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Sorry Mr. Lott that you cannot get worked up over the Rev. Wright’s hate mongering. You must have a tepid interior. Or perhaps you don’t have any investment in the War, as this family does. But as a family who has sent their son for his seventh time over there we feel gravely offended to hear G… D… America. I’d feel outraged even if our son wasn’t there, as this man has just condemned the country I love and our son fights for. I am incensed he condemns the very country many have laid down their life for.
And I can’t even get started recalling Rev. Wright’s rants about whites causing AIDS, drug use, etc. etc. What I see has happened is welfare entitlement has enabled an entire group to create several generations who have developed real and genuine hate for this country, are sewing the seeds of anarchy, and diminish the sacrifices made by so many in their behalf. The only thing that comes from that is birthed anarchy and we have enough of that here already, as shown by the war protests escalating of late.p>So, Mr. Lott, if you need an injection of spine or fortitude come on down to Texas and let me put you to working cattle. I’ll leave you trapped in the cattle chute for a few minutes with our bull heading into the chute and let you develop the empowerment to climb out even quicker. If that doesn’t give you what you need to work up some emotion over truly mindless hate mongering, nothing will. br> — Bev Gunn br> East Texas Rancher /p>
Mr. Lott, along with virtually everyone who has commented on Obama’s pastor since last Friday, is not addressing what I believe to be the most important aspect of this entire matter. It appears Obama has put another one over on the masses by his focus on only the racial aspect of Wright’s comments. Where is the “Christian” aspect concerning what Wright has said, and what Obama and his children have listened to for twenty years?
Romey and Huckabee were forced to answer questions about their religious beliefs. Romney was hounded for his church’s refusal to recognize blacks for many years, and Huckabee was questioned about what his faith taught about the role of women, evolution, etc.. I think now is the appropriate time for everyone to ask Obama a favorite question when liberals want to play gotcha with conservatives: Mr. Obama, “What do you think Jesus would have done in your situation?”
He should be asked if he believes the “social gospel” and “liberation theology” are legitimate Christian doctrine. He should be asked to acknowledge that those ideas are rooted in Marxism. He should be asked in what ways his church has exhibited the concepts/commandments “to forgive, show mercy, and love” with regard to whites, America’s racist past, and Israel.
I hope there is at least one more black liberal, like Juan Williams, who believes Obama should have left that church a long time ago. Contrary to what so many commentators say, his speech did not improve race relations. The whole sad story set back race relations for years, and we won’t ever know just how much damage it has done.
Mr. Lott says he tried, tried really hard to dislike Obama, but can’t. I don’t understand it, but fair enough. I, too, have tried, tried really hard, to find a distinction between what I witness in the name of God with Wright and his congregants, and what I witness from the Islamist extremist videos with their rants and how they teach their children to hate in the name of Allah; but I just can’t find the distinction. I truly don’t understand how so many who don’t personally know Obama can say without question that Obama obviously does not believe what Wright preaches and teaches. He sat in the flippin’ pew for twenty years! No matter how hard I try, and I try really hard, that is too much to swallow.
As with the moderate Islamists who keep silent about the hateful teachings of the extremists, or who pay lip service by saying “it is wrong, but I understand it,” there is a deafening silence from legitimate black “Christian” pastors. The ones who do speak say it is preached all over black America, and “it is wrong, but they understand it.” Christian leaders of all hues should condemn Wright, his congregation, Obama, and any other black church that is exposing themselves and their children to such hateful preaching based on a complete perversion of the Bible and the Christian faith.p>Obama must explain and answer all questions concerning what being a Christian means to him. He must because that would be demanded of any other candidate in his situation. Or is America now going to accept that we can’t criticize the hate that is being preached in some black churches, much as Muslims insist that criticism of Islam is off limits?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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