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(Politico)   "How could [Obama] have been in his church for 20 years and not assimilated some of the things that he was talking about?"   (politico.com) divider line 229
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CDP [TotalFark]
2012-05-18 08:55:16 AM
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2012-05-18 08:58:27 AM
But if you bring up anything about the fact that he sexually harassed a lot of women, it's out of bounds.
 
2012-05-18 09:00:01 AM
It's a lot easier than you think.

/spent the first 18 years of my life sitting in the back of the church in a comatose daze.
 
2012-05-18 09:03:01 AM
I love that SuperPACs are going to spend millions of dollars reminding people of a losing issue from 2008. An issue that was much of a loser that they didn't even use it to stoke racist anger in the 2010 midterms.
 
2012-05-18 09:03:35 AM
Hey GOP, Keep farking that Rev. Wright chicken. I'm sure there are millions of voters out there that are saying "WTH, who is this radical Rev. Wright? Why haven't we heard about him before???" I'm sure you are going to convince tons of people to vote against Obama because of this. It worked so well in 2008, didn't it?
 
2012-05-18 09:04:28 AM
So does this mean it's OK to point out that Mormons didn't think black people were really people until the 70's?
 
2012-05-18 09:06:35 AM
You mean like Love thy neighbor? Judge not lest ye be judged? Compassion? Forgiveness? Charity? Responsibility? While we're looking at Leviticus how about these gems?

Leviticus 19:10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.

Which seems to point to Yahweh being down with welfare and assisting folks in need.

Leviticus 19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Yahweh seems to be down with helping the handicapped too.

Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the LORD.

So, apparently, lying and telling tales is not approved of, and that communities should stand together. Not just the pale people or the brown people, but all y'all's people...

Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.

Guess wishing death and terribleness on your neighbors is out too. How many Democrats or Libertarians or Scientologist you think live in your neighborhoods?

Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Gee. Love thy neighbor. Nor on the children of your people. Whuddathunkit?

And, of course, there is something about immigrants that is completely ignored by the rabid Christian nationalists...

Leviticus 19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.

Leviticus 19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Does that mean we can end this ridiculousness about trying to repeal the 14th Amendment, since Leviticus was down with that sort of thing LONG before the Founding Fathers or Lincoln?

Or if we have to throw out Leviticus as being outdated, does this mean we can toss out the whole hating the gheys thing too?
 
2012-05-18 09:17:40 AM
I thought he was Muslim the whole time.
 
2012-05-18 09:20:25 AM

sweetmelissa31: I thought he was Muslim the whole time.


Seekrit Mooslim.
 
2012-05-18 09:21:43 AM

sweetmelissa31: I thought he was Muslim the whole time.


For a while, some were arguing that he was a Zionist plant, so there's that.

Obama: he can't decide if he's a Fascist, a Commie, a Socialist, an Islamic Fundamentalist, a Radical Christian Zealot, or Zionist tool. If he can't pick one, how can we trust anything that he says?
 
2012-05-18 10:42:08 AM
Because Republicans can't think for themselves and will accept what any authoritative figure says without question?
 
2012-05-18 10:42:14 AM
The same way a ton of churchgoers do it.

I know what the some of the people I went to church with were like outside the church. They obviously didn't get it.
 
2012-05-18 10:45:29 AM

Aarontology: So does this mean it's OK to point out that Mormons didn't think black people were really people until the 70's?


And Willard was born in 1947. And acted as a missionary for that church. And today is a high ranking member of that church. How could we believe that Willard didn't assimilate some of those discarded attitudes?
 
2012-05-18 10:47:27 AM
TO: Herman Cain

FROM: Mitt Romney

SUBJECT: Stop it

Dearest Herman,

Please stop tugging at that thread.

K thanks,
Mittens
 
2012-05-18 10:47:39 AM
How can Republicans go to church and not help poor people? How?

I think this is fair game. You go to church, you say you are a Christian, why don't you act like a Christian?
 
2012-05-18 10:57:44 AM
 
2012-05-18 10:58:07 AM

vernonFL: How can Republicans go to church and not help poor people? How?

I think this is fair game. You go to church, you say you are a Christian, why don't you act like a Christian?


Because it's too hard. :(
 
2012-05-18 11:07:24 AM
"The reason that the liberals are going to call it racist is because President Obama is black and Jeremiah Wright is black. They're going to call it racist. It is not racist."

So attacking Obama AND Rev. Wright at the same time is NOT racist, because BOTH the people you are attacking are black?

WUT?
 
2012-05-18 11:09:26 AM

Aarontology: So does this mean it's OK to point out that Mormons didn't think black people were really people until the 70's?


Yes. We also get to ask Rmoney about magic underwear. Clinton got asked "boxers or briefs" after all. We also get to ask him if he in fact endorses ALL the teachings of Joseph Smith. Especially the part about electing a Mormon President and turning the country into a Mormon theocracy.

