Through The Static

March 22, 2008

McCain Spiritual Guide Accused Govt. of Enabling ‘Black Genocide’

Filed under: Politics,Race — disciplepete @ 12:20 am

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This past week, Sen. Barack Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, has taken an exceptional amount of heat in part for comments that suggested the U.S. government had introduced AIDS into black communities.

But it turns out he’s not the only religious confidant to a presidential candidate who thinks the state has targeted black populations with death and disease.

Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, Ohio — whom Sen. John McCain hailed as a spiritual adviser — has suggested on several occasions that the U.S. government was complicit in facilitating black genocide. (article)

Check out the article. Think John McCain will bust out with a speech on race next week? =)

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2 Comments »

  1. Hmmmm….

    So now, does this make Rev. Wright and Obama squeeky clean?
    Is it easier to sleep now? Hate speech, I don’t care if it is from Obama or McCain is wrong, Period. Since you went down this path I would love to know if you plan on researching the relationship between McCain and Rev Parsely to find out if it is similar to that of Rev. Wright and Obama.

    Comment by DB Reese — March 22, 2008 @ 1:51 am | Reply

  2. Well, I don’t believe Rev. Wright was spouting “hate speech” for starters. You can say that he used an incendiary tone, but I don’t think he was wrong. He criticized the nature of racism in this country and our government’s actions around the world…stuff a guy named Martin Luther King Jr. did also, though not with Wright’s tone.

    As for McCain’s spiritual guide, the interesting thing to me is that he is doing what Wright is doing, accusing the govt. of being accountable for the unjust destruction of lives. Personally, I think there’s more substantial reasons to vote against McCain, but I think that if Pastor Wright’s words are going to be considered extreme and made into a media circus, then Rev. Parsley’s warrant more scrutiny as well. But like I said, there’s far more substantial things to talk about.

    Comment by disciplepete — March 22, 2008 @ 9:49 am | Reply


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