepared text to,
“Be the best husband to your wife, or boyfriend to your partner, or father to your children that you can be.”
In the actual oral presentation he told them,
“Be the best husband to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner.”
The way the audience responded to this statement makes it clear that they were surprised by this comment, and interpreted it for what he meant: an affirmation of same-s*x relationships.
Affirming homosexuality in a public setting to a predominately Black audience is virtually unprecedented. If the President had been White, I believe there would have been a huge backlash behind his gay friendly remarks. Many of the parents would have objected.
Encouraging young Black males to “be the best husband…to your boyfriend, or your partner” is a very serious matter. Here we have the first African-American President of the United States, encouraging young Black men to be homosexuals. Who would have ever imagined this would happen?” (W.D. McKissic, WordPress.com)
McKissic also encourages prayer for the president and urges him “not to lead America in the way of Sodom and Gomorrah.” To read Pastor McKissic’s entire rebuttal to President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, click on the following link:http://dwightmckissic.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/is-there-a-nathan-in-the-land-are-we-going-to-allow-one-man-to-redefine-the-family-for-black-america-a-response-to-president-obamas-speech-at-morehouse-college/