Churches Across America Reflect On Obama Election

Jubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama's election to the presidency.

In Raleigh, the Rev. Shirley Caesar-Williams told her congregation that "God has vindicated the black folk."

The Grammy-winning gospel singer cried as she told Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church that she has nothing to put her head down for. She said, quoting, "We got a new family coming in. We got a new family coming in. And you know what? They look like us."

Across the nation, congregrants blew horns, waved American flags and raised their hands.

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  • by saasy Location: nc on Nov 12, 2008 at 03:03 PM
    To SO TIRED!!! I would like to take the chance to say Thank You for the comments you have posted. The abortion issue has been dragged out long enough!! As well as how many blacks voted! I am glad there is another person who believes people should have a choice! I BELIEVE....that we live in a great country,that many have fought and died for us to be free...FREE to make choices for ourselves about our mind,bodies,faith...I believe God created all equal no matter what race or sexuality.I think that one day we could all learn to love each other for who we are not what someone wants us to be. So just a quick THank you for being a honest thruthfull person. You are what this country needs.
  • by sassy Location: nc on Nov 12, 2008 at 01:04 PM
    To CAT: I really could care less what your comment stated. Dont worry about how hard you are being on me...worry about how hard you are being on your country..I can take care of myself. The point of my comment was some people are playing both sides of the card..They are against abortion..and they are against gays!! So I just wondered which of the "evils" as they call them...would they choose! They claim to be so righteous and upholding citzens..and have for awhile now tried to discourage people who supprted Obama..The fact is that people voted for who they felt would help this country..not on these I feel everyone should back off and drop it! Because when I asked my question...I got the response I thought I would...very opinated and uniformed....!! You have a wonderful day..and I hope nothing but the best for you!
  • by Not Sarah on Nov 12, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    "A true Christian votes on their RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS." How about voting for the whole nation's best interest, rather then one or two religious hangups... which in actuality don't even affect you in your daily life. You are not having an abortion, and it's likely you haven't ever spoke to a gay person. So I can't understand why it's that important to you. We are not a theocracy. Not everyone shares the same belief system as you. We're all in this together, and we're all Americans. Spread love, not separation. Here have an internet hug from me.
  • by You Made Me Cry Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2008 at 01:10 AM
    Posted by: Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 10, 2008 at 11:42 AM The wonderful thing about this is that soon, our children will be discussing this in history class. The only thing taught in history will no longer be that of a black slave, but now that of a black President! Always remember, Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Barack could run. Barack ran so our children can fly. My, my, my! I just wanted people to read this again. Can I post this on Facebook?
  • by PRAYING Location: NC on Nov 11, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    I have stated on this site before that I wondered why MLK III hasn't come out to endorse or show support for Obama. I also commented that maybe it is because MLK III knew his father MLK Jr. was a MAN OF GOD FIRST THEN a man of color. WWJD!
  • by HEY SO TIRED Location: NC on Nov 11, 2008 at 06:21 PM
    I am pro choice as well but my issue with Obama is that he voted 4 times to withhold medical treatment to survivors of partial birth abortions. I looked it up. That I consider heinous and he also supported partial birth abortion by not voting against it. In case you don't know what that actually is, I'll give it to you step by step. The baby is allowed to partially exit the birth canal then the back of the skull is punctured so that its contents the brain can be suctioned out then the rest of the child is allowed to exit. This I consider murder whoever allows this to happen. I for one could not vote for Obama because I wasn't going to be an accessory to this crime. This type of abortion is allowed in the last 12 weeks of pregnancy in some states of this great USA. Having been involved in neonatal care, I have seen babies born in the 2nd trimester survive and live normal lives. I can not support anyone who supports such cruel acts. We have animals that are treated better than this.
  • by Sarah Location: Goldsboro on Nov 11, 2008 at 06:00 PM
    churches??? they support someone who is NOT PRO-LIFE.. Supports Gay marriages??? Isn't this .. what Jesus preached against.. that would destroy us.. our nations, our people. Hypocrites is what they are! True Christians stick to their beliefs and do not vote for a person because of color.. but because of their religious convictions! GOD BLESS AMERICA>> because Revelations shows us that this is the end of time!
  • by So Tired!!! on Nov 11, 2008 at 05:47 PM
    And about the high percentage of blacks that voted for Obama. Get over it already. He won! And majority of blacks have been voting Democratic for years anyway. Let's say Hillary had ran, majority would have picked her over McCain!! Get over it already, Obama IS going to be OUR president for at least the next 4 yrs. We ALL should be supporting him. I didn't like Bush, but I still prayed for him and didn't bad-mouth him. I'll be so glad when "we" as a country comes together instead of all the division. Guess I have to wait on Heaven for that.
  • by So Tired!!! on Nov 11, 2008 at 05:40 PM
    1st of all, I want to say that I Am a Christian. I am so tired of hearing about the whole abortion issue. Obama is not pro-abortion. He's pro-choice. Let me ask you all this. God forbids if your daughter was brutally raped and as a result, became pregnant. Would you encourage her to keep the baby? In doing so, not only does she have to deal w/ the pain and memories of the rape, but then she has to give birth to a child which would remind her everyday of her attacker. I don't think that would be right.
  • by sassy Location: nc on Nov 11, 2008 at 05:03 PM
    Just as I is not a learned your is due to science my dear...chromosomes to be exact..I know I study this as my job!! Next...lets see how everyone else feels.....

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