~   Michael Eric Dyson (via zenbabey)

After Coltrane’s death, congregants at the Yardbird Temple, in San Francisco, began worshipping Coltrane as God incarnate. The Temple was named for Charlie Parker, who they equated to John the Baptist.[38] The St. John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church, San Francisco, which is fondly known as the “Coltrane church”, is the only African Orthodox Church which incorporates Coltrane’s music and his lyrics as prayers in its liturgy.[39] In order to become affiliated with the AOC, Coltrane was “demoted” from being God to a saint.[38]

I had no clue this existed—the things black people do. But seriously, I’d rather pray to Coltrane than White Jesus any day.
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