One black man, overcome by emotion, dropped to his knees, prompting the president to conduct a curbside colloquium on the meaning of emancipation. “Don’t kneel to me,” said the president. “That is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will enjoy hereafter.”

Shelby Foote. The Civil War a Narrative Vol 3

“I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.  You shall not have other gods besides me.”

Exodus 20:2-3

Herod, after instituting a search but not finding him, ordered the guards tried and executed. Then he left Judea to spend some time in Caesarea.He had long been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, who now came to him in a body. After winning over Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they sued for peace because their country was supplied with food from the king’s territory.

On an appointed day, Herod, attired in royal robes, (and) seated on the rostrum, addressed them publicly.  The assembled crowd cried out, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.”

At once the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not ascribe the honor to God, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.

  Acts 12:19-23

One of the reason’s why I was so surprised by the results of the late election was the black vote. I suspected and some polls indicated that the inordinate hardship among black Americans in the Obama years combined with the Gay Marriage issue and the position of the Black Church, the center of the Black Political community, would stay home.

This turned out to be wrong still turned out en mass to support the president.

I imagined that unlike the Catholic Church we have a large amount of people who are “Cafeteria Catholics” people who claim the label but do not practice nor go to mass I suspected there was a great conflict between Black Christians loyalty to God vs “race loyalty” that the president’s campaign exploited.

At least I did until this pronouncement from Jamie Foxx:

This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

A fair amount of folks on twitter took objection to this but the final test comes from both the president and the black churches.

The president claims Christianity, if he is even the least bit serious, he needs to say something and mean it. Granted we can only measure by the first if he is willing to mimic Lincoln but it will be by the second that one to whom this isn’t above their pay grade will judge if he is mimicking Herod

The second test is of the Black Church.

I am writing this at 10:38 AM on Monday the 26th of November.  This broke over the last few hours.  The next 72 hours will say a lot.  The statement that comes out of major black churches and their pastors if any,  will be telling.   It will determine if they are political organizations and slush funds masquerading as Churches or actual Christian Churches that believe.

I’m sure given the re-election of the president and the sheer idolatry that the media and left has for them, any pastor who decided to let this go, to ignore it, to pretend it was never said and move on, will not have a problem, particularity if their flock overwhelming voted Obama.  Their silence will be rewarded and they will be able to enjoy prosperity and a steady parish income for the rest of their lives…

…after that, they’re on their own.

I generally don’t pay a lot of attention to the KOS SEIU poll because…well it’s the Kos SEIU poll but I noticed the Breitbart link and on a whim checked it out.

That Romney has a +4 lead in a poll that has a +3 democrat sample is bad.

That 56% call wrong track in a +3 democrat sample is worse.

But the most devastating number is right here

Take a look at that number Barack Obama in a KOS/SEIU poll is only drawing 85% of the black vote! Even if he gets all the undecided it only rises to 88%.

This has to be a shock to the left, but if you have been reading this site it is simply the logical conclusion to events.

In August of last year I described this as the Barber Shop election for the black community:

I’m sure that if I went back to Ga-4 and asked the overwhelmingly black community there: “Do you support the president?” I’d be told YES overwhelmingly. If my friend George, a black minister in that same community asked that question I suspect he would get a more nuanced response.

And in January I noted the Obama campaign found the need to reach out to black voters

The rumors of dissatisfaction of the black community with president Obama are not rumors but fact and even the prudent estimates I have given overstates his popularity among African-Americans requiring immediate action to motivate the uninspired and pressure the wavering to make sure Black turnout doesn’t drop.

And my numbers were based on him drawing 93% of the Black vote:

In May I noted the effect of Gay Marriage on the race a Black community where the Black church makes such a difference:

Forget the absurdity that a vote based on race to begin with and imagine you are a Black voter disgusted with the president’s record but getting pressure over racial solidarity. The Gay Marriage suddenly makes staying home a matter of sticking with your Pastor and your God.

In June I noted the polls in NC that meant huge trouble:

One out of five Black Americans in a state where the president won 95% of the Black vote the last time around have explicitly told strangers they will not support the first black president for re-election and they have expressed that decision in a public poll..

It is that public nature that makes all the difference because it reinforces what other Black Americans may be thinking in other states but are hesitant to say aloud.

