Guest Editorial: IMA Endorsement is Meaningless

By Ralph Moore

(BALTIMORE – May 23, 2020) – The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance endorsed a candidate for mayor recently according to the evening news. But the newscast didn’t explain who the IMA is.

There used to be an influential group of preachers in Baltimore who were organized, had integrity and followers and who fought for what needed to be righted in Baltimore. But that alliance is no more.

It is my understanding from knowledgeable sources that today’s IMA is a handful of preachers and it was some of that few who voted. But who cares?

The IMA of old were true leaders, not followers. They were wise and connected to the citizenry of Baltimore and caring in their leadership. They didn’t take their endorsements lightly.

I served as an assistant to the Chaplain at JHU when he was president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. I saw how the preachers operated close up. But from what I’m hearing, this endorsement is pretty meaningless. There is an old saying, “a house of illusions is easy to build but is drafty to live in.” Baltimore citizens are wise folks, not easy to fool.

Peace and save the children,
Ralph Moore