Christian network bans pastor for ties with Farrakhan, criticism of Carson

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151023_nation02Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, Md., has been banned by the Daystar Christian Television Broadcasting Network for his association with Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.

Bryant was one of the speakers at the Oct. 10 Million Man March anniversary in Washington, D.C.

The network sent him a letter from Daystar, which he read last Sunday at church. It reads, “We are writing to cancel Dr. Bryant from being on our program. At this time we do not feel comfortable with his comments speaking about Dr. Ben Carson nor are we comfortable with his association with Louis Farrakhan. We are a channel about reconciliation and not division. We apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely, Jennifer Gardner.”

Calls out Daystar
Bryant said the network sent him a letter banning him but has not rebuked any of the Christian evangelicals who affirmed and prayed for Republican candidate Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States even though the real estate mogul is inarguably divisive and has made cruel remarks about Women, Asians, Japanese, Blacks, Hispanics and others.

In his Oct. 18 sermon titled “Let the Chips Fall Where They May,’’ Bryant stated, “For Daystar to suggest me going on stage before a million people calling the name of Jesus is divisive and to have ought with me calling Ben Carson into accountability for having made his name in Baltimore but never speaking to the plight of Black Baltimoreans yet they continue to re-air old footage of me preaching to raise money for their network – I want you to know that people want your gift but despise your guts.’’

He continued, “You have to be careful of people who love your personality but can’t stand your purpose. Be careful of those who want your body but can’t handle your brain. Within the last eight years, White evangelicals have vilified the presidency of Barack Obama but eight years ago said that Republican George Bush was God’s man. I want people to know when man shuts a door, God opens an elevator shaft.’’

A report by Black Christian News Network was used in this story.

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