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April 23, 2010

Would Jesus pledge to a fraternity?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Brother P @ 2:02 am

The First Fraternity in America on a  college campus was Phi Beta Kappa at William and Mary College in Va. An anti mason movement in America  during the 1800’s caused them to become an open fraternity. Many college  fraternities patterned themselves after Freemasonry. Blacks were not allowed in the  White lodges so in turn they formed there own version called Prince Hall Freemasonry.  From both lodge systems sprung many college fraternities and sororities.  Several Movies such as Animal House and School Daze dramatize Greek Life on College  Campuses in America.

1868 would mark the beginning of what we call Hampton University. Hampton University has from its inception has had a strong Christian  Heritage. The Founder Himself Samuel Chapman Armstrong was a son of missionaries in  Hawaii.

Even with this strong Christian heritage at Hampton University somehow  barbaric Initiations became a part of Campus Life. Hazing got to the point that  States, Universities and organization would create anti hazing policies and  Laws. Two men were released recently from jail for hazing a young brother in  Florida. And last semester a young brother died while pledging a fraternity in Texas.

If you join a Greek lettered organization in the America for the most part and don’t go through an underground process you will be called a Paper/fake member. These  members are allowed to do official work for their organization but when it comes to  the social aspect of most Greek Lettered Organizations so called Fake/Paper  members are disrespected, rejected and looked at by some members as imposters.  For a while I was a part of the problem and maybe the threat of jail could  have made a difference in the way I initiated brothers into my organizations. But  at the time in the eighties we gave no thought to getting caught hazing or  being hazed. But I will never forget the night a brother had a epileptic  seizure while pledging. This would mark the end of my hardcore pledge tactics.  And in 2001 when I began to follow Jesus Christ would mark the end of my days  as a Hazer.

So to my fellow Christians I pose a simple Question. Would Jesus Christ  Pledge Your Organization? Jesus Christ would never engage in illegal activity because he was  sinless and would not violate his commandment

Thou shall not Lie

So Jesus Christ would join through the legal process? He would not be a legitimate member either because he would never take  the oaths.

Jesus Christ said, “Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it  is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one  hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is  more than these cometh of evil. “

Jesus Christ was hazed to the point of death and three days later rose  from the dead. He is the Light of the World and if you follow him you will become  the light of the World. If you are a follower od Jesus his presence is in  you. But you still have to crucify your flesh daily. He loves you and I love you  too. How good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in Unity.  Lets fellowship.

February 15, 2008

The Ex BGLO Union

Filed under: BGLO — Brother P @ 3:00 am
 

CONVICT US

INTO THE MARVELOUS LIGHT THAT COVERS ME

BRIGHT AS THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM HEAD TO TOE

I THANK THE GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC AND JACOB

FOR CREATING MY SPIRIT BODY AND SOUL

IN A WORLD OF CIRCUMSTANCES I HAVE FALLEN AND CRIED ALOUD

AND BECAUSE YOU ARE A GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE

I CAN NOW MAINTAIN A CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE

BEYOND THIS WORLD OF BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS

WE CLING TO THE HOPE OF GLORY

WE HAVE BUT ONLY SO MANY YEARS

TO WITNESS IN JOY AND IN PAIN

BROAD IS THE WAY THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION

NARROW IS THE WAY TO PARADISE

THE CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL IS THE LORD;

JESUS CHRIST IS THE MASTER OF MY LIFE.

BY JOSEPH TALIAFERRO

A living Testimony Vol 1

 

This is my living testimony and I say to others—you are not alone. Many have come out of Black Greek Lettered organizations because of their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We will continue to pray for our brothers and sisters inside and outside of these organizations.

I was a nasty Q – dog/ Omega man … let me give a real testimony out of love for all of God’s children in and out of secret societies. After six years of failed attempts to cross the burning sands into Omega land, I finally crossed in spring of ‘92. My pledge process that took place in the years ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, and ‘91 contained more hazing than intake processes nowadays. Broken teeth and arms, and near death experiences were part of being a Q in the era I lived in. This was the time that a young man from Norfolk State dropped line and sued the fraternity. Back then to me he was wrong. I viewed him as a betrayer—a sell-out. But this young man was a gospel singer whose jaw was broken by one of his big brothers, an Omega who was taking part in initiating those on line. I was also beat down and did plenty of beating. During my time as an Omega, I served as an ADP and a DP (Assistant Dean of Pledgees and Dean of Pledgees). I’ve been in sexual and fraternal gangbangs. I also have witnessed women being sexually abused. When I was a nasty Q-dog, my attitude was “they wanted it.” Today, I carry scars, a broken wisdom tooth, and brands on my chest, arms, and legs. I gave up blood, sweat, and tears for Omega…I remember before I crossed two brothers quit the frat because of religious convictions, but the other brothers kept it on the down low. Those two brothers never came back to witness to us. Those of us in the fraternity just put it out of our minds. That following summer my best friend, an Alpha man, was getting married and his wife who is a member of Delta Sigma Theta had a line sister in the wedding who witnessed to me, but back then I was fresh off the burning sands and could not hear her witness. But it always stayed in the back of my mind. Why would she quit Delta? The fact that the preacher who performed the ceremony was an Omega man made me think, forget that she’s tripping. But I was one the one who was really tripping; along with some of the other brothers from the wedding, we all drank brews in the basement of the church. I was very disrespectful to any organized religion.

Years later after studying all types of religions while pursuing my music career across the USA, my lifestyle began to catch up with me. I developed acute bronchitis. Also, the trips to the free health clinic for urinary tract infections were killing my immune system. I was dying.
One night after coming home from the club—I prayed. I can’t even remember what I said, but the prayer was sparked because I had a hangover from drinking. I woke up the next morning with the thought to fast off of meat for thirty days and I obeyed. What did I have to lose? About two weeks into this fast I stopped using drugs, stopped going to the strip clubs, and the desire to hit the stroll for hookers was gone too. Blaming it all on maturity, I went home for New Years Eve headed to a New Years Eve Party, but I ended up in church and the message was clear. The minister preached about family and at the time I had no wife or children. I was 35 years old. Then things began to take off for me. I was soon on the road with several famous stars in a gospel play called Mama Dee’s Girls. It felt real good and I decided to do a gospel CD to balance out all the hardcore rap music that I was producing. Then I ended up at a church in Atlanta, Georgia. I did not have a Bible; in fact I had not read the Bible in fifteen years, but one thing that I had was a testimony and I was telling everybody how free I was.

In the parking lot I heard a minister, who was talking about doing something foolish while he was in college. I thought what is he talking about? He then said that he was branded while in college. I went in after the sermon, walked up to him and saw that this preacher was a Q. I could see his brand through his shirt. I still wasn’t ready to give up Omega or hear anything about my brands and tattoo. So I just gave him my CD and left. After hearing my testimony, members of a church from New York asked me if I wanted to go to New York where they would take care of my room and board. They gave me my first Bible and about three months later after that monumental transaction, the Bible gift, I was OUT.

I would read a little at first, but day after day I grew stronger in the Word. Then one day after the Sept

11th bombing, I awoke on the couch speaking in tongues. Oh boy … a couple weeks later I ended up at

a revival where hands were laid on me at a Haitian church by a man from Nigeria. There were many people in the back of the church praying when the revival minister’s wife prayed for me I went flying into the air and landed head first on the hard cement ground. I thought my head was cracked open and bleeding. I struggled to get off the floor and after a few seconds was totally knocked out. When I got up from the floor everyone was gone .I guessed it scared them or I might have been just laying there on the floor for a long time. All I know is when I got up off the floor I

knew to leave the church and go back to my Bible and really find out who this Jesus was. Little did I know that this would be the end of the life that I had grown accustomed to. After the revival I stayed at the Haitian church. God was up to something and I was not going to leave New York without that something.

One day while sitting and watching a pastor do a video show I noticed a man doing sign language. He was a former freemason and after his show he spoke to me outside and told me what our frats were founded upon—and it was not upon JESUS

http://www.ephesians5-11.org. I researched and prayed; two weeks later I was taking the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity license plates off my truck. This part maybe hard to swallow, but true it is. After praying and reading the Bible for several weeks in a beat down basement apartment in Hollis Queens with no television, but plenty friends (cockroaches and a rat), one Sunday morning after I woke up and was getting ready to go to Sunday School, I heard a Voice come out of nowhere. I knew Whose voice it was and began holding a conversation. He said the same thing three times, “Ask her to marry you.” The Voice was speaking of a Sunday school teacher at the church. I really didn’t know this woman long, but that’s what I heard the Voice say. I finally obeyed and nine years

later we are happily married with five children and one on the way. I recalled the sermon about family New Years Eve 2001 and one year later I would be married: February 8, 2002.

I use to sing a song I know I’ve been changed, Omega Psi Phi done signed my name. I was Q Psi Phi ‘til the day I die. Well my brothers and sisters I died and was born anew. It happened to me and it can happen to you. Now I sing the song the same song, the only difference is that I now sing it how it was originally written:

I know I’ve been changed, an Angel in Heaven done signed my name.

In the name of Jesus, I pray this testimony touches the heart of someone who is lost. I do this not because I am mad, I do this because God picked me up, turned me around, and placed my feet on solid ground. To the children of the Most High, remember, even when your Father beats you (disciplines, corrects), He still loves you (Hebrews 12:7). In remembrance of what happened to the Apostle Paul, I was knocked down on my way to Damascus. A former member of Delta Sigma Theta sowed a seed in me in 1992 that took nine years to spring out of my soil. My prayer is that this seed will hit others’ good soil and be ready for the soon to come harvest. In the name of Yahshua.

EX BGLO Testimony 2

Like most African Americans growing up in the south, I was raised up in the church. So, I gave my life to Christ as child and I knew right from wrong. However, I started straying away from the things of God as I got older and thought I could do what ever I wanted to do when I want to do it. As a result, by the time I graduated from high school I was experimenting with alcohol, weed, nicotine, and other tobacco products. Many times while in High School Satan and his workers tried to end/ruin my life by way of car accidents, over-indulging in alcohol, close calls with the police, etc. However, my Grandmother and Mother always told me that they pray me and that they cover all their children with the blood of Jesus Christ. At that time I didn’t know what that meant, but I know now and I can truly say that I know it was the blood that saved/protected/shielded me from the plots of Satan then, and I know it is the blood that continues to save/protect/shield me today.

