Obama Gets Televangelist Support

New Jersey pastor saddened by Jakes praising of Obama

Jim Brown

Bishop T.D. Jakes is being criticized for expressing jubilation over Barack Obama’s historic election victory.

Fellow black http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=4058 Clenard Childress says Jakes, the man Time Magazine and CNN once referred to as “America’s Best Preacher,” is showing that biblical moral values are not his top priority.

Dallas http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=2793 a victory for African Americans,” but a victory for democracy.New Jersey pastor Childress, the president of L.E.A.R.N. Northeast, says he is saddened that Jakes and others in the black community have “lost sight of the values that made this nation great and made African-Americans a resilient people.”

“We’re now looking for change or we’ve become more or less seduced by the illusion of change. And we have lost sight of the important character and integrity that I believe a candidate would need to lead this country,” Childress explains.

Childress believes many black Americans who support Obama are putting their emotions ahead of their value system and says he was disturbed by Jakes’ “touchy-feely” response to Obama’s victory.

“Undoubtedly, his position on the issues that are dear to the church and that make up the foundational basis of our preaching, Barack Obama is opposed to.”