Rev. Joseph Lowery, Was This What America Really Needed? Race-based benediction: “When white will embrace what is right”
This was hardly the time or the place to make such a comment. Didn’t Obama say today in his Inauguration Speech, “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.” I guess the good Reverend Lowery did not get the memo.
There has been so much talk about Obama bringing together Republicans and Democrats, whites and blacks and starting a new era and tone in the White House for America. A funny thing happened on the way to the swearing in … an ill timed and ill tempered race based benediction by Rev. Joseph Lowery that was just really uncalled for. Was this really necessary? This is exactly the very stuff that many feared would have occurred if former Obama pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright had done the benediction. This is fellowship?
Pray that “white will embrace what is right!!!” As Hot Air states, Didn’t whites just do that by electing Jesus Christ president? As Allah Pundit also asks, “that Rick Warren’s pretty controversial, huh?”
Michelle Malkin also questions the message that such a benediction sends. One wonders what type of reaction they are looking to get, or do they not want people to get along?
But the benediction’s eloquence was marred by glib racialism.
Lowery got big cheers when he weaved in a weird prayer rap expressing his hope for a future in which the “brown would stick around,” the “yellow would be mellow,” the “red man would get ahead, man,” and the “white would embrace the right.”
The “white would embrace the right?”
Who wrote that line? Jeremiah Wright? And what would Obama’s grandparents and mother have to say?