If it is so, then say so! Teen pregnancy rates have never been higher. Domestic abuse is rampant, violent crimes make headlines daily and there are direct reasons for this communal deterioration!
On Sunday, at West Hunter’s annual Men’s Day Celebration, Pastor Emeritus Dr. Rev. Jeremiah Wright addressed the lack of respect for women in our community. Dr. Wright spoke of the name calling, domestic violence and poor examples men display for our children.
Clayton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eldrin Bell spoke at Saturday’s Men’s Day Breakfast and addressed directly, the problems of teen pregnancy in our communities and the resulting children being raised without proper guidance, the lack of parenting in our community and the lack of actual parenting skills due to babies making babies in our community.
The speakers were guest at West Hunter this weekend as a part of their annual Men’s Day Celebration. This year’s theme: MEN COMMITTED TO SERVE was on point, as each speaker made a call for men to step up, in family, home, church and community.
Dr. Wright, Pastor Emeritus of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ and an Afro-Theologian is most widely known as Pastor of the Obama’s before the White House. Chairman Bell is well known throughout metro Atlanta including a stint as Atlanta’s Police Chief.
Both speakers were relevant, blunt and insightful regarding the problems addressed and solutions discussed. Turnout for both events was large with civic, political and religious leaders well represented in the audiences.
Pastor Dr. Toussaint Hill and the men of West Hunter are to be commended for inviting these men to their house of worship and allowing them to speak of things rarely spoken about in public, but sorely needing to be said.