Thursday, May 14th, 2009 | Author:

X-DST’s Influencing Aspirant. Minerva Worship?????

This was written in response to help an aspirant of Delta Sigma Theta by 2 X-DST’s. One of the e-mails is below.

“Thank you so much for the Email. You have had a big influence in m(y) decision not to pledge.” Aspirant

I received an e-mail from minister Hatchett regarding your questions about DST. I denounced Delta Sigma Theta in 2006 by writing an official letter that I had to get notorized asking for removal. As a young collegiate, I thought I wanted the acceptance of the women in the organization. I was attracted to the affirmation all the greeks on the yard gave each other, the status associated with being a member, and I wanted a sisterhood to belong to.

Well, I was hazed. I was slapped, bruised, bloodied, and betrayed (by my “line-sisters”). I realized that the expereince bred nothing but hatred and corruption, and in my heart I realized that this was not what I anticipated. I struggled for about 4 years trying to make the most of it and still be a member, I went thru a roller coaster ride of wanting to be a Delta and not wanting to be involved… Many members of BGLOS have a surreal experience that empowers them with a false sense of pride, and they make potentials believe that they are strong willed people when they allow themselves to be subjected to hazing.

BUt just think, would any normal person allow these things to be done to them in ordinary circumstances if they had any dignity? WOuldn’t we be ready to press charges against an employer if they required these things of us–this blind submission, physical and verbal abuse, needless spending of our money for their gain?

No one forces you to be hazed, you have to decide to be …but if you want to be 100% in that organization, hazing is the only way to avoid controversy. That is why so many people subscribe to it. It takes a much stronger person to walk away with self assurance enough to say, this is not for me, this is not of GOd, no matter how much they say they believe in God and are built on Christian principles. YOu must read between the lines. The sorority/fraternal system is built on pretentious characterisitics, and to do good for the community is the responsbility of every Christian—one does not need to belong to a group of people to carry this out if they are serving God genuinely…community service is the mask and underneath lies a bogus system that promotes elitism, self worship, hero worship, and blind allegiance…people who slap each other on the back and pump up each others’ egos…they are weak people who want the affirmation of others to feel valued…PERIOD. God’s afrirmation is all you need…

Many people are intoxicated by these types of social relationships, and the sad part is that there is so much corruption that gets covered up that the Christian Principles they brag about publicly are being privately forsaken…

God never intended for me to be a part of this type of culture…in my youth I thought as a child, but when I came of age, spiritually speaking, I had to put away childish things, and God did not want me to partake in the nonsense–DST was a childish thing I had to put away…furthermore, the love of Christ is far from what they practice, their love is very conditional–it is “moblike”–do what they all do and you are one of them…there is hypocrisy in their ranks because as soon as you have been deemed a skater because you have decided not to subject yourself to the foolish behaviors that hazing warrants, you are an outcast even though you are a legal, card carrying member, and others who have been brainswashed by hazing will still harrass you even unto the point of taking off your organizational paraphanelia — this is not unity, this is not love, this is snide, this is hatred, and in the kingdom of God, you do not get mistreated for standing for honesty…in DST, when my line collectively dropped, we were persecuted for not going thru with hazing…which, by the way is an illegal activity that DST publicly denounces, yet so many members partake in , young and old, knowing it is illegal but still revering its beguiling necessity inorder to be a “real” member –so they are also an organization of LIES, and Satan is the father of lies….Period…Furthermore, they accredit Roman/Greek goddess as being their guiding light, she is attributed with being the purveyor of wisdom for the organization, she is donned on the official seal, and although they give her symbolic credit only, they pay homage to her, and Christian Principles should tell them that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord…Minerva is a goddess from a pagan culture, and DST operates off of an internal belief system that Minverva is integral in…as you pledge you are hosted by the Minerva Circle when you are a pyramid, and these are 14 members who are deemd as wise, intelligent (as they wear the name of Minerva Circle) just the same as a Christian is supposed to wear the traits of Christ when we wear His name….you decide for yourself if this is a form of worship but in my book it is … what would I tell God on judgement day when asked about giving Minverva credit for being the goddess of wisdom…

This entire culture is not God’s way, and it is disguised by good acts of community service, charirty and all the stuff that people think are so wonderful for humanity…but the bottom line is that these individuals do these deeds to get the glory for themselves, they do not do it to give God the Glory…

Don’t let your heart be troubled, God has better plans for you, and He is not the author of confusion…continue to seek true wisdom not borne of an organization, but born of GOd, read the Bible to fill you with what you need to know.

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233 Responses

  1. 1
    WOW 

    I am a Delta that refused to be hazed. I am a Christian with Christian principles that I refuse to put aside. Know who you are, more importantly, who God wants you to be. All of the continued accusations and judgements are not Christ-like. Sorority life is not anti-christianity.

    If we have truly studied, read, and understood the bible we know that you do not win people to Christ through your words but your actions.

    Being a practicing Christian for 35 years, and a Delta for nearly 15 years, I can say that the organization stands for just what it says. If you violate the beliefs of DST and it is known, you are punished, just as if you belong to a church and fornicate, commit adultery, and so on you are punished.

    The beliefs of an organization (including Church) is only as good as it’s members. Does Delta have members that do not uphold it’s beliefs YES! Does the Church have members (even pastors) that do not uphold the Commandments of My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? YES!!!!

    I pray that our young people continue to seek for themselves, and that we has their mentors, guide them to always stand for what they believe.

