Here is how NOT to do political economy from a moral perspective!

Posted on April 1, 2013 by


According to The Weekly Standard, President Obama attended Easter services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. yesterday, where the pool reporter recorded this tirade against fictional religious right leaders.

“It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border”

To my knowledge, there has never been a religious right leader (at least since the “religious right” emerged in the early 80s) who has ever called for blacks to be back in the back of the bus.  No one is calling for women to be restricted to the kitchen.  Why do many on the other side of political debates insist on total fabrication?

Remember, we are called to speak the truth in love.  These comments offer neither.

What do you think President Obama’s responsibility is when he hears outrageous comments such as these?  Should he ignore them or condemn them?

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