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Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Great Perspective

I didn't vote for him in the primary (Go Ron Paul!), but Huckabee's response to the issues surrounding the Obama/Wright events gives hope to politics and the pastorate.

And here is another insightful response from Leonard Pitts, Jr. of the Miami heald. Click here to see the full article.

It was getting to be a bit much, the marathon denunciations of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright by the professional chatterers of FOX News, MSNBC and the like. Their screams of high dudgeon had grown shrill, their show of moral affront was wearing thin. And then Huckabee, invited by MSNBC last week to condemn Wright’s bitter words, invoked instead the era of racial segregation that shaped Barack Obama’s former pastor.

”And you know what?” he said. ‘Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment, and you have to just say, `I probably would, too. In fact, I may have had more of a chip on my shoulder, had it been me.’ ”

It bears repeating: a black Mike Huckabee would be more angry than Jeremiah Wright, not less. It was an admission of startling, unexpected insight and, dare I say, Christian generosity. A conservative white man invited white men and women to project themselves into dark skin, to imagine how bitter they might be, had they come of age in an era where law, religion, media and custom said they were less than truly human beings.

(bu to Revolution in Jesusland)

1 comment:

chris said... free pass for either party involved. The fact that most people don't seem to be bothered by Wright's comments or the fact that Obama sat through this guys whacked out "sermons" for twenty years is scary stuff. Sure the reverand has a right to say what he is a free country. I just find it very convenient that Barack chooses now, when he's running for President, to distance himself from him. He obviously believes in what this man says or else he wouldn't have stayed there the past 20 years. We're all supposed to be duped into believing that NOW he suddenly doesn't believe it all? Where's his integrity since he didn't take a stand to leave a church that preaches that kind of thinking? Then you throw the fact that Barack is about as socialist as it comes on top of that. I'm pretty sure this guy is NOT fit to be my President.

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