    Just for the record, I am not viewed as PAPER or a SKATER instead I am viewed as a Strong Black Woman that stood on her Christian foundation, believed in what the Sorority says that stand for, and when I refused to subject myself to “hazing” I was supported by the organization. I made a positive change through standing up for what I believe in, not by going through with something that I did not, and then blaming others. Delta does not define me, just as my degrees, job, or any other organization. I am defined by my actions through guidance and understanding from the Holy Spirit. That guidance helped me to not necessary change and uncover all wrong doers in the organization that do wrong, but it allowed me to be the positive change that we all speak about. That also impacted one Chapter that no longer hazes, but yes they/we do PLEDGE, and there is a difference.

    side note: none of the Official rituals of Delta Sigma Theta worship or put anything before God.

  2. 2
    admin 

    WOW
    I am a Delta that refused to be hazed. I am a Christian with Christian principles that I refuse to put aside. Know who you are, more importantly, who God wants you to be. All of the continued accusations and judgements are not Christ-like. Sorority life is not anti-christianity.

    If we have truly studied, read, and understood the bible we know that you do not win people to Christ through your words but your actions.

    Min. H
    Faith Comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. There are many unbelievers who do not drink, smoke, curse, fornicate, steal, etc. Does that make them Christians?

    WOW
    Being a practicing Christian for 35 years, and a Delta for nearly 15 years, I can say that the organization stands for just what it says. If you violate the beliefs of DST and it is known, you are punished, just as if you belong to a church and fornicate, commit adultery, and so on you are punished.

    Min. H
    But in DST you can do all the things you just mentioned. So DST, in its rituals, violate scripture, who is being punished for that. DST ALLOWS SIN and SINNERS into the organization. It is seen in their literature and through their actions. You act as if hazing is the only evil thing they do.

    By the way, why does the sorority oppose hazing?

    WOW
    The beliefs of an organization (including Church) is only as good as it’s members.

    Min. H
    This is where you fail to understand that the church is different, very different from other organizations. The beliefs of the church stem from the Word of God and its Founder, Jesus Christ. Dare you say that our actions change those things.

    WOW
    Does Delta have members that do not uphold it’s beliefs YES! Does the Church have members (even pastors) that do not uphold the Commandments of My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? YES!!!!

    I pray that our young people continue to seek for themselves, and that we as their mentors, guide them to always stand for what they believe.

    Min. H
    “I pray that our young people continue to seek for themselves, and that we as their mentors, guide them to always stand for what they believe.” WOW

    But your own SORORITY RITUAL CLAIMS THAT MINERVA IS THE SORORITY’S MENTOR. So if a young person is a Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, etc. we should guide them to stand for what they believe, right? This is textbook DST Doctrine.

    DST is a pluralist organization. You can believe whatever you choose, promote that belief, and even enlist the help of the sorority.

    WOW
    Just for the record, I am not viewed as PAPER or a SKATER instead I am viewed as a Strong Black Woman that stood on her Christian foundation, believed in what the Sorority says that stand for, and when I refused to subject myself to “hazing” I was supported by the organization. I made a positive change through standing up for what I believe in, not by going through with something that I did not, and then blaming others. Delta does not define me, just as my degrees, job, or any other organization. I am defined by my actions through guidance and understanding from the Holy Spirit. That guidance helped me to not necessary change and uncover all wrong doers in the organization that do wrong, but it allowed me to be the positive change that we all speak about. That also impacted one Chapter that no longer hazes, but yes they/we do PLEDGE, and there is a difference.

    side note: none of the Official rituals of Delta Sigma Theta worship or put anything before God.

    Min. H
    My book, this blog, and your rituals say different than you. A false god is your sorority’s mentor, and claims her as the embodiment of wisdom or wisdom incarnate.

    “A woman who becomes a Pyramid is under the shadow of Minerva, and in no way would we offend one who is under her GRACE.”

    “Therefore, be at peace with God, WHATEVER you CONCEIVE Him to be.”

    “EARTH
    AIR
    FIRE
    WATER

    The are the permanent conditions in which all human being live and move and have their being. This has been so since time began and will be forever.” All Quotes from your Grand Chapter documents.

    Acts 17:28- for In him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your own poets have said, For we are indeed his offspring.

    It is most unfortunate that this earth, air, fire, and water teaching is textbook witchcraft. It’s called the Witch’s Pyramid.

    And how do you justify your sorority’s bludgeoning of I Corinthians 13? Has your 35 years of being a Christian removed that from your chapter?

    Your OATH claims that INDIVIDUAL DELTAS ARE TO, “ALWAYS PROTEST AGAINST THE DOUBLE STANDARD OF MORALS” AND “USING MY INFLUENCE TOWARD THE ENACTMENT OF LAWS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE UNFORTUNATE AND WEAK AND FOR THE REPEAL OF THOSE DEPRIVING HUMAN BEINGS OF THEIR PRIVILEGES AND RIGHT.”

    In those two separate quotes, each and every member is in utter and abject failure.

    DST HAS DONE NOTHING TO HELP THE UNBORN. IF THIS OATH MEANT ANYTHING, EVERY DST WOULD DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE REPEAL OF ROE v. WADE

    Tough Love,
    Min. H 919/278-8911

  3. 3
    anonymous 

    As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, I want to personally apologize for your experience with our organization. I didn’t comment on this to refute your experience only to shed light on life! Unfortunately, this occurs in all greek organizations: black and white. This does not, however, occur in all chapters of DST which should be noted. I was not hazed during my pledge period. I did not take an oath to another God as some people seem to think we do. If you were being hazed, you should have reported that to the campus sponsor. You should have spoken up. Pledging can be mentally exhausting because you have to speak up when you don’t feel you have a right to speak up. You shouldn’t have been subjected to hazing or abuse of any kind but you had a right and obligation to stop it. If you felt this would make it so that you would not become a member that would have answered your question and you could have stepped out of the process. You could have stayed in and be a voice of change and agent of reform so that the next generation could have experienced the sisterhood that your sought out. Everyone has something that they bring to the organization, your time may have been to speak up and reduce if not eliminate hazing from our history. I appreciate your blog and you have inspired me to get involved more with the pledging process so that this does not become a part of our legacy. Thank you.

