Full Disclosure: I know him, love him, respect him… so there will be some bias.
But, he’s RIGHT ON, as noted in CNN.com!
Think about this: Suicide bombers = Islam as KKK = Patriotism. An analogy that will make your head spin, right? It proves an adage, “One rotten apple spoils the whole bunch.” ONE!
You can take one idiot doing something foolish, place those actions in front of someone with an ounce of prejudice [NOTE: hatred and disdain, not bigotry] and instantly, an entire group has been painted with a wicked brush.
The media is great at that. In an effort of being objective, they subject opinions all day long. Much has been done with the “Black Church” and Jeremiah Wright. Although a misnomer, the “black church” has been tainted and harmed by Wright’s mouth because no other [non-black] person has anything to bounce that from.
Take a quote from Bishop Jakes’ commentary:
“Many of us have worked with other organizations, different cultures and denominations believing that there is more to unite us than there is to divide us” … “My hope is that the church remains a vibrant part of our process, sounding the alarm that warns: America, please wake up out of our sleep!”
Although church and state are polarizing topics, they have something dreadfully in common – sheep. In other words, ignorant people that would rather be supported by a wishbone than a backbone! People, make up your own flippin’ mind! Learn to isolate circumstances and stop objectifying and generalizing because of the misguided, lunatic actions of a few. God’s people much deserve better than that.
If you got issues with Wright and Obama, visit here, here or here and learn about the real, glorious “black church” experience. Likewise, if you got issues with rednecks and bigotry, visit here, here or here and learn from your mistakes and see what love looks like. I visited or been a part of all of the aforementioned, and I turned out just fine! People, can’t we all just get along? Oy!