A capacity crowd at the New Northside Conference Center greeted the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan June 2, as he told them that leadership is a "sacred trust" and that submission to God is the key as he spoke on the theme: "Surviving the Times: Reclaiming Our Youth."
Minister Farrakhan speaks to St. Louis audience at New Northside Conference Center, June 2, 2013.
Often, Minister Farrakhan's messages to the youth are more directed towards their parents and the elders of the community because it is the Minister's consistent position that God created this generation for a special purpose, and they are only products of what the previous generation failed to do.
"We dropped the ball," said the Minister to the older people in the audience. "See the White man made us into himself, but you produced children that are a little different than you," he added.
He said the clothing styles and the types of music change with every generation, and the defiant spirit of the youth is unique.
"Every generation has its own style," said the Minister. "We don't like it, that your pants are under your behind and your underwear are showing. That's a prison style," but the children should not be condemned nor judged.
Some pastors, because of the way the youth talk, dress and act, are afraid to approach them. He also warned those spiritual leaders in the community that are not interested in the youth because they don't have enough money to tithe. This self-serving attitude could have dire consequences, he warned.
"So you leave them out there wild and crazy, but they'll soon come in the church and kill the preachers. That's why I'm telling you, you can't be an imam or minister and stand behind the pulpit and all the hell that is going out the streets and you are standing in church among the saved," said the Minister. "Get your behind out in the streets where the problem is and sit down and talk to your people and witness to your people with the good word of God!"
The valley of decision, revealing Satan
Minister Farrakhan spoke into the issue of homosexuality, which appears to be running rampant in the Black community. He rejected the claims of those who call him homophobic.
"I love you brother and I love you sister, you are my family; I'm not here to condemn you," said the Minister. "I'm not afraid of you; I'm afraid for you because as it was in the days of Noah, as it was in the days of Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man."
God killed all of the people in Sodom and Gomorrah and never let a blade of grass grow there again, he said.
"If I am from God, I have to preach what God says and put you in the valley of decision!" the Minister said.
Source: The Final Call | ASHAHED M. MUHAMMAD