  4. 4
    admin 

    “As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, I want to personally apologize for your experience with our organization. I didn’t comment on this to refute your experience only to shed light on life!”

    Min. H
    Are you born again?

    “Unfortunately, this occurs in all greek organizations: black and white. This does not, however, occur in all chapters of DST which should be noted. I was not hazed during my pledge period. I did not take an oath to another God as some people seem to think we do. If you were being hazed, you should have reported that to the campus sponsor. You should have spoken up. Pledging can be mentally exhausting because you have to speak up when you don’t feel you have a right to speak up. You shouldn’t have been subjected to hazing or abuse of any kind but you had a right and obligation to stop it. If you felt this would make it so that you would not become a member that would have answered your question and you could have stepped out of the process. You could have stayed in and be a voice of change and agent of reform so that the next generation could have experienced the sisterhood that your sought out. Everyone has something that they bring to the organization, your time may have been to speak up and reduce if not eliminate hazing from our history. I appreciate your blog and you have inspired me to get involved more with the pledging process so that this does not become a part of our legacy. Thank you.”

    Min. H
    If you have read the posts by those that oppose Greek Life based on a biblical worldview, you would understand that we are not trying to help you be more involved, but to ELIMINATE PLEDGING.

    I do not remember anyone saying that you swore an oath to another god. I do know that DST “plays the hypocrite” when it comes to its oath. They make strong claims about speaking up for the weak and helpless, but what have they done to try and stop murder by abortion?

    I noticed that you said you were not hazed, but evidently you pledged. believe it or not, they are synonymous. And if you truly want to be an agent of change, be prepared for the onslaught. You will truly see if you are prepared.

    And remember one thing about the pledge process. DST has given lip service to ending the pledge process for decades and did not and have not succeeded. There is a solution and I have it and have had it for a long time. It’s called OPEN MEMBERSHIP JUST LIKE THE NAACP.

    Jesus is Lord and God!!!!

  5. 5
    DaTruth 

    It is very sad to read these blogs because it is evident that you (admin) really have no idea what you are talking about. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and I do not worship anyone but my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As for hazing, we are a non-hazing organization and if it does occur, it is not a part of the official process and those discovered will be handled. As for you, I read in the Bible that he without sin should cast the first stone.
    You are not my soror so there is no need for me to go into detail, but my organization is strongly rooted in Christianity. You are a man so I know you have never been a member of my organization and have no idea what you are talking about, so I forgive you.
    As a minister you are supposed to help people be better, not by belittling them, but lifting them up. If you chose to denounce a greek organization, that is your perogative but please don’t speak about what you have no idea about.

  6. 6
    11 year Delta 

    I pray for all of you on this site. I just celebrated my 11th anniversary as a Delta today in fact and I did it with 2 of 33 of us. I was bitter at everything but then I got down to the purpose of Delta: community service. I encourage you all to have your opinions but don’t let it or anyone consume. Strive to be who God called you to be and move on. Forgiveness is the key to a better tomorrow. It is hard I know but i pray everyone on here finds peace, happiness and much success. This has been an interesting read to see people’s opinions about my sorority: even people who i would have called my sorors. Good luck to you all: God bless and have a wonderful week, month, year and life!

    Did your sorority leaders forgive Rae Lewis Thornton? Are they going to allow her to still be an honorary soror? I wonder how many Christian Deltas will stand on her side.

  7. 7
    11 year Delta 

    Sorry I was not bitter today just sad every year when this time comes around because everyone has different feelings about the sorority we joined together.

  8. 8
    admin 

    DT
    It is very sad to read these blogs because it is evident that you (admin) really have no idea what you are talking about. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and I do not worship anyone but my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    Min. H
    Your sorority worships Minerva and is engaging in idolatry. We are to make no mention of other gods. A DETAILED MEANING OF THE WORD MENTION TO COME, but as for what it means in Exodus 23:13, to bring to remembrance. DELTA SIGMA THETA does far more than that with Minerva.

    DT
    As for hazing, we are a non-hazing organization and if it does occur, it is not a part of the official process and those discovered will be handled.

    Min. H
    It was never a part of the official process right? But the way you put it, it evidently was. So why did they end the process of hazing and never officially existed in the first place. This doesn’t mean you did not pledge.

    DT
    As for you, I read in the Bible that he without sin should cast the first stone. You are not my soror so there is no need for me to go into detail, but my organization is strongly rooted in Christianity.

    Min. H
    You make the statement that’s easy, but you offered no examples that’s easy to. The hard part is finding the few shreds of evidence that mention scripture. Organizations STRONGLY ROOTED IN CHRISTIANITY do not do to I CORINTHIANS 13 WHAT YOUR SORORITY DID.

    IT’S CALLED THE DELTA MEDITATION AND IS AN OFFICIAL PART OF THE SORORITY.

    DT
    You are a man so I know you have never been a member of my organization and have no idea what you are talking about, so I forgive you. As a minister you are supposed to help people be better, not by belittling them, but lifting them up. If you chose to denounce a greek organization, that is your prerogative but please don’t speak about what you have no idea about.

    Min. H
    No other Ex-DST has ever refuted what I have written here, and I always welcome the criticism. I want this blog to contain factual information, none of which you have actually refuted. Now I want ALL who read this post to understand that this dialogue of us outsiders knowing nothing is merely an undying loyalty to their organization to keep their secrets secret. So they choose to lie rather than simply ignore what they know to be true.

    Your sorority says to, {believe in God, whatever you CONCEIVE HIM TO BE.}

    That statement is not strongly rooted in Christianity, but rather Religious Pluralism. I can conceive God to be Allah, Buddha, Nature, etc.

    I ask that you post facts if and when able. Statements lacking proof are merely personal opinions that carry no weight here.

