I agree with Joseph Farah. It is time to stop calling Al Sharpton ‘reverend’. Al Sharpton has committed blasphemy in comparing Jesus with Trayvon Martin . Al Sharpton isn’t practicing Christianity by race-baiting, trying to cause discord. Jesus nor the apostles did that. Bible tells us that when we read it.
Stop calling Al Sharpton 'reverend' by Joseph Farah over at World Net Daily
It’s time to stop calling Al Sharpton a reverend.
I don’t care if he ever got a degree in theology, which I doubt. I don’t care if he ever attended divinity school or seminary, which I doubt. I don’t care if he heads a “church” or gives impassioned sermons, which I doubt.
The man is an utter disgrace and shame to his professed religion of Christianity.
But let’s start with some definitions of “reverend”: “a title of respect prefixed to the name of a member of the clergy or a religious order; worthy to be revered; entitled to reverence.”
Do you think Al Sharpton qualified under that dictionary definition?
I don’t. He is a professional race hustler and shakedown artist, not someone to be revered.
He’s got a public history dating back to Howard Beach and Tawana Brawley and lots more. But what has angered me to the point of publicly defrocking this clown is the way he has diminished the work of Jesus in his utter exploitation of the Trayvon Martin case.
“We believe in Jesus, they crucified him and never had a charge,” he said recently. “They never charged, there wasn’t no crime on his indictment. So we’ve got to deal with the inequities of the criminal justice system. The fact that we (black people) are overly-incarcerated, the fact that we go to court and are treated differently, and the fact that when we’re victimized there is not the same response. That’s what Trayvon was about.”
Trayvon Martin compared to Jesus? By a supposed Christian minister?
Like nearly everyone else I know, I mourn the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. Don’t get me wrong. But he was not Jesus. Nobody is – especially not Sharpton, who should never be mistaken for one of his disciples.
First of all, Jesus was charged by the high priest Caiaphas with blasphemy for claiming to be the Messiah (Matthew 26:65). It was a wrongful charge because what Jesus said was true. But to suggest there was no charge displays an astonishing ignorance of His execution.
But that’s just a technicality in dissecting the rantings of a madman. Sharpton’s real offense is in committing blasphemy himself – in comparing Jesus with Trayvon Martin.