So I graduated from high school in 1995, fully aware that Almighty God was watching over my soul. I graduated in June 1995 and started college in the fall 1995. Now, all my life I was preferred and favored: as a child I helped teach the kids church at my church and at the time you would think that I needed to be taught, but the grown ups knew I was ready to teach, I joined the Chess team one week and the next week I was a challenge to the top players in the class, I joined the Boys and Girls club and before I knew it I racked up four basketball trophies in the face of the most competitive street ball players in the neighborhood, and I joined the Upward Bound Program and the director called me her son and she still does today; and when we took our summer trip to Washington D.C., I was the first person in the whole building to shake President George Bush Seniors’ hand as he entered the Ford’s Theatre as a special guest one evening while we visited D.C. And even in College, Gods divine favor was upon my life. During my second semester as a freshman in Undergrad, my Biology professor wrote up lesson plans for me and permitted me to assist in instructing freshman biology to the incoming Spring 1996 college freshman, unbelievable but true.

Even with all that good news and in light of the good plan that GOD had for my life I decided to continue to overindulge in alcohol, weed, nicotine, and sex before marriage and before I knew it I was off track. I fell so far off track that I almost lost my mind, maybe it was some bad drugs, maybe it was a spirit of oppression, but alls I know is that I literally went into hiding for like two years of my college life. I mean one day I had a sound mind, and the next morning I was half crazy. I was so messed up that I only went to the café and to classes and back to my dorm. I was always in a state of fear, I became anti-social, and I even distance my self from my family, telling them that, “I got myself into this situation and I’ll get myself out”.

That next semester God saw to it that I roomed with a believer in Christ. I mean this guy was on fire for God and he didn’t care who knew it. He would read his bible every night and pray all the time and witness on campus without fear. This guy and I would have conversations about scripture and I would look at him and see how I used to be for God before I went off track. Then one day he invited me to his church for service. And during the message, the chain of bondage that was on my life was broken, when his pastor began teaching about the POWER of Jesus. From that day forward I came out of my shell, I didn’t care what others thought about me, I started going to events on campus, I started to leave out of my room and watched T.V. in the dorms T.V. room, and I started opening up to my family. That one service changed my life and I had began to slowly transition back into my original state of mind.

Now, early in my transition stage or “comeback” so to speak, meaning that I wasn’t totally thinking straight and that I hadn’t totally committed myself to the Word of God, but I had HOPE that I was going to get better and better. I started focusing on Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, mainly because one of my cousin’s dad was a Sigma and we basically grew up together and I would see his dad’s paraphernalia and stuff whenever I ever visited his home, and his dad would always give us good advice about stuff and be positive about things. Also, had a partner from back home who had pledged Sigma already and he too always seemed positive about things. So, I thought to myself that it would be a positive thing for me to stop wondering about brotherhood and find out for myself what true brotherhood really is and better myself and my community at the same time.

And I did just that, I pledged Phi Beta Sigma. But, because of the crisis I had just gone through and being on the verge of my “come back” so to speak, my only motive/purpose for pledging was to see what true brotherhood really was, that’s it, and foolishly I thought that Phi Beta Sigma could show me what brotherhood really was. See, unlike, the traditional reasons for joining a fraternity, like letters, sorors, easy sex, stepping, partying, competition, acceptance, and branding, I only had one purpose for joining, and midways into the pledging process I knew that what I had committed myself to was not everything I thought it was going to be going in. But I kept my mouth close, since I had already committed myself, so to speak. Some of the things I was asked to do, say, and recite, I didn’t necessarily think that I should be doing, saying, or reciting, and I had to pump my brakes often while pledging. But, I downplayed all of the things that I didn’t quite understand and had doubts about, and just did it.

But Gods Grace and Mercy has been following me (Proof that The Lords Prayer is True) all the days of my life, even until this week. Because, this Sunday night on August 20th, 2006 I received a call from a high school friend of mine, who cared enough to call and tell me that she learned that the fraternity that I had joined and all fraternities and sororities for that matter were born out of WITCHCRAFT, WHICH IS A FORM OF THE ANTICHRIST. That night, realizing and understanding the sin I committed and the mistake that I made, I immediately repented to GOD the Father in the name of Jesus Christ who is my Lord and Savior, Advocate, and Redeemer; for SWEARING AN OATH AND FOR AFFILIATING MYSELF TO AN ORGANIZATION WHOSE FOUNDATIONS ARE COMPLETELY CONTRARY TO MY BELIEVES IN CHRIST JESUS. Also, that night my friend explained to me about freemasonry and what they believe in and told me to go to the www.dontgogreek.com website and its links for the proof and evidence I needed to truly understand the SPIRITUAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT REPENTING OR DENOUNCING/RENOUNCING ALL SOUL TIES AND AFFILIATIONS TO PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY INC. My friend also gave me the phone number to an Ex-Omega who denounced his affiliation to Omega Psi Phi after the light of revelation which came from the ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD OF GOD CONTAINED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND FOUND IN THE HOLY BIBLE shined on him. And through fellowshipping with my friend, the ex-omega, and from reviewing the www.dontgogreek.com website and its links, the light of revelation shined on me as well.

And I told my friend and the ex-omega that this ain’t A JOKE, but it is truly Christ Jesus that was working on our behalf for three reasons.

1. About four months ago God set me in a church, and in that church I met an elder who told me that he had pledged Sigma in College, but renounced Sigma after learning about it foundations and witchcraft. There the seed was sown for me to divorce PHI BETA SIGMA.

2. For the past two months I said this declaration at the beginning of every morning, “Heavenly Father, my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ power over Satan, devils, demons, disease, sickness, witchcraft, and principalities and powers of wickedness in high places has made me whole”. I didn’t know why I was saying it but the Holy Spirit knew. And I was speaking that word in the spirit until it came to past. JESUS IS REAL!

3. My sister was considering joining the AKA’s the Fall Semester. But, now she knows the truth and she nor her friends will go that route. My brothers and sisters in Christ helped save my soul in time for me to help save my sister soul. Now, that’s true Brotherhood and Sisterhood. Scripture: “GOD never leaves or forsake us or our loved ones”.And that next Monday morning August 21, 2006, without hesitation, I called Phi Beta Sigma Headquarters and closed my savings account at their Credit Union and sent a letter to Sigma Headquarters’ announcing my denunciation and renunciation of membership in the organization. Then I emailed my friend and said, Praise God with me, because I closed my account with my Fraternity this morning, and mailed my letter of denunciation to the headquarters at noon. Now, I am no longer bound to any big brother, oath, letter, or organization, but I am free to do the complete will of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Most High. Hallelujah!

And as God is my witness while I was leaving the post office where I put the letter in the mail at, after I stepped outside the building, the sky looked bluer, the grass looked greener, the air smelled fresher, and I felt healthier. Then after work I went home and put flames to everything that I owned that had something to do with Phi Beta Sigma. This is my story. Whom the son sets free, is free is deed. Now, what will you do?


Ex BGLO Testimony 3

Hi! How are you? I saw your comment and I’ll be honest, there is nothing wrong with the truth about greek letter organizations being exposed. I pledged Delta in the Spring of 2001. I can honestly say that there was not a day I DID NOT feel convicted about the ritual, which by the way is called a “Doctrine” on it’s spine, the pledge process, the chants which did not glorify God AT ALL, not to mention the wild parties, line sisters participating in all kinds of sexual immorality, bickering, backbiting, lying, deception, oh did I forget fighting! Yes, women throwing down better than Muhammad Ali! I decided that I would live for Christ and Christ alone. Let me set the record straight early, “I AM NOT PERFECT. NEITHER DO I CLAIM TO BE PERFECT. I HAVE SINNED BEFORE AND WILL SIN AGAIN IN THE FUTURE. Therefore, I AM NOT SAYING I AM ABOVE ANYONE. I AM A SIMPLY A SINCERE SERVANT OF GOD RUNNING THIS RACE CALLED LIFE SET BEFORE ME.” Now that I’ve said that, you should know that I’m not coming to you in this email trying to be so “holy” and of no earthly good as the scripture says. Now let’s continue….Some of my line sisters would say things like, “For the love of Minerva,” or “You shouldn’t curse or drink with your letters on.” If I wasn’t saved, I would ask well if you feel that way, who in the world is God, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit? Before there was AKA, Delta, and any other Greek Letter organization, there was God with his just standards, principles, etc… He IS the ONLY way. He is God with the letters ON and OFF. I have Senators and Congresswomen in my family and have even interned in the White House. I know about public service and how Delta was created to help further leadership in public service among other items on its agenda. However, none of that matters, if there are activities, rituals (which is like the sorority’s bible that twists so many scriptures around), and people who are not glorifying God. Don’t act like you don’t know what’s up. I’m not attacking an individual, just the organization(s) because again I am NOT perfect, but guess what? None of us are. Jesus was only perfect. By the same token, He COMMANDED us to become more and more like Him. Those organizations don’t cultivate living for Christ. Let’s look at some examples….Delta Sigma Theta promotes SAFE SEX (passing out condoms on campus). Real Christians promote ABSTINENCE or NO SEXDelta Sigma Theta promotes “let the minerva circle find a sister who is a leader, good grades, let’s make sure she didn’t sleep with a soror’s boyfriend….foolish messy chatter” vs. real Christians promoting “come as you are…God will clean you up and give you a platform of forgiveness to start a life of victorious living”Delta Sigma Theta promotes crazy, ridiculous hazing at “set” in hopes of breaking you down to build you back up again v. real Christians promote “brokenness in the spirit according to the scripture which requires us to come to Jesus with a contrite spirit and a broken heart, to give up our will for God’s will.” The latter, my sistah, has nothing to do with slapping a female in the face, making her wash clothes at 4 am or breaking your neck to please someone else.

