Thursday, October 16, 2008 what about the Good Reverend?

"And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say, "You helped this happen."

Anybody care to guess who this quote is from? Well let's look at it for a minute before we divulge who said it. It is obviously NOT the good Rev. Jeremiah Wright since the ACLU is mentioned as part of the blame for 9/11. In this quote we see a very clear statement that 9/11 was God's judgement on America and its liberal tendencies. This person actually points the fingers at the gay community, the feminists and the ACLU as the people that God was directing his wrath at. But very clearly (despite his apology a few days later) the point made is that God judged Americans in general for the evil of these parts of our national community and 9/11 was that punishment.

Now let's look at another quote...

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.” (2003)

“In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.” (magazine article)

These two quotes are from the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright. (The first quote is from the late Jerry Falwell's sermon on Sept 14, 2001. Public outcry by the "liberals" forced him to retract a comment that ironically the Conservatives defended as Rev. Falwell's right as a minister behind his pulpit.) The man that the conservatives (such as Sean Hanitty) want McCain to go after for these statements, pointing out the link between Him and democratic Presidential Nominee Barak Obama. The first quote declares 9/11 is God's judgement on America for homosexuality and liberalism and the second quote declares 9/11 was God's judgement on America for racism. The difference? Well let's look at the differences:

(1) The Camp...Jeremiah Wright is a black man attaking an issue that most Americans are uncomfortable talking about. The other quote is one that the conservatives, particularly the "radical religious right" actually agree with...I have sat many times and heard America compared to Sodom and Gommorha and that God would judge America for it. the conservatives defended Rev. Falwell and his right to say what he wants behind his pulpit and the government, the media and the public should not tell a Man of God what he can and cannot say behind his pulpit. Yet apparantly Rev. Wright does not have that same right.

(2) The Reason...basically these two men said the same thing for different reasons. Falwell blamed God's judgement on the liberals, primarily the gay community and feminists and ACLU, all things that conservative right detest. Rev. Wright, on the other hand, blamed it on racism, something that the radical religious right generally refuses to even acknowledge as an issue. Not surprising since the stronghold of the radical religious right is in the deep south a demographic of the country that is generally known for its racist attitude and historical segregation and civil rights issues.

So the question the Conservatives, with Palin on their leash spouting all the venom she can muster want to pose is how can we support a candidate (Barack HUSSEIN Obama) that "pals around with terrorists" and as Palin puts it, "Sees our country as imperfect" and therefore shoud not be vote for because of his association with Wright, among others. So...after McCain proudly denounced Falwell as "Agents of Intolerance" He then decides to try to make up to the Conservatives since he needs them to win the White House and makes up with Falwell, the "Agent of Intolerance" and speaks at the school and agrees to vote on certain things that the extreme militant right see as important to them. You doubt it? read this . So tell me the difference between McCain and Obama?

As for the statements made. I categorically refuse to acknowledge either. They are both radical drivel that does not deserve the attention of any intelligent, independant thinking American. However, if you will defend Jerry Falwell's right to speak what he wants behind his pulpit than the same right is entitled to Jeremiah Wright. To attempt to use this as a means to attack Obama is both irresponsible, foolish and hypocritical...but is what I have come to expect from the Conservative Base.



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