Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NCC Plays the Race Card

Yup, the National Council of “Churches” is playing the race card, big time:

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the National Council of Churches joins other people of faith and conscience in a renewed call for racial justice.

This summer as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we are reminded that racism is alive and well. We have seen this in the Supreme Court’s recent invalidation of parts of the Voting Rights Act and now in the shocking impunity granted by a Florida jury to a man who stalked and killed a black child.

Oh and J. Herbert Nelson, the former head of the Washington Office of the mainline Presbyterian Church, is at it, too:

I have heard both blatant and subtle inferences that the actions of George Zimmerman had nothing to do with race. The State Attorney for Florida [That’s Angela Corey, an impeccable source – Ed.] declared last night that Trayvon Martin was profiled, but she would not affirm that race was the basis of the profiling. Those persons who believe that this killing had nothing to do with race are either mistaken or na├»ve in their view of what history and our present reality reveals about the United States of America. This tragedy is only one example of many, that show that continued, insidious, and pervasive racism persist in this country.

Once again, I am thankful I shook the dust of the mainline Presbyterian "Church" and other members of the NCC off my feet decades ago.

1 comment:

BillB said...

These people just can't be Liberals because they are still living in the 1950's and 1960's.

The U.S. has made great strides away from the racism of 50 years ago and these asshats don't and won't see it. We cannot completely eradicate it but we can so diminish racism that it is an outlier to normal behavior. I have heard a new theory of the "Liberals" keeping racism alive. It should be noted that the majority of states that they consider havens of racism are those that have a conservative political outlook. The Liberals can use declarations of racism as a way to control these states. That is what made them so nuts over the SCOTUS invalidation of section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. They can't use it to control the South. If they want it back it will need to apply equally to all which could affect some of those "Blue" states.