Ex-Follower of Yahweh Ben Yahweh in Anti-Obama Protest

The Miami News Times has some background on “Michael the Black Man”, of “Blacks Against Obama”, the group that recently disrupted an Obama rally in Florida:

In our 2002 story on the tempestuous and racially-charged history of the little village of El Portal, we ran into Michael, who at that time had commandeered an illegal but popular radio show and was lambasting the town’s Democratic black mayor, Daisy Black, as a “devil” and encouraging that she be “set on fire”.

It all stemmed, it seemed, from Michael’s obsessive and Old Testament-fueled quest to convert blacks to Republicanism. He would refer to democrats as “Demon-crats” and “slave masters”, and, yes, accuse them all of being in bed with the KKK.

Michael’s gone by the names Maurice Woodside, Maurice Symonette, and Mikael Israel. And he was once the disciple of Yahweh Ben Yahweh, a cult leader who served eleven years for a murder conspiracy conviction. Michael himself was tried in the case, along with 11 other cult followers, but was one of seven acquitted.

Still can’t get enough Michael the Black Man? Visit his website! Watch his TV show!

“Michael the Black Man” has a number of videos on YouTube, and he has a second website called “michaelwarns.com”, which has led some reports to name him as “Michael Warn”. A 1990 profile in the Miami Herald gives further details:

Maurice Woodside, 31, sect name Mikael Israel; aka John Frederick Nunnally, brother of Ricardo. Their mother, Johnnie Simmons, was a loyal Yahweh member until she died a few years ago, allegedly of medical neglect. Maurice has a long rap sheet: breaking and entering, petit theft, trespassing.

A sarcastic 2003 column in the Broward-Palm Beach New Times adds:

We must all thank Yahweh that Mikael is on the airwaves. He has the courage to defend that most abused and put-upon sector of society, the deadbeat dads. He is one himself, owing more than $50,000 in child support. And he rightly eviscerates those evil single mothers who try to force fathers to take responsibility for their kids.

Because of those terrible vipers, we now dwell, as Mikael puts it, in the land of the lesbian, the land of the amazon, and the land of hell itself. Amen.

Mikael also is a proud Republican who says he believes Democrats are tools of the great Satan. During the 2000 election debacle, he showed up in Palm Beach County to shout down Jesse Jackson. Mikael preaches that the GOP will lead us back to God and keep us from paying taxes.

Despite the anti-Jackson protest, one of “Blacks Against Obama”‘s protest signs allegedly read “Jessie [sic] Jackson Hates Obama”.

According to this video, back in March Symonette/”Michael the Black Man” received a “double doctorate” in “Humanity [sic] and Letters” from the “Jehovah Jireh Biblical Institute of Theology, Counseling and Christian Education”, alongside others such as Congressman Kendrick Meeks, in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Billy Baskin (an Obama supporter). One wonders what they would make of a book promoted on Michael’s website:

This book is written primarily to show the BLACK MAN, and the WORLD the true source of their problem, 33% of the BLACK WOMEN of AMERICA (BABYLON). GOD is angry with the world for worshipping this WOMAN LILITH the DEVIL. Acts 19:22-27 is shocking saying: THE WHOLE WORLD WORSHIPETH THE WOMAN GODDESS DIANA WHO ACTUALLY is LILITH this BLACK WOMAN in BABYLON (America). This can be proven on page 2 of this book, end of paragraph…Ex. YAHWEH BEN YAHWEH the GOOD MAN, MICHAEL JORDAN, MIKE TYSON, MICHAEL JACKSON, JOE JACKSON, MAYOR MARION BERRY, KOBE BRYANT, THE GOV. taped women with MARTIN LUTHER KING to destroy him, President GEORGE W. BUSH, CLARENCE THOMAS, RUSH LIMBAUM, and GEN. COLIN POWELL, There are many more.

(Hat tip: Dispatches from the Culture Wars)

18 Responses

  1. (Edited for legal reasons – RB)

    maurice symmonette is his real name, he’s 55 years old and goes by the name as michael the blackman,michael muir,among the other alias’s. i am so happy i am not along in trying to rid this piece of scum […] i have a personal interest in this cause he converted my husband to his cult teaching’s and he so far into this man he has no way out unless he kills himself. pardon my rant and rave but i’m just speaking from anything that comes to mind. i am an insider of sort that’s trying to put this mental case where he belongs but i need help. you have the power to write, i have the power to speak as long as i can stay anonymous. contact me so how, where

  2. correction my sister! HIs real name is Maurice Wooside. He graduated from Miami-Carol City Senior high School in 1977. He is 49 years old. I know him personally. Went to school with him. I know his whole family. He used to be part of the Hebre Israelite cult under Yahweh ben Yahweh. He was indicted under R.I.C.O. for conspiracy, buy his ass beat those charges. Your husband is brainwashed! I suggest you have a talk with him about MAURICE’S background or pack your bags!

