Jan 20, 2009

SERIOUSLY?!

I just read this on the Drudge Report:


"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'..."


Seriously? Did he really say that?! Come on!

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

hey...yeah i didn't hear his benediction, but from what you posted it sounded ridiculous...but Rick Warren's prayer was fantastic! if you didn't hear it, find it on youtube. i was so glad that he didn't hold back, and that he was bold.

-Steph

Alice Robbins said...

He did! I heard it and all the media wanted to do was talk about Rick Warren saying the name of Jesus in 4 languages.

The Stain Family said...

What?!?! WHAT?!?! Just "googled" it and found the transcript on the "Los Angeles Times"....crazy! "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 yellow will be mellow . . . when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen. Say amen. And amen." WHAT?!?!

running4him said...

He Really did say it!! I was watching it live on the net, from my village in the Chernivtsi oblast. My whole family and I died laughing!!!

Lindsey Watson said...

my question is Are half the things he called people of color in that prayer not racist?? i mean, isn't the whole basis of that prayer about getting rid of the race barrier, yet he says things like "red man" and "yellow". i mean, i'm white and all, and not sure, but those sound a little politically incorrect to me.

lp said...

that is a quote from a civil rights chant or something.... familiar to many african americans...(i think). although...i don't think it excuses it being said in that way at that time. it seems like a step back in time to me. but...i don't know much. i keep my mouth mostly shut upon these matters.

Jay said...

I thought he was just trying to encourage whites to leave the leftist Democratic party and join the right wing. Maybe he was referring to the fact that Bull Connor was a Democrat?