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Take A New Approach January 13, 2009

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.
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Remember the first major flap in Obama’s campaign? It was over the outspoken minister of his church in Chicago, Rev Jeremiah Wright, who didn’t seem to get it and just shut up already.

Highlights:

– “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” Sept. 16, 2001 (the first Sunday after 9/11)

– “The government . . . 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.” 2003

– “The United States of White America.” July 22, 2007

One might think that once burned, twice shy. Perhaps it is time to separate church people from state people, not just church and state. Perhaps it is time to take one’s religion private, away from the eyes of the press and the world.

But, in trouble with gay rights folks over announcing Rev Rick Warren (who helped overturn the California gay initiative) to give the inauguration invocation, the Obama people have announced that gay Episcopalean Bishop Gene Robinson will now offer a prayer at the Lincoln Memorial. Conservative Episcopaleans have already left their U.S. and Canadian province, and formed a separate one as a protest to openly gay prelates like him.

What is that I see on your faces, oh recently defeated r’Publicans and Democratics? A SMIRK? Well, I hope you brought enough for everyone!

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1. gregquill - January 14, 2009

Sandy, I think that there are some good religious people; but in general some healthy distance is wise!


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