  3. I’m the Ex in question. Praise Yaweh Ben Yaweh! You all can say whatever you want .I know for a fact that the teachings of Yaweh and the leadership of the only rightious leader of the nation of israel Michael the black man, have saved my life and the lives of others.theres no way I’m ever going back to being your slave or anyone elses. We as a nation and as a people must return to the ways of our fathers. that means following the ten commandments and the 613 laws of Yaweh

    • Oh foolish like woman!! no man can live by 613 laws, thats why Christ died for our sins as it read in Galatians 3: 10 – 3: 14.
      10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one who continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them.
      11 Now that no man is justified by the law before God, is evident: for, The righteous shall live by faith;
      12 and the law is not of faith; but, He that doeth them shall live in them.
      13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
      14 that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

  4. i dont know about brother michael but i do know yahweh ben yahweh is who he says he is.and these comments prove he is. here we have a woman not trying to listen to the man she thought was smart enough to spend the rest her life with her. he feels something so strong that he is devoted to this but his other half a woman thinks hes brainwashed.is this not what brother michael is saying. and who ever it is that says he is brain washed how is that none of you can come close to sounding as intelligent as one of Yod-Hey-Wav-Hey”s sons and daughters. How come we know the book better than your preachers. why do you not wanna hear us out is it because you know that the things you have been told will in fact make you feel or know that you are the one brainwashed!


  6. I personally love yahweh ben yahweh I trully believe that yahweh created male and female in his own image regardless what our test may be. In the end the one who obeys shall see the kingdom of heaven, shall rule forever in righteousness.Praise yahweh

  7. What kind of god is this that claims his son (Yahweh ben Yahweh) came to seek out his “lost sheep”, only to end up in prison and then dead of cancer? Wher in the fuck is that in bble prophecy? You have to do an amazing amount of biblical gymnastics to believe that this black fellow is the savior of the world! Like many false prophets before YBY, he came, he saw, he DID NOT conquer! He died a mortal death as we all shall die! There’s nothing even remotely great about a man that lived off the backs of poor black people with promises of another heavenly world. His heaven died when he died and those that still follow his teachings are following a pipe-dream!

  8. This man yahweh ben yahweh is my great grand father….. if he was truelly the son of God then why would he have so many people killed, i don’t believe that God would kill innocent people or call whites “white devil”….. I am confused about some things because i did’t have live through it my dad did….. but how do i walk around with my head up when people that know me and know that is my grandpal…. how do i face the fact that people say that he was a lunitic????? and then they turn around and treat me as though i am sick…… and they look at me crazy …. is it fair that we have to cary his name???? why can t i just be a normal young black woman????

    • your grand father yahweh ben yahweh he is ihe avigdor israel when i was 3 i seen him iam 65 open your eyes i giver my life yahweh can kill me now iam telling you the true no j in hebrew love you

  9. I was under Elder Gideon years ago, and you say you are a Grandson and don’t know the history of all people.Please,YOU MUST BE F.B.I./C.I.A. . WHEN WILL YOU GUYS STOP.

  10. Shalom, peace to all

  11. Shalom,

    I am a current believer in Yahweh and his son Yahweh Ben Yahweh. I am neither brainwashed nor am I anybody’s slave. I have no hatred in my heart for anyone, regardless of their race, creed, culture, religion or sexual orientation. I believe in love and in the holy word as presented by Yahweh Ben Yahweh. For those of you who are current or ex members of the Nation of Yahweh, I urge you to educate yourself about electronic harrassment and organized stalking. Thousands of Americans are currently being victimized by this inhumane treatment and it would behoove you to know this, you may already be a victim.
    My family and I have suffered from this for over nine years without assistance from any organization. Through my experience I have come to learn that democracy simply doesn’t exist in America. We are truly living in the LAST days. Please vists the websites below:

    Thank you and I bless all of you, I wish you nothing less than love, joy and peace.

  12. i love yahweh ben yahweh for ever i love all that love yahweh we are one for ever ever ever love avigdor


    • The humans. Who is right? Who is wrong? Things that make the world say hum. We live in a world where there are so many different ways of life. Who can tell a person they don’t have the right way to get into the kingdom of heaven? Look at how confused everyone is. Our ancestors messed it all up. But it’s only messed up for the people who don’t know how to study. Because if you did study, then you would know the truth. And the truth of this whole matter is only the chosen ones will see. The chosen ones who was destined to know what truth really is and where to find it.

  14. why dont these commentors turn to the subject matter of richard ingraham, (job israel)???Im Prosecuting him from The Pentagon, 703-571-3343, Department Of Defense….these commentors should be awares of yours futures,…maurice woodsides, you knows!!!

  15. People always fall for these scams and give their money to these fakes who claim to be a “god”

    Same thing happens every time.

    You make him (or her) rich for just robbing the blind.

    And eventually they get buried in the ground like all the rest.

    Even if they are an Emporer like Selassie.

    And the Earth keeps on spinning.

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