- Alicia Garza – queer
Garza was born in Oakland, California, on January 4, 1981. She grew up as Alicia Schwartz in Marin County in a mixed-raced and mixed-religion household, with a Jewish stepfather and an African American mother. Garza identifies as Jewish. The family ran an antiques business, assisted later by her younger brother, Joey. In her teens, Alicia engaged in activism, promoting school sex education about birth control. Enrolling in the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), she continued her activism by joining the student association and calling for higher pay for the university’s janitors. In her final year at college, she helped organize the first Women of Color Conference, a university-wide convocation held at UCSD in 2002. She graduated in 2002 with a degree in anthropology and sociology.
In 2003 she met Malachi Garza, 24, a transgender man and a community activist. In 2004, Alicia came out as queer to her family. In 2008, she married Malachi and took the name Garza, settling in Oakland.
- Patrisse Cullors – queer
Cullors defines herself as an prison, police and “militarization” abolitionist, a position she says is inspired by “a legacy of black-led anti-colonial struggle in the United States and throughout the Americas”. She also favors reparations for what she describes as “the historical pains and damage caused by European settler colonialism”, in various forms, such “financial restitution, land redistribution, political self-determination, culturally relevant education programs, language recuperation, and the right to return (or repatriation)”.
She cites the activist and formerly incarcerated Weather Underground member Eric Mann, as her mentor during her early activist years at the Bus Riders Union of Los Angeles. Her ideological inspirations include Angela Davis, Frantz Fanon and Audre Lorde. Also known as public artist and curator, her website (see External Links section) states that she relies on art to reflect social spaces in ways that words fall flat. A journalist who interviewed her for Rolling Stone noted that Cullors turns to art “as a complimentary form of resistance-building.” 
Asked whether she believed in violence as a method of protest, she has said that she believes in “direct action, but nonviolent direct action”, and that this was also the belief of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Opal Tometi – feminist
Opal Tometi is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. She is the oldest of three children and has two younger brothers. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Communication and Advocacy from Arizona State University. On May 7, 2016, she received an honorary doctor of science degree from Clarkson University. Tometi is a former Case Manager for survivors of domestic violence and still provides community education on the issue.
Tometi has spoken at Susquehanna University, the Facing Race Conference of 2012, the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Summit, and the Grinnell College Technology and Human Rights Symposium. She has presented at the United Nations and has participated with the United Nations Global Forum on Migration and the Commission on the Status of Women. While at The University of Arizona, Tometi volunteered with the American Civil Liberties Union. She is additionally involved with Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity and is a member of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
From Christian News, the following………..
“In an interview posted to social media, Black Lives Matter (BLM) Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors, along with BLM Los Angeles Co-Founder Melina Abdullah, discussed the “spiritual” component of the movement, explaining the practices and “rituals” performed to remember and “invoke” the spirits of deceased African Americans.
“We speak their names … [and] you kind of invoke that spirit, and then their spirits actually become present with you,” Abdullah, a professor at California State University, stated during the discussion hosted by Fowler Museum at UCLA.
Cullors outlined that she was raised Jehovah’s Witness, and “ancestral worship became really important” as she got older. She said that she felt a responsibility to honor the deceased politically and spiritually.
“In my tradition, you offer things that your loved one who passed away would want, whether it’s honey or tobacco or things like that,” she said, referring to the creation of an “ancestor altar,” which is sometimes practiced in African cultures. “It’s so important, not just for us to be in direct relationship to our people who’ve passed but also for them to know we’ve remembered them. I believe some of them work through us.”
The site Crescent City Culture advises,“At its core, hoodoo is a practice of ancestral veneration. The honoring and even worshiping of ancestors is practiced around the world. Many African religions have a foundation in the belief that one’s ancestors play an active role in the life of the living even after death.
The spirits of the dead are invited in the household so that they may influence the family and provide blessings and protection.”
“Why would we not honor the people who have been stolen from us and are asking for us to fight for them?” Cullors asked. “They want us to remember them because … they know what it takes for them to be remembered.”
