Monday, August 27, 2007


My friend Steven just e-mailed me a public letter from Dr. Creflo A. Dollar concerning President Bush and the war on Iraq posted on his website. Dr. Creflo A. Dollar is an evangelist preacher with a weekly Sunday Christian program that airs on BET. His site states that "Dr. Creflo A. Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Georgia which serves nearly 30,000 members, and World Changers Church-New York which hosts over 6,000 worshippers each week." Please click on the link below to read his public letter than read my own letter back to him posted here.

To Dr. Creflo A. Dollar

First let me begin by thanking you for taking the time in between saving us from our inevitable future of eternal damnation in the burning depths of hell, “accepting” the life savings of all your parishioners in the name of the lord, which is fitting since your last name is Dollar, and cosigning the taking of the lives of other god fearing men, women, and children or do you prefer I call them insurgent in the name of oil, I mean bush, wait no I mean freedom, Yea that’s it freedom. The root word being free also the root word in freewill which I believe would be one of the argument our dear ol' president’s advisors would have you believe is the reason for sending all our mothers, brothers, sons, daughters, cousins, and friends or do you prefer I call them Soldiers to be killed in Iraq except for his own family and friends – oh sorry we’re not suppose to speak of that part of the story. Yet we are not allowed the freedom of our own freewill to disagree with the actions of a “regime” that doesn’t listen to congress, the UN, or its people. This seems very familiar yet I can’t seem to find a word that properly describes this type of behavior or government. Yes, it has come to me – Dictatorship. If you are in any way confused a Dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of absolute rule by leadership unrestricted by law, constitutions, or other social and political factors within the state.

It should be noted for my own full disclosure that I am not a Christian, but understand that I was raised in a Christian household and will not disrespect the way in which people “choose” to live and survive through this troubled world. This letter is in no way anti-Christian it is however anti you and Bush, please be clear on that. My issue lies in propaganda like the one you have spent the time writing and rewriting to get it to that perfect point of divisiveness that has made anyone who at any time thought about questioning their own actions in protesting the war even stronger in their beliefs after reading the ignorance you chose to pelt them with in this misinformed rhetoric filled pieces of propaganda. Your opening sentence is “When a nation is on the brink of war, the worst thing its citizens can do is allow themselves to become divided.” Yet, the inevitable outcome of such a letters is to divide by making it an us against them reality as opposed to a discussion of why people went from strongly advocating the war some might say advocating revenge to then just as strongly protesting it. You might look to all the revelations (Pun intended) that have come to light concerning this administration of misinformation, lies, mismanagement, no weapons of mass destruction, neither Iraq nor Saddam Hussein having ANY connection with September 11 and as I recall it September 11 was the reason for this war in the first place. Am I correct?

Let’s take a moment and discuss the word mentioned earlier - insurgent, Wikipedia defines it as an armed uprising, or revolt against an established civil or political authority. Persons engaging in insurgency are called insurgents, and typically engage in regular or guerrilla combat against the armed forces of the established regime, or conduct sabotage and harassment in the land in order to undermine the government's position as leader. Now who falls squarely under that definition is it the Iraqis defending their country as we Americans would also do if our government was overthrown by another outside force for no truly validated or proven reason or is it the superpower that comes into their country and begins to torture, kill, and plunder them? I’ll let you answer that for yourself and move onto the other points in your statement.

"I declare that he is a man of wisdom, and he is strengthened and guided by the Holy Spirit. I wholeheartedly support the decisions he makes for this country (1 Timothy 2:1-2)." With a statement like that you officially cancel out any desire I have to give you the time of a proper rebuttal because you've already proven to be someone of a lesser mind with no sense of reality and should obviously seek professional help for your delusions and if currently taking any psychotropic drugs please see your physician to have the dosages changed or the prescription changed in its entirety due to the clear signs of non effectiveness from your ongoing mental illness.

Your quotes in this letter got better and better with each paragraph. Let’s discuss this one – my favorite “submit to that established authority. In doing so, you honor God, our president and thousands of service members. When the temptation comes to murmur or complain, rejoice that there is a man in the White House who walks and talks with God daily.” I’ll say this to you - as a Blackman you should know better than to advocate blindly following anyone. We are the ancestors of slaves. Our ancestors were stolen from their homelands, brought here and numerous other coast across this world to serve at the hand of our oppressors under the name of the Christian and capitalist power. As a man of the cloth you should be well versed in the history of the religion you hold so dear and the ways in which the holders of the word took it to bring you and our ancestors over to the Christian side. So before you proclaim that we as a people should follow anyone blindly remember what you ask and the lives that have been lost already to such blind faith. Where would we as a people be if we didn’t murmur, complain, and then stand up? We would still be picking cotton. No nice suits for you and that bible you love quoting so much you wouldn’t even have since you would have been hung for even knowing how to read it. It should also be noted that no one is against the troops and it disrespects the families and friends of all those who have lost soldiers in this war to say that for them to want this war to stop would be showing any less support for the troops. Especially since we are the troops, those recruitment centers aren’t in the suburbs they’re in the inner cities, lower middle class communities of all races, schools with high dropout rates, and other places where it is known that you can find impressionable youth with no other options other than to be “The few and the proud” for a couple of dollars and a degree as long as you don’t get blown up or shot.

I rebuke you and all you put forth in this letter and any other statement like it because it is clear that you are a monstrous force that can only do harm to us as a people and until you understand that this massacre puts the blood of the innocent on all our hands than you should sit down and allow those with a better understanding to do all the speaking and writing. You did get one thing right “united we stand, divided we fall” so it is with that closing thought that those of us who care will unite to make sure you and your kind fall. Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and I hope your bible and Bush are enough to sooth you to sleep as all those people die by his hands and your support.

Gardy V. Guerrier


1 comment:

HQ said...

Amen to that! Ditto!

I was amazed by Creflo Dollar's letter. The very idea that Bush was an elected leader will always be in question so, yeah, I so don't agree with that! LOL