Delta Sigma Theta promotes “let’s see if you’re good enough to be in this sorority based on our selection criteria” vs. real Christians saying, “none of us are good enough until we’re covered by the blood of Jesus, which washes away our sins and gives us a right to live in righteousness according to our faith.”

The list can go on, but guess what? I’m happy I pledged Delta Sigma Theta so that I can TEAR DOWN EVERY SINGLE LIE and DECEPTION OF FALSE HOPE given to BEAUTIFUL women like myself who just wanted simple sisterhood and fellowship in God while serving fellow citizens. I can’t afford to be connected to an organization that contradicts the word of God. All this arguing about is Minister Hatchett right, is he saved, is he crazy, etc…is ridiculous because all he’s doing is trying to offer a blinded society a new pair of glasses that only God could prescribe. Please do some research and homework. Really read the rituals handed to us during that process. Study it. It’s crazy. Even the confession of saying over and over and over again that Delta Sigma Theta is a lifetime commitment is a hot mess to me. NO NO NO…membership in the Royal Priesthood according to I Peter 2:9 is a LIFETIME COMMITMENT! Why make a pledge at every chapter meeting to “bar bitterness from your heart,” if local chapters who consistently report instances of feeding off malice and gossip, which supports bitterness.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a sister of love. I love God and I love people. I know I’m going to heaven because my heart is pure. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. The motive behind this email to you is based on the fact that because I have a strong relationship with God, I can feel when He (the Holy Spirit) is offended by certain things in this world. I wrestled to even write an email like this a few years ago because I was so concerned by what people would think or say. Who cares? If God’s offended, I’m offended. If they don’t like what I have to say, they’re rejecting what God has to say because everything I base my discussions on are tied directly to His word. I know he’s offended by fraternities and sororities that don’t glorify Him. I felt the offense and conviction in every chapter meeting. I felt it sitting on the minerva circle. I felt it EVERY TIME a young lady would try SO HARD to impress me to be on the next Delta line because I was a member and a leader on campus. I felt it every time my so called “soror” would stab me or anyone else in the back. I felt it when I was persecuted or cursed out online because I didn’t want to curse. I felt it every time a “soror” wouldn’t hold my hand to sing in a circle at meetings. AND I felt it EVERYTIME my line sister who was kidnapped and killed by a Louisiana serial killer was slandered because she didn’t conform to the normal hip-hop style of dress or wear her hair in a certain manner. Yes, they would talk about her like a dog and all of a sudden when she was reported missing and found dead, it was like “we loved her so much…this chapter will never forget her grace and contributions made to the sorority.” Just as the media often portrays a lie, many of them did like Judas with Jesus. Just before she died she shared the level of rejection she faced with me right outside of our campus library. She shared how she didn’t fit in or belong. I know I’m cute, beautiful and fearfully and wonderfully made, according to the word of God (LOL) and I still couldn’t be myself because I wasn’t messy enough. I wasn’t loud enough. I wasn’t dressing hot enough…..the list goes on. Thanks be to God for Minister Hatchett and my friends who stand against not just GLO’s, but anything that exalts itself above God. No, I never bowed down to worship Minerva, but guess what? Being that she was our sorority’s mentor for wisdom and intelligence, I offended God first of all by not ONLY looking to him for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. It wasn’t the wisdom and knowledge referred to in Minerva that granted me a full fellowship to the number one graduate school in the country or granted my admission into Harvard for graduate studies. It was the wisdom, intelligence and dependency on Jesus Christ. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. How dare I acknowledge a greek goddess as ANYTHING. Who cares what she was known for. There is no god that can OUTLAST the ALMIGHTY. As I close, I’m tired of Deltas saying, you’re taking the rituals too literal. Ugh yeah, it’s in there for a reason. Don’t get it twisted, scholars don’t record something unless it has some level of significant meaning. I don’t think a psalmist really spent his or her time coming up with those songs for fun. I don’t think someone wasted their time to jot down anything in that ritual. This is not a game, joke, or thing to take lightly. I bet the Deltas who said, “Sorors can’t drink with letters on LITERALLY meant that!” I bet the bruhs or ques LITERALLY meant for a girl to wear a purple thong to their parties for some sex! There are Omegas who denounced their letters because of Christ and can tell you they LITERALLY planned on having sex with some females when they threw parties. Please don’t be naive or fooled. God is literal to me. I don’t see any account in history OLD or NEW Testament where God was playing games or said, “I’m just joking, use your personal discernment, depend on your own beliefs.” Nope, when he told Lot not to look back and his wife did, she turned into a pillar of salt.

In conclusion, God has been very gracious to us here on earth and I believe this is an ALL CALL for those who know deep in their hearts that a stronger and closer walk with God requires GIVING UP some strong and close things. You’ve heard it time and time again, “to whom much is given, much is required.” For many individually, it may be pornography, drugs, pride, etc…but for ALL who are in GLO’s it’s definitely the spiritual tie or “soul” tie/confession made to Delta, AKA, Zeta, SGRho, Alpha, Omega, Sigma, Kappa, Iota Phi Theta, OES, and Mason. It simply does not glorify God. Community service isn’t even an excuse because the greatest community servant was Jesus. Even rebuilding New Orleans with all the damage Katrina caused as a community service project couldn’t top the number of healings, miracles, faith confessions, preaching, dinners served, people fed, and finally death walk that Jesus Christ gave for us to even breathe to even have this discussion. In the end, Jesus will want to know what did you do with what I gave you (your mouth, hands, feet, mind, ability to dream dreams and have visions), what was your purpose fulfilled in the earth for my name’s sake. I can tell you that I would feel ashamed to even mention Delta or any organization that did not glorify Him, unless I used it as a testament of leaving such organizations to find a closer relationship with Him. God is raising up a generation of young people who are boldly proclaiming NOT to be perfect, but who are constantly fighting the antagonistic forces that contradict the word of TRUTH. To be honest, real people are tired of clicks, counterfeit brotherhoods and sisterhoods, and instead want a place to belong. They want real spiritual community where they can go to a brother and sister in Christ and be transparent, not having to worry about “will I be accepted, will they vote for my great ideas, etc…” There is no democracy in the kingdom of God, only a monarchy where God is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. In other words, we can’t even vote on whether or not God’s word is true, what it says, and how valid or accurate it is. It’s final…that settles it. We don’t even need an attorney because He IS the GREATEST ATTORNEY and JUDGE. I decided to not let Delta and anything attached to it lord over my life anymore. I’m still intelligent, active in my community, and respected for my decision. Since I made the heart decision to leave Delta, God has placed great godly relationships in my life to help push me to what I was born and destined to be. I don’t miss a single moment spent in Delta. I’ve met countless numbers of former sorors who were in love with Delta and other GLO’s that have the same testimony because Jesus came in and set the record straight in a personal and unique way in which they could identify with. You can’t submit to God and the trinity while singing the Delta Mizpah. “Delta with glowing hearts we praise thee.” Wow! I know God had to be offended with that one line in the song, let alone the entire hymn. I would rather say, “Jesus with glowing hearts we praise thee!” I pray that you would ask God to show you the truth. I don’t wish anything else, but for you to see…see…see what God has been saying to the church, his disciples through the word for over 2000 years!!!!! It’s time that we get it. I don’t know you, but I am praying for you and everyone affiliated with greek life and anything that exalts itself above God.


EX BGLO Testimony 4

G. Williams (New Jersey)February 11, 2007Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dear Ms. **** and other sorority members:

I am writing this letter to formally resign from and renounce my vows to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), and to officially denounce its principles and practices before God and man.

By way of this letter, I am officially requesting that all branches of the organization – local, regional and national – remove my name, likeness and contact information from all membership rosters, websites, e-mail and phone directories, databases and any other public or private membership record. Thank you for your cooperation.

As a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is not my intention to demean, criticize, or condemn any person or any of the tremendously valuable programs that you, AKA and other Greek-letter organizations (GLOs) offer to the community and world. But I do mean to share my heartfelt and biblically based beliefs, concerning God’s will for me and Christians everywhere, as it relates to GLOs. I love you in the Lord because He commands that I do so. As a former “soror,” friend, and Sister in Christ to you (and to other members who also believe on the Lord Jesus), I love you as one of God’s created beings and because of the camaraderie we once shared through our affiliation with AKA.

THE BACKGROUND…

Many of you know that I “loved” the sorority and desired very strongly to be associated with the organization. My goal was to contribute my strengths, talents and abilities to this great network of sisters to improve the communities in which we live and work and the status of all mankind. I wholeheartedly agree with and support the fundamental reasons for the establishment of the organization: to elevate the status of women and serve all mankind. The work that you do certainly does just that and more. I was enthusiastic about offering my unique gifts to help you fulfill the organization’s mission and execute its “Program.” But about six months after my initiation on February 22, 2004, I began to notice that my zeal for the organization had waned significantly. My attendance at chapter meetings and other group functions had dropped and I had fallen out of fellowship with the women with whom I shared a very emotional and moving induction experience.

I tried desperately to fight what I was feeling inside: that something was wrong and I wasn’t supposed to be there with you. I thought, perhaps, I was simply overloaded, as my schedule has and probably always will be replete with many duties and responsibilities related to family, work, community involvement and ministry. Increasingly, I became frustrated at the thought of attending meetings. The idea of singing the national “hymn” irritated me and our brief moments of prayer to the “Great Spirit” bothered me even more.

The real beginning of the end of my association with the sorority came later in 2005 when I was driving on I-295, heading to work one morning, and this awful thought came to mind: “I wonder what people are thinking when they see the ‘Jesus’ emblem and the AKA tags on the back of my car.” Then I thought, “What in the world was that all about?!” The thought literally popped into my head without warning. I wasn’t thinking about anything, but what I had to do in the office that morning. Then poof! The thought was there. I couldn’t stop thinking about it all day. “Why would I care what people thought? I’m a Christian and I happen to be an AKA, too. What’s the big deal about that?” Slowly, I began to pull away from the organization even more. The New Year (2006) came around and I hadn’t paid my annual dues. Again, out of the blue, a thought came to mind: “Great! If I don’t pay my dues, then I can just be inactive and I won’t have to deal with the sorority anymore.” Again, I thought, “What in the world was that all about?!” I had no idea why the thought came to my head…why I was “looking” for a backdoor way out of the organization that I had once been so eager to join—an organization I had vowed to serve.

