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Old 01-21-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Joseph Lowery's Racist Prayer

“….help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give 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.”

~from Joseph Lowery’s benediction"


This offends me and should offend people of all races.

It is so typical of the so-called leaders of civil rights leaders who treat “black” as the only race that has ever suffered prejudice and keep focusing on past injustices.

Get over it! Every person, no matter what race, has ancestors who were once slaves.

And they totally ignore Dr. King's word for us to judge people by their character, not the color of their skin.

When will Lowery and some others throw away their ""racist crayon boxes"
and stop trying to divide us?
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You realize those are lyrics from a song, right?
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Poor oppressed white guys.


It's just so sad when their pain isn't taken seriously.
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This offends me and should offend people of all races.
Why does it offend you?
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It is so typical of the so-called leaders of civil rights leaders who treat “black” as the only race that has ever suffered prejudice and keep focusing on past injustices.
This is quite ignorant and offensive in and of itself...
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Get over it! Every person, no matter what race, has ancestors who were once slaves.
Really, tell me when your ancestors had to enter a theater from the back while in America?

When was the last time you heard "he's pretty articulate for a white man"?

How much of your race is disproportionately place in poverty or prison.

When was the last time you sat on a bus next to someone who wasn't your skin color and they got scared and moved somewhere else?



You've done a good job fulfilling the southern stereotype today. Thanks. : (
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But if he'd said something about smoking not being nearly as bad as people think or global warming being made up, you'd be all for it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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i was far more offended by the exclusive, "Christians only!" prayer delivered by 1-800-Rick-Warren.
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That and his devilish pronunciation of the name "Sasha."
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i was far more offended by the exclusive, "Christians only!" prayer delivered by 1-800-Rick-Warren.
The nerve of a Christian minister to pray a Christian prayer.
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The nerve of a Christian minister to pray a Christian prayer.
For the president of a secular state, yes.
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I thought the Our Father was ridiculous, as were his repeated invocations of Jesus. These prayers are usually generic, but this one appealed to nobody outside of Christians.

I think very little of this man.
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For the president of a secular state, yes.
so don't ask a Christian minister to say the prayer, or don't have a prayer.
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The nerve of a Christian minister to pray a Christian prayer.


the nerve of a Christian minister to pray in front of the most religiously diverse country on earth and choose a prayer that only has meaning for some, not for all. most Christian ministers in the past have invoked a higher power, none have said the Lord's Prayer. i wonder how you'd feel if we'd heard a prayer to Zeus?

and good for Obama for including non-believers.
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so don't ask a Christian minister to say the prayer, or don't have a prayer.


did you hear Rev. Robinson's invocation before the concert?

that was a good example of a Christian minister remembering that not everyone shares his faith, and that his faith isn't the only one that counts.

but, were it up to me, i'd have no prayer at all.
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did you hear Rev. Robinson's invocation before the concert?

that was a good example of a Christian minister remembering that not everyone shares his faith, and that his faith isn't the only one that counts.

but, were it up to me, i'd have no prayer at all.
that's fair.

i just find it odd that they asked a very conservative, evangelical Christian, and then people are complaining he invokes the name of Jesus.

you can pray to Zeus, mother earth, Buddha or whoever and it won't offend me one bit. i really don't understand why people are so sensitive to others exclusive claims. i understand that other people hold beliefs very dearly that are in direct conflict with mine, and exclude me based on my beliefs. i would find it far more offensive that anyone would change a prayer, so that is not authentic to their beliefs. i am perfectly secure in what i believe, and nothing you could pray would change that or offend me.
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