The Greater Seattle Community is cordially invited to attend and join Reverend Dr. Carey Anderson , Officers and Members of First AME Church for the Ribbon Cutting and dedication Ceremony for The Martin Luther King Family, Arts, Mentoring, & Enrichment Community Center.
Saturday August 27, 2011 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.
Really? Ribbon cutting on something you snaked away from the public? What a bunch of nonsense this group and it’s “leaders” pose to be.
Jomama – this is all about a center in the name of the honorable doctor reverend martin luthur king. Any criticism of any group that invokes the name of MLK is protected from criticism. Your words and thoghts are hereby deemed criminal and you are banned from having any future opinion or voice in the community. Shame on you.
The way this center came to be hardly honors MLK. A ribbon-cutting ceremony can’t put into good light a deal that so wronged the tax-paying public.
all I think of is the dirty land deal and nepotism
It is a joke on the neighborhood, they haven’t even let the community use the “community center”. They even said in April the neighbors could not use the playground. Seems like some sort of church sponsored day care right now, but not sure because they don’t communicate anything with the neighborhood other than For Lease signs and Free lunch banner(the signs face republican st, low traffic and certainly not a low income area).
First of all, MLK was an honorable man – this organization is far from honorable.
“Any criticism of any group that invokes the name of MLK is protected from criticism. Your words and thoghts are hereby deemed criminal and you are banned from having any future opinion or voice in the community.” – how old are you, 5? How about adding a, “I’m rubber, you’re glue…” while you’re at it? And who’s “banning” me now? In your delusional little world, I’m happy to be banned but this is a free blog and just as you have a right to retort and misspell words in the process, I can call you and your organization criminal and disturbing if I feel the need.
This does a dishonor to Dr. King and if he was here he would not want his name attached to this. They are not letting people use the palyground? They are a bunch of crooks. I almost feel like protesting this ribbon cutting ceremony.
A protest huh? Will we be wearing concelement? Maybe hoods? It is a religious facility. Should we bring crosses? Torches?
LOOK AT ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS HERE! ARE YOU ALL LATE FOR YOUR KLAN MEETING???
CAN’T GET ON THE PLAYGROUND? HOW CAN YOU NOT GET ON A PLAYGROUND? I WAS THERE TODAY?? LOL WOWZERS
when i was at the meeting in april-one of the few none ame church members in attendance- it was asked if we can let our kids play, the lady said no. If they have changed that, good, but they have not let anyone in the community know it.
Typical AME nonsense: shaft the neighborhood, and when anyone questions their sleazy practices, make a big to-do about racism.
They really should tax these scam churches. They contribute nothing to society.
Jomama, I’m pretty sure Judkinsbum was joking. I think you both feel the same way. And so do a lot of us.
I won’t support a church-sponsored ‘community center’.
The entire project is tarnished with lies and under the table deals. I agree; it’s a shame and a sham – and for me it will never be anything else. :(
How does disapproving of a church being handed a public school building become racist? How are we late for “clan meetings” because we want to protest a misuse of public buildings and public funds? Isn’t this America? Don’t we have separation of church and state? And don’t we have the right to protest when our government mishandles our resources and rebukes the continued requests of their community?
If anything is racist in this deal, it was the fact that AME got the school in the first place.
Yup, definately was just joking with Jomama. I thought I would beat the race carders to the punch. And sure enough there they are below, calling race. Somehow those that are disappointed in bad government are now referred to as Klansmen. The point is to drive away participants from the discussion so the city and a few dispicable loosers in the community can make decisions in the dark. Mere mention of race sends 90% of Seattlites scurrying to turn on NPR, shut up, and send money to the United Way. And who drops the race bomb? People who want to end discussion and get their way.
Agreed Judkinsbum — no criticism allowed. First AME could just sell it and make their million bucks, and send their thank you card to Fred Stephens. Maybe then the community can have a community center.