Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So Called Prayer At Obama Day, Today

Based on this so called prayer by this so called Rev. today claiming white people do not know what is right, is just plan stupid! What would have happened if a White person had made the same comment about Blacks at Bush's Inauguration. We would have riots in the streets if the roll was reversed. I do not know who he was praying to, but according the Bible to reach the Father you must address all prayers through Jesus Christ. The below comment was not a prayer is was a ridiculous racist comment. Obama should apologize for this guy's comment.

Benediction at Obama 's inauguration, Rev. Joseph Lowery: 'Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, 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 the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen'...


Unknown said...

"...help us work for that day..."?? No pun intended, but Rev. Lowery apparently missed the bus. What he asks for is behind us, not ahead of us. Millions of white votes elected the "brown" man for whom he is giving the inaugural benediction. Sadly, this is too typical of those as if it is still 1960, and talk as though the water fountains still have 'whites only' signs above them. I don't care about the color of my President any more than I care about the color of the person sitting next to me on the bus, or plane, or movie theater. I DO care about the political agenda of my President, and THAT is what affects my vote.

Rev. Lowery is perpetuating nonsense.

Bruce Parker

Karrie said...

This makes me sick. I read the prayer in it's entirety, and am wondering about the "yellow being more mellow?" and JUST the fact that he used "brown", "yellow", and "red" to describe skin tones and cultures lets me know he is an OLD racist. I have NEVER heard anyone of my generation use those terms. The ONLY bright spot in my sky right now with all the "black" president hype (I thought we were supposed to be a color-blind society) is that maybe the ACLU will get off it's high horse. Because the "white" man suppresses no more. A "black" man (half-white man, who was raised by a white mom and a Thai step-dad, Ivy league school millionaire- we all identify with THAT, right?) was elected, and the excuses can stop. There is no more glass ceiling. What-ever.