Monday, November 10, 2008

Churches Across America Reflect on Obama Election

Mainstream media sources are saturated today with stories of Sunday morning church reactions to the presidential election. Meanwhile, President-elect Obama skipped church on Sunday, in favor of a workout at the gym.

-- From "Churches across America reflect on Obama election" by Allen G. Breed, Associated Press National Writer 11/9/08

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Pastor Shirley Caesar-Williams opened her sermon Sunday at Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church with a prayer of thanks for the election of Barack Obama—at the risk of her flock getting "more excited over this than you do over the word."

"God has vindicated the black folk," the Grammy-winning gospel singer said as a member of the congregation waved an American flag and another marched among the pews blowing a ram's horn.

"Too long we've been at the bottom of the totem pole, but he has vindicated us, hallelujah," she cried. "I don't know about you, but I don't have nothing to put my head down for, praise God. Because when I look toward Washington, D.C., we got a new family coming in. We got a new family coming in. And you know what? They look like us. Amen, amen. They look like us."

Across the country, from a mostly white church in the Southwest to the pulpit from which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached his message of equality and nonviolent change, Christian clergy members on Sunday asked God to give Obama the wisdom and strength to lead the country out of what many consider a wilderness of despair and gloom.

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