J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Trinity United Church of Christ refers to itself as “unashamedly black” and “unapologetically Christian.”
It’s not the latter. It is surely the former.
The preaching is blackism, not biblically Christian. Its Bible studies the same. The tenor of the congregation’s profile the same.
At the church—actually a blackism political center—are African pieces thrown thither and yon. The same with the web site depicting an Africa map outline—not American.
At the church African art is all over the place. Walls, windows, hallways, you name it.
African garb drapes the choir. Jeremiah Wright was decked out in same. Recall the videos?
Rapper Tupac Shakur was referenced in the newly installed pastor’s Easter sermon. The Jesus’ resurrection theme for the sermon’s title? Here it is: “Gangster’s Paradise.”
So it goes.