It is a paradigm shift and if it repeats itself beyond North Carolina then this election over.

and in July we talked about the Romney applause line at the NAACP event that got little or no press:

The media has to dodge this issue because it has the potential to create the same split between leadership and rank and file that we have seen in Unions and mainstream coverage of that applause would shatter that narrative.

But the question is did the Black Media duck it? An answer came in September:

My friends the Democrat party and their progressive coalition have become anti God, anti Bible, anti church anti family, anti marriage, and anti-life. They have turned their backs on Christians, it’s time for us to turn our backs on them.

While I had Bishop Jackson on my show the MSM ignored him but they can’t ignore this KOS poll.

It is a bad thing for the Democrats if the percentage of Blacks in the total electorate drops, it’s a worse thing for Democrats if the Party’s share of the black vote drops below 90%. If you have an election where both total black electorate drops AND President Obama’s share of the Black vote drops from 95% to below 90% that means only one thing:

“Ride right through them, they’re demoralized as hell”!

Exit question: In my opinion this is a huge story, why didn’t the MSM cover it? Did they simply miss it or did they deliberately ignore it?

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“Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man ‘against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s enemies will be those of his household.’ “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:34-39

One of the more interesting aspects of American Politics is the role of the Black Church. Tax law and the left mantra of “separation of church and state” not withstanding the Black Church has frankly been the political center for the black community. If you don’t have the ministers you don’t have the black vote.

I’ve written several times about the president’s need to keep the left hand from knowing what the right hand is doing. I suspect that a lot of the congregations in black churches around the country were unaware of the president’s position but I also suspect their pastors were but as long as the president’s position was not explicit they were able to deny this both to their congregations and to themselves.

Now with all the press about the announcement and the Newsweek cover that their congregations will see on every newsstand for those pastors denial is an untenable position.

In the hours following Mr. Obama’s politically charged announcement on Wednesday, the president and his team embarked on a quiet campaign to contain the possible damage among religious leaders and voters. He also reached out to one or more of the five spiritual leaders he calls regularly for religious guidance, and his aides contacted other religious figures who have been supportive in the past.

The damage-control effort underscored the anxiety among Mr. Obama’s advisers about the consequences of the president’s revised position just months before what is expected to be a tight re-election vote.

These Pastors whether contacted by the White House or not have a decision to make: How do they define themselves? Are they Pastors who happen to be black or does race trump what they have preached for years?

Then many of his disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?”

Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him.

And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”

As a result of this, many (of) his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”

Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. John 6:60-68

Where do the pastors stand? With those who went home, or with the twelve who stayed?

At least one pastor in Maryland has made his choice:

Rev. Dr. Emmett Burns, who insists that, while he and his peregrines won’t support Mitt Romney, they have no interest in going to the polls.

And where one pastor, even in a state as blue as Maryland is willing to stand up and be counted others will follow all over the country with the potential of disaster for the left up and down the ticket.

Two final thoughts: I’ve talked about the Barber Shop election saying the following:

the Peggy Josephs and the “Obama Money” crowd in Detroit expected great things for themselves; instead got a president who has kept his distance from the community that provided his most loyal support.

The result? That’s the question. We are seeing only slight glimpses of discontent, but what is it that we aren’t seeing?

Let’s say it aloud: If Barack Obama had Jimmy Carter’s pigmentation there would be democrats lining up to primary him with slogans like: “We can do better” and “Let’s nominate a fighter for the working man“. Those potential candidates are discouraged by the party because if even 10% of the black community abandons them, democrats become unelectable.

Forget the absurdity that a vote based on race to begin with and imagine you are a Black voter disgusted with the president’s record but getting pressure over racial solidarity. The Gay Marriage suddenly makes staying home a matter of sticking with your Pastor and your God.

But let’s say that enough Black voters and Black Pastors decided that Obama at the top of the ticket is reason to equivocate this year. What happens in 2016 if the Party decides to go all in for Gay Marriage in 2016? I submit it will be a lot easier for those same Black ministers to decide to stay home for Mrs. Clinton or Joe Biden that it is for a President Obama.

Update: And there is another one

A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist Press.
Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, wrote in a blog on May 9 that Obama’s statement is worthy of incurring wrath of biblical proportions. . . . “President Obama has betrayed the Bible and the Black Church with his endorsement of same-sex marriage

If 15% of the Black vote that would normally vote for Democrats go home 2012 is going to be a landslide of, dare I say it Biblical proportions.