She explained that even in using hashtags people are “literally almost resurrecting the spirit so they can work through us to get the work … done.”
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Abdullah explained that whenever there is word of a African American person losing their life, likely in relation to law enforcement incidents, they go out and “pray [and] pour libation.” Libation is an act that is defined as “a ritual pouring of a liquid as an offering to a god or spirit, or in memory of those who have ‘passed on.’”
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As previously reported, in 2018, Abdullah poured libation and summoned the spirits of a number of deceased African American leaders during an event at Hollywood United Methodist Church. She instructed those gathered to declare “ashe” as she made declarations and poured bottled water into a plant.
According to the website yagbeonilu.com, “ashe” or “ase” means “so be it,” and is an “African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change.”
“Ashe among the Yoruba is associated with the very force which is life and brings them into being in the universe. … [I]t is also associated with the power of speech as can be seen in its meaning of command, ordain and law,” the site explains, stating that the Yoruba believe that men possess the power to “speak things into existence.”
“We summon those spirits that are still with us. We summon those people whose bodies have been stolen, but whose souls are still here,” Abdullah said. “We call on Wakiesha Wilson. We call on George Jackson … Eric Garner …”
“And all of those whose bodies have been stolen: We ask that you be with us. We ask that you work through us. We ask that we do righteous work on your behalf,” she continued in speaking to the the dead.
“It took me almost a year for me to realize that this movement is much more than a racial and social justice movement. At its core, it’s a spiritual movement because we are literally standing on spilled blood,” Abdullah said during her recent interview with Cullors, adding that she knows the BLM co-founder has viewed the issue as spiritual for some time.
“When we first started, I remember us going to the ocean and doing these rituals and really feeding our spirit,” she outlined.
Cullors also explained that she considered whether there was room in the BLM movement for spirituality, and said that she “realized there was a need for protection as we started to be more targeted.”
“I feel like so many leaders and so many organizers are deeply engaged in a pretty important spiritual practice,” she said of BLM’s work. Cullors cited an article published by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs entitled “The Fight for Black Lives Is a Spiritual Movement.”
“The movement for Black lives … infuses a syncretic blend of African and indigenous cultures’ spiritual practices and beliefs, embracing ancestor worship; Ifa-based ritual such as chanting, dancing, and summoning deities; and healing practices such as acupuncture, reiki, therapeutic massage, and plant medicine in much of its work, including protest,” the article states in part.
View the interview in full here.
As previously reported, Black Lives Matter was formed by Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Cullors is a self-described “queer;” Garza identifies as lesbian; and Tometi is a self-described feminist.
“While the tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were catalysts for the emergence of the BLM movement,” the bio for Garza, states, “in order to truly understand how devastating and widespread this type of violence is in Black America, we must view this epidemic through a lens of race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”
During an interview in 2015, Cullors acknowledged that the group is led by “trained Marxists” and talked about the group’s aim to include homosexual and transgender African Americans.
“It was important for us as Black women, two of which are queer, to actually talk about the totality of Black life,” she said during the interview with Jared Ball of “I Mix What I Like” on Real News Network. “And that Black cis[gender] men are not the sum of Black people, but rather all Black people being the totality of Black people …”
Cullors added that the group’s definition of totality would include “Black trans[gender] folk,” those who have been incarcerated or are currently behind bars, and those with disabilities.
“We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead,” the BLM site’s “What We Believe” page also outlines. “We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”
“We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered,” it continues. “We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
Patrisse Cullors @osopepatrisse with Melina Abdullah @docmellymel. June 13, 2020. #blacklivesmatter
Posted by Fowler Museum at UCLA on Saturday, June 13, 2020
I deliberately copied and pasted these articles because very few know what’s behind all of these events that’s transpiring before our eyes.
Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV Strong’s)
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
If you recall, in the CHRISTIAN NEWS article where there was an interview, one of the BLM founders began to realize that this “movement” was “spiritual.”
So what’s also happening when they tell us that it’s “spiritual?”
