When My Father Said the Same Thing as Obama’s Minister He Was a Republican Hero

When Senator Obama’s preacher thundered about racism and injustice Obama suffered smear-by-association. But when my late father — Religious Right leader Francis Schaeffer — denounced America and even called for the violent overthrow of the US government, he was invited to lunch with presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush, Sr.

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Published in: on March 17, 2008 at 12:04 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Thank you, well said!
    My link and hope you don’t mind.

    http://justlearningman.wordpress.com

  2. Falwell and Robertson said the same thing days after 9/11 blaming America for bring down the Lord’s wrath for supporting abortion and gays. They got a free pass because they were sitting calmly on the set of the 700 Club spouting unpatriotic stuff?

    The black church has always served a social gospel just as their music serves as an invigorating call to action. It frightens those who like the status quo.

    What the Rev. Wright said is not unlike what Phil Mahr said after 9/11 and for which he was blackballed for by the rest of the industry. It’s was all a matter of perspective.

    It’s who says it and how they say it. Meaning it is racist and homophobic to condemn some and let others do and say what they like.


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