Black Freethinkers Face Unique Set of Challenges

Vlogger says Christianity left too many unanswered questions

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I can’t downplay the value of the hope the doctrine provided during slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights era, and even today. It provides emotional comfort and a community. I get it. But then I think about some of the mega-churches and the piles of money they collect from Black people. Money that doesn’t always benefit the community. I think that’s definitely a negative impact, the financial drain. I know in Africa it’s even worse. Some of these pastors need to be arrested for what they are doing to people. — Omo Igbo

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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