Wednesday, January 21, 2009

He said / but he said...

President Obama, yesterday:

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.

...greatness is never a given. It must be earned.

Joseph Lowery, benediction:

...we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right.

Question: will the president disown the fear-driven, discordant, false, entitlement-affirming, childish, petty stereotyping of this "prayer"?


J♥Yce Burrows said...
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Unknown said...

No, the President will not condemn this man's prayer. Why? Because the President agrees with and affirms everything that man said in his books. The President talks a good game, but unfortunately his actions to date indicate otherwise. I would be more than a bit surpised to see him even acknowledge the issue.

DJP said...

And let's just say it, Ricky. It's okay for Lowery to say it, because he's got a get-out-of-racism card. If Warren had prayed anything of the kind — and I'm sure any of my readers could compose a similar skin-based stereotypical litany — his days in public life would be OVER.

REM said...

"when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around...and when white will embrace what is right."

Did not alot of white folk just help elect a black man for pres? All for naught to Rev. Mother Goose. In four years will we hear how some will never get a fair shake, even when things tilt toward their favor? At least he didn't mention how the pink won't stink and the green won't stay mean.

SolaMommy said...

It boggles my mind that even with a (half) black man in the White House, Lowery still demonizes the white man.

Mike Westfall said...

> The President talks a good game,
> but unfortunately his actions to
> date indicate otherwise.

Unfortunate ... O RLY??
Who cares about actions.
Just tickle our ears.

Unknown said...


Warren is catching flack because he uttered the name of Jesus. The only thing that could have gotten him any more heat from the media and liberals is to pray something like Lowery did. If he did that, we would see a massive Purpose Driven book burning, and the immediate removal of him from Saddleback.

Solameanie said...

I'd still like to ask the question -- when is the last time anyone has heard Rev. Lowery, Rev. Jesse Jackson or Rev. Al Sharpton preach a Gospel sermon, calling people to repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?

I can't remember ever hearing one.

Unknown said...


Count me in as one never having heard any of those men preach a Gospel sermon, calling people to repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone. Which is really sad, especially with Jackson and Sharpton, considering the wide audience and media coverage they get. One also has to wonder, if they were faithful Gospel preachers, if they would get all the attention they do?

Magister Stevenson said...

I sent you an e-mail with a link to the Philly Inquirer op-ed piece about Lowery's and Warren's prayer.
Don't shoot the messenger,