Many black pastors 'extensions of Democratic Party'

Monday, March 9, 2015
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OneNewsNow.com Staff (OneNewsNow.com)

A conservative black pastor and former Texas NAACP official says many church-going African Americans have been co-opted by the Democratic Party.

Bryant

Pastor C.L. Bryant says it's unfortunate, but in many cases the pastors of those churches are to blame.

"So many black preachers across this country are actually extensions of the Democratic Party. They won't admit that, but they are," he says.

"When you see 97 percent of one people voting for one thing, first of all that's not intelligent – because you are taken for granted by that one party and you're ignored by the other. That's my message."

Bryant, who is on what he calls his "empowerment tour," says many African Americans aren't taking advantage of several key opportunities to better their lives.

"There are certain tools of empowerment that black people are definitely missing out on that do usher us into the American dream and to exercising what has worked for all other Americans," he explains.

"One [is] education; [another is] being employed – and finding ways to employ yourselves, not depending on government; and then [third] energy will affect all of us in a very negative way if the attack on coal continues. Black people are very much unaware of how that will affect their pocketbooks."

Bryant made his comments Monday in an interview with "Today's Issues" on the AFR Talk network.

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