Monday, July 17, 2017

Something that Just Has to be Passed On

Rev. William Barber speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Preach it, Rev.

Rev. William Barber went on AM Joy yesterday to excoriate and correct the Evangelical mountebanks masquerading as spiritual leaders who traipsed into the White House last month to lay hands on and pray over the demonstrably Godless sulfur exhaling beast that has temporarily taken residence therein.

Noting that the New Testament has little to say about terminating pregnancies, reciting prayers in schools or same sex marriage, but a great deal indeed to say about aiding the poor, the infirm, the elderly and blameless refugees - Biblical instructions drumpf, the GOP and their snake handling enablers seem all to willing to ignore -  Barber, demonstrating basic Biblical charity, gave those so lacking a piece of his mind.

"When we have this extremist Trump Republican agenda that takes health care, transfers wealth to the greedy, that's hypocrisy and sin. Seven hundred billion dollars, Joy? You haven't seen that kind of transfer of wealth on the backs of bodies of people since slavery. Claiming to care about life, but then passing a bill when you know thousands will die — 22 million people, poor, working people will be hurt — that is hypocrisy and sin. When you know it will hurt children, the disabled and veterans, that is sin. That is hypocrisy."

Barber then went on to instruct the Christ shaming charlatans in the duties of a true man of God, with Joy, I have no doubt, agreeing wholeheartedly.

"Barber repudiated the religious leaders, who he said should be calling out Trump's actions, not laying hands on him.

"What leaders ought to be doing is challenging the president — challenging McConnell, challenging Ryan and challenging these senators and others and not trying to appease them," Barber said. "Instead, they're acting like priests of the empire rather than prophets of God."

Thanks, Rev. for calling out all these idiots for what they really are.


Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson


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