You knew the Democrats would stretch the boundaries on what's acceptable or allowed when it comes to politicking from the church pulpit, but I don't think anyone expected the level of audaciousness contained in the Kamala Harris video played this Sunday in election-eve Virginia.
WTOP in Washington reports on how the video will be consumed just two weeks before the election. "(M)ore than 300 Black churches across Virginia will hear from Vice President Kamala Harris between Sunday and election day in a video message that will air during morning services as part of an outreach effort aimed to boost McAuliffe."
Before we discuss the specifics of this tax-code violating, 1984-esque video directive, can we pause for a moment and reflect on the sentence above and how inoculated we have become toward a very real and insidious racial double-standard in our country?
We let the phrase "black churches" occupy our public discourse without ever focusing on the destructive nature of this disconcerting reality in American culture. Of course, I recognize and respect the historic nature of black churches in this country and the vital role these churches played in post-Civil War America. But we are now in an era where even statues of Thomas Jefferson are being torn down, so any historic value something that may appear racially divisive is fair game.
The reality is that the majority of churches in this country are having very frank conversations about being "too white." The leaders of most denominations are proactively employing outreach in minority communities to increase representation from all races in their church's surrounding neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, black churches are celebrated by the media and pop culture with no recognition of what they clearly are: segregated. And the Democrats love going to these segregated houses of worship to demand the votes of the congregations. And, why not? Democrats invented and celebrated segregation of every form in this country after they lost the Civil War to Republican leadership, why should they change their ways now?
Now, back to Kamala's dance with the political devil to preach the virtues of her man, Terry McAuliffe, who wants to continue his state's robust history of killing black babies at Planned Parenthood "clinics."