In late March 2006, God answered the questions that were running around in my head and made it very clear that He was pulling me away from my membership in the sorority. One day, He spoke to me just as I was walking from the kitchen to the living room of my small condo and said, “I never meant for you to join them. Come out from among them!” I asked Him why and He told me that the organization is not of God. I immediately made up my mind to separate from the organization because God had told me it was not of Him, even though I did not fully understand what He meant and had many reservations about leaving the sorority. When I finally made up my mind to trust and obey God, I felt an overwhelming peace in my spirit. At this point, it was only the Holy Spirit who was leading me away from AKA – no man, no woman, no specific teaching I had encountered…just the Spirit of the Lord God.

After a month of praying and seeking God for strength and the “right” words to say, I met with ****** in April 2006. She had been my sponsor for membership in the organization, so I felt obligated to explain why I had been so disengaged and tell her of my decision to leave the sorority. I love Lynn as my Sister in Christ and admire her as a person, so I wanted to be fair and honest with her first, then the rest of the AKAs. Though I was very firm in my meeting with Lynn, I still had many reservations about what God was telling me to do, so I continued to seek knowledge about it. Over the next few months, God sent me on a quest to learn more about what He was telling me…to fill in the blanks and eliminate any thoughts or feelings of doubt, unbelief, and fear. What He has shown me has made it painfully clear that I made a major mistake when I took an oath to AKA.

When I was initiated into the organization, I was convinced that it was the right thing to do because of all the wonderful things AKAs did in the community and in the world-at-large. Besides, many Christians I know and love from my church and elsewhere were already members of this sorority, other GLOs and other similar organizations, such as the Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star (OES), so I felt comfortable with the affiliation. In no way did I think that my involvement with AKA would interfere with the covenant I made with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But as I observed on too many occasions and have come to learn through the study of God’s word, the sorority and other similar groups do not glorify Jesus Christ in any way. Instead, they promote idol worship, ungodly fellowships, secrecy, exclusivity, and the deification of some organizational leaders, false gods, and even the organizations themselves. Since my enlightenment, I have repented my oath and have asked God to forgive me of this decision. The following segment of my letter will expound on a few of the biblical reasons for my rejection and reproof of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and other similar organizations.

BIBLICAL PROOF OF THE UNGODLINESS OF AKA, OTHER GLOS & OTHER SIMILAR GROUPS

HAVING & WORSHIPING OTHER “GODS”OR IDOLS

 “1And God spake all these words, saying, 2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments (Ex. 20:1-6, King James Version {KJV})”

 “And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. (Ex. 23:13, KJV)”

 “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. (Rom. 1:25, New International Version {NIV})”

 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (2 Cor. 6:16, KJV)”

 “Cursed is the man who carves an image or casts an idol—a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of the craftsman’s hands—and sets it up in secret.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” (Deut. 27:15, NIV)”

God has always spoken very plainly to His people that they should not put anything or anyone in His place. He was so serious about this that He commanded them not to even speak the name of other gods. AKA and other GLOs are based on Greek mythology. Most have an affiliation with some Greek god or goddess, which symbolizes some aspect of the character of the organization.

The AKAs have the Greek god Atlas, who represents the organization’s strength and Themis, the Greek goddess of justice, who is mentioned in “The Ivy Beyond the Wall” ceremony. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has Minerva, who represents their wisdom. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has the Sphinx and so on. For the believer, strength and wisdom should come from the Lord God only. Furthermore, the Bible tells us that it is not permitted for us to even speak of other gods, so why does AKA and these other sororities and fraternities have anything to do with these mythical deities? If these GLOs were really based on godly principles, then they would not associate themselves with Greek ideologies, which are completely antithetical to the teachings of God.

God reserves worship – a lifestyle or act of adoration, reverence, homage, and devotion – for Himself and He orders His people not to worship anything or anyone else. From initiation to the Ivy Beyond the Wall ceremony, AKA has put “AKA” in the place of God.

In the initiation process, candidates learned and recited AKA’s “National Pledge.” It reads as follows:

“To thee, oh Alpha Kappa Alpha, we pledge our heart, our minds, our strength. To foster thy teachings, obey thy laws, and make thee supreme in service to all mankind. Oh Alpha Kappa Alpha, we greet thee.”

It may not be clear to most people, but there are several obvious acts of worship and deification in this statement. First, AKA has been personified by the writer’s use of the words “thee” and “thy” to refer to the organization. So we have officially made AKA “a person” to “whom” we then vow to worship with our hearts, minds and strength. How can a Christian make this pledge to AKA and still be true to God Almighty, who requires that true believers “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul (mind), and all your strength. (Deut. 6:5, New Living Translation {NLT}, parenthetical statement added for emphasis; also found in Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27)?”

If the Christian’s heart, mind/soul and strength are already completely yielded to God, then how is it possible for him or her to pledge them to another person, AKA or any other entity, for that matter? Well, it most certainly is possible to do, if he or she has put AKA, or someone or something else in the place of God…if he or she has put “other gods before (Him),” which is exactly what He commanded us not to do in Exodus 20:3.

Furthermore, the pledge indicates that those who take this vow will follow the organization’s doctrines, obey its laws (i.e., rules, bylaws, customs, principles, standard operating procedures, commandments, etc.), and establish AKA’s service to the world as “supreme” — highest in rank or authority; paramount; sovereign; chief; of the highest quality, degree, character, or importance; greatest, utmost, or extreme; last or final; ultimate.

For starters, Christians should never make a pledge to unscriptural oaths, which are sealed by using the name of God improperly or in vain (Ex. 20:7; Lev. 5:4-6; Matt. 5:34-37; James 5:12). Besides, the only doctrines and laws a Christian should be following are those set forth in God’s Holy Word, the Bible (mentioned in several sections from Deut. 26-30; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; et al.). The biggest offense, however, comes in

making AKA “supreme,” again, deifying the organization and even making it above God.

The word “supreme” is a superlative, which means it is unmatched, without equal, the highest in rank or authority, as is stated in the above-mentioned definition. The sorority and other GLOs refer to their presidents as “basilei” – the plural form of “basileus.” The word “basileus” is of Ancient Greek origin and it signifies “sovereignty” — “greatest in degree, utmost or extreme; being above all others in character, importance and excellence; having supreme rank, power or authority.” In AKA, the highest-ranking official in the organization (the International President) is known as the “Supreme Basileus,” meaning she is the highest of the high – the utmost or “the most high.”

If AKA is “supreme” in its acts of service toward mankind and the presidents are similarly likened unto gods, where does that leave THE Sovereign God? How can two things hold the rank of “the highest?” As I noted, a superlative is singular and unmatched by definition. Either God is “the highest” (“the Most High”) or He isn’t. Clearly, He is and that means that AKA is not. So to call AKA, its acts or anyone associated with the organization “supreme” is an outright sacrilege.

Also of great concern are the lyrics of the sorority’s ritualistic songs. In the national song, AKA is personified and members “pledge (their) faith” to work and serve “to Thy honor and glory.” Incidentally, most AKAs and members of other GLOs often cite their acts of service as a defense against accusations that say their works are self-serving, not God-serving.

This song says that the organization strives to do “things that are worthwhile,” win “greater laurels” and to begin “greater tasks” to bring honor and glory to itself. Another song – the “initiation hymn” – proclaims “we’ll always reverence AKA forever and a day.” To reverence something means to worship it. And the phrase “forever and a day” denotes “eternity.” So singers of this hymn are, again, deifying AKA and promising to worship it for all eternity. The last time I checked, the only one to be worshipped forever and ever is the Lord God Almighty (Jer. 32:39; Rev. 4:10, 5:14; et al.).

Incidentally, a “hymn” is a song of praise and worship to God or a deity. So just who or what is being worshipped and praised in the “initiation hymn” or the other “hymns” of AKA and other GLOs?

Equally disturbing is the number of symbols – idols – that AKA and other GLOs have created to represent their organizations: the shield, ivy leaf, pearls, frogs, various hand gestures, calls and other greetings, etc. GLO members venerate these items and practices in almost the same way that Christians respect the Cross of Calvary.

At this point, I am quite sure that those members who are Christians are thinking, “Well, I am a Christian and I don’t put anyone or anything before God. He is first in my life.” You are most likely thinking that you don’t worship your GLO. It’s just one aspect of your life. You don’t gaze upon your badges, crest, or other symbols with adoration, deep respect, and love every time you put them on or bring them out of their special places. You don’t have pictures of AKAs or people branded with other GLO insignias dressed in Greek garb and other fine clothing, surrounding some symbol of your organization that just happens to be enthroned or otherwise exalted. No, of course not.

We need to see the Truth and recognize that by virtue of making these vows and living and acting in ways that exalt AKA and other similar groups, we put them first in our lives. It is worship, plain and simple. But God stands ready to forgive and restore you, when you acknowledge that you have made a social and community service club “god” in your life by virtue of your oath and, in many cases, your deeds. Repent!

BEING UNEQUALLY YOKED WITH UNBELIEVERS

 “14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6:14-18, KJV)”

 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Ps. 1:1, KJV)”

Upon taking an oath to AKA, every member comes “under the shield,” or so I have heard many AKAs say. This means that you put your “sorors” first. When an AKA is in need, you move quickly to her aid and use every resource available to you to help her because she is “under the shield.” You have both taken a vow not only to esteem the organization in “the highest,” but also to put each other first.

Indeed, it is both biblical and exceedingly noble to put others’ needs ahead of your own, so that in doing so you may demonstrate Christ’s love on earth and bring glory and honor to the Father (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 7:12; Luke 6:31; Rom. 15:1-3; Phil. 2:2-4; et al.). But the Word of God is clear that believers should not be in fellowship with unbelievers, especially not in covenant relationship, which is what occurs when you “vow” to do anything. Swearing an allegiance to be in covenant with and to serve AKA and other similar groups – regardless of their beliefs – is in direct violation of God’s command not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers.