Summoning demonic spirits.
True believers of the Lord Jesus are firmly aware that the forces of darkness are at work to prevent the believers from penetrating the gates of hell. Because once the gates are penetrated, a full assault to subdue the enemies takes place.
Some of you have noticed a pentagram picture up above. Please note that interposed is the homosexual rainbow colors. In witchcraft, four of the colors match the homosexual flag.
Red in witchcraft means “fire.”
Yellow means “air”
Blue means “water.”
And Green means “earth.”
In the pentagram, the top is spirit. When the pentagram is inverted, it means “evil.” On the baphomet statue, the pentagram is inverted. Please note the baphomet pictured below.
The Sigil of Baphomet is the official insignia of the Church of Satan and is trademarked and copyrighted by the Church of Satan. The Sigil of Baphomet first appeared on the cover of The Satanic Mass LP in 1968 and later on the cover of The Satanic Bible in 1969. The sigil has been called a “material pentagram” representational of carnality and earthy principles. The Church describes the symbol as the “…preeminent visual distillation of the iconoclastic philosophy of Satanism.”
Leviathan can also be used as an image of Satan, endangering both God’s creatures—by attempting to eat them—and God’s creation—by threatening it with upheaval in the waters of Chaos.
The Church of Satan uses the Hebrew letters at each of the points of the Sigil of Baphomet to represent Leviathan. Starting from the lowest point of the pentagram, and reading counter-clockwise, the word reads “לויתן”: Hebrew for “Leviathan”.
(NKJV Strong’s) Isaiah 27:1
“In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong,
Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent,
Leviathan that twisted serpent;
And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.“
Sea monster. Why? People are considered the sea and satan is the monster of the sea of people.
In order for true believers to be successful, Paul warned us to “Put on the whole armor of God that we may be able to stand against the wiles (strategies/methods) of the devil.”
As long as the enemy strokes our emotions regarding race, it’s very easy to be distracted from the original intent of satan. When we expose the true intent of satan, we can receive instructions from the Holy Spirit on how to behave in the evil day.
Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
True believers must not be found walking in agreement with BLM/Antifa.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NKJV Strong’s)
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.”
So never allow your emotions to do your thinking for you. Be true to the Lord and be true in obedience to the Scriptures no matter how many people are led by their feelings. Including “well intentioned” professed believers, and family members sympathetic to racial causes.
Another shooting by a White police officer of a Black man is going to happen. But are we just as outraged when a White police officer shoots another White man?
Of course not. Blinded by hot rage, we don’t see that it’s a human taking the life of another human. As long as we remain blind to this, the forces of darkness will continue to successfully challenge the Bible.
You go to a “concert” or a “praise and worship” conference, show, performance, or even a simple church service. The anticipation is incredible. The musicians and singers that are on the list are the hottest performers ever. You raise your hands and shout like you are in the greatest worldly stadiums in the world.
But for some reason, you come away feeling “funky.”
There is a spiritual and soul connection when it comes to music.
But it is not the music.
Some of the greatest songs are so powerful that you can’t deny that it came from the presence of the Lord but something else came with that music that took the righteous effect of the power of God away.
The right kind of music and holy musician and singer can take you into the presence of the Lord.
The wrong hearted preacher, musician, or singer can take you to their bedroom where they committed sexual immorality a few hours ago.
The Contaminated Rebellious Vessel
You see, God’s power passes through vessels.
Jesus said in Mark 5:30,
“And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes.”
We all know that the clothes of Jesus carried power because the vessel that wore the clothes carried the power. I know that I am probably getting ahead of myself but a clean, sanctified vessel is the prerequisite for the flow of the Holy Spirit power.
Not emotional hype and talented musicians.
Do not misunderstand me. There are “anointed” vessels but there are also demonically anointed vessels of perversion that lurk in the open to prey on the unsuspecting, gullible, undisciplined child of God to keep them in their carnality.
Notice Mark 6:56.
“Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”
The power of God does abide in persons. We see this in the case of Jesus.
