BISHOP ALLYSON D. NELSON ABRAMS by Donald JamesThis article is part two in a series exploring sexual relationships in the African American clergy. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 was not a typical day of worship for Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams. For the first time in more than five years, she no longer stood in the pulpit as pastor of Zion Progress Baptist Church, near downtown Detroit, to preach one of her patented fiery sermons that the congregation had become accustom to hearing.
Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams by Donald James Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams, outgoing secretary of the Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors, is a Christian spiritual leader, national speaker, theological teacher and author who has built a strong reputation in African American faith-based communities around Detroit and across the nation. For more than five years, she has served as pastor of Zion Progress Baptist Church, located in downtown Detroit. On Friday, October 18, 2013, Bishop Abrams officially stepped down as pastor. Abrams’ decision to leave Zion Progress is based on the revelation she made to her congregation on Oct. 6. She announced that she is now in a same-sex marriage.
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Foolishness of Preaching OCT. 11—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host its annual “Foolishness of Preaching” Worship Services at 7 p.m. Pastor Karen Garland, of First Baptist Church of West Mifflin, will be the guest preacher. The service is designed to be evangelistic and focus on preaching that truly ministers to lost souls as well as growing Christians and leaders. For more information, call 412-823-4049 or email email@example.com.
Within the Republican Party, there is what I call this mystery of the Black conservative. Let me explain. Over the years, I have had this conversation with people from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ollie North, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour, etc. They would argue that there was this growing trend of “conservatism” within the Black community. I told them all categorically that this was bull.