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From Jesse Jackson’s Heart

 “For his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” Luke 6:45

That vulgar language appears to flow with ease from prominent black ministers continues to astonish me. Jesse Jackson’s crude remarks about Barack Obama are the latest example. Such words from a minister is appalling…but then, it must be that Jesse is speaking his heart.

Renaissance G writes “Oh, Jackson supports Obama all right.  But with such support, he would probably prefer that Jackson oppose him.”


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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

8 replies on “From Jesse Jackson’s Heart”

The REVEREND Jesse Jackson is a goof.
Where is his master of divinity from?
Where is his seminary degree from?
Where is he actually ordained by ANY recognized denomination?

Mostly, Jesse is a sad old man who doesn’t like that another black man, not THE black man, has a chance at the White House.
Go away Jesse. Go away Al. Go away old time thinkers!
Booker T. Washington was one of my childhood heros, and his color meant nothing to me. He was just a hero, plain and simple.
I also greatly admire George Washington Carver. As a boy I read everything I could find on those two great Americans! We need black men like them to lead our country. Not OBAMA and his old school racism.


Funny thing is…. Bill Cosby for years has talked about all of us claiming responsibility for our actions. After reading this quote from Booker T, it sure sends a resounding clang of truth to those who would listen.

I love those words from Booker T. Washington, and I so admire Bill Cosby for the strong stance he has taken. His call for black fathers to tighten up on their commitment to their families has resulted in much flack from the black community. It’s a shame.

Color has nothing to do with the fact that all of us are responsible for our own actions. More difficult for some? Of course. But we all must work through our problems and challenges.

Good comment.


Thanks for the link.

As you say, no ordained man should talk that way. Some of the most secular people I know wouldn’t even do so.

I wonder how much of it is the green-eyed monster for Jackson. Obama has accomplished what he could not do. Furthermore, Obama’s message of personal responsibility has the potential to actually work, which is something that government handouts, unfortunately for Jackson, will never do.

Good morning, R Guy–

There are others who believe Jesse Jackson may be jealous of Obama. It will be interesting to see how it all plays.


WOW! That’s talking pretty straight.

I was visiting Bro. Emory’s church and he told a story of his wife being a victim of racism at the local grocery store. He very plainly, as he can do so well, told how he handled the issue. When Brian and I left, we were outraged that his wife had been targeted and, at the same time, very proud of Bro. Emory defending her and recognizing the guy was an idiot without assuming all other people of the same color were racists. I believe America could end racism with instruction from men such as Sam Emory.


Hi, Jana–

You have so rightly said that preachers such as Sam Emory are those whom should be elevated as role models for young black (and white) people. From him, I have never heard one racist word. From him, I have never heard profanity and sickening anti-American sentiments.

Instead, I hear him preach Jesus, along with righteous, holy living. I love Sam Emory and admire his anointed preaching, his tremendous attitude and his superior musical abilities.

I was quite taken with a Washington T. Booker quotation that Mookie posted yesterday, and have reprinted it here.

There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. [Some] do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” –Booker T. Washington


I am thoroughly sickened by the behavior of these self-proclaimed ministers. If the black community wants to end racism and bring equality to all men, they should follow the example of Rev. Samuel Emory. He understands what it is like to have separate drinking fountains, not being allowed in certain businesses, and the oppression blacks faced for many years. Yet, he also knows what it is to perservere, get an education, become a prominent community person, teach acceptance and equality, and is successful in doing so. We need more Sam Emory’s to proclaim truth and love who stand for righteousness.


Dean, I know ministers are mere humans. I know that well, for I was born in the home of one, I married one, and I have sons, grandsons and multiple friends who are ministers. I understand their “humanness” and have made definite observations of their being less than divine…for sure.

But in full deliberation, to speak with such language shocks me. Of those I include in personal and professional relationships, I cannot imagine any speaking in such a manner.


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