It seems to me that when it comes to our youth and addressing the violence everybody wants to give nice answers to deal with this issue of violence.
Letter's to the bishop … more letters, youth ‘still’ gone crazy!
When I saw you on the news and heard you on the radio talking about the violence the youth are doing to each other, I really was impressed with a lot of the things you were saying. Also having the young men talk to their peers about the violence on the news was a great idea, but it must continue Bishop, of positive peers in groups talking to the negative peers their age.
My eighteen year old son hears me all the time talk about the violence, but when he heard the Hip Hop Rap Artists also interviewed on TV with you talk about it, I noticed he listened and agreed with them. I also heard the Hip Hop Stop the Violence Rap Concert that your out-reach ministry team did at Peabody's was a great success. Your church truly works outside the box Bishop.
Your idea is great letting peers talk to their peers to Stop the Violence. Please continue it.
Just wanted to share this with you bishop, and keep up the good work.
It seems to me that when it comes to our youth and addressing the violence everybody wants to give nice answers to deal with this issue of violence. LOCK THEM UPAND FINE THE PARENTS!
Bishop, we must hold these young people accountable for their negative actions. We must as a society hit hard and if this means putting parents or a single parent in jail for the stupid things their children are doing, then so be it. My seventeen year old son's best friend's mother spent three days in jail for what her son did and it turned him completely around. He cried everyday his mother was in jail and he stayed outside the jail in the parking lot until he could visit her the next morning. He told my son how it hurt him that his mother had to sit in jail because of his stupid actions.
Bishop, not having a job, not having anything to do, not having a proper upbringing, not having a father in their life is no excuse to go out and commit a crime. These are only excuses from the youth of today. No more excuses and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, which I'm also tired of hearing that as well.
The only way the violence is going to stop is when the court system hit hard with fines and jail time.
This is just how I feel Bishop!
I really feel that the church must do more to address the violence that's taking place in our communities. At the church I attend the youth that sing in the choir, and are there sitting in the seats, should hear the preacher address drugs, gangs, babies having babies, sagging pants and gang violence and even being in a gang. My pastor lives out side the madness, but he has to see the madness when he drives up and down the streets around his church. The crime has become so bad that the pastor had to hire two more security guards to keep watch on the cars in the parking lot, including his new car, after three cars were stolen during Sunday Service.
How can pastors see all the madness bishop and not address it?
E-mail the bishop at email@example.com, write him at the church In Touch for Christ Christian Center, Inc.