Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Why The Right Is Wrong About Wright

Sykes and McIlheran and others in the echo chamber continuously try to make the point that the Reverend Wright is a millstone around Senator Barack Obama's neck. Their talking point consists of trying to say that Obama attended this church for twenty years, was wedded by Wright, and stated that he saw him as a father figure.

They laughingly try to argue that the bigoted Hagee's endorsement is different somehow, even though McCain actually sought out the endorsement of this fool, who rants even include anti-Catholicism. (Can we expect McAdams to mount his charger and lead a crusade against McCain anytime soon?)

But the right wing media's main talking point, the part of Obama belonging to this church for so long must show that he's racist, is easily disproved. And all it takes is a look at the right.

After all, Sykes, McIlheran and their acolytes all claim to be good Christians, many of them Catholic. So that would mean, one can suppose, that they go to various churches of their choice, and own Bibles, and that this has been going on for a rather long time as well.

Yet, they apparently haven't grasped the lessons they should have learned in church. They don't pay head to the seven deadly sins, especially lust, greed, wrath, envy, and pride.

And sheesh, if that wasn't bad enough there's the ten commandments. Here too, they have problems. They habitually break the first one by worshipping money. They also seem to have problems with bearing false witness, as they're always spinning to the point of lying.

And, I would be completely be remiss if I failed to mention the big A.

So if Sykes, McIlheran, and the others, after all this time, haven't been able to internalize the basics of Christian teaching, why would it be impossible for Obama not to be able to disagree on some points with Reverend Wright?


  1. "The big A"? Hmmm...you had to have been sweating when you wrote that.

  2. I believe that would be Mr Scarlet in the Studio with a Big Stick for those of you needing a Clue.

  3. But, then again, you would need a conscience to break a sweat while being a Royal Hypocrite.

  4. Apparently Sykes or St. John the Jolly, Scourge of Comedians are not crackerjack Catholics either.

    From the AP (3/10/08):

    In olden days, the deadly sins included lust, gluttony and greed. Now, the Catholic Church says pollution, mind-damaging drugs and genetic experiments are on its updated thou-shalt-not list.

    Also receiving fresh attention by the Vatican was social injustice, along the lines of the age-old maxim: "The rich get richer while the poor get poorer."

    In the Vatican's latest update on how God's law is being violated in today's world, Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, the head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, was asked by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano what, in his opinion, are the "new sins."

    He cited "violations of the basic rights of human nature" through genetic manipulation, drugs that "weaken the mind and cloud intelligence," and the imbalance between the rich and the poor.

    "If yesterday sin had a rather individualistic dimension, today it has a weight, a resonance, that's especially social, rather than individual," said Girotti, whose office deals with matters of conscience and grants absolution.