For example, the website for the OES reads as follows: “Members of all religions may belong to the Order of the Eastern Star. We only require a belief in a Supreme Being.” By making this statement, the OES is welcoming any and all spiritual influences, beliefs and customs into its membership. Believing in “a Supreme Being” is not the same thing as believing in “the” one Sovereign God, who is the only “Supreme Being.”

By virtue of making a vow to unite with the OES – or other similar groups, like AKA, that also make ambiguous references to some high power or do not require members to be in relationship with Christ at all – individuals commit themselves to a lifelong bond with the organization and its members. So whether the members are saved and worship Christ or unsaved and worship anything and everything else – from Buddha, Allah, and the false god created by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, to the goddess, stars, cows and even Satan himself – a member becomes cemented to them for life.

This is not at all something that Jesus did or would ever do. Yes, Jesus freely spoke to and interacted with unbelievers. How can light transform the darkness, if the two never meet? How can you witness to people, if you never speak to them? How can you show love, if you can’t even though someone? We can associate with unbelievers – those in our families, circle of friends, workplace, church, etc. Indeed, the Lord has commissioned us to do just that (Mark 16:15). But we are not to bind ourselves to them (to unbelievers), as in the case of marriage or pledging a fraternity, sorority or other similar group that openly invites sinners to join.

VARIOUS OTHER ISSUES: SECRECY, ELITISM & OTHER WORLDLINESS

 “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. (Rev. 22:17, NIV)”

 “6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. 7 But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt. 8 Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD. (Ex. 8:6-8, NIV)”

 “19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal. 5:19-21, KJV)”

 “20 But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. (Daniel 5:20, NIV)”

 “4 “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God. (Hab. 2:4, NLT)”

 “12 The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. 13 Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy. 14 Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires. (Rom. 13:12-14, NLT)”

 “1You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! (2 Tim. 3:1-5, NLT)”

Secrecy:

I thank God that He has made me a woman of intelligence – both innately and through education and experience. But when I think back on the oath I made to serve AKA, I am truly amazed at how foolish I was at that moment. How could I have pledged my heart, mind and strength to serve an organization whose complete history and truths I only learned after I became an official member? AKA, other GLOs and other similar organizations (like the Masons and OES), operate, for the most part, in total secrecy. The bulk of your knowledge of the organization, its history, principles, rituals, rules and guidelines are not disclosed until a candidate becomes a full-fledged member.

The nature of these secret societies is completely at odds with Christian beliefs. The Bible is an open book that invites all who will to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (Rev. 22:17). Anyone inquiring about membership in the family of God can investigate, ask questions, read the inspired handbook (the Bible), and make a decision for Christ fully knowing what the cost and consequences of the action will be.

What kind of fellowship is it that would prevent you from sharing all that you do in it with your Brothers and Sisters in Christ? What type of organization would keep hidden membership intake processes and vitally important information about itself? If certain parts of a believer’s life are hidden from the rest of the Body of Christ, how can the people of God rejoice with and mourn for them as God has commanded us to do in response to situations in each others’ lives (Rom. 12:15)? How can the people of God pray for and stand in agreement with one another, if believers have hidden some areas of their lives…if they cloak certain parts in darkness? A godly organization would do no such thing. Its very core would be exposed for all to see and judge against God’s standard for His people, just as the Lord wants for all of His children (Ps. 119:130; 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:15-17).

The Bible says in Romans 12:17 (NIV) that Christians should “be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.” How can covert meetings and rituals–held behind guarded and locked doors–be doing what is right in the eyes of everybody? The answer is simple: they are not.

Elitism:

It is no secret that affiliation in GLOs carries a certain level of distinction and prestige, particularly within the African-American community. I have heard many “Greeks” proclaim the preeminence of their own GLO, while disparaging other groups as “lesser than,” “second-rate,” and so on. There is a pervasive air of snobbery…a “we are better than they are” mentality that cannot be denied.

Membership in GLOs and other “secret societies” is “by invitation only”—and invitations are only extended to select groups of individuals. This is intentionally done to exclude candidates deemed undesirable by the organizations’ members. How does such exclusivity glorify God? God sent His Son to die for the sings of the entire world – each and every one of us – so that everyone could become a member of the Holy family, not just some of us (John 3:16; Rom. 5: .

Did god say that only certain people are eligible for membership in His Kingdom? NO, He most certainly did not! Membership in God’s Kingdom is extended to any and everyone who will accept His Son: He said, “’Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life (Rev. 22:17, KJV).” Repentance of sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are the only requirements for admission into the greatest “fraternity” of them all – the Brotherhood of Believers.

Worldly Activities & Behaviors:

I could write volumes about the immoral activities that have been associated with AKA and other GLOs for decades: wild parties, drinking, bickering, sexual immorality, hazing (including murder), backbiting, fighting, gossiping, tattooing and body branding, and a host of other activities and behaviors that all contradict the standards of high moral character God spells out for His people in His Holy Word, the Bible. I am not saying that the organizations themselves espouse any particular objectionable, harmful, corrupt, or illegal behaviors. Truly, sin and sinful people exist within every organization of human endeavor, including the Church.

There is, however, a distinct difference that must be seen between the Church and GLOs. The Church and/or individual believers are judged by the absolute moral rules of the Holy Bible and, ultimately, by Christ. Though the GLOs’ standards are relatively moral, they have no true basis for judging many forms of immoral or unethical behavior. The Church, however, has biblical protocol in place to deal with sinful members.

The mere fact that sinners are allowed to join GLOs opens the doorway to many problems, if an organization does not have specific moral guidelines to follow. But GLOs and their members have come under intense scrutiny for behaviors that range from merely questionable to outright unlawful. These “darker” acts of the organizations cast a shadow over the “good works” that are done by these groups in the community. The prevalence of such activities by GLO members has been so widely reported—particularly among collegiate “Greeks”—that, at some point, you have to wonder how much of the perception is reality. Again, my aim is not to condemn anyone, only practices that are not of God.

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IN CONCLUSION…

This letter provides only a snapshot of my reasons for severing ties with AKA. It is my sincere hope that the words I have written, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, will prick the consciences of all who read or hear them. For those members who believe they are saved, I pray that the Holy Spirit will convict you through my testimony and the written Word of God and cause you to rethink and, ultimately, renounce your vows to your GLO or other similar organizations.

I believe that if you really pray and seek God about this matter, He will reveal His Truths to you and help you to do what is right. He also will forgive you for making unholy vows and commitments to the organization and those who are not in fellowship with the Lord Jesus. For those who are unsaved, my prayer for you is simply that you humble yourselves, recognize that you are sinners and therefore condemned to Hell. I pray that this knowledge disturb your conscience and cause you to cry out for Jesus Christ — who is the only one who can save us from eternal separation from God – REPENT OF YOUR SINS, and accept Him as Savior and Lord, before it’s too late (“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. (Heb. 9:27, KJV).”

Please be informed that I am copying the heads of all ministries with which I am associated, so that they will be aware of this very important decision I have made. For me, this is a significant spiritual transition and I want to make sure that people under whom I sit are fully aware of my decision and reasons for separating myself from the sorority and publicly denouncing such organizations.

TO MY MINISTRY LEADERS: If my statements have offended any of you or caused you to rethink having me as part of your ministry, then I sincerely hope that you take your concerns to the Lord and do whatever He tells you to do. As His servant, I will obediently honor whatever you choose to do – whether you ask me to leave or stay. I would only ask that you share this letter with other members of the ministry, so that they, too, will know exactly why I have made this decision. I have nothing to hide

As I stated at the outset of this letter, it is not my intention to condemn any person, only to speak the Truth about AKA and other similar organizations. I love and appreciate the women and men that I have encountered in AKA and other similar groups, such as “the Omegas,” “the Alphas,” “the Deltas,” “the Zetas,” “the Sigmas,” “the Masons,” “the Eastern Stars,” etc. Many of these people are fellow Christians and church members whom I consider to be my friends. But the bottom line resides in the fact that I, personally, cannot serve both God AND Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The two compete for lordship in my life and in the lives of any other true believer (Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:13). If you take the time to pray and search God’s word about what I have written here, you will see this for yourself as well.

“Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God (James 4:4, KJV).”

I pray that God richly blesses you for taking the time to read through this entire letter. I know that most of what you read or heard has probably raised your ire to a level to which it has never before been raised. I completely understood that this would probably be the case, but decided to share the Truth with you anyway. You may despise me now for being so forward. You may even call it “self-righteousness” and question what right I have to say such things. And some may even seek to retaliate against me for speaking against their “beloved” sorority, fraternity or other organization. But I can only say that what I have written here is supported by Scripture. The Holy Spirit of the one, true and living God has led me to speak the Truth boldly—and sometimes, the Truth hurts. I truly desire only to share the Truth with you that you would BE FREE and know Christ on a deeper level.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your great deeds or walk with the Lord – especially those of you who are in ministry – will prevent God from judging you in this matter. I know that you may not believe or accept what I have written here. But IF you are a child of God, then I know (and you know) that you are now obligated to go to Him on this matter and seek the Truth for yourself. If after you seek God – through prayer, fasting and His word, the Holy Bible – you are able to honestly say that you still believe exactly as you do about your involvement in AKA or other similar organizations, then I would truly love to hear your thoughts and would welcome an explanation of them through God’s word. But if you feel even the slightest concern – even if it’s just frustration with me and what I have written here – then please do not remain in darkness! Go to God and ask Him for yourself, “Should I remain in this organization? Does this honor You, Lord Jesus?” He will answer you.

My sincere prayer is that you COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!!!

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (Hosea 4:6, KJV)”

In His Service,

G. Williams


I USED TO BE AN ALPHA

 

Since I was 16 years old, I told myself that I wanted to be Greek when I went to college. Living in a city that houses an HCBU, I was influenced by Greek life at an early age. The whole concept of Greek life permeated my high school’s social climate. Girls who were a part of the Delta’s program, “Delteen” used to boo and hiss at the girls who were picked as AKA Debutantes. Students used to step in the hallways between classes. They used to sound off with each BGLO’s call; pretty much telling the world which organization that they wanted to be a part of.My only issue with the students in high school was that fact that the mass majority of them, who were so into the microcosm that is “Greek Life,” showed no intentions of ever going to college. In the end most of them didn’t. They were simply enthralled with the concept of having “letters” and “LB’s,” “LS’s” and all of the so-called perks of being Greek. I still remember classmates being “on line” for a week to become official members of “wannabegreek” cliques. At the time, I used to nod my head at them and tell myself that when I got to college, I would never see these clowns again.

