Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, a business and political leader, philanthropist, pastor and broadcast entrepreneur, who has aspirations in media and the owner of Impact Network, openly invited Donald Trump into his church’s house. Of course, to get the church folk on his side, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson rallied the troops and letting them know that Donald Trump chose Impact and that was the first black church he ever visited.
Bishop Jackson made sure the media knew that it was not initially planned that Mr. Trump would speak, yet at the same time, the podium was immediately ready so that Mr. Trump could speak to the congregation (Chile Pleeze!)
When you view the video, you will see this was a master opportunity for both Trump and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson. Mr. Trump succeeded at showing White conservatives that they can trust the fact that he will be able to show publicly that he is not racist, so it is ok for them to vote for him. Because after all Mr. Trump is not so much speaking to the Black community but to the white conservatives who are afraid to be branded a racist if the vote for him.
He made sure he had his puppets at his side, including Omarosa and Ben Carson as well as the Bishop himself, who clearly is getting his impact network exposure that he would never have done by not allowing Trump to his pulpit. (Chile, it appears Bishop Wayne T. Jackson has been trying to get his network and many other business ventures exposed for quite some time. I wrote about him a few years ago when he had defended his covering of pastors ). Not to mention the big donation button on Impact Network site that I suspect Mr. Trump will think it unjust not to support, in addition to all but prophesizing that the Bishop and his wife are headed for Hollywood!
What is perplexing to me is how Black Church Leaders continue to allow its Pastors to use the church for their personal agendas. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson is one of many Black Church Pastors who are starting to use their Church as their platform to grow their individual brand and personal agenda.
I was glad to learn the church that holds 1,400 persons was not full and that many protestors were outside the church during Trump’s speech, my question is where was the Chairman of the Deacon Board?
We can’t get mad and say it’s a shame when we fail to hold our leaders accountable to keeping their Pastor’s in check, after all, a pastor was not called to the church to fulfill their agenda; I always thought it was supposed to be God’s agenda.