Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by thelibra
JFK was a Catholic. A religion really well known for protecting and advancing it's own self-interests, especially back in the 1950's.
JFK said that he was an American first. He also made it very clear that the pope would not be able to tell him what to do and that the pope wouldn't
be running the country. Kennedy never said that he'd be 'true to Rome' whereas this group says that they are true to AFRICA .. not America.
An American president is supposed to be true to AMERICA first and only ... not a continent on the other side of the planet.
Well, I guess the next question then is has Obama said that he's going to remain true to this church, or has he said that he's an American first?
Remember our most recent Pope's background? Ratzinger? The ex-Nazi? I'm sure he's not still advocating the Nazi agenda.
You are basically condemning a man for a view that he has not expressed, for having attended a church that probably seeks nothing more than a little
positive empowerment for black people, with a poorly worded mission statement. You are claiming he has an inability to be an American first, and
suggest he will turn the country over to Africa. And you're basing all of this off of a rather biased news story from one of the most hardcore
neocons on the board.
Now I gotta ask, do you really, honestly
think he would try that? Do you think he has any capacity to even attempt it? And if he did, do you
think he would stand even a remote chance of being elected?
Or, let's be completely honest with ourselves, are you condemning a black man because he's black, and has ties to a strong black community, and
you're searching for any possible excuse to avoid the country having its first black president? Cause the only time I've ever heard the argument
that a black candidate will "turn the USA over to Africa" is usually from racists, and usually for the thinnest of reasons.
Of course not, right? You're not a racist.... Or are you? Are you sure there's not some organization you were associated with in the past? Are you
certain that no friends of yours, no congregation you belonged to, no organization you held membership in, didn't at one time or another, profess the
advancement of a particular people or religion, and fail to include all the others in their mission statement? Are you really really sure?
I was. I was in Scouts. Yep. Boy Scouts. An organization that unabashedly teaches Christian values. Does that make me a Christian? Does that mean
I've got a Christian agenda now? Does it mean that I will stamp my jolly boots of doom down upon the fingers of any non-Christian? Please...
So far what I'm seeing is a lot of grasping at straws by a lot of people who simply can't admit their own racism to themselves. And if you think
that statement is unfair, I invite you to reconsider the accusations y'all've made against Obama.
[edit on 2/8/2007 by thelibra]