When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, the media played, over and over, two sound bites of the candidate’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In one he said, in the context of the sermon which he was preaching, “God bless America? No, no, no, God damn America…”, using the Biblical text from Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is… Read More Trump, Wright, the Media and Hatred
It was a Christian socialist, Baptist minister Ralph Bellamy, who wrote our country’s “Pledge of Allegiance.” It was written in 1892: I pledge allegiance to my flag and (to) the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. That was it. He wanted to add the word “equality” but… Read More What Is an American?
Donald Sterling swears in interviews that he is not a racist. His estranged wife says the same, as does the young woman who was heard talking with him in those now infamous tapes where Sterling said he didn’t want her to bring blacks to “his” basketball games, among other things. He said in an interview… Read More What is a Racist?