Recently, Pastor Marvin Winans refused to allow an unwed mother of a 2 year old boy to have her child blessed in front of the congregation along with the children of married parents. The baby momma is irate and says she "never felt so disrespected and degraded in my life." Really?
To me there is a big difference between being an "unwed mother" and a "single parent" and folks need to get real clear on that. Single parents could be widows or divorced (with primary custody), or aunts who adopted their deceased sister's children rather than let them go to foster care, or fathers whose wife died or went into the crack zone so he split and took the kids with him.
Unwed mothers have never been married, no signs of marriage, sometimes barely know the fool they are pregnant by. There is a huge difference. But since its Pastor Winan's church, his belief system guiding the church, and his interpretation of religion guiding him why argue with him? Bottom line - what is up with black women having all these kids out of wedlock and thinking its okay? Why do black women not have a wedding first THEN have children? Why say that "babies are a blessing!" when you know you don't have the resources or maturity to raise a child? Why not seek an abortion or a morning after pill? Are out of wedlock children and missing fathers going to be the downfall of the black community? Join us to discuss this important topic. The call-in number is 347-327-9215.
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