There’s a joke going around that goes

You haven’t been to church until you’ve been to a Black one

Critiques call it theatrical, some calling it eccentric

Where children are catching ghost

Where Bishops are prophets

There they play the classics– for African Americans at least

Swing low, sweet chariot sings loudly from the sanctuary

I always knew church was the second best thing to home

I never thought of Christianity as White Men propaganda

Because of spirituals, because of Moses,

Because it was Nat Turner’s God that told him

He could be free

I never thought Christianity was a White Man’s religion

But I don’t discredit its history so while it might have been

A Black person hell, it could just as easily be their sanctuary.