SHIELD OF FAITH MINISTRIES
We live in the information age in a time that "what you don't know CAN hurt you"...The biblical term for it is "THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS". Our job as born again believers in JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD is to share the GOOD NEWS THE GOSPEL then SOUND THE ALARM. JESUS IS COMING SOON AND THE QUESTION IS WILL YOU BE READY???
The point I'm trying to make is not about his personal life or politics...but rather the IMAGE OF A UPPER MIDDLE CLASS BLACK AMERICAN FAMILY THAT HIS "CHARACTER" PORTRAYED...AND HOW IT CHALLENGED THE VIEWING AUDIENCE BOTH BLACK AND WHITE....IN A POSITIVE WAY. We all know "ACTORS AND THE CHARACTERS THEY PLAY" are in most cases not IN SYNC that is where we get the word "HYPOCRITE" from or ACTOR. The progressives attack the man to squash the image that 10 yrs of the COSBY SHOW PROJECTED...black radicals HATED WHAT IT PORTRAYED...AND SAID IT WAS NOT REASONABLE TO BELIEVE OUR BLACK CHILDREN COULD RISE ABOVE THE SOCIAL CHALLENGES TO REACH A MIDDLE CLASS LIFESTYLE....I AM IN NO WAY ENDORSING Mr Cosby's personal life or politics....JUST WHAT HE "SYMBOLIZED FOR DECADES" a stable BLACK hard working family striving to be all they could be and doing it....It also helped white America to know all blacks don't fit into the stereotype and their are those of us who refuse to be PIGEON HOLED AND MARGINALIZED BY the images coming nightly into our living rooms. Yes we are Americans and love this nation, and it's history and faith, traditions and culture. Have fought for her and died our blood is in this soil along with all the other racial groups that call her home....We strive to understand and respect one another with out degrading anyone....We hold our head up proud of our AMERICAN HERITAGE...FROM EVERY KINDRED,PEOPLE,TONGUE AND NATION... PRAISE THE LORD
Their was a time when OUT OF WEDLOCK in the BLACK COMMUNITY CARRIED SUCH A STIGMA IT MADE young girls and yes young men (if they were raised right) THINK!!! IT WAS A VERY EFFECTIVE DETERRENT .....Some forget that FAITH WAS THE FOUNDATION OF BOTH THE BLACK AND WHITE MAJORITIES in this nation...which meant SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY....in the Book of Psalms the question is asked "IF THE FOUNDATION BE DESTROYED WHAT SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS DO?".....The "SYMBOLS" That reinforced this FOUNDATION WAS ENCOURAGED.....not mocked,lampooned,and sneered at....There was a JUSTIFIABLE FEAR IN OUR SOCIETY OF CROSSING THE LINE OF DECENCY IN THE MEDIA, OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE WAS HONORED NOT DESECRATED, AND THE CHURCHES PLACE AND INFLUENCE WAS FELT FROM OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS TO THE SITTING GOVERNMENT....BILL COSBY HIMSELF IS NOT THE ISSUE, BUT RATHER THE VALUES THE PROGRAM PROMOTED...