The truth is that I didn’t see those particular clowns again, but now looking back on it, I was simply introduced to a new level of clowns. Upon entering college, I stepped on campus with aspirations of becoming an Alpha. Having had first-hand opportunities over the years to research each organization, (by reading local university yearbooks, meeting fraternity members in the university library, and from many Greeks, who were counselors in the NYSP programs from years before) I—for the most part—had deduced that each fraternity were along the same lines as far as influence, service, scholarship and such other familiarities. I felt that I had always felt a common bond with the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha as they tended to be the brainier guys on the yard—YET—tended to be outgoing and widely popular on campus. The same was the case with the Alphas on my campus. They had grades, girls and a future ahead of them. I immediately began my community service, and pushing for high grades. It took one Alpha probate show to more than solidify that I had to be a part of this frat. I began to collect flyers, I went to all of their events, I knew the founders, founding date, incorporation dates, chapter history, chapter member’s names and majors and the entire like.

The year had come and I was eligible to join a fraternity on my campus. I had a friend, who is a member of another organization, who knew of my aspirations to tell me in September of the fall semester that I needed to let the Alpha Brothers know of my intentions. I kept asking myself, “Why tell them now when they only have spring lines?” My friend persisted in telling me to let the Alphas know. I did and next thing you know, I was directed to a member of the chapter known as the “Chairman of Intake.” Commonsense told me that simply meant “DEAN of PLEDGES.” I was given the phone numbers of every Brother in the chapter and that’s where the process began. That first week, I bought Brothers’ lunch, and was asked to purchase books. All the while, I was crazily excited because I knew that I was on my way to becoming an Alphaman.

I was supposed to talk to every brother on the phone EVERY night at a certain time for each Brother. One particular Brother didn’t answer his phone one night and as a result, I received my first taste of “wood.” Despite the pain, I was dancing in the mirror in my dorm room—after the Brother hemmed me up, slabbed me up, and dropped me off on the campus. As far as I was concerned, I was officially a Sphinxman.

After that incident, the Chairman of Intake introduced me to other students on campus who were “Sphinxmen” as well, after which; we were required to function as a line. We learned 7 principles that we were supposed to display at all times as Sphinxmen. We even had meetings with parliamentary procedure and had a secret handshake—a secret handshake that the Alpha’s gave us when they felt that we could be trusted to be “underground” and not rat them out. One Sunday night, we met with the Chairman at what was supposed to be a study session. It wasn’t.

The lights went out and my LB’s and I began to fly in all directions and bounced off every wall. We were asked to line up and what is known as a “set” began to commence. After what seemed to be a year, we wearily made our way back to the campus. Sets commenced regularly and we never knew when the next set was going to be. We had officially begun to live in fear of our “Big Brothers.” We weren’t allowed in the café. We banded together in one room nightly in the dark just to make sure that no one was “hemmed up.” I still remember the way my heart would pound in fear when a Brother would bang on the dorm room door. At this point, Brothers equaled pain and suffering.

It became increasingly hard to keep grades up at this time. We took back routes to get to class without Alphas seeing us and spent nights in fear or in sets. By this time, my strong Christian background began to resurface and I asked myself, if it made any sense to go through all of this just to be in an organization. I drenched that flame of thought in a heartbeat, convincing myself that “If every Alphaman in the world can get through this, so can I.”

The fall semester gave way to the spring semester and I began to live by the chants, “Just a few more days, and I’ll be an Alphaman,…,” “Ice Cold water runnin’ through my veins…,” and “Everywhere I go, there’s an ALPHA there…” I was so caught up in going over I ignored the fact that I had lost weight, my grades were slipping and it was impossible to sleep on my back at night because of my “shell”—taking wood over such a long time had caused my buttocks to harden and darken in color. The thought kept crossing my mind that maybe I should leave it all alone and worry more about my degree. Once again, I poured water on that thought and told myself,

“Think of the props you’ll get when you go over! Everyone will know your name and who can ignore the Brotherhood that you’ll experience? Women will be banging down to door to get with you. You can sit in the Greek section at step shows and think of the para you can rock…

Once again, I sucked up my thoughts of quitting and beatdowns commenced. I convinced myself that if it wasn’t supposed to be, I’ll get a sign.

I DID

It was time for intake season and my LB’s were reporting that they had received phone calls from the district’s area coordinator. I hadn’t heard anything at the time but I didn’t worry about it. A week went by and I still hadn’t heard anything. I began to worry. I decided to call Nationals. After sitting on the phone for about 15 minutes, I was told something that made me feel like I had been punched in the stomach: My paperwork was lost. I was the first one on my line to submit my packet, yet my packet got lost at nationals. I didn’t get to go to Leadership and Membership Weekend. I wished my LB’s well and STILL endured the hazing and beatdowns with them to prove that I was worthy of Alpha. However, for their official intake procedures, I had to sit in the dorm room and sulk that I couldn’t be a part of what they were going through.

These men, who I pledged with, came to my room late one Saturday evening, trembling. They stood around me. One of them whispered, “We are now officially Alphamen.” I was happy for them, but on the inside, I wanted to cry. For the week that followed, my “LB’s” reduced their contacts with me and I felt almost as if they had deserted me. They didn’t. They were now going through a “post pledge” period in which I was not allowed to be a part of. They probated and I sat and watched as they ranted off with greetings and steps. I felt brand new levels of anger and frustration as the crowd cheered them on and the “Big Brothers,” in whom we lived in fear of for so long, began to jump all over their new “bruhs” with bear hugs and grips—that grip that I had worked for nearly two semesters to receive. My former LBs’ lives in Alpha began as I walked back to my dorm room still a “GDI.” The room got blurry and I passed out.

Thanks to my grades slipping from a year of pursuing Alpha, I had to get my grades up and focus on graduating. You see, many professors were Greek on campus and after my LB’s crossed and explained to many of their professors what they had gone through with letters on their chests to prove it, were shown mercy when it came time for grades to go out. I didn’t have that luxury. It was hard to get back to life as a regular student again. My LB’s were Alphas now and were enjoying the “fruits of the Brotherhood.” The Brotherhood paid me no attention at all. Here I am, this guy that you beat on for two semesters and you can’t even speak? OK, fine. I hated the idea that this was how it was going to be, but I chalked it up to “the game” and still knew that I was going to be an Alpha at all costs. Ignoring me now just made me want it even more.

Coming back to the real world, I began to become more active in church as I used to. Realizing that I was depressed due to my situation in pursuing Alpha, I sought solace in the Lord. As a member of the men’s ministry, I began to feel a new sense of brotherhood. The fellowship of these Christian men aligned right along with what I had always felt Alpha would be like: mutual uplift, fellowship, and networking, everything that I was searching for in Alpha, I found in the church. I began to feel as if my mishap with nationals was for my betterment—I didn’t need to be worn down to a pulp and rebuilt to be one of these brothers in Christ. My walk with Christ was all that I needed.

However, when I felt that I was content with everything; my old LB approached me about seeking membership in a graduate chapter. Initially, I didn’t even care, but after I sat and reminisced over what I had been through for these three letters, I refused to not let myself be a part of something that I had worked so hard and long to attain. I decided that I would get my letters in a grad chapter.

Who doesn’t pledge in grad chapters? I sure did. And it honestly was a little worse because these “Big Brothers” had jobs and had other obligations to deal with so they hazed me when it was convenient for them. Where I used to buy Big Brothers, books, CD’s, and meals from McDonalds’, I was now buying book shelves, TV stands and meals at Red Lobster. I’ll admit, there were only a few beatdowns, but to be stomped by Grown Men, really plays with your mind. Once again, something felt wrong about this situation.

It was time for the Ritual. I was so nervous of what was going to happen and with the myths that I was told of what would happen, I took two percocet tablets just before the activities began. At 10:16 that evening, in a confused but excited daze, I officially became an Alphaman.

I became a maniac. Everything that I owned had to have the letters on it. I gripped every brother that I saw and challenged every brother that I didn’t know. I was a neo in every sense of the word. The excitement began to fade and after a few years, ugly things about my beloved brothers began to surface. Some were sleeping around with other brothers’ women. Some were homosexual and living in the closet. Some were involved with shady business practices and the list kept growing. Politics within the chapter made it almost impossible to produce any form of service. Meetings became “pat a bruh on the back” sessions. It became a struggle of young brothers wanting to work and old brothers wanting to hold on to the power. I would tell myself, “It is truly more drama once you’re in!”

I began to lean more to the fellowship of my church. I always seemed to be more productive through the church than with Alpha anyway, so I began to become less and less active with my chapter. I came across a website called ‘Dontgogreek.com” and thought that I would check it out for laughs. I initially thought to myself that the person behind this site must be on something to go about putting up a website about the ungodliness of Greeks. Is this why greekdom wasn’t doing it for me? Because of its roots in paganism and idolatry? I laughed it off, called this guy a fanatic, and moved on.

A few more years passed and I had become totally inactive in my chapter. The drama never stopped so I saw no need to keep dealing with it. I always kept a thought of that website of that fanatic guy every so often. The paganism and idolatry began to play with my mind. Then I thought that I didn’t recall hearing all of this when I went through my initiation—what is this guy talking about. I gave him a call. We discussed it. He was nothing like I assumed he would be. He was very down to earth. He followed the Word as we all should and pointed out parts of my ritual that didn’t align with the Lord. First of all, I felt a little embarrassed since Alphas never explained the activities of our ritual to me. Second of all, I had realized that I had never even read our ritual. I had become very discouraged with my fraternity. I started to limit my interactions with brothers altogether. I told only a few of them how I was feeling about the frat—some understood and some didn’t. When a brother asked me to choose between Alpha and my family, the bond was broken. I was truly done that day.

