A Diligent Search Thursday, Jul 12 2007 

legislative-justice.jpgIn a diligent search, all the facts are turned up.  In the Jena, Louisiana trials of six black students and one former student, many of the exact facts are missing from the public purview.  Subsequently, there has not been a diligent search for all the facts at any time, then or now; concerning all the incidents that led up to the nooses and the subsequent fights, including the charges and the high bonds, and if such high bonds were applied in other instances of  similar events.  The Legislators of LaSalle parish are responsible for the societal conditions in their district.  They are sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Louisiana State Constitution.  The laws that prosecutors use to defend society from criminals are promulgated by legislators.  In light of what has occurred in the courts of LaSalle Parish’s 28th Judicial District court in the conviction of Mychal Bell, some authority must act.  However, new legislation must be introduced that requires all district judges, to conduct there courts, in the same manner.

In a call to the LaSalle parish judges office about meeting with Judge J. P. Mauffray about a bond reduction, office personnel on today July 11th, stated that the District Attorney would have to be the one contacted to obtain a bail reduction, and that if the D. A. okayed a bond reduction, that then would be okay; but if the District Attorney wasn’t okay with a reduction, then a motion would have to be filed and heard by the Judge.

If these debacling situations existed merely in a vacuum of

some specifically designated portion of the state, that would be

different.  But this situation and similar situations are occuring

all over Louisiana.  What we need is a national movement

against such actions.  The people must stand up,  against the

incredulous affects of unscrupulous court room setttings.  I

must say, however;  there is a great awakening.  It could be

said, that we the people need a more perfect government in

this union,  and we shall have it.

We must turn the tide and make the persons who are running

for elected office this cycle,  agree with what we the people

want and demand.   We are not secure in our persons, when our

children are judged differently from the majority.  We are not

secure when police call crimes what they are, according to the

color of a man’s skin.  We are not secure, when the courts,

judicate unequally.   We are not free, nor are we secure when

prosecutors can choose whom ever they please and begin to

destroy a man’s life “with the stroke of his pen”.

This is unconciounable and it is Sin!  Gross sin and negligence.

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In light of Jena & Beyond Saturday, Jul 7 2007 

Racism at root of segregated worship

The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.”If Dr. King were to ask today if Sunday were still segregated, our answer to that question would be yes because nothing has really changed, and Sunday morning still remains the most segregated time in America. We can work together, play together, shop together, eat together; but why can’t we worship the same God together?

The reason is racism, which is attributed to segregated Sunday and is a sin, and it is still very prevalent in the church today. Racism is a spiritual problem that has always thrived in the church for centuries, yet it is very important to remember that the founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, never once advocated it. As a matter of fact, His summary of the Ten Commandments broke down very simply to love God with all your heart and soul and strength, and then to love your neighbor as yourself. He gave a perfect example about who is your neighbor in the parable of the Good Samaritan in St. Luke 10:30-37; Jesus showed beyond a shadow of a doubt that loving your neighbor is to transcend racial, social and status barriers. Jesus said in Matthew 7: 12, “Whatsoever you would that men should do unto you, even so do you also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.” This rule was not given for the Jewish people alone but for all people of all races and nations. It is the perfect end toward which all the law and the teaching of the Lord are directed.

It requires that each one put himself in the place of the other. We do not want others to be prejudiced against us; we want them to understand us. Hence we are not to be prejudiced against others, but to try to understand them. No matter what position we may find ourselves, we want to be treated with consideration, fairness, kindness, love, sympathy and sometimes with compassion and mercy.

We are, therefore, to treat others in the same manner. This is a very simple principle and easy to understand. When Christians sincerely pray about this, we will see a difference.

This is where reconciliation begins in the heart of mankind and with people working together in an environment in which everyone has pledged their allegiance to Jesus Christ and allowing Him to speak to their hearts. If the church is going to provide a picture of reconciliation for the world to see, Christians of all colors have to be pro-active. It isn’t enough to walk one mile, however; it will take walking two miles to make a difference in this world of ours.

Jesus created the church out of love for us and it’s up to us to reach out with love to others. Moving forward means understanding that reconciliation stretches beyond integration or equality to a unity of spirit and purpose. Reconciliation begins with removing the “dividing wall of hostility” in one-on-one relationships.

We must be Christ-like by viewing the other person as one whom God loves dearly. The time has come for the Church (meaning us the believers) to strive to be a model of reconciliation in a world of bitterness and hatred between the different racial groups.

This world is big enough for all of us. God is big enough for all of us and God created diversity. If we can learn from nature about life, then we can learn from each other the importance of diversity. We as Christians, whether black or white, are to unite with one another, and we are to live in harmony with one another because of the fellowship we have in Christ.

The Rev. Christopher D. Handy is a pastor in Monroe.

“Jena’s Six” and Wrongful Convictions Saturday, Jul 7 2007 

On Friday July 6,  2007;  Pastor B. L. Moran awoke to find the signage of the church he pastor’s in Jena, Louisiana, on the ground torn down and run over by a dually styled truck.  The sign, which bears the name of the church, a memorial to a former pastor and the regular information related to a church; was purposely torn down.

In fact,  the sign appeared to be run over several times back and forth.  In addition there is an unconfirmed report, that the vehicle left tire marks on the side of the church also.  The church, Antioch Baptist Church was the site of an NAACP regular meeting of the LaSalle Parish NAACP, established during the “Jena Six” debacle.  The meeting the night of July 5th, also included , of course; the “Jena Six” Defense Committee. 

It is now evident, eventhough, KNOE-TV8 aired a report of the incident; the powers that be want to play this down.

Home-The Place we’re headed Saturday, Jul 7 2007 

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Commonwealth for a Free Moral Society began in 2002 in rural east central Louisiana.  The concept is first century in its conceptual origin.  In order to continue an existing freedom from the corruption of this present world and the present world system; 

An ideal was formulated in the mind of the author.

Some Folks are tired of the shenanigans that ruling archetypes manipulate us with.  It is always about appearance and perceived notions given by those appearances.

But we say, “being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, and having no hope, and without God in the world.”

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” 

In recent days, Spring 2008; society is concerned with a series of events that only reiterate the depravity that exists.  No one will face the facts and we find ourselves going in the same ring around the truth.  No one wants to get down to the truth.  In time we will find out the truth of our world, accept the fact of our deficiencies and come into the commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Thursday, Jul 5 2007 

The Commonwealth is the last opportunity afforded society to course correct and become, what we know society should be.  In our heart of hearts we know that the way we treat one another is undesirable.  And that, if we had the advanced opportunity we wouldn’t conduct ourselves,  other than correctly. 

That at that time, ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope,  and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who were sometimes a far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,   Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; Ephesians 2:11-13, 19 & 13 

The Commonwealth is about working towards a free moral society.  In a different world, their would be no wars.  There would be no strife.  The races would really live together,  in truth.  We would not be forced by government to put up with one another.  In fact,  it is immoral for government to enforce cohesiveness.   It is gestapo-ish, when government says – you will conduct yourself in this manner with other races and genders.  Our world must become more receptive to one anothers daily necessities.   We don’t care about the next person.  We trample on one another to get ahead.   We purposely hold an other down, so that we can progress. 

That is immoral.