Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blaming the victim

My dear friends the GOP Jews all seem to think the Wright Reverend Wrong did something horrible by suggesting America had it coming on 9/11. And, fact is, we agree 100 percent: Obama's minister did go too far. He did legitimize the Al Queda attack by suggesting that the bad behavior of our military and elected leaders had, so to speak, set the murder in motion.

Unconscionable, perhaps but as bad as Wright's words were, I remember another blame-mongering minister who said something much worse:.

The ACLU’s got to take a lot of blame for [9/11]…And, I know that I’ll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The
abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be
mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen’.
Many GOP Jews thought the world of Jerry Falwell. One of them even said kaddish for him (metaphorically) at Cross Currents. So tell me: How is Minister Falwell's finger-pointing any better than Pastor Wright's?

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