Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Amok Hypocrisy

To the editors and readers of The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Orlando Sentinel, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer,

Where was the outrage against male parishioners in the Catholic churches where the priests were raping little boys? Who was persecuting Swaggart's congregation after he was busted screwing whores? Why isn't anyone attacking the followers of all the evangelical ministers in the mega-churches all over the US who constantly spew hateful speech against anyone and everyone who is not a white heterosexual Christian? Why aren't these followers called out for their hatefulness against America? Why aren't they being accused of being neo-Nazis, or philanderers, or pedophiles because they attend services of those hypocrites at the pulpit who are those very things?

What type of madness inducing virus has infected the American media and the American population that would cause them to attack with fierce anger the one person who may indeed be the only one capable of leading this country out of the darkness that we've been spiraling into for nearly a decade? What type of sickness has infected so many people that would cause them to automatically assume that Barack Obama is the same person as Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

To whomever reads this that has been infected by this maddening disease, I have these questions to ask of you:

Have you attended a sermon of a Catholic priest who has been found guilty of molesting children?

Have you attended a protestant church service where your minister, reverend, or preacher was found guilty of committing a crime such as being involved with prostitutes, committed adultery, used drugs, or had been accused of gambling, extortion, robbery, embezzlement, or any other amoral act?

Have you ever attended a church service where your minister, preacher, priest, pastor, or reverend has said something hateful or horrible or awful, and even though you did not agree with, you just let it slide?

Have you ever been accused of something you were innocent of but were found guilty of merely by associating with someone who was guilty?

If anyone can answer yes to any of these questions, you have three responsibilities. The first is to directly apologize to Barack Obama. The second is to shut the hell up. The third is to stop casting stones from your glass houses.

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