Oh, apparently one of the DailyKos writers ("the sill") thinks my concerns about Barack Obama's church for the last 20+ years, its "Black Value System," its Afro-centric pastor Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Trinity's 2007 Lifetime Achievement award going to Rev. Louis Farrakhan are all "anti-Christian." He (or she) implies I'm a conservative bigot and racist for writing and talking about the obvious.
Again, I uphold Trinity United Church of Christ's First Amendment right to preach and teach what they wish. I also uphold my own First Amendment right to criticize that teaching. It doesn't make me anti-Christian to disagree, it makes me honest for voicing those concerns.
My biggest beef is that Barack Obama is affiliated with TUCC and is building a campaign on a message of unity. "No red states, no blue states . . ." "No white America, no black America," he says. Rev. Martin Luther King's dream was that we as a nation would no longer judge each other by the color of our skin.
Obama's message is a good one, but he's a hypocrite for teaching racial unity out of one side of his mouth and spouting out of the other praises of a church that unashamedly teaches racial favoritism.
"thesill's" dig that I am "white as wonder bread" makes me chuckle. These liberal elitists just don't get it. Pointing out my skin color as being white doesn't disqualify me from holding strong opinions about social injustice and reverse racial intolerance.
This piece's most insulting jab, however, is in the comment section wherein a DailyKos.com poster "Georgia" says that in our joint appearance on a local TV panel last night, I came across as "vapid." "VAPID"? Tasteless, flavorless, flat, dull, BORING? Yikes, Georgia. . . I'm devastated.