Many of the “religious right” are really part of the religious wrong and part of the hate preached against the religious wronged.
It is horrifying that some of these One Verse Charlies and Bible Thumpers have flown all the way to Uganda to spread the bully pulpit message of hate with such impact that Uganda is still attempting to pass a bill that would make homosexuality illegal and punishable by imprisonment or death. Many are “outed” in media publications and networks giving the names, pictures and home and business addresses of anyone even suspected of homosexuality. The so called pastors have even resorted to showing pornography during services alleging that ALL HOMOSEXUALS engage in acts that consist of fringe fetishes by showing them these pictures and videos.
Hypocrisy at its height are those that stand and speak in the name of God or Jesus or any other name they proclaim in order to spread hate.
They sit in the seat of judgement condemning whomever they will.
How is it they are so far off the gospel and good news of Christ?
Did He not say He came not to condemn the world but to save it.
Heresy in my opinion because it is not the gospel Christ preached. It is the Christian’s job to send forth that message of Salvation and show love. It is up to ANY SINNER, to reconcile that with God, not a pretext for salvation or acceptance by God. But of course it is by many traditions of men. How can the message of Salvation be received or people receive love if they are condemned at the same time?
But God’s Word says His Judgement starts at the pulpit in the church and from what I”ve read its not going to be pretty for many of these bible thumpers that that proclaim to God in that day that they did all in His name. He tells them, depart from me, I never knew you. God knows how to take care of bullies.
There was a time when I highly esteemed Colin Powell and I would’ve voted for him if he had run for President amidst those who railed him as an “Uncle Tom”. Well, the only word I can use for him now is liar and race baiter.
He lied before the U.N. about WMDs and now he weighs in yet again on the George Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin case. Thanks, but no thanks, you pathetic meanderer joining the ranks of the other race baiters serving their own interests.
Forget the Florida woman, MARISSA ALEXANDER, convicted THIS YEAR by same Prosecutor and Governor in Florida AND NO ONE WAS HARMED IN HER OWN HOME and where is Colin Powell’s outcry, where are the others that decry the injustice allegedly perpetrated against Trayvon Martin? Where is the outcry of admitted racism in the brutal murder of Christopher Lane jogging down the street in the day time, stalked because three black teens were bored and decided to kill him for fun? One of these teens has documented twitter feed spewing hate against white people.
Where is Colin Powell and all the other hypocrites. Yes, indeed an Uncle Tom, as is the Rev. Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton and I’ll stop there, but the master they service is their own pocket books. They do not really want the dream that someone who was for real, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., wanted, no it is more profitable to keep the Dream from happening.
Now Maya Angelou said just yesterday, marking the 50th anniversary of the “Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that this Dream is not just for Blacks but for the poor, the poor blacks, the poor whites, the poor latinos and anyone else who is oppressed and wronged. Now her words ring truth, because if we continue to listen to those who use psychological WMDs to divide us and bait us by race, we’re doomed, but if we realize and see that we share the same plight at present time, perhaps there may be some future to realize the “Dream”.
More information. Simple. The news outlets we have now all have their strengths and weaknesses, but none of them are perfect no matter what your preference in news channels. Al Jazeera America is no different, they just happen to originate from the Middle East.
For the past several years I’ve been watching Al Jazeera English on the internet and I found that they had some remarkable programs that dealt with American issues on the home front, in addition to other programming that dealt with a ride range of issues, and they were covering these issues with different perspective or more information not normally covered or only covered in brief segments. I was particularly impressed with the human rights stories they covered from the bailouts in America that have hit main stream Americans hard to Russia and China.
Now I hope they broaden the content on Al Jazeera America that is no longer available on Al Jazeera English, but so far, Al Jazeera America is delivering additional information on stories here in America that we care about and while I’m aware there is questions over their airing of Osama Bin Laden tapes, lets keep in mind they are a news organization and how many of our news outlets air videos or pictures that spur controversy or report information that our own government has criticized as inappropriate because of its sensitivity.
In any event, that’s my take on the new news channel available to us, it doesn’t hurt to have another source of information.
I’m not sure if the content on Al Jazeera America will be as robust and provide the same perspective as the content now BLOCKED on Aljazeera.com but if the same shows and content are eventually provided, along with some of the refreshing perspectives on American issues not generally reported by American media, then perhaps Fox Newsmay find itself with some competition, especially when it comes to “fair and balanced”. If Al Jazeera America makes the mistake of not providing much of their current content, diversity and perspective formerly featured on Al Jazeera English Online, then it might not only be a disappointment from my perspective but a failure that never fully delivered the perspective it had in its potential. Considering Fox News Channels rise in popularity would be a good perspective for Al Jazeera English to keep in mind if they want to see the same success.
They might consider branding it Isle America News.