Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
In the last couple episodes of Greenleaf a new praise and worship leader by the name of Carlton Cruise, played by actor Parnell Damone Marcano, is sought out by The Bishop's singing daughter, Charity, played by Deborah Joy Winans (yes she's Bebe and Cece's Sister). Now the shade is that Charity's husband Kevin Saterlee played by Tye White is on the Downlow but we'll hit that point later.
The show opens with the funeral of children's church teacher and minister Faith Greenleaf. The Prodigal Daughter , Grace better known as GiGi has returned home in order to avenge her sister's death. It is revealed later in the first couple episodes that Faith was sexually abused by her Uncle Mac. However this issue of Uncle Mac's pedophilia has been hidden and denied. This is one of many issues faced on the show.
This got my mind to thinking as I sipped on my White Zinfandel. Why does the Black Church shout, pray, and sing over common issues that affect the Black Community? We all know that sexual abuse happens especially in the church. Those in authorty often abuse their authority in order to get close and to victimize people especially those they seem more vunerable and less likely to pose a threat.