Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Is every child that attends Pastor Wright's church now unfit to be president?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
IranianDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:29 PM
Original message
Is every child that attends Pastor Wright's church now unfit to be president?
-Bob Beckel asks Sean Hannity.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:31 PM
Response to Original message
1. YES
because FOX News won't allow it and apparently many on DU who suddenly can't handle a black guy railing about America's mistakes in wars, and the reality of being a black man in America.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:34 PM
Response to Original message
2. And Hannity wouldn't outright answer that question, and by his
attempting to avoid it, made it very clear that none of those black people from that church for the past 30 years better ever try to hold public office ever again.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:35 PM
Response to Original message
3. What a stupid question......
only if they have Wright as their personal mentor for 20 years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:35 PM
Response to Reply #3
4. it's a good point though.
My priest says pretty dumb things I don't agree with, especially on abortion and homosexuality, does that make me or the rest of the congregation unfit to run for President?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. No, it's a stupid point....
this isn't about a preacher far removed saying a few dumb things. This is about someone who was a mentor and friend to obama for 20 years, someone who was his "spiritual compass", someone Obama went to for advise in making political decisions, someone who preaches hate. Not in any way shape or form is it acceptable for a pastor to say God damn America. First of all, it's completely un-Christian to ask God to damn anyone and it is un-American.

I walked out of a church for a racist remark made by a deacon. I was 17 years old and walked out by myself. It was a small, southern town of 5,000 people. I took a lot of heat for it (especially since the deacon worked with my dad for years) but I did it. It's called having the courage of your convictions. If Obama is willing to sit and listen to this racist stuff for 20 years then he has NO business saying he is the candidate of UNITY.

To say that it is hypocritical of Obama is a major understatement.

As for you staying in a church that is totally against something so basic and fundamental as abortion and homosexuality, I have to say in no way can I respect that. No church who preaches discrimination against ANYONE, be it women, Blacks, or homosexuals or anyone else will EVER get my support and my attendance. If you're ok doing it that's your business but I have no respect for that choice whatsoever. When people stop supporting this kind of discrimination by leaving and removing their support, then AND ONLY THEN will it stop. So you choosing to stay in no way explains or excuses Obama because I think you are as wrong as he is.





Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:43 PM
Response to Original message
5. Children often don't decide what church they go to...
quite frequently they are dragged to church by their parents. Many times, when they reach maturity they don't bother to go back.

I suspect a lot of politicians go to church just because it looks good to some voters.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:51 PM
Response to Original message
7. No, the children didn't choose the church
adults chose the church
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:52 PM
Response to Original message
8. Obama was not a child when he chose to go there, and kept on
going there for years and years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul 30th 2014, 02:23 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC