We have been told that Rick Perry was invited to attend Obama’s round table immigration meeting with a group of government officials and “faith leaders.” It was another of his behind-closed-doors meetings, so it is still unclear exactly who was in attendance. Photos cut off the table of participants so they are not all shown. One published list of participants is from Christian Post:
Those who attend the border crisis meeting at Love Field Airport in Dallas include: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (R-Texas); Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen; Chris Liebrum of the Baptist General Convention; Arne Nelson of Catholic Charities; Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia; Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins; Texas Health and Human Services Director Kyle Janek; Texas Public Safety Director Steven McCraw; and the director of Baptist Child and Family services who has contracted with the shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Yet two other reports indicate that people were there who were not on that list.
This report from the Statesman indicates that Valerie Jarrett joined Obama and Perry, and would be in attendance at the closed door meeting:
After deplaning at Love Field, according to the pool report, “Obama headed purposefully toward” the presidential limousine, “Perry followed behind, and the president pointed to the limousine, gesturing to the governor. Obama and Perry both hopped in the car, and Valerie Jarrett soon joined them.” The limo took them the short distance to the closed-door discussion on the border situation at DalFort Fueling, which is located at the airport.
This story from KDFW in Dallas indicates that others were included:
One of those local faith leaders is Frederick Haynes, who traveled to the border last weekend with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and state Senator Royce West.
Haynes says the meeting between President Obama and the pastor will focus on how to help the children.
“They are in need of safety; they are in need of hope and healing, and our country has a reputation of doing what is right by children, and we cannot, in the 21st century, turn our back on this legacy of providing havens for children,” said Haynes.
Haynes says he’s been hurt by the images from California of people blocking buses of children trying to get to temporary shelters.
“It breaks my heart because many of them will claim to love Jesus, but hate children,” said Haynes. “And I guess the irony of it is the Bible I read, Jesus speaks specifically of, you need to have a millstone tied around your neck and thrown into a sea if you offend these little ones.”
Gov. Perry was been asked by the White House to attend the meeting with faith leaders to discuss the border crisis.
“I hope Governor Perry will, instead of politicizing this and appealing to a certain segment of the population, I hope his heart as a parent will go out to children who are suffering and hurting,” said Haynes.
Their video features Pastor Frederick Haynes III again, expressing his concern about the Californians who “hate children.” It is clear that he was to participate in the round table discussion. At the end of the report, it is stated that the Whitehouse picked the pastors who would be in attendance.
What kind of faith leaders would the Whitehouse choose? Well, in the case of Pastor Frederick Haynes III, they would choose the most radical advisers available. Haynes, pastor of the Friendship West Baptist Church, was mentored by his dear friend, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. In fact, they are so close that it is thought Haynes missed an opportunity to head the NAACP due to his association with Wright. Haynes spoke at Wright’s retirement event and Wright spoke at Haynes’ church anniversary event. Haynes promotes the same Black Liberation Theology seen in Wright’s church.
In addition, Haynes is on the board of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Many in Obama’s administration attend these events, as Breitbart highlighted in 2012, including Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sabelius, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The Socialist Worker wrote glowingly about their “Reclaim the Dream” rally followed by their One Nation March, which was dwarfed by Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor event that year.
Toward the end of the four-hour program of speeches and entertainment, Rev. Frederick Haynes was able to put forward a grassroots activist strategy to the whole crowd.
“If you touch someone with your finger, you may not get their attention,” Haynes said. “But if you bring your fingers together and form a fist, you can strike a mighty blow. We are here today to strike a mighty blow. Because whenever this nation has made progress, we’ve brought our fingers together.”
Haynes is also the Chairman of the radical Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, where they take up issues such as revitalizing the reparations movement, ending “mass incarceration” and so much more. This coming Sunday, July 13th, will be their Day of Prayer and Protest against the Hobby Lobby ruling, with the usual “corporations are not people” argument, popularized by the fury over campaign finance reform.
Haynes has also worked well with former SDS member Jim Wallis, now of Sojourners. He was a speaker at Wallis’ 2009 “Mobilization to End Poverty” conference. This is what Haynes had to say at that event:
Wallis’ invited clergy at the Sojourners jamboree were enthusiastic to lead to the Promised Land — but first they must flee the Antichrist; and that Antichrist is conservative Christians. Dallas minister Frederick Haynes, who pastors a large black Baptist congregation, proclaimed to applause that if Jesus still walked the earth, “He’d be attending this conference, ’cause we’re dealing with His agenda. Others are making policies that contradict the policies of our Savior.” After covertly equating conservatives with the Antichrist, he likened those who opposed waterboarding terrorists to the biblical court prophet, Ebed-Melech. “My man, he has a government job with the king, and he stood against the policies of the king. There were foreign policies of a preemptive strike. [The king] put Jeremiah in a hole; a hole was their Guantanamo Bay. He [Jeremiah] is a victim of torture, but Ebed-Melech went to the king and implored the king to change his policy.”
In this analogy, al-Qaeda terrorists are the Prophet Jeremiah.
Pushing Sojourners to be more aggressive, Rev. Haynes urged Religious Left activists not to settle for table scraps but demand “justice.” After all, “Ebed-Melech does not ask the king can he have food rations; he didn’t get Jeremiah food when he was in the pit but he said, ‘No, I want Jeremiah out of the pit,’ and that’s the difference between justice and charity.”
Becoming more forthright, he condemned most of the nation’s recent history. “For 30 years at least,” Rev. Haynes preached, “this country has suffered from Reaganomics. Back in the ’80s there was a president, [the] reverse Robin Hood, Reagan, [who] robbed from the needy to give to the greedy. The poor have been demonized and vilified for the last 30 years.” The Great Satan not only demonized the poor but enslaved them. “Our responsibility is to go to the king and appeal to the king on behalf of those who are incarcerated by impoverishment.”
It has been described as Christian, Left-leaning, somewhat Black nationalist and to work in the tradition of the Million Man March and Malcolm X. The organization had its 30th annual convention on July 16 to 19, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.
Here is a little more about them from their 2009 Chicago conference:
CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – The National Black United Front held its 30th annual national convention here July 16-19 bringing together many key members of the Black nationalist movement to chart the future path of the organization.
Atty. Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and director of Black Lawyers for Justice, traveled from Washington, D.C. to be a part of NBUF’s convention, and was given the honor of introducing the keynote speaker for the opening ceremony, the Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan.
In a rousing introduction that brought the crowd to its feet, Atty. Shabazz reminded those in attendance that were it not for Minister Farrakhan’s courageous stand to prevent the name of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad from being trashed, then written out of history, and to rebuild the work of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, there would be no Black consciousness movement.
“There would be no Malcolm X, there would be no Muhammad Ali, there would be no Black Panther Party, no Black consciousness movement of the ’60s, no Black Power anything without the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He’s the father of all that Black stuff!”
Min. Farrakhan spoke of the need for a Black united front, and said Black people in America are a “nation of people held hostage” and living in a time of great deceit, adding that he has never seen so many Black people hanging and waving American flags.
It would be interesting to know why Frederick Haynes III was left off published lists of attendees, as an invited Whitehouse guest. If this is the type of advice they are seeking in solving the border crisis, it is a bigger crisis than we even imagined.