Saturday, November 8, 2008

Soapbox Saturday

Yesterday I was listening to NPR and the news clip said that B*lly Gr@h@m has decided that he will discontinue his role as the spiritual advisor to the president. His son Fr@nklin said that our president-to-be concerned them b/c of his views on gay rights and abortion. hmm hmm.

Could it be that Saint Billy is a racist? If I recall correctly we have not had any president who was staunchly opposed to abortion rights. Not one. Well, maybe Jimmy Carter? (I was not alive then, mind you.)
Also, was he not the person who consoled B!ll Cl!nton when he was caught in the unfortunate MOnica situation?
I have even been reminded that he was there even when FDR was in debacle over a mistress.
Barack and Michelle seem to have a good thing going in that dept.

Gay rights and abortion issues...well, come on.. doesn't Jesus love gay people too? Are we supposed to judge other people here on earth? Isn't abortion an issue for an individual? I mean if one is opposed to abortion, one should not have one, correct?

So...... this leaves....blackness..that's all this white girl can come up with!
GREAT! Newsflash...Jesus was at least brown...vamos.

Here is some good ole scripture--Jesus' words actually, written by Matthew.

"For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than the others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You, therefore, must be perfect,.."

In other words, It is easy to love people who are the same as you, and have your same opinions, and wish them well, and pray for them. How about try to put yourself in someone else's shoes, and have compassion for people in different situations.

Now, Fr@nklin...he is (i fake spit here) riding the coat tails.. at best.

Maybe B!lly is just old, and tired, and he should have said that.
Maybe Fr@nklin should read the Bible. ;).

Good riddance, ya!

This is where I take my soapbox, put it away, and go watch a movie!


Bethany said...

*chuckle* - I knew your sassy self would show up soon - vamos indeed!
That's unfortunate about the Graham's. They have been in the Wh. House praying for eons! That's ok. we'll pray w/ Barack :)

And truly, can we not just settle all the rights issues by providing the rights - and leaving it at that? Then as you pointed out, one can be against what one is against & choose not to participate. So there. :) Now I'm shuttin' up and gettin' off of YOUR soapbox...

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