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The House of the Lord Churches Celebrate Their 85th Holy National Convocation

During the weekend of October 8-11, 2015, The House of the Lord Churches will celebrate their 85th Holy National Convocation. In addition to its doctrine, rituals, programs, attire, and physical structures, every church has its own spirit - ethos, "the way they do things," that sets them apart as God manifests Himself in different ways according to His purpose. The spirit and the uniqueness are located in the Church's history, and it is usually in the history of the Founder. Our church's history started with the Daughtry Family - Uncle Robert Daughtry. Although he was enslaved, he felt called to be a minister. He was probably named after the enslaver.

October 9, 2015

Alas, Poor Cecil...and All of the Animals We Kill, Eat, Wear, House, Cage, and Leash!

One of the strangest inconsistencies I have witnessed in all of my 85 years is the international furor over the killing of a lion named Cecil. The killer is a man named Walter Palmer, a 55-year-old Minnesota dentist, who is known to have brought back the trophies of the skins and heads of many animals from his hunting trips. Cecil the lion has gotten more publicity, anger, and sympathy than Black unarmed civilians, including children and women, killed by the police.

September 18, 2015

Blake Roughed Up By NYPD's False Arrest: How Many Unknowns Had Similar Experiences?

By now, I'm sure you've read or heard about the brutal false arrest of the world famous tennis player, Mr. James Blake, 35, by a white police officer named James Frascatore. Mr. Blake was standing outside of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, waiting for his car to take him to the U.S. Open for corporate appearances, when, suddenly, without warning or identification, he was hurled to the ground. He was handcuffed with his face down and his hands behind his back.

September 17, 2015