But an opposing power dwells in people that “perform” in our churches.
At night, before church, darkness makes its move upon countless “vessels.”
At night, the church plays the harlot with the prince of darkness and his demons. All sorts of lewdness and sexual immorality takes place before the people that come to church show up to assume leadership positions, music instruments, and other “church” functions.
Sometimes, when you walk into a church, the atmosphere is thick with dark spirits but we cannot understand why.
When a person comes in with a bad attitude, it is a good indication that something took place. A transaction that stained the heart. Sin. And we wonder why when people come to church one week, they seem fine, but next week, they keep their distance. These same persons that claim to be free of sexual sins speak evil of your walk in the Lord.
Some of them, you never hear from them ever again.
Until we see that many of those in leadership and in music have sinned before God. The one thing that perversion fears is discovery. As long as the mask is on and the prophets fail to discern and detect sin in the house, it appears that they are safe.
Exposure of Secret Sexual Sins is man’s greatest fear.
We fill the house when a “prophet” shows up to tell us how financially blessed we are but the cobwebs are heavy in places where a real prophet shows up and calls people’s sins out in the open. You do not have to worry about this happening because the majority of these “prophets” were never called and couldn’t prophesy the Word to themselves to save their own lives.
You can prophesy about someone else’s marriage but you haven’t had sex with your spouse in 9 months, but you had sex with yourself or you are a lesbian or bisexual yourself. Or worse. You molest young boys, you are a catamite, a NT TEMPLE PROSTITUTE, or you rape young girls in the basement of the church even while service is going on.
God doesn’t expose you just to embarrass you, although you will be when He has to expose your sin. But the church cannot act like the world and the hand of God is heavy upon those that abuse righteousness. The cleansing of the temple by the hand of the Lord today will make the scourging and overthrow of the temple money exchangers of Jesus look like a very lenient, merciful act.
He does it because people that are bent on bringing sin in His house is like putting dirty feet on a coffee table. It’s like walking in mud and you track the mud through the house that has white carpet. It’s like sticking your hand in raw sewage and you raise your hands to God in praise as if you haven’t sinned.
But we need light in this hour. To expose the smallest flaw in the light of His countenance so that we can be right before God.
But these same people say a quick prayer of repentance, thinking that they are straight with the Lord. Their fake repentance seemed to work because the service was very powerful, except that they already planned to sin again after service is over. Thus, the repentance was a failed and flawed attempt to appear “right.”
“Straighten Up And Fly Right” by Robbie Williams/Nat King Cole is a great title and many preachers have preached the title of this song but the church will not straighten up.
The spiritual funk that is in many churches has resulted in outright rebellion of leadership in the church against God. And the people in the pews have picked up the scent of rebellion and follow in the lifestyles of the sinful and rebellious.
Do these contaminated vessel pray to demon power? They do not have to. The sexual sins that they are involved in releases enough darkness that all they have to do is start playing, preaching or singing and the venom is released.
The emotional impact is so powerful, it makes preaching the Word easy but it make receiving truth difficult. There is a difference. When you are emotionally charged, you are not really paying attention to the truth of the Word. You are paying attention to the way you feel. The emotions get “spiritual” but it is a false spiritual because there is no real intention to hear the truth of the Word and conform to the image of Jesus.
Have you ever wondered why musicians leave when the Word goes forth?
Known, unconfessed sins and the willful disregard of the authority of God and His Word. The perfection of their gifts and talents easily masks their deep involvement with the sexual demons. This insures that they live in deception and this same deception envelopes their minds and their listeners and people can’t get free because they are under the spell of witchcraft.
Saul, the first king of Israel was told that…
“Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.”
When a person refuses to come out from their sin, they are in rebellion and the conjuring up of their demons surrounds them as they play, preach, or sing.
In Romans 8:5, Paul gives is the reason.