I spoke with the minister who had the dontgogreek website again as he mentioned that he used to be an Omega. After a very blessed conversation with him, I had the courage and the Biblical backing and knowledge to confidently denounce my letters. At this point all need in my life is Jesus Christ. With the Bible in my right hand, I’ve begun walking forward and have forever left Alpha behind.

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THE BLU PRINTDuring the turn of the century, times were extremely difficult for Blacks in America. One organization in particular that was working to improve the condition of life for those individuals was an order known as Free and Accepted Masons. While striving towards the uplifting of the quality of life for Blacks, this organization was somewhat limited in what it could do because of the requirements for membership. Only males who had reached the age of 21 and had proven themselves to be of good character were allowed to apply for membership, which meant that mostly blue collar workers could be Masons.

However, our founders had visions as to how to create a shortcut, or place a stepping stone if you would, for the Masonic fraternity. Born on college campuses, the fraternities were designed to attract the more formally educated Black man into the plan of “salvation.” Each of the four Black Greek-lettered organizations were founded by at least one man who was a member of the order of Freemasons. Because they were blessed with the ability to organize, they laid out the designs that would attract potential members into their organizations and give them just enough “light” to be beneficial to the fraternity, but little enough to generate a craving for more until they were ready to make that next step.

If one were to examine the mottos and crests of each organization, they would notice striking similarities between each of them, rather it be elements of the shields or similarities in mottos. Anyone who has “traveled” some would have more insight into to these similarities.

PHI BETA SIGMA Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9th, 1914 by three young black, male students. The founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse and Honorable Charles I. Brown wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the high ideals of brotherhood, scholarship and service.

The founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as “a part of” the general community. They believed that each potential member should by judged on his own merits rather than his family background or affluence, without regard of race, nationality, colors, skin tone or texture of hair.

The wished and wanted their fraternity to exist as a part of an even greater brotherhood-sisterhood which would be devoted to the “inclusive we” rather than the “exclusive we.”

From its inception, the founders also conceived PHI BETA SIGMA as a mechanism to deliver services to the general community. Rather than gaining skills to utilized exclusively for themselves and their immediate families, the founders of PHI BETA SIGMA held the deep conviction that they should return their newly acquired skills to the communities from which they had come. This deep conviction was mirrored in the fraternity motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.”

Today, more than three-quarters of a century later, PHI BETA SIGMA has blossomed into an International organization of leaders. No longer a single entity, the fraternity has now established the PHI BETA SIGMA Educational Foundation, Inc. and the PHI BETA SIGMA Federal Credit Union (to build financial equity within our target communities)

With the force, vigor, power, and energy of its more than 100,00 dedicated men, united in more than 700 chapters across the United States, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, PHI BETA SIGMA Continues to faithfully perpetuate composite growth and progress as the “people’s fraternity” dedicated to providing services to all humanity.

http://www.zetazetasigma.com/history/history.htm

When Christians who have denounced say this many say we are crazy especially the black greek christian community that are still inside these organizations but this is the same thing that a former freemason preacher told me in 2001 ..Thank You Jesus Christ

 

FEATURED STORY: Jadyn Karrah, an ex-Zeta (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)This is a three part insert of Jadyn’s ministry primarily on Minister Fred Hatchett’s messageboard. Minister Fred Hatchett himself is a former member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and a former 32 degree mason! His web address is www.dontgogreek.com

 

Jadyn Karrah has also ministered the necessity, in word and deed, of continuously speaking and showing love to Brothers and Sisters who are yet members of these particular organizations. Members, specifically of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, can testify of her sincere love and sweet spirit.

PART 1: Insight On Her Story

“Jul 19th, 2005 – 10:27 PM Re: To Minister Hatchett

”all about business” you stated that you are not Greek but that you are supposedly very astute. Trust me dear, as a former Greek president and national/regional D9 Director, and someone who not only pledged – but got the real “knowledge” – you don’t know as much as you think. I know for a fact that most orgs not only have God someone in their rituals, but they blaspheme the Word in so many ways.

On this site you have posts from former Greeks who were faithful in serving in their orgs, we’re not the rejects that the haters would make us out to be.

We also are not posting here because we had “bad” experiences and now we want to tell all like scorned step-children. No ma’am. It’s because God convicted each one of us through the power of the Holy Ghost.

I have said in soooo many posts that I was very happy in my org when God shed the light on the DARKNESS. I was well on my way into even more status and rank. I had no plans of denouncing.

AND I have said that I know many former Greeks that denounced way before this website was even thought of. It’s actually sweeping the nation. I attended forums and debates to represent pro-Greekdom against Christian groups before God opened my eyes.

There are many Pastors that are former Greeks that will tell you not to mess around with it. There are many Greek parents who won’t let their children even think about pledging.

One of the first things I learned when I pledged back in the day was “Once a Zeta, always a Zeta”. But when I was a lowly neophyte I noticed many folk who would see me in my letters, smile and speak to me and when I asked what they were – they would say, oh I used to be a so and so. And it would always make me wonder.

Most people have denounced in a sense by not being active. They don’t want to ripple the waters for fear of ridicule, but they just vamp out of the greek picture. This site is more in your face, but trust that there are more than just a handful of reject “Zealots” (as y’all would believe) running around.

When I denounced, because of my status – many Sorors were relieved. Some even said that they felt the same way but didn’t have the guts to come forward. I didn’t go out of my way at first to tell everyone, but the Lord convicted me to share and as I did I was surprised by the responses.

I have not lost one friend because of this, because people knew my heart and who I was. Out of all my flaws (and I have many) they saw that I wanted to serve the Lord and commitment my ways to Him. I was loyal to the tenants of Zeta. I wasn’t some fly by night letter wearer. Then God showed me that He was jealous and that only what I did for Him would last.

He said clearly that the pathway to Hell is paved with good intentions and that even my best efforts for my people would be better done under His covering alone.

That’s why this sight is so important. It helps those who truly desire truth to get it before it’s too late. God said that He would not keep anything good from us. So why in the world would we need to join something so secretive that we don’t know until we’re in what we’ve gotten into.

If I want to be cop – everything’s there upfront in my training. I know that I could die, get injured, etc. If I took a job, I am going to know on the front end what’s expected of me (since everyone’s keeps using jobs as scenario). Not so with GLo’s, and the mystique and mystery has caused many to stumble.

And what makes you think you know more than someone who pledged AKA? Why in the world would she have to lie. And if she did, how would you know – you’re not nor have been according to yourself, an AKA.

One of my best friends is a denounced AKA who would agree would Donna. She denounced about a year before I did and we both attended the same college and reconnected some time later. I also have Alpha, Delta, and Sigma friends (very close) who have denounced. It’s more than a notion.

And if there was a website or someone who had the nerve to speak out back in the very early 1990’s when I contemplated pledging Zeta – I would hope that I would of listened. It breaks my heart when I think about that critical moment when “something” told me not to do it. But everything “looked” so good. The Zetas ran the yard and they seemed so good and “upstanding”. I made some of the best friends I will ever have. Sisters who wiped tears from my eyes. Who were there in the most difficult and joyous times of my life. BUT if I had to do it all again knowing that it grieved my Savior – I would have hit the ground running.

Be blessed.”

PART 2: Exposure

Quoted from an ex-Zeta on November 4, 2004

Praise God, dear sister for your desire to seek God’s heart. I was blessed to have a baby in October and cannot give you everything right now as I am recouping from surgery, but I hope this helps for now. Also, see some of the other posts on this site.

I am a former Zeta who was very active for almost 10 years before God removed the specks from my eyes. To name a few conflicts with the Christian faith:

1. Placing your hand on the bible for rituals and using the bible in situations that have no relevance to God or His Word. Jesus said to take no oath and let your yes be yes and no be no. He also said render to Caesar what is his, and to God what is his.

2. Adjusting the rituals (which are already very non-Christian) to suit the needs of Zetas of other beliefs and sexual orientations. As stated in number 1, the Bible becomes a talisman and a ritualistic symbol (blasphemy) because people who don’t even believe in God’s Word are basically being told we can change our beliefs to accommodate them. This is the very heart of the Anti-Christ – Universal Unitarianism. Jesus did not come to accommodate, He stated that He came to divide with His truth that will not share the platform with sexual immorality or other religions. There are many homosexuals in BGLO’s, a Lesbian Chaplain in Dallas. And before I left they were entertaining allowing transvestite “women”, because these organizations are non-profit they cannot so easily discriminate by saying you have to be a natural born woman. While many of the same attend churches – God has specifically given His final answer on ministering to the error of such in love with rebuke and exhortation, not with accommodation.

3. While most organizations claim to be “Christian based” in depth study of the founding and national initiatives reveal the opposite. Zeta, for example has ties to the Nation of Islam, Masonry, and Eastern Star – none of which are of God. Masonry being the foundation for many GLO’s believe as long as you believe in a God it does not matter which one. Zeta and Sigma being the first Sorority and Fraternity constitutionally bound are tied to the other organizations through A. Langston Taylor – the founder of Sigma and a co-founder of Zeta along with the Five Pearls. Taylor is from my hometown of Memphis, TN where both Zeta and Sigma are very strong in Membership and National Leadership. A. Langston reportedly went on to join the Nation of Islam. Notice the Million Man March which was heavily supported jointly by Sigma and The Nation. The following quote is posted on many Phi Beta Sigma Chapter websites. “Lastly, many fraternities may have supported the Million Man March in Washington, DC, on October 15, 1995, but only Phi Beta Sigma can lay claim to not only supporting the Million Man March, but being the ONLY Historical African American Greek-letter organization to sponsor it.” Also look up Benjamin Chavis, a former minister who is now straddling the fence of Christianity and Nation of Islam and has changed his last name to Muhammad. He is a “notable” Sigma. I am not slamming the Million Man March, I’m just pointing out the corelations.

