Thursday, May 14, 2009

That "now you see it now you don't" wall

More in the religion of tolerance...

According to a story in the Virginian Pilot, Rev. A. Lincoln James Jr., president of the 142nd annual Virginia Baptist State Convention, an association of predominantly black churches, said, "We believe the black church in Virginia had a whole lot to do with the change from red to blue," he said, referring to Democratic electoral wins in the state in 2008.

I've neither her or read any negative reaction from the media or political pundits to Rev. James' statement.

Now, suppose Rev. Stan Welch, president of the predominantly white Baptist State Convention of North Carolina had made a similar statement, but about "the white church having a whole lot to do with" electing a change in state politics from blue to red.

Do you think the press or pundits would have been silent? Or would there have been much to say about a "violation of the separation of church and state"?

Just wondering.

My questions have nothing to do with race; nothing to do with Baptists (who, by the way, were the force behind freedom of religion when this country was founded...try to find that fact in a modern day history book...). My questions are pointed to the media and those who "preach" the "religion of tolerance".

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