One of many reasons I enjoy blogging using WordPress is bloggers in our community can have open and honest discussions about any topics; and open and honesty are what I am hoping we can have today.
This is not a political post as my allegiance is to God, not to a political party, or politicians. I am concern about America not being united and politicians are turning back to very painful times for our ancestors and to us starting with voters’ suppression.
God said, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
What about American History? Black History? What scriptures tell us not to remember our history? I posted something on Facebook about this subject and a member of the Body of Christ felt it was inappropriate. It was stated that I should forget the past as a Christian. This is what prompted this blog.
Mankind cannot regulate what is to be remembered, and what is to be forgotten. I am saddened that some in the Body of Christ is complicit in these unethical and ungodly behaviors. Looking at some of their posts they think this is something to be proud of, but before I go to bed tonight, I will not see their posts on my newsfeed anymore. (Matthew 7:15-29)
Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from moving forward on voting rights legislation, and Democrats failed to get 50 votes to change the Senate rules to move forward with the legislation with a simple majority. Senate Democrats fail to change rules on filibuster to pass voting rights – CBS News
“This map is not only unconstitutional, but it dilutes black representation in Florida,” state Sen. Shevrin Jones, a Black Democrat, told Politico. “To add insult to injury, the Governor submitted this map all while tweeting a quote ‘honoring’ Dr. King.” Ron DeSantis wants to hijack Florida redistricting — and cut number of Black districts in half – Alternet.org
In rejecting the new boundaries for Kentucky’s six congressional districts, Beshear said: “One look at the map reveals what those who drafted it in secret were trying to hide: the redistricting plan is a political gerrymander.” Kentucky’s Governor Vetoes GOP-Drawn Redistricting Plans | Kentucky News | US News
“African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,” the Senate Minority Leader said. Mitch McConnell said Black people show up to vote just as much as ‘Americans’ after the voting rights bill failed in the Senate (msn.com)
Coons said legislators are seeing laws in dozens of states that are “clearly designed to accomplish voter suppression.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democratic-sen-chris-coons-says-he-s-gravely-concerned-about-the-abundant-evidence-of-nationwide-voter-suppression/ar-AAT42v7?ocid=msedgntp
I was born in Montgomery, Alabama and lived there 40 years before relocating to Florida. Montgomery was the cradle of civil rights. Why are we still dealing with voting rights in 2022?
QUOTE: God judges sin, not skin. – Tangie T. Woods