4. As far as the symbols of the Dove and the light, again tied to Islam and Masonry – they trod dangerously on the blasphemous. Zeta and Sigma claim to be “the light”. It might appear to be harmless, but God will not compete with such foolishness. Also when a member dies, they are initiated in the Omega chapter with an elaborate burial ritual performed at the deceased funeral. A ritual that God convicted me not to be a part of. Even in death are opportunities to be a Christian witness to surviving family and friends, and trust me the deceased’s GLO is the most irrelevant issue at the time. I have attended services where caskets were decked out with blue and white Paraphernalia and it made me sick to my stomach.

5. The Zeta Sorority song states:

With Fervent hearts we pray for you Zeta each day. You’ve always stood for the right rather than for the might. We will love you ever and forsake you never. When Zeta calls we’ll answer one and all. Zeta Phi Beta we love you so. Your very name sets our hearts aglow. You’re brave and you will see that Zeta Phi Beta means victory.

Now tell me can you willingly ascribe to Unitarianism that states that any God and any belief is acceptable? Can you support abortion, sexual immorality, gender changing, blasphemy? I’m not saying you should hate people, but you should love God’s truth so much that you hate sin and not so easily align with things that would be a hindrance to your soul.

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Quoted from same ex-Zeta on May 19, 2005:

Respond to “Zeta 4 Life”

“Number one I would like to say to Kim’s sister that is horrible and those ladies who happened to be members of Zeta are no longer members.”

Every hazing incident does not result in members being suspended or even handled appropriately. You are responding to a former Zeta who is coming up on her 14th year anniversary. I was a Basileus, a local zeta of the Year, A Regional Zeta of the Year, a NP-HC local officer, A 2nd Vice Regional NP-HC Director, a Greek Female of the year on several occasions, and a founder of two chapters. My ZETA resume is about 3 pages long. My point being is that I was not the “oh I had a horrible time in Zeta and now I am just a reject” like you guys try to portray Minister Hatchett. I had a wonderful experience in Zeta. I was a Zeta of Zetas. I shook hands and went on trips with FAMOUS Zetas. All this to say one day I woke up and realized that, only what you do for Christ will last.

“Number 1 – in an interest meeting it is part of the process to let all know that we do not tolerate hazing of any sorts. They were wrong for not letting you know.”

Sister, we both know this is a joke. The increased pledging and hazing incidents, and fraternity related deaths tell the whole story. So, let’s be real.

“2. Omega Chapter- Sorry denounced Zeta but we have an active Omega Chapter and it is not where you go when you die. Thats a straight lie. Winston Salem State is Home to our Omega Chapter. Since you still have the ritual book read it again!!!!”

No ma’am, I have facilitated Zeta funerals and been a part of Sigma funerals. You know what I am talking about, so let’s not get wrapped around the axle on a technicality.

“3. The Sorority song- We’ll answer one and all- Yeah it means we will help each other out. Too many times people read too much into what is not there. As far as our shield goes you don’t seem to know to much about the dove- it doesn’t mean we think we are the light. If you are a Zeta then you really know thats a lie.”

I was pledged by a ninety something year old woman. I loved Zeta and it’s history more than the best of them. I was considered a “deeper history” Soror. I still love my former Sorors and have contact with them on a regular basis. Those who don’t understand my (in my opinion, God’s) position, still respect my decision, and I have led many of my former X-Rays, Archonettes, Archonians, Kittens, or whatever you want to call them to come out of this bondage. I know all about the dove, but what you fail to realize is that things are DEEPER than they appear to be.

“Also when we speak of Beloved of God- Belonging to God yes thats what it means. In any of your so-called Churches when people die you all say of they going to be with God- same concept.”

Jesus said that he came to divide. Either you accept Christ and His tenets or you don’t. He also addresses working with unbelievers, of which He has a purpose. But He discusses COVENANT all through the WORD. I pray that God will open your heart to understand what a willing covenant bond is.

“Also we do not change our rituals to make sure Lesbians feel welcome- it is all the same- WOMEN!!!!!!!”

I performed rituals all over the country. I have sat on regional and national platforms where Sorors heatedly debated these issues. Tell me, what is your involvement with Zeta?

“I have been a Zeta for 14 years and never have I been asked to worship any idol or the devil for that fact. “

I have never been asked to worship the devil either, but that doesn’t

mean the enemy’s was not playing his hand.

I love you with the Love of the Lord and I have not spoken in haughtiness or pride. But when people come with the typical, “you don’t know whatcha talking about” stuff, I have to make a very strong point that I absolutely DO. But God should be the final authority. What does He think of the Greek system according to the Word. This is not some far fetched antic. Take anything and shine the Lord’s light on it and tell what you get. If you seek the Lord, His truth will not be held back. If your motive is in any way not pure, your pride’s eyes will prevail.

2 Timothy 4:3 – For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

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Quoted from same ex-Zeta on May 23, 2005:

Re: Obsession

Tiara you are very knowledgeable, and knowledge is power. Before I left Zeta, I sat on a panel as a regional NP-HC officer where we discussed AKA and DST possibly (maybe they had already, I can’t exactly remember) losing their insurance. I think all of the

fraternities were at extreme risk.

Another thought, I know so many Greeks who are involved with their org who absolutely WILL NOT allow their children to join any org. I also recall when there were discussions amongst executive boards to stop all undergraduate intake because of hazing.

I have seen it all, from the humiliating mind games, to a Sigma in Texas shooting and killing his cousin who was also a Sigma. Omegas and Kappas in several states engaging in sexual misconduct WITH their pledges. AKA forcing pledges to eat kitty litter from each other’s private parts. I witnessed AKA’s being hauled off to jail before I pledged Zeta for hazing. I sat in as a observant undergrad as a Sigma National President met with my city’s grad chapters and hashed it out about the pledge process. In his defense, he stood his ground and said that no form of hazing, mental or physical should be permitted. But there were many GRADUATE members who argued with him a lot like we do on this website in favor of pledging.

I know former greeks of all organizations who were the cream of the crop. We did AWESOME things in the name of our organizations. We supported our orgs and NP-HC. We were trained to serve the community and support one another no matter what org we were in. We boycotted our white campuses and brought everyone from Angela Davis, Arrested Development, Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Blair Underwood – All kinds of folks to the campus. IT WAS DOWN RIGHT NOSTALGIC, BUT WHO CARES! Many of us woke up at some point, and when we reconnected found that we had all come to the same conclusion – our talents used for any other but the glory of GOD was vanity. Stop playing the reject card. Stop trying to rationalize that someone has to be mentally challenged to make an informed decision to denounce their org and sell out for Christ. It’s not such a big leap.

PART 3: More On Her Story and Admonition To the Christians

“For the entire thread, which is a response to a young lady’s decision not to pledge Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and to read the comments and response from the young lady and Minister Hatchet, please copy and paste the following: http://pub6.bravenet.com/forum/460887521/show/112200

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Aug 7th, 2003 – 3:42 PM Re: Sorority questions

I’ve posted this on the Juanita Bynum site, and felt led to post it yet again — for it is applicable in the young ladies questions about GLO’s.

I was a Zeta for 9 years, and in March 2001 God took the scales from my eyes. I was visiting my hometown and had brought all of my paraphernalia to wear for when I hooked up with my Sorors. It was a personal experience from God that led me to not only throw away all the Zeta stuff I had packed on my trip, but thousands of dollars of stuff when I got home. I threw away the Official Pin, every award (And I had several), plaque, trophy, or certificate, absolutely anything that I had received in the name of Zeta. And I haven’t looked back. I help start other chapters; I was even a Vice-Regional Director for NPHC. And I had held every office in Zeta from local Basileus (President), to several regional committee positions. I was Zeta of the Year, Greek Woman of the Year twice, Regional Distinguished Member of the year, and the list goes on. And I joined Zeta for all the right reasons. I really had a heart for serving the community.

A relationship with God calls us to allow Him to take away anything that is a stumbling block. The word Pornography derived from the Latin word “Pornia” which means to lust with the eye. That’s where sin starts, thus God telling us to bring our thoughts into submission. The sad thing about GLO’s is that they are literally cesspools for breaking every commandment in the good book. We live in a fallen world, so of course human demise is attributed to sin that come through many venues. But it begins with setting our eyes on getting attention, to want to be a part of something, to want to be in a sisterhood/brotherhood, to make a college connection, to serve the community, all of which, in themselves are not necessarily bad. BUT, how does the enemy operate? He moves in on your weakness. Serving in the name of a GLO, slowly turns into neglecting bible study and not making it to church (In all thy getting, get thee understanding!), becoming self-absorbed (men shall be lovers of themselves!), pride, (pride goeth before a fall!) the going to parties where you are “backing that thing up”(do I really need to quote a scripture for that one?), alcohol addiction, sexual immorality, rape, (flee sexual immorality and sinful lusts!), taking oaths in the name of Service and Sisterhood with your hand on a bible (Take no oath, let your yes be yes and your no be no…) And by the way do you think that God, who from His own mouth proclaims to be a jealous God would have us do community service, practice love toward brethren, etc in any name but HIS (I am the way the truth and the life, no man cometh to the father but by ME!).

And don’t be fooled, the ungodly lifestyle gets worse in these Alumni chapters. There, have I witnessed some of the worst of the alcoholism, abuse, sexual immorality, profanities, high divorce rates, etc., when the business meetings are over there are not many Christian Alumni examples to look to. (Older women/men should teach the young!).

Elihu speaks in the book of Job saying:

12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man. 13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters. 14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, 17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. 23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: 24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. Job 33:12-24

If we really understood why the Greek culture was such an abomination to the Lord during biblical times, we wouldn’t even want to take up the letters to our chests. The Greek system of idol worship, mythology, philosophy, orgies, homosexuality. My friends Satan takes the obvious and makes us think it’s good, just so he can go and accuse us to the Father, and what fools he has made of us. We are still being lured like Eve in the garden, and it’s easier for the enemy than we would like to think. Satan has one trick and one only to get us to find good in evil. We have to die daily to flesh, and submit ourselves to God’s Will in our lives. He will exalt us in due season if we yield ourselves to Him. He is speaking to us always, but we have to be willing to seek the still small voice that guides our every step, not just in the matter of GLO’s, but also in regard to our lives.

 

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