  9. 9
    admin 

    11 Year
    I pray for all of you on this site. I just celebrated my 11th anniversary as a Delta today in fact and I did it with 2 of 33 of us. I was bitter at everything but then I got down to the purpose of Delta: community service. I encourage you all to have your opinions but don’t let it or anyone consume. Strive to be who God called you to be and move on.

    Min. H
    BUt the question then arises, DID GOD CALL US TO THINGS TO OR THAT DISHONOR HIM?

    11 YEAR
    Forgiveness is the key to a better tomorrow. It is hard I know but i pray everyone on here finds peace, happiness and much success. This has been an interesting read to see people’s opinions about my sorority: even people who i would have called my sorors. Good luck to you all: God bless and have a wonderful week, month, year and life!

    Min. H
    Question; are you assuming their is some forgiveness needed to be given on the part of ex-members? By you only celebrating your anniversary with 2 others, I would surely hope it is due to geography.
    919/278-8911- anytime you would like to talk.

    And there is more to DST than community service…….. Read the most sacred trust and most sacred vow.

    Did your sorority leaders forgive Rae Lewis Thornton? Are they going to allow her to still be an honorary soror? I wonder how many Christian Deltas will stand on her side.

  10. 10
    Cat 

    Can you provide a copy of the list of rituals required of members of DST? I am considering membership, but I have become concerned with the potential conflict with my belief in Jesus Christ. Particularly, the mentions of Minerva reverence, candle lighting, and kneeling/chanting are disturbing. I actually am vary wary of Catholicism for what I feel is an unhealthy obsession with Mary as well as the candles/incense/rosary/altar offerings that seem to indicate idolatry. I would like to read over these things prior to ending up in a room where I am expected to partake in a psuedo-seance and possibly place my soul in jeopardy of damnation for blasphemy.

    **Side note** I read this blog in it’s entirety. After carefully considering both sides of the argument, my faith leads me more away from the organization. However, I do believe that your tone and some condescending remarks have taken away from the factual information presented. I would urge you to consider that everyone is at a different place in their relationship with God (from unbelief to deeply committed followers of Christ); thus, the message does not have to be changed (there is but one God and His law is absolute) – but the method of deliverance must sometimes be altered to encourage receptiveness and build understanding. For example, Jesus sometimes strongly admonished and even called people out for being hypocrites when it was contrary to the word of God; however, he tempered these sharp rebukes with frequent teachings of love, forgiveness, understanding, and patience. Of course you cannot tailor every post to fit every need, but I just ask you to prayerfully consider your replies and ensure that you don’t allow those who are not acting in a Christ-like manner cause you to react in ways that are inconsistent with the message God has for you to convey or that place your personal feelings above the matter at hand, which is attempting to save people from a potential trap of satan.

    I pray that you recognize my respectful tone and sincere hope that this message is carried out in a Godly manner even as I seek more information of you to clarify my own mind. I will await your response and will use the documents to study my Bible and pray for discernment in this matter.

    Thank you.

  11. 11
    Sexy Red 

    WOW this information is really good I had to stop and pop me some pop corn!!!………..all I can say is when I hear those trumpets im gone…yall can stay with Minvera i’m going with the LORD……..I’m going up yuuuunnnndddaaa!!!

  12. 12
    Sabrinna 

    We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God…even you admin. You wanna quote scripture, I can go round and round with you but it does not stop the misinformation you are spreading. Members of DST serve one God and one God alone. We do not serve Minerva or Athena. Your poor mind has been twisted by your own theology.
    You did not want to be a Delta – so be it, but what you are doing on this blog is against the biblical principles you speak of.
    Hypocrisy at its finest and Yes I am a Delta and have been since I was 19.
    I serve one God and only one God as do the majority of my Sorors. We ALL know that the only way to the Father is through Jesus. It is too bad that you didn’t know this information about us.

  13. 13
    EDUCATEDMAMI 

    I know plenty of DST pledges that have been injured and hospitalized from hazing. My aunt is a high ranking DST and even though they try to keep incidents of hazing out of the limelight, this NON HAZING organization has more incidents of hazing than any other BGLO out there…If they say that they are non hazing, why does hazing still go on? Obviously, something is not right. But to be totally honest, I have seen their qualities for membership decline over the past 10 years. It seems as if whoever has the money can get in. I know plenty of non college graduates who have pledged in alumnae chapter recently.

  14. 14
    admin 

    Sabrinna
    “We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God…even you admin.

    Min. H
    So true, but true believers don’t remain in filth.

    Sabrinna
    “You wanna quote scripture, I can go round and round with you but it does not stop the misinformation you are spreading.

    Min. H
    Not one single mention of what misinformation I am putting out there.

    Sabrinna
    Members of DST serve one God and one God alone. We do not serve Minerva or Athena. Your poor mind has been twisted by your own theology.

    Min. H
    The quotes from your own documents say much different. You cannot and SORORITY LEADERS WILL NOT separate Minerva from your organization. The one God you claim you all serve is a “figmentation of the DST’s imagination”. If that statement is really true, I DARE YOU AND THE ORGANIZATION TO DENOUNCE MINERVA AND REPLACE HER WITH CHRIST. But my belief is that her daddy, ZEUS will beat out Christ.

    Sabrinna
    You did not want to be a Delta – so be it, but what you are doing on this blog is against the biblical principles you speak of.

    Min. H
    The person you speak of WAS A DELTA. Admin/me is an X-Omega.

    Sabrinna
    Hypocrisy at its finest and Yes I am a Delta and have been since I was 19. I serve one God and only one God as do the majority of my Sorors. We ALL know that the only way to the Father is through Jesus. It is too bad that you didn’t know this information about us.”

    Min. H
    THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE STATEMENT OF SUCH A BELIEF IN ANY OF YOUR DOCUMENTS. NOT 1………

    So what happens to your sorors that do not believe this?

