In one of her columns, Star Parker wrote that Bishop E.W. Jackson, an outspoken black conservative Christian, stands for what the GOP used to stand for: limited government, personal freedom, traditional marriage and family, and protecting unborn life.
Bill Bolling, a Republican and former Lt. Governor of Virginia, implied that Bishop Jackson was an extremist. If advocating the kind of values that made this country the best in the world is extreme, count me in.
Bishop Jackson is hosting a National Reconciliation Service called “Rekindle the Dream,” on Wednesday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Congressional Auditorium of the Capitol Visitors Center, in the nation’s capital. (Free attendance, limited seating.)
“We cannot allow the future of our country to be mired in the politics of racial division,” Bishop Jackson said. “We need a new generation of spiritual and legislative leaders who will bring us together.”
Speakers include Bishop Harry Jackson and Dr. Alveda King. Lawmakers, pastors, and others, including representatives from Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, will discuss the long-term future of America.
The service will bring together Pastors and Federal Legislators from across the country to reduce racial division and violence, create better relationships between police and communities, reduce crime and recidivism rates and through the combined power of the pulpit and legislation to foster peace and unity across racial and cultural lines.
The ultimate goal of these services is taken from the Pledge of Allegiance: “one nation under God, indivisible with Liberty and justice for all.” Participants will be asked to sign a “Covenant of Healing, Reconciliation and Awakening.” Organizers intend this to be a model for communities to bring people together across racial and cultural lines. Local services are already being planned.
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