“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,”-Hosea 4:6
Yesterday, Church and city leaders met with Illinois Department of Transportation officials to hold a prayer service and celebrate that Project Labor Agreements were a part of new local projects, in East St. Louis.
The Labor leaders convinced the church leaders that the Project labor Agreements (PLAs) will guarantee “minority inclusion”.
Sadly, the Pastors fell for it and are also leading their church members into a trap that is guaranteed to discriminate against them. PLAs have never been “inclusive” of minorities. In fact, women and minorities have protested PLAs across the nation:
- “WCOE opposed federally mandated project labor agreements … PLAs will disproportionately impact small business, particularly those owned by women and minorities.” — Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA
- We believe union-only PLAs make it more difficult for minority-owned contractors to compete … they effectively work against the goals of increasing the number of projects awarded to minority-owned businesses by placing roadblocks in our way.” — Latin Builders Association, Inc.
- “[Union-only PLAs] are not good business for small business in general, and particularly for women and minorities in business … the impact on women and minorities trying to compete in federal procurement would be devastating.” — National Association of Women Business Owners (Source: http://www.plawatch.com/discrimiate)
What this means is that the Pastors of the predominantly Black East St. Louis are “praying for” and praising policies that discriminate against the majority of people in own their churches!
The Black unemployment rate in East St. Louis is over 30 percent.
It is clear that project labor agreements especially discriminate against women and minority workers in the construction industry. 70 percent of the members of most Black churches are women!
Could it be that the local pastors are responsible for helping to create an anti-business environment that is responsible for driving up unemployment among those who are serving their churches and tithing to their baskets?
I have indeed repeatedly stated and continue to say, one of the biggest problems in the inner cities is the fact that the majority of the pastors are actively helping to destroy inner cities, as they serve the special interest of the Democrat party and leftist agendas.
This is truly heartbreaking. More than that, it is absolutely unnecessary. The reason why the people “die for a lack of knowledge” is because they reject it.
Many of the pastors in East St. Louis are apparently doing due diligence to make certain the people continue to reject knowledge that is in their own best interest.