Black Greek organizations have long been looked at as a positive way to uplift upwardly mobile blacks on college campuses. But lately they’ve been looked at in a negative light with allegations of near death hazing and questions of their morals going against religious backgrounds. Let’s look into it under the hood.
An article written three years ago for Prairie View University’s campus newspaper titled “Why God wants you to denounce your letters” has stirred up controversy among the greek community and those debating on becoming greek. The article states:
Today organizations play music, dance, and chant to the Greek and Egyptian gods. You might think that they are dancing for fun, but I’m trying to show you where that activity originated. They give you line names derived from false Greek Gods like Ares, they encourage you to tattoo and brand yourself like the false prophets did, they also require that you pledge your life, your faith, and your trust to your brothers, sisters, and the name of their organization. People listen, demons don’t change and God doesn’t change. What demons did in the Old Testament thousands of years ago they’re also doing today. If idolatry was not pleasing to God then, do you really think it’s cool now because some community service gets done, or because their national leaders say it’s good for all members to go to church and claim to believe in God? Don’t fool yourself. This truly is present day idolatry right on our campus, and God demands that it stops now!!!
There was also a documentary trailer released that poses the same idea:
Since this continues to be a topic of discussion even three years later we must ask you all… Do Greek Organizations display satanic views that go against Christianity and other religious beliefs?