  15. 15
    Get over it Already!!! 

    So if you have denounced DST and don’t want to be associated with what they “represent” stop talking about it already. Start another blog about the Gospel. This blog is so negative! It sounds like you’re still carrying around some baggage.

  16. 16
    admin 

    Min. H
    There is plenty of Gospel in there, but you have to know it to see it. And as usual, in an effort to criticize someone, you as many others end up doing the same thing you accuse another of, hence your statement,

    “It sounds like you’re still carrying around some baggage.”

    That doesn’t sound positive. Rather it is a typical reaction from a Greek or wannabe who doesn’t want their information exposed even when it’s for the good of believers and those believers who are interested.

  17. 17
    Truth Be Told 

    Thank you for exposing the principalities and spiritual wickedness in these “Fag-ternities” and “sorry-orities”. I questioned their so-called ‘community help’ and the secret rituals that are required for entrance. I don’t understand why you would have to sign a waiver stating you will not allow yourself to be hazed if the so-called organization is a non-hazing one. This shows there is no control over who hazes and clearly a lack of unity and obedience to their own laws. There is an arrogance that is evident amongst the members and it’s sad because they are people who need to be validated hence their willingness to be humiliated and degraded. The end result being to wear some letters and claim membership in a cult?!?! As for those who are claiming Christianity and are devoted to these so-called organizations (including Masons), do your homework, dig deeper into the word of God and ask Him for the spirit of discernment. These are cults and they are NOT OF GOD!!!! God is no secret and EVERYTHING we need He put it in a book for ALL to freely receive. Anything hidden will eventually be exposed and God has given that charge to these ladies to do so. Your responses to the posts remind me of Jesus being led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil after fasting. You’re standing on God’s word not wavering and I love it!!! He blessed you to wake up and free yourself; I pray that your exposing these cults will encourage others to get out and be free also. Great job ladies and may God continue to cover, keep and strengthen you by His blood. Thank you for your obedience to His call for you. Stay Blessed!

  18. 18
    JERiCHO 

    There is good and bad in all temporal organizations and churches. Let us all, Greek and non-Greek, seek the one true and only God in our own hearts and live out the life Christ has set the example for us to live. There are those who will be consciously fine with joining Greek organizations, and there are those who will be whole-heartedly oppose to it. Throwing stones either way is hard to comprehend when both sides claim connection to Christ. Playing devil’s advocate: how many non-Greek Christian’s still believe in “Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” and salute the flag or pledge? There is an infinite regress when one condemns Greek Letter organizations for doing what all governments and people there within do. Now back to the side of angels: Christ gives us the perfect example of living in government ran societies and living for Christ…regardless of if you are Greek or non-Greek…you will…like Christ be persecuted. Greek Christians need know that they will have stones thrown at them for being Greek. Non Greek Christians need to know that they will be called hypocrites if and when they throw these stones. Stop. Think. and LISTEN. to the word of God. At the end of the day: LOVE ONE ANOTHER REGARDLESS and pray for your enemies. Stop fighting. We all are God’s Children. (NOTE) Poke holes in my argument if you so choose…I’m confident that my words taken in whole make sense to most readers…have fun throwing stones!

  19. 19
    admin 

    Jericho said,
    “(NOTE) Poke holes in my argument if you so choose…I’m confident that my words taken in whole make sense to most readers…have fun throwing stones!”

    Min. H
    If you have to begin or end your statement with this kind of statement, it shows the weakness of it, or your belief in it.

    While my posting of your statement shows that I have no fear of what you have to say.

  20. 20
    admin 

    Jericho
    “There is good and bad in all temporal organizations and churches.”

    Min. H
    But temporal organizations do not have rules or protocols to eradicate sinful members. They are not even required to profess a belief of ANY type, except the belief in a supreme being.

    Jericho
    “Let us all, Greek and non-Greek, seek the one true and only God in our own hearts and live out the life Christ has set the example for us to live. There are those who will be consciously fine with joining Greek organizations, and there are those who will be whole-heartedly oppose to it. Throwing stones either way is hard to comprehend when both sides claim connection to Christ.”

    Min. H
    It’s only hard to comprehend when the rituals of the organization are brought to light. The TRUE problem comes into play when the Greeks who profess Christ are unwilling to sit down and constructively go through the rituals and other secret and non-secret information.

    What am I saying? They choose their organizations, their brothers and sisters in those organizations OVER dialoguing with who they say are their BROTHERS and SISTERS in Christ in a godly manner.

    Jericho
    “Playing devil’s advocate: how many non-Greek Christian’s still believe in “Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” and salute the flag or pledge? There is an infinite regress when one condemns Greek Letter organizations for doing what all governments and people there within do.”

    Min. H
    Being in the world and of the world are two totally different things. Christians are called to obey as long as it doesn’t contradict the Word of God.

    Jericho
    “Now back to the side of angels: Christ gives us the perfect example of living in government ran societies and living for Christ…regardless of if you are Greek or non-Greek…you will…like Christ be persecuted.”

    Min. H
    Persecution all depends on your state. I am persecuting Greek organizations, because they are ungodly. It is Greeks who profess to be born again who react negatively to this ministry for various reasons when they should be aiding their brothers and sisters in Christ in the exposing.

    Jericho
    “Greek Christians need know that they will have stones thrown at them for being Greek. Non Greek Christians need to know that they will be called hypocrites if and when they throw these stones.

    Min. H
    No sir, they receive the stones of their own conscience. But what of EX-Greeks who are saved? I am unconcerned with the name calling. They have called me many things.

    Jericho
    Stop. Think. and LISTEN. to the word of God. At the end of the day: LOVE ONE ANOTHER REGARDLESS and pray for your enemies. Stop fighting. We all are God’s Children. (NOTE) Poke holes in my argument if you so choose…I’m confident that my words taken in whole make sense to most readers…have fun throwing stones!

