Kelvin D. Bodley is a native of Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Orlando, Florida in 1994. In April of 2005, Kelvin accepted a position as Special Assistant to Mayor Anthony Grant, Town of Eatonville, the first African American incorporated and oldest municipality in America. As an architect of change, Kelvin plays a substantial role as an advocate for social change and is committed to assisting the Mayor with countless special projects that enhance neighborhood economic development and community empowerment.
As of March 1, 2006, Kelvin completed his first book entitled, 'The Boiling Pot of Injustice' in an effort to encourage Christians to allow their light to shine as they walk through their valley of shadow of employment discrimination. Kelvin felt God inspired him to walk this journey of faith and sound the trumpet and educate Christians on the harsh reality of fighting against an organized system inundated with racial discrimination and hatred. Kelvin plans to travel across the country to organize churches and social organizations to stand in the gap for the least of God's children that cannot defend themselves against spiritual wickedness in high places.In 1986 Kelvin graduated from the College of Business and Administration at Chicago State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
In 1998 he received his Masters degree in the field of Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.
Kelvin is a Minister of the Gospel under the leadership of
Bishop Woody E. Freeman & Elder Ella Freeman at Full Deliverance Church of
Jesus, Orlando, Florida. Kelvin is President and CEO of Fairness Ministries and
has devoted his life to serving the Lord and fighting for social change for all
of God's children regardless of race, gender or creed.
Pub. Date: June 2006
Format: Hardcover, 164pp
Publisher: Xulon Press
Sin has the tendency to spread like the sand upon the seashore. In the midst
of these deadly evil's is the ugly and annoying sin of racism. Many teach and
believe without doctrine or scientific support that certain ethnicities put
superiority of one race over others and try with every fiber within their
thinking to maintain this racial disharmony. Racism is systematic practically in
every organization in the western world. In fact, it is often quoted that the
most segregated hour during the week is at 11:00A.M. on Sunday morning. Although
we preach and teach that all men are created equal and endowed by God to be so,
our actions are contrary and we do not put these words into practice when it
comes to those who look, act, and live differently. This annoyance sin
determines where we are born, live, work, and buried in the western world. Many
of our religious and political leaders refuse to deal with this subject, because
it cuts and hurts into the inner most fiber of our lives and it is easier to
talk about the invisible soul, and let the body go hungry, cold, ill, and
uncared for in this land of plenty.
'Rev. Dr. Simon Bodley, Jr.
One of the very painful facts about living in exile (both in biblical history
and in African-American history) is the painful fact of assimilation and
acculturation! Many exiles decide that the best way to deal with living in exile
is to simply take on the culture of their oppressors! That is similar to
following the least line of resistance. Psychologists say that the thinking
which produces that kind of assimilation reasons on this wise: If we can become
like them then they will leave us alone! We won't stand out as much. That will
cause them to back up off of us, not treat us so harshly and perhaps even make
us 'trusted exiles!' In an often overlooked detail from the story of the three
Hebrew boys thrown into the fiery furnace, the same principle can be seen.
Likewise, in the story of Daniel's refusing to go along with a governmental
mandate which prevented him from praying (as a matter of homeland security) the
same principle is also demonstrated while overlooked!
As much as Bible readers' hearts are inspired by the stories of the three Hebrew boys who refused to bow and the story of Daniel who likewise refused to 'go along to get along,' the detail that is missed is what Kelvin Bodley writes about in the Boiling Pot of Injustice. The majority of persons who lived in exile went along with the government's game plan. The majority assimilated. The majority acculturated. The majority did not stand up for what they believed in or what they had been taught to believe in their native land.
'Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
The Boiling Pot of injustice is a must read book which illustrates how racial
discrimination continues to burden people of color despite the numerous strides
made as a result of the civil rights movement. The book begins to shine the spot
light on people in authority who refuse to acknowledge that discriminatory
practices exist in many of our private and government institutions in the 21st
century. The sad irony is the Boiling Pot of Injustice is symbolic of what can
happen to innocent people when the reckless patterns of discrimination practices
boils over into an institution and goes unattended as a result of fear and
cowardice. A book such as this courageously takes the lid off and exposes the
aroma of hatred and discrimination to those who wish to ignore the problem.
'Dwight N. Randolph