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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Cheryl J. Sanders
In a dispute that some are calling a modern-day updating of the biblical Parable of the Ungrateful Servant, a minority-owned bank that benefited from federal bailout funds is threatening to foreclose on one of the nation’s oldest black churches.
"I know that banks are in the business of lending money and they make money by their loans," said Cheryl J. Sanders, professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor of the District's Third Street Church of God.
Saying that “unregulated banks that went amok caused the 2008 financial crisis," Ms. Sanders said that in foreclosing on those trying to pay their bills, she said, banks are showing a "callous disregard for people's lives and livelihood."