The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, a historically black denomination, in its 36th Quadrennial Session and 37th Annual Conference meeting in the beautiful City of Mobile Alabama to institute a position of servitude on their brother church members on the continent of Africa. In a document I have in my hand, the college of Bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church after 50 years on the African continent decided it is time to elect a Bishop to govern part of Africa, but candidates are made to sign a statement that says they will receive half the salary of their African American counterparts, and unlike their African American counterparts, the African Bishop shall not have the right to seniority, he/she shall perpetually remain a junior bishop till retirement. He/she will not have itinerancy, that means he cannot be rotate out of Africa, that the said Bishop for Africa shall not has the right to preside over an American District.
In the age and year that America is celebrating oneness by electing an African American President, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church founded by freed slaves who did not like the treatment they received in the Methodist Church South, left and founded the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. That same church is not meting out the same treatment that the received in the Methodist Church South on their African brothers. Essentially, the church that preaches equality of man or every race and languages is telling its African members that they are not equal with the American members of the church, is this right?
I can answer that question, no it is not. I am a conscientious individual and cannot and will not sell or suppress my conscience in the name of a church. I was born 34 years ago in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, today the Christian Methodist Episcopal church does not have a space for people of conscience and I would rather worship God in my living room than in a church that both members like Mary McKinney and the College of Bishops things I am less than them because I do not have a slave background. I have been in prayers since yesterday and God told me it is time to move out and move on. This will be my last General Conference and probably my last attendance at a CME Church, I cannot attend a church I am looked at as less by its leaders because my forebears were not sold into slavery. It is with a painful heart that I decide to leave the church I have loved so much. But as Patrick Henry said in March 1775 following the Boston Tea Party; Give me liberty or give me death! And I add, I would rather be free and churchless than be enslaved by the church.