Cain to local church: U.S. is ‘troubled’
by Hannah Morgan
October 20, 2013 11:00 PM | 2396 views | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former presidential candidate and current WSB radio host Herman Cain addresses Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs and talks about his history with church pastor the Rev. Brendan Jenkins.
Former presidential candidate and current WSB radio host Herman Cain addresses Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs and talks about his history with church pastor the Rev. Brendan Jenkins.
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Black, white, young and old crowded into the Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs on Sunday to listen to former presidential candidate, the Rev. Herman Cain, speak of patience, gratitude and his Christian faith.

Congregants clapped, swayed and sang “This is my story. This is my song. Praising my savior all day long,” filling the small sanctuary with song.

Many were long-time members of Cobb County’s oldest African-American church, founded in 1854, but a few attendees had skipped their home church’s services just to hear and see Cain in person.

Sixteen-year-old Glendon Genty, a practicing Catholic who lives in Powder Springs, attended the service alone. A friend had told him that Cain would be speaking, and, “as a libertarian, it’s just nice seeing a brother in our lord Jesus Christ,” he said.

Genty was joined by about 50 others in the building tucked behind the homes on Friendship Church Road, a few miles from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

The Rev. Brendan A. Jenkins met Cain many years ago, he said, when they were both members at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta. The men have remained friends, and Cain leaped at the opportunity to speak at Jenkins’ church yesterday, he said while introducing Cain to the audience.

“If I said that he was a presidential hopeful in the last election, you would say you know that. … I am here today to introduce you to a preacher, a husband, a father and a grandfather. The Hermanator,” Jenkins said.

Cain, who lives in McDonough, made it clear that he was not present to fulfill any political or business-related duties, rather as “a child of the King.”

“Come on y’all, say it again,” he said, and the crowd echoed, “Amen.”

He asked the congregation, “Have you ever felt like just giving up?” and then launched into his prescription for fighting despair, which consists of three steps:

1. Get down and pray;

2. Write down your blessings; and

3. Turn down the noise in your life.

Cain stressed the importance of prioritizing and simplifying one’s life, and retold the story of his bout with colon and liver cancer, concluding that, “God is still in the miracle-working business,” as he has been cancer-free for seven years.

Congregants were moved to their feet as Cain spoke.

Many were familiar with Cain’s weekday political talk radio show that airs on WSB between 9 a.m. and noon, and Cain joked with the audience, urging them to tune in, as the show is excluded from the rest of the “noise” congregants need to turn down in their lives.

“Our nation now is troubled and perplexed,” he said, warning that, “people are trying to take God out of our culture.”

Problems in life are temporary, he preached, urging congregants to “get up and get empowered by the word of God.”

The crowd rose to their feet to join Cain in song, and a few were brought to tears.

“It was magnificent,” said Louis Walker, of Marietta. He normally attends Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, but wanted to hear Cain speak Sunday, he said.

Lois Brock, a congregant for over 50 years, admitted the 100-member church was especially packed on Sunday for Cain’s visit.

“I think it was outstanding. If people left with the word, then we did what we came here to do,” Cain said.

When asked if he would be running for future political office, Cain replied, “Pray for me.”

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Tony Maddox
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October 21, 2013
@Lib(tard) in Cobb, First, most libtards are in Fulton and Dekalb; can you relocate? Second, the rest of the world has moved on from Hermain's personal trials. You obviously have not. Herman Cain is forgiven, by his God, by his wife, by his supporters. You appear incapable of forgiveness, when in fact you, like me, are most in need of forgiveness (we ALL are.) Wondering, does forgiveness exist anywhere in the liberal playbook? I think not, but I stand up well to correction when due. TM
Lib in Cobb
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October 21, 2013
Did Herman give any lessons on how NOT to get caught while sexually harassing women?

Two faced, naaaaaaah. Hypocritical, naaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

thatsanewone
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October 21, 2013
Wow, Lib in Cobb (Kevin Foley) that's a new one. That's about as original as the recycled crap you write each week. Why would Herman Cain even attempt to fight the well oiled Liberal Loving Media Machine? The same crew who foamed at the mouth over the president receiving extra curricular activity in the 'Oral' Office from a 20-something. You still think Clinton hung the moon. Herman is right, our country is in a heap of trouble.
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