Citizens in Adoration Meet at Shiloh

What happened in Baltimore last April, the riots, looting, burning, all within a ear shot of one of the first major mega churches in Baltimore, SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH, on Monroe Street.

It is a church layered with many “heavy hitters” as members. It is my understanding that with this church there are many focuses, one being THE OPEN CHURCH, a ministry designed to welcome all. This ministry with one of the principals being Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, applauds itself as among the first to welcome the LGBT associates, before the acceptance became popular.

It is December, and the church has decided to embrace the scripture at Isaiah 40:3,”..prepare ye the way of the lord”.

In other words, this community church decided to celebrate the birth of Christ, with a lavish concert. Even though the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 is unthinkable, and history verifying the stretch, in that it was a Roman Catholic attempt to win revelers, sex pots, and celebrants over to the Christian way of life, replacing revelry with the birth of Christ. Did it work? Look around at the commercialization. No one will be deliberately murdered, but revelry will abound, accidents will amount, tempers will fly, and the social fabric and security will be tested.

Reverend Braxton is not hoping for such results, so he and his associates are attempting to do the same as the Christians did in the 4th Century, make a popular pagan day, a DAY OF ADORATION.

The community came out, and overwhelmed the auditorium. I did not stay for the entire program, which by calculation seemed two hours, or more in  length, but I captured the essence of the thrust. (See video).

Shiloh was a place of meeting in ancient Israel, and highly significant in dispensing information to believers. Citizens of Baltimore were called to Shiloh for the purposes of adoration and celebration, however more importantly, to see what musical talent Baltimore has, and awaken the consciousness to rebuilding the city from the youth up.

 

 

 

“I LIVED, DAMMIT !”

She stands about six feet tall, with the wingspan of a WNBA Center, imposing! Imagine someone attacking this statuesque figure standing up, a better advantage if, she is lying down.

This is what happened to AMA CHANDRA, in the summer of 2015. She has a scar right down the middle of her chest, where the attempted rapist tried to end her life with a knife, while she slept. Another woman added to the statistics of abuse of women by their male counterparts.

It is reported that one out of every four women will be abused during their lifetime; but why is that? It is believed that this psychological problem, springs from a place of inferiority, and with the images of superiority blazed on the television, and movie screens, the need to be level with what is imagined gives birth “to be like Mike”, and have dominance. The video games like GRAND THEFT AUTO, are not helping.

The martial arts schools for many have becomes the baby sitters in the evening; contact sports have risen in popularity, the political climate has become more confrontational, “take him out!” espouses one or more Presidential candidates.

Cell phones have also contributed this ballooning sexual disease. Sending texts, looking at images on Facebook, allow closet freaks to conjure up ideas of sexual possession of females they can never have, unless they use some video trick.

Women are more sexual objects today, than even before. Boyfriends, who are denied cohabitation are not the only ones raping. Chandra is outgoing, hugs everyone, and who knows she probably hugged her intended assaulter, because he could not seduce her  face to face.

We need to look at the school curriculum to reverse this social morbidity. The social studies classes need to address this phenomenon, helping students to develop moral platelets to harness their heaving body parts. To have face to face discussions that include the phrase, “you’re sexually provocative, today”.

Yes, “I Lived dammit” might be Ama Chandra’s shout today, but as she has said in the video, many of her sisters , victims of such domestic violence, did not make it. Ask yourself, are you contributing to the recruitment of rape victimization?