    Min. H
    I am fighting no one. I am no one’s side except God’s side.

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    breeze 

    We as sinners will say anything to keep sinning(including MYSELF). We make every excuse but the truth is the “good” things the organization does are NOT for the glory of God but for the glory of the organization(THE BGLO) therefore GOD will NOT acknowledge it. You are part of a BGLO because you WANT to be associated with IT’s Name. It’s that simple. STOP MAKING EXCUSES! GOD is not pleased with any works done not for the glory of him & you know it & God knows you know it. You are just trying to rationalize why you do it for your own conscience. If your organization requires secrecy, oaths, & your mind, heart & soul you are worshiping your organization. NO EXCUSES!

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    LaceD 

    This is pure nonsense. I am a Delta that is a Christian and behaves as such. We don’t idolze or worship Minerva. She is only a symbol. We are founded on Christian values and believe in God. I was not hazed, nor ridiculed for it. People only do what you allow them to do to you. You are completely misquoting the ritual. Why even have the ritual if you are no longer a part of the organization? This is sad that you actually devote time to an organization that you have denounced. I dont bother with old toys that no longer concern me. If you are done, then be done. Everything that you have said is an opinion, not a fact. By all means, express your opinion but please stop trying to disguise it as a fact! Please and thank you!

  23. 23
    admin 

    LaceD
    This is pure nonsense. I am a Delta that is a Christian and behaves as such. We don’t idolize or worship Minerva. She is only a symbol.

    Min. H
    If she is only a symbol, why is she littered all over the ritual? She is more that a symbol. She holds goddess like status. What does offending the grace of Minerva have to do with symbolism?

    LaceD
    We are founded on Christian values and believe in God. I was not hazed, nor ridiculed for it. People only do what you allow them to do to you. You are completely misquoting the ritual.

    Min. H
    I am glad you are paper. You believe in God? Which one, because according to your ritual,

    “Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.”

    This is religious plurality, practiced by every Greek Organization I have come in contact with. I am not misquoting the ritual, but rather, you are parroting the age old DISCRETION, YOU SWORE TO KEEP THE SECRETS. So I ask you, Am I lying, or do you not recognize the passages quoted in this thread?

    LaceD
    Why even have the ritual if you are no longer a part of the organization? This is sad that you actually devote time to an organization that you have denounced. I dont bother with old toys that no longer concern me. If you are done, then be done. Everything that you have said is an opinion, not a fact. By all means, express your opinion but please stop trying to disguise it as a fact! Please and thank you!

    Min. H
    You are a Christian, right? Then why the harsh tone over opinions and misquotes?

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    AB 

    I would like to briefly say that the “admin” is so on point with this discussion. The difference between her and many of you is that you all express an opinion while she expresses facts. What better facts are those other than those given to us by God. I pledged at a chapter in the Midwest in Indiana when all went wrong very quickly. I wont go into detail but the end result was me as well as 3 others not receiving our letters. At the time I was devastated but now I am THANKFUL to God that I am not a part of the sorority. I am better than Delta Sigma Theta and their practices. God had better plans for me. There were big sisters claiming to be Christians yet doing things that were not Christ-like! When I confronted her, well, that may be the reason why I am not a Delta today. I don’t conform or adhere to bullshit (for a lack of a better term) and that was what they were serving. I was too much for them to handle thus it was not a good idea for them to take me in. I wasn’t cut from that kind of clothe. I have friends who are Deltas as well as family members and I don’t judge them but it was not the right place for a self-confident, sassy, and tough girl like myself. It is horrible that we as black people tear each other down in the name of sisterhood. What an oxymoron! The 22 founders of Delta would roll over in their graves if they saw what these little girls have made of the sorority. I respect the founding principles of the organization but do not of many of its members. Many women after graduation from college don’t even maintain their affiliation. I just hope that someday these organizations get back to the true essence of their founding-to better our society and to help uplift our people. This other BS that’s going on-well you all will have to answer to GOD about that!!

  25. 25
    1baddelta 

    Min. H:

    To: LaceD: “I am glad you are paper.”
    What’s the latest ritual that you have? Because mine is not littered with Minerva all over it.

    Why would you call LaceD a “paper” Delta because she was not hazed? Is that not wrong?

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    admin 

    Earn some trust here, and tell me the latest version you possess.

    No it is not wrong to call her paper. Did you pledge the old school way?

  27. This is the hypocrisy that the devil enjoys. satan smirks every time a professed believer comes out and “keeps it real.” Sadly, her “real” is without any hint of repentance. Remorse only is sorry about being caught. Repentance is from godly sorrow that works repentance leading to salvation. Repentance is about telling the Lord you turn from sin and that you are sorry that you hurt HIm on the level of Adam and Eve’s sin. But notice also “the rules of the church.” It’s a clear indication that she blames the rules of the church for her sins. The rules of the church is smoke in mirrors for rejecting the counsel of the Lord in the Bible. The child of God is to abstain from fornication. Flee fornication. Live in sanctification. That’s God’s best. According to the CDC, 16 million new cases of STDs this year. More African American women will have abortions than any other ethnic group. In fact, African American women are four times more likely to abort a child than a white woman. Let’s call it correct. It’s not “church rules,” it’s God’s Word to protect us. So if Kandi or anyone else is going to lay blame on “church rules,” be bold and blame it on God. Just say it…God, it’s your rules I hate and I hate you for making these rules. Finally, I blame Mr. I. B. Stupid for abortion. If a male doesn’t impregnate a woman, an abortion cannot happen. It takes two to tango, but the full responsibility is on the man. He is supposed to be a protector and provider, not a predator and a murderer. So, Mr. I. B. Stupid, you are culpable of murder.

