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Given the need for independent thinking, does the Black community deserve whatever it gets if it relies solely on the guidance of pastors in making personal decisions about exercising their civil right to vote?

 

 

 

 

 

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
    “The Black Vote and the Black Church:
Under the Hood
"

Episode 009 – 09-26-12

 

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SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"What is going on beneath the hood in the black church that makes an issue like gay rights, the right to marry whoever you want, such an explosive issue?" is the question Dr. Matthew V. Johnson is exploring right now now on "SOUL AFIRE." What do you think is going on beneath the hood?

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
The Christian religion has been for many black people the means by which they pursue social, political, moral approval of white people...respectability...has often been one that seeks validation in the eyes of white folk...so in other words, in some cases, the church has functioned as a liberating institution, but also as a validating institution...and the Christian faith has been our way of making a claim on respectability, middle class respectability...hence, we have adopted a very conservative orientation in many cases...whenever somebody is stigmatized in this culture...there image is always undermined morally..." --Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

Jeff Roberts · Math Teacher at Alternative Learning Center
Sarah had to get something off of her chest!

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"Electoral politics is only one slice of the pie. It does provide a view of our festering problems and unfinished agenda." --Not Dr. Johnson :-)

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"WE are trapped into a psycho-social matrix." --TWN.

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"Voting is not going to get Black people freedom," said Sarah, a caller. How will Dr. J respond to this widespread perspective? What do you think?

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
“In the name of a post-racial America, we’re willing to act as though this history is not alive in our present.” --Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"This whole idea that we can actually entertain some pastors telling people not to vote...is shameful and ridiculous." –MVJ

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"...These same coons will tell um don't go vote...trying to win the approval by trying to ingratiate yourself to white folks...coonin' in the name of the Lord." --Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

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"Africans in the Diaspora, the largest forced migration in human history...so to study the African Diaspora is to study humanity...particularly under duress...and black folks don't think we should study it...[at black institutions]." --Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
"...if they can undermine the turn-out, they might be able to steal some swing states...it's a matter of turn-out....and what institution is at the center of black inspiration and motivation...it's the point in which a lot of things in the black community still remain in orbit around..." --Dr. Matthew V. Johnson

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Loga Michelle Odom
Dr. J is not going to get to my question, but I am wondering: Given what you said in the first episode about the need for independent thinking, does the Black community deserve whatever it gets if it relies solely on the guidance of pastors in making personal decisions about exercising their civil right to vote? –LMO

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Jeff Roberts · Math Teacher at Alternative Learning Center
The Black Community needs to critically look at how we select leaders. If we have a leadership problem ... we have no one to blame. We choose our leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

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is a live talk radio program hosted by Dr. Matthew V. Johnson, Sr.  The call-in program Inspires and Incites the personal spirit to come alive and reach for the fire within.  Whether your life moves in the nests of tumbleweed against desert dryness, or flows quietly in the sanctuary of lush foliage of a tropical riverbed, you live in the realm of a claimed or neglected human spirit. SOUL AFIRE is about the human Spirit and how it navigates Blackness.  The program features Dr. Johnson’s weekly commentary, “Spirit Matters."

 

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ABOUT REVEREND DR. MATTHEW V. JOHNSON

Matthew V. Johnson, Sr., is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Theology from the University of Chicago.  He has done post-graduate studies in Psychoanalysis, and is a member in training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  In the ministry for thirty years, Dr. Johnson is the Pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd-Baptist located in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

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