How Long will they Kill Our Prophets?
April 4th , will mark the anniversary of the murder of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was not afraid to speak Truth to power and to use his Liberation Theology to correct societal wrongs. Although many people boo hoo over the death of Dr. King, these same people are silent when it comes to another Liberation theologian, Dr. Jeremiah Wright.
It is a shame that newspapers across the country are reporting that Dr. Wright has had to cancel speaking engagements because of alleged security threats. Where are all the people who constantly complain that there aren't any more black leaders? Where are the clergy who claim that they are "on the battlefield" for their Lord ? Where are the men in the community that are suppose to protect the elders?
In every city, people need to be standing up for the right of Dr. Wright to speak without fear for his safety as well as those who come to hear him .
In every city, there need to be t-shirts and bumper stickers that say "Wright is Right" in big bold letters.
We have to say with a loud voice that we have lost too many black leaders and we will not lose another one!
Decades ago, Bob Marley posed the question "How long will they kill our prophets, while we stand around and look."
Too bad in 2008, we are still asking the same question.