New Book Asks If Black Church Is Pimping Black Women
What do you think?
Author Deborrah Cooper is back to ruffle some more church feathers with her new book The Black Church – Where Women Pray and Men Prey.
In it, she goes straight for the jugular saying that black women "are brainwashed into living a dormant existence where they sit passively, trusting in God and waiting for Him to intervene in their lives and make things happen. Living a life of inaction cripples black women, and is inextricably linked to a slave mentality – a condition of learned helplessness.” Also saying, “Black women seem to just cope with life… to be afraid of having big dreams, of agitating on their own behalf, and of demanding change and respect. This leads to normalization of pain and acceptance of disrespect in myriad forms as they soldier on, praying for a blessing to give them relief instead of making change themselves.”
Wow, tell us how you really feel.
She also says it's not just the pastors, but most men in the church are in on it as well.
"Men feel entitled by misquoted scriptures to demean, degrade and use women in any way they please," she says. "When a woman feels defeated, weak and insignificant, she also feels helpless – incapable of defending either herself or her children against men lest she go against the word of God. When a woman turns over her power to a man, his quest for even greater dominance may result in his use of religion to justify emotional, verbal, physical and even sexual abuse. Sadly, such behaviors are very common in black churches.”
Guess we know isn't in the lawds house on Sundays.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? It should, Cooper was spreading the same gospel in 2010 via social media with an article she wrote called, The Black Church – How the Black Church Keeps African American Women Single and Lonely.
Do you agree with Cooper?
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