When a preacher, musician, singer gets up to “perform,” if they are not completely sold out to the Lord,“…those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh…”
“Because the carnal mind is enmity (hostile) against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
So if their minds are set on the things of the flesh, when they play, demonic spirits that rule them begin to come upon those who are unsuspecting. Emotions has a way of opening the reasoning to the degree that deception is easy. That’s why if the pastor, the musician, and the singers are not holy and disciplined, witchcraft can come in the atmosphere and perversion will be transferred to the people.
It’s called transference of spirits.
So if a person is engaging in sexual immorality, the music played, even though it sounds “holy,” the life is not holy.
When you wash a cup on the outside, the inside remains dirty, if it is not washed. And that’s exactly what we are dealing with. People come to church clean on the outside but contaminated with deception, deceit, and demonic perversion on the inside. And when we allow them to “perform” and preach, everyone drinks of that cup and everyone, if they are not watching their own lives, they can get contaminated.
You see, with musicians and singers, there has to be connection in order for music to sound right. Sex is the same way. That’s why when there is sexual immorality in the church, the connection is so strong that you sometimes cannot tell if sexual immorality is going on in the church until someone comes back pregnant, or they do not come back at all because the sin was so great and the conviction was too much to bear.
Or they show up anyway as if nothing happened and the sin continues until the church is in a full blown orgy of epic proportions.
And even as there is singing unto the Lord, sexual thoughts can take place in the minds of saints. And physical connections are sought to fulfill the tri-part being of man. That’s why it is important that where there is an expenditure there must be replenishment. You must understand that when you are ministering, you are releasing all that is within you to the service. After the expenditure, you are at your most vulnerable state.
It is there that you must get back in the presence of the Lord for you.
The anointing upon your life is not for you. It is for the people. The anointing or the well of water, springing into everlasting life is your own personal well that you drink in personal fellowship with the Lord.
In other words, you need to be ministered to. We expend so much that we do not know how to receive for ourselves. Learn to receive for yourself.
You need the Word of God and prayer for you because the enemy is looking for one moment of weakness and it is when you have expended spirit, soul, and body to minister to others.
It is at that moment where the devil also fills your mind because you are least on guard. He amplifies failures, flaws, mistakes. And if your mind is not on guard, the deceptive trick of the enemy is to get you to use the greatest pick me up in the mental and natural.
Sex. And of the illicit nature.
So, the next time you leave a “praise and worship” concert or when you leave you own church, and it felt like the presence of God was there, just wait a week or two to see if a lasting, eternal affect took place, or if sexual immorality just added another layer to the stronghold of demonic oppression.
Is the deliverance sticking or was it just a fake exercise exercised by known demonic activity. Did people get saved or did they recite a prayer, only to return to the world? Did people really sensed the presence of the Lord or was it the presence of demons that just made you “feel” good?
One of the gauges for change that I’ve noticed when I hear the Word was that it ministered to me in a known area where I intentionally resisted the Lord and the resistance no longer abides. I surrender to the anointing that came with the Word of God and the music carried the anointing to where surrender to the will of God is easy.
Then after several days, I watch myself to see if the change was real or was I fooling myself. Music carries an anointing from the Holy Spirit when the vessel is sanctified for the Master’s use. But music alone will not get the job done.
It takes a commitment to seek the face of God and stay in His presence. To wait for a feeling only invites the emotions a seat upon the throne to drive you in different directions. The Word of God must remain the anchor of your life so that regardless of where your emotions are, you stay grounded and settled.
How do we get the witchcraft out of the praise and worship?
Constantly preach holiness and proactively live in holiness. Be in hot pursuit of the living God and offer your gift to the Lord for His holy service. Consecrate yourself through prayer and fasting. Cut the connection of performance away from your repertoire and look to be a vessel of service unto the exclusive use of the Lord.
Your gift is not yours. It was given to you by God and it is irrevocable (see Romans 11:29). But it can be suspended when you fall into sin. Never mix the world with the Word. Never mix the anointing of the Holy Spirit with devils. Never cross God.
Until these things come as far as divine consecration and dedication unto the Lord, you are a witch on an organ. A magician in the pulpit. A singer influenced by devils.