U.S.: Democrats taking blacks for fools again
John Kerry cited a Bible verse Sunday to criticize leaders who have "faith but has no deeds," prompting President Bush's spokesman to accuse Kerry of exploiting Scripture for a political attack.Kerry needs to be reminded of the separation of Church and state that Dems are always squawking about ... until they go to predominantly black churches, of course. I can't recall an instance of a politician going to a predominantly white congregation and doing what Dems do to black congregations. Kerry goes to a black church to preach race politics, and the pastor lets him. When are American blacks going to say enough is enough and deny politicians access to the pulpit? When are black preachers going to start esteeming the Bible, the pulpit, and the purpose of both? When Caesar comes to God, Caesar must bow down. Look at these extracts from Kerry's speech! They're no more than a misuse of Scripture for rankest political gain. Yet, the pastor of the church allowed it to be said. He allowed a day of spiritual rest, a day set aside for the preaching of the Word to become a day of strife and bearing of false witness. No pastor should allow any man to stand in the pulpit and flagrantly violate the 8th Commandment (Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.).
Kerry never mentioned Bush by name during his speech at New North Side Baptist Church, but aimed his criticism at "our present national leadership." Kerry cited Scripture in his appeal for the worshippers, including James 2:14, "What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?"
"The Scriptures say, what does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?" Kerry said. "When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?"
Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said Kerry's comment "was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse and a sad exploitation of Scripture for a political attack."
Kerry told worshippers in the largely black congregation that the country's leadership has served the privileged while ignoring people across America who live in neighborhoods like theirs.
"Today we are told that, after 3 million lost jobs and so many lost hopes, America is now turning a corner," the pending Democratic presidential nominee said. "But those who say that, they're not standing on the corner of Highland Street, where two 15-year-old teenagers were hit in a drive-by shooting last week."
Kerry is Roman Catholic, but his support for abortion rights is at odds with Vatican (news - web sites) teachings.
I want Democrats to act as they would in their own churches when they appear at predominantly black ones. I want Democrats to start honoring their vaunted separation of Church and state and stop using churches to make political speeches. I want Democrats to stop treating blacks like fools who can be appeased and tricked with a few references to Scripture.
More than that, I want American blacks to say, "enough! My church is for the worship of God, and the only preaching I want to hear in it is Jesus Christ and Him crucified and resurrected."
Here is Roman Catholic Kerry in response to criticism from the Vatican on his pro-abortion and pro-homosexual absurdity stances:
[T]he Massachusetts senator says he's comfortable with his stands even when they conflict with the doctrines of the Church to which he claims allegiance.That separation of Church and state only hold when it pertains to Democrat politicians abiding by the doctrinal teachings of their churches. When the issue is preaching in black churches, there is no separation of Church and state. Hypocrites.
"I don't think it complicates things at all," Kerry told Time Saturday, the first article in which he has discussed his faith extensively. "We have a separation of church and state in this country. As John Kennedy said very clearly, I will be a President who happens to be Catholic, not a Catholic President."
Then there is this:
Said Kerry, "I don't tell church officials what to do, and church officials shouldn't tell American politicians what to do in the context of our public life."So, Kerry has two standards; one for his RC Church and another one for black churches. In his own RC Church, Kerry may not even be communed because he regards abortion and the homosexual absurdity more highly than he does Church teachings. Yet, when he goes to a black church, Kerry has no problem telling the pastor to vacate the pulpit so he can use it. Hypocrite.