Minister Farrakhan talks to clergy about uplifting Jesus, rejecting Santa, rejecting holiday spending and importance of a Xmas buying boycott
CHICAGO - For Pastor David Woods of Mt. Pilgrim M.B. Baptist Church, the commercialism, symbolism and customs associated with the holiday season, particularly Christmas, are intertwined into his annual tradition and practice.
But after listening intensely to an address, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered to an ecumenical gathering of clergy at Life Center Church of God in Christ, Pastor Woods was inspired to think more deeply about what is acceptable at Christmas and in the name of Jesus.
Min. Farrakhan is calling on Black America to make 2015 a “Sacrificial Christmas” in the continuing fight for Justice Or Else!. That means rejecting the commercialization for Christmas and embracing the life, the work and the words of the Messiah this year. » FULL STORY
This is only the beginning: Brothers and sisters, once the enemy sees what the power of our unity can do to his economy, we don't stop there. » CONTINUE
We look to the past for guidance, but we must move beyond the past. As long as religion becomes dogma and doctrine, and education becomes quotology, and politics is whatever that is, then we become enslaved in a system that wants to bind us to it, rather than grow us from it.
-Minister Louis Farrakhan » CONTINUE
Now, this movement is no "plaything." You heard me say, "Moses was not an integrationist"; he didn’t want to become one with Pharaoh. And why should you want to become one with your 460-year-old oppressor? You can "love" him to your death—but you can’t change him with your love. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
It is imperative that all of us who are in positions of leadership over organizations or churches come together as intelligent human beings to save a generation that will be lost unless we take the proper steps to save our youth. Our youth are suffering. And in truth, it is not their fault.
We’re about to boycott Christmas. You love Christ? Then the hell with “Santa.” Up with Jesus! Down with Santa! Bury him as a liar who is now captivating the people in Jesus’ name. When we start boycotting, and really laying it down ... it’s going to take a great organized effort to really be as successful as we would want to be. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
There can be no freedom, no justice, no equity without the willingness of some to sacrifice for the rest. What good is life if we are not free? What good is it to be alive and every day that you live you see your people suffering? What good is it to be—continue in life under tyranny? » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
The time requires that a demand be made on the U.S. government and we must deliver a fearless cry of "Justice Or Else!" We have tried praying in, singing in, lying in and young activists have even employed dying-in to dramatize and appeal for a proper government response to our suffering. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Who brings the guns into our community? It’s not you. Who brings the drugs into our community? It’s not you. It’s brought in. And oft-times it’s brought in by very rogue policemen themselves. Somebody is profiting from our ignorance. Somebody is profiting from our filth. Somebody is profiting from The Condition of The Black Community. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
A scared-to-death preacher can’t boast in Christ; a preacher that fears the powers that are contemporary, and dismisses The Power of Him Who is Eternally in Power, is not fit to stand before The People of God. This is a Day when all false men and women will be sat down. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
The enemy knows who you are—that's why he's working night and day to destroy the Black male; because he is afraid that The Black Male, awakened, will challenge White Supremacy. » CONTINUE