Bishop Speaks

Bishop Speaks Week of August 6, 2014

“Why Do Young Boys…?” Part II


Last week, in my column, I started off asking a question. This week, I’m asking the same question. “Why do young boys grow up to be dangerous men?” Each of you, my readers, read a true story of a young boy who had an encounter with his father. You also read the outcome. If you didn’t read the story, go to callandpost.com and catch up. I’m about to make some power points from my view as an ordained minister of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The fifteen year old boy asked his father, “Dad, why you always buying cloths and stuff for your different girlfriends but never buy me nothing?” He was with his father in the car as they drove and he continued before his father could answer the first question with another question, “And why dad you don’t even keep food in the house when I come on weekends?” The boy’s dad pulled the car over to the curve and told his only son to “Get the f-k out the car. Walk home to your mother’s house and don’t come back. You act like you’re my father asking me all these damn questions.” As the fifteen-year-old stood on the curve crying, his dad yelled to him, “Look at you crying like a Bit-h.” He drove off. This boy now is sitting in a Juvenile Dentition Center awaiting a court date for joining a gang and committing a crime of robbery with a gun while running with his boys. His social worker suggested anger management.
No disrespect but I told the social worker, “This child needs anger elimination.” What did I mean by this? Sadly to say, this child, the father’s only son needs to realize his father is a “NO GOOD DAD” and needs to face that fact and MOVE ON.” Move on how? After professional counseling then getting a positive male mentor, I want each of you to know that sometimes the LOVELINE is better than the Bloodline. Sometimes an adopted father or male mentor will love you more than your own biological father. Somebody say Amen! What’s the question again? “Why do young boys grow up to be dangerous men?” From all the violence that have taken place in the city of Cleveland, for starters, many of these boys behind bars awaiting a court date have not come close to adulthood yet and already are dangerous. WHY? I’m also going to repeat what I said last week being, “The ruin of a nation starts in the homes of its people.” Let’s go to the word a God for direction. To the children… Ephesians 6:1-5 “Children it is your Christian duty to obey your parents, for this is the right thing to do. Respect your father and mother is the first commandment that has a promise added; so that all may go well with you, and you may live a long time in the land.” I ask each of you my readers, if the father deserved respect for what he did to his son? I also ask you how does a fifteen year old process what his father did to him? I go on further asking you my readers why did his son join a gang and they become his family? To the Parents Go with me once again to the word of God: Ephesians 6:4, “Parents do not treat your children in such a way as to make them angry.” As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it’s hard for me to talk about a Heavenly Father who is spirit to hurting boys for starters when they don’t even know or understand their earthly father, their earthly dad. I asked the kid, “How old are you?” It was 1:30 a.m. and I was pumping gas at the gas station in my car after leaving the airport. He said, “Eight.” I continued in a joking way asking, “Why you out here this late. I’m sure your parents are looking for you?” He responded, “I’m selling drugs for my dad.” His exact words. Then he asked me if I was straight,” meaning if I needed something. His honesty left me speechless and angry at his dad all at the same time. This young kid is angry at the Dentition Center after sharing this with me and stating, “My Dad ain’t even been to see me since I been here.” “Why do young boys grow up to be dangerous?”

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