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    sjackson 

    Ok I have done my research. I understand that
    1. I serve a jealous GOD . No man can serve two GODS…they are linked to Minerva
    2. It is a secret society..the bible says not to do that
    3. Not everyone in the organization is a Christian, and it is not enforced.
    4. You say creepy rituals/ oath
    So what if you pledge Delta but… Still know that Jesus Christ is the only GOD you worship. What if you let all of that Minerva crap fly over your head because you know that no other GOD exists, and you KNOW that it is irrelevant. I am not worshiping two GODS if I do not believe Minerva exists. Its just a stupid little representation of what Greek crap they chose to represent them, it does not m an I am worshiping it. What if you still put GOD first and only worship him. What if as a Christian I do not idolize this sorority but put GOD first. Can a 19 year old girl really be in a sorority for the right reasons (to service the community, to have life long friends, to be a part of a strong black organization of women) and not give her elf to the devil. Can I personally say the lords prayer in my mind as these rituals are said and have a relationship with the Lord where he knows that I am not giving my self but simply want to be a part of an organization of strong black women. if nothing can shake my faith, can I do this? GOD knows where my heart is right? Everything in the world is connected to the devil. Literally everything.
    People do begin to worship the greek GODS and give themselves in idolatry wearing the colors buying the stuff ect. But if I hold myself to standard and hold GOD first, can I just simply be apart of the organization.
    Please don’t yell at me and call me an idiot I just want to know with a pure heart and nothing that can shake my faith, can I do this. Please dont say “hunnie you already know the answer its in your heart, the facts are in the pudding” my grandma already told me that.

  29. 29
    admin 

    SJackson

    Ok I have done my research. I understand that
    1. I serve a jealous GOD . No man can serve two GODS…they are linked to Minerva
    2. It is a secret society..the bible says not to do that
    3. Not everyone in the organization is a Christian, and it is not enforced.
    4. You say creepy rituals/ oath
    So what if you pledge Delta but… Still know that Jesus Christ is the only GOD you worship. What if you let all of that Minerva crap fly over your head because you know that no other GOD exists, and you KNOW that it is irrelevant. I am not worshiping two GODS if I do not believe Minerva exists. Its just a stupid little representation of what Greek crap they chose to represent them, it does not mean I am worshiping it. What if you still put GOD first and only worship him. What if as a Christian I do not idolize this sorority but put GOD first. Can a 19 year old girl really be in a sorority for the right reasons (to service the community, to have life long friends, to be a part of a strong black organization of women) and not give herself to the devil.

    Min. H
    In this statement, you self-contradict. If all of those things are stupid, why join? There are organizations out there with allegiances to no gods and perform awesome community service.

    You make the assumption that they are strong black women. So since you cherry picked many of the posts on here, I would like to cherry pick what you failed (AND I BELIEVE PURPOSELY) to mention here.

    1. How can an organization that claims to be founded upon Christian Principles remain silent, (which is no different than giving affirmation to) ABORTION and HOMOSEXUALITY?

    2. How can they openly support fornication, adultery, etc. as well as having a poor track record in the institution of marriage?

    3. You say STRONG BLACK WOMEN. What does that mean? Name some of these strong black women if you please? Of some of the most famous, I can say that they approve of sin, founded and were a part of organizations that were bent on murdering black people, etc.

    All I say to believers is they better know that God has saved them.

    You’re right. God knows your heart, and here’s what He says about it.

    The heart is DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, and DESPERATELY WICKED, who can know it? Jeremiah 17

    Sjackson

    Can I personally say the lords prayer in my mind as these rituals are said and have a relationship with the Lord where he knows that I am not giving my self but simply want to be a part of an organization of strong black women.

    Min. H
    So now you are deceiving the very people you are calling strong black women. You are apparently deceiving yourself. Strong black women should have to be deceptive in their actions. It shows a lack of strength, and reveals their true weakness.

    You see Ms. Jackson, this is how the Devil works. In order for you to act righteously, you have to act deceptively at the same time. God’s truth is pure and requires no lies and deception.

    SJackson
    if nothing can shake my faith, can I do this? GOD knows where my heart is right?

    Min. H
    How do you know nothing can shake YOUR faith. Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm. Jeremiah 17

    SJackson
    Everything in the world is connected to the devil. Literally everything. People do begin to worship the greek GODS and give themselves in idolatry wearing the colors buying the stuff ect. But if I hold myself to standard and hold GOD first, can I just simply be apart of the organization?

    Min. H
    You must make that choice, but I hope to God you are right, because if you’re wrong, the consequences can be devastating.

    SJackson
    Please don’t yell at me and call me an idiot I just want to know with a pure heart and nothing that can shake my faith, can I do this. Please dont say “hunnie you already know the answer its in your heart, the facts are in the pudding” my grandma already told me that.

    Min. H
    First of all, I am not your grandmother, secondly, I don’t know if you’re an idiot or not (take it easy, that was meant to lighten the mood).

    How do you plan to give glory to God in an organization that claims to be founded upon Christian Principles that OPENLY DENIES His glory, Deity, and blood sacrifice?

    Let me ask you this: are you willing to speak out publicly against the organization’s wrong doings and ugly sins?

    According to you, NO. So what will end up happening to you has happened to many who confess Jesus as Lord in these organizations……… They become MUTED to speak the truth that reveals the darkness against what they love. The question is, what and who do they love more.

    I appreciate the post!

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    sjackson 

    You keep asking me an I sure that my faith wont be broken. Am I sure I wont idolize. Yes I am. I think going in this process isn’t about what people in the organization believe in (abortion.sex before marriage) but where I stand with Christ and what I believe in. If I am sure nothing will break my faith, I know I will not and do not believe in any other GOD, I know I wont idolize anything or put anything before Jesus Christ, then I’m good. I am in a world where everything is in yolk with the devil. If I’m strong I’m good. Thanks.

