A Message to Faux-Christians, from Rev. Al Sharpton:

It amazes me when I looked at California and saw churches that had nothing to say about police brutality, nothing to say when a young black boy was shot while he was wearing police handcuffs, nothing to say when the they overturned affirmative action, nothing to say when people were being delegated into poverty, yet they were organizing and mobilizing to stop consenting adults from choosing their life partners,” Sharpton told a packed audience on Jan. 11.

“There is something immoral and sick about using all of that power to not end brutality and poverty, but to break into people’s bedrooms and claim that God sent you,” Sharpton added.

… We know you’re not preaching the Bible, because if you were preaching the Bible we would have heard from you,” Sharpton said. “We would have heard from you when people were starving in California, when they deregulated the economy and crashed Wall Street you had nothing to say. When [alleged Ponzi schemer Bernie] Madoff made off with the money, you had nothing to say. When Bush took us to war chasing weapons of mass destruction that weren’t there you had nothing to say. … But all of a sudden when Proposition 8 came out you had so much to say, but since you stepped in the rain, we gonna step in the rain with you.”

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6 Responses to A Message to Faux-Christians, from Rev. Al Sharpton:

  1. Cassie says:

    Well, Al Sharpton was good friends with the late Bayard Rustin (for those of you who never heard oif him he was one of the chief organizers fo the march on Washington thatr culminated in Martin Luthur King\’s famous "I have a Dream" speech. click the link for more: http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761591240/Bayard_Rustin.htmlWhat Encarta doesn\’t tell you is that Mr. Rustin was also gay.

  2. Robert says:

    Wow! Well said by Al Sharpton!

  3. Kevin says:

    Hi Cass and Robert,That is good to know about Al Sharpton!

  4. Justin says:

    For all his faults I do admire Sharpton because if he perceives an injustice no matter the race or the orientation he will confront those commiting it. He may be off the wall sometimes but you have to give him kudos when it comes to equal justice not just for race either.

  5. Kevin says:

    Hey Justin,My view of Al Sharpton has certainly changed in the last five years or so. I doubt his message will get through to most people, but I can only hope!

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