  31. 31
    admin 

    You keep asking me an I sure that my faith wont be broken. Am I sure I wont idolize. Yes I am. I think going in this process isn’t about what people in the organization believe in (abortion.sex before marriage) but where I stand with Christ and what I believe in.

    Min. H
    You say this process… What process? Does the chapter you want to join pledge or follow the paper process?

    If I am sure nothing will break my faith, I know I will not and do not believe in any other GOD, I know I wont idolize anything or put anything before Jesus Christ, then I’m good. I am in a world where everything is in yolk with the devil. If I’m strong I’m good. Thanks.

    Min. H
    I have heard many say what you say. The problem is they, nor you, nor I have any power to say what we will and will not do. We do not even know what tomorrow holds.

    My point is that if you want this so bad, you need to check yourself for that reason alone. What if they reject you as a potential member? What if they pledge you?

    Idolatry is not the only sin in the world. Everything is not YOLKED to the devil.

    I believe people who are born again will not truly participate wholly in Greek Life. So why join?

    “this process isn’t about what people in the organization believe in (abortion.sex before marriage)”

    Evil communications corrupts good manners…………

    Praise Jesus!

  32. 32
    Tootired 

    I am so tired of the lies!! I have read majority of these posts and I just have to say something. I am a women of God. Let me specify in this case, I am a women of JESUS CHRIST, the only one I shall live and die for. I am not about to go in like I really want to but I just have something to say. I currently attend a university where hazing occurs, I transferred from a university where hazing still occurs. I know people around the U.S where hazing occurs at their university, so this whole “ no tolerance hazing “ crap, I ‘m over it!!!! I have dated guys in fraternities who have told me EVERYTHING they went through and what they do to the “Neo’s” and there is no way you can tell me that is of God. I Agree, these people don’t have to go through this, but why would you be part of an organization who does this to people. I get it everyone doesn’t get hazed okay cool. I haven’t even started on the thing that ticks me off the most. GLO’S are free to do their dances and songs and what not but don’t bring my man Jesus in this. Sororities/ Fraternities you are NOT of Christ so stop telling lies!!! Yeah you can attend church, do community service, feed the homeless, and quote scripture, Even STATAN can quote scriptures, but does that stuff does that mean you are a follower of Christ? Let me answer that for you, NO!. Only those who take up their cross and follow Christ are worthy of him!!! THAT GOES FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST GREEKS. These post really started a fire in me and I am even more inspired to continue to seek the truth about sororities/fraternities. I can’t stop people from what they want to do but at least I can inform them on the truth. Lastly I am not judging anyone , I haven’t been saved my whole life , however there is a difference between living in sin and sinning.

  33. 33
    Redelicious 

    I am NOT Delta. However, I do not believe all chapters were created equal. I do have relatives that are DST. I have a daughter that plans to pledge. She will be attending UCF next fall. I was not afforded the change to pledge as I attended college in the later years.

    I looked at all the posts but more closely at the posts that the “admin” made. You know, we all judge and make opinions, but as long as we can deal with being judged by the same measure, go for it. So let me move forward with this…and as a Christian, Admin, you are forgetting a few basic Christian principles.
    #1 basic principle. “Ye shall know them by their fruit”. So far I’ve seen backlash, slander, resentment, judgement, etc. I think you need to be plucked up by the roots because your tree is damaged and so are the goods.

    #2 basic principle. “Through love and kindness have I drawn you”. You want to teach people about the goodness of God, do that. You want to draw people nearer to Christ, do that. But what you are conjuring up in this forum is division, gossip, hate, judgement, and ignorance. Get your life together.

    #3 basic principle. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. God promised to provide for your every need if you seek him first. Did you do that before pledging? If you did, maybe he would have told you “DON’T DO IT MS. CELIE”. But you didn’t which has now put you here with a blog of slander. Pledging may not be for everyone. It appears it wasn’t for you. Learn how to make your arguments without causing strife.

    Ye shall know the truth and it shall make you free. Well who’s truth? Your truth vs the majority. Your bad experience does not sum it up for everyone else. If the carton of eggs you pick up is damaged, the brand is still good, just not that carton.

    You need to re-evaluate yourself. I’ve been to more corrupt churches in my life to ask my Heavenly Father, “if you want me to work my ministry, you must find me some good soil to plant seeds”.

    Christians can be the most wicked peoplesometimes because instead of using love and kindness to draw people, they judge and condemn and they do it in the name of Jesus. That’s not what the bible is for. It’s not for bashing people over the head. It’s for us to learn our history, our Heavenly Father, and understand the power that we have over the devices of the devil. Do you believe the DST members are going to hell? Do you believe that pledging will send you to hell? No? Then leave them alone. Talk about the things that send you to hell like Revelation 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” There is your checklist.

    Homesexuals, abortions, fornicators…when did you become God? Let people live their lives. They can make peace with God in their own time. You don’t have to agree with anyone’s behavior or choices, you just have to respect that they made their decision for themselves. You have no heaven or hell to put them in so pump your brakes.

    Pray before you make another post because if you truly are Christian, you are not showing it. You are showing us that you are influenced by Arakan – the demon of confusion.

    And you sound like you are still in bondage and you have some strongholds. Good day.

    And DST ladies, keeping doing what you are doing for the community and for our youth. My daughter is a Delta Gem and will be moving forward with being a Delta Debutante. We are preparing for the Cottillion in April. She’s is an astounding leader and focused young lady.

    If you are interested in reaching out to me to place an ad or sponsor her here in South Florida, email me for details at redelicious78@gmail.com and put Delta in the subject line

    Have a wonder day everyone and Happy Thanksgiving. (please excuse misspellings – I didn’t think I was being graded).

    -Redelicious

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