Do they really want to open that can of worms?
 
2012-05-18 11:13:19 AM
Dear GOP:
Do you really, really want to run on each candidate's past religious choices? Because, man, magic undies and Blacks Without Souls. We're happy to dance to this tune if you want, but you might want to think about this one.
Love, us librul commie socialists
 
2012-05-18 11:17:11 AM

Diogenes: Aarontology: So does this mean it's OK to point out that Mormons didn't think black people were really people until the 70's?

And Willard was born in 1947. And acted as a missionary for that church. And today is a high ranking member of that church. How could we believe that Willard didn't assimilate some of those discarded attitudes?


Mitt Romney, instead of fighting Communists in Vietnam, went to France to preach that blacks are less than human.

Those were his priorities.

/Who left this can of open worms on the table?
 
2012-05-18 11:17:45 AM
Oh Fark off, Cain! I spent the better half of my life going to church until I finally realized they were preaching a bunch of intolerant, anti-science, anti-common sense bullshiat. Some people can think for themselves and can change their minds. It happens everyday.
 
2012-05-18 11:28:24 AM
This again and more birther nonsense. Why? Because Republicans have absolutely nothing to run on.
 
2012-05-18 11:33:29 AM
Yeah, run with this again. It will certainly be effective this time.
 
2012-05-18 11:38:56 AM

Diogenes: Aarontology: So does this mean it's OK to point out that Mormons didn't think black people were really people until the 70's?

And Willard was born in 1947. And acted as a missionary for that church. And today is a high ranking member of that church. How could we believe that Willard didn't assimilate some of those discarded attitudes?


There's also the question of why, exactly, his family left America way back then...

sammyk: Yes. We also get to ask Rmoney about magic underwear. Clinton got asked "boxers or briefs" after all. We also get to ask him if he in fact endorses ALL the teachings of Joseph Smith. Especially the part about electing a Mormon President and turning the country into a Mormon theocracy.

Do they really want to open that can of worms?


It's only fair, after all. I'm sure the evaneglicals and teapartiers deserve to know more about the man who is representing them.
 
2012-05-18 11:45:17 AM

Dinki: Hey GOP, Keep farking that Rev. Wright chicken. I'm sure there are millions of voters out there that are saying "WTH, who is this radical Rev. Wright? Why haven't we heard about him before???" I'm sure you are going to convince tons tens of people to vote against Obama because of this. It worked so well in 2008, didn't it?


ftfy
 
2012-05-18 11:51:42 AM
Anybody consider that, as a community organizer, he went to the church his community went to? Either to mingle with people he wouldn't normally meet or for political reasons.
 
2012-05-18 11:53:24 AM
Getting a tad bit harder to justify this idiot.
 
2012-05-18 11:54:13 AM
A fool and his money...
 
2012-05-18 11:56:50 AM

simplicimus: Anybody consider that, as a community organizer, he went to the church his community went to? Either to mingle with people he wouldn't normally meet or for political reasons.


Obama is a Chicago style political opportunist who panders to black Christians!!!!

Surely you must know by this point that logic and reason have no effect on these people.
 
2012-05-18 12:03:26 PM

hubiestubert: Obama: he can't decide if he's a Fascist, a Commie, a Socialist, an Islamic Fundamentalist, a Radical Christian Zealot, or Zionist tool. If he can't pick one, how can we trust anything that he says?


President Barack Hussein Obama: Greatest Inept Manchurian-Candidate Islamic Mastermind Fool in the history of America.
 
2012-05-18 12:10:16 PM
Apparently TFA's author has never met a preacher's kid.
 
2012-05-18 12:12:58 PM
Gropey mcTitstare is worried about Obama being influenced by church?

Could someone remind me why we care what he says?
 
2012-05-18 12:13:37 PM

Diogenes: simplicimus: Anybody consider that, as a community organizer, he went to the church his community went to? Either to mingle with people he wouldn't normally meet or for political reasons.

Obama is a Chicago style political opportunist who panders to black Christians!!!!

Surely you must know by this point that logic and reason have no effect on these people.


Nor do facts or empirical data.
Bullwinkle: "Hey Rocky, watch tax cuts for the rich improve the economy!"
Rocky: "Again? But that trick never works!"
 
2012-05-18 12:22:28 PM
I was raised Roman Catholic and I went to Sunday Mass every week well into my adulthood. And yet, I don't seemed to have "assimilated" much of the horsehit they feed to people every week. I went to Mass for a sense of community and because I played in the little folk group. I stopped going when I had enough of their dogmatic BS.

It IS absolutely possible and very easy for someone to go to a church for 20 years and not really be too engaged in the actual religious part. In fact, I'd say it's pretty common.
 
2012-05-18 12:31:17 PM

Some Bass Playing Guy: I went to Mass for a sense of community and because I played in the little folk group.


I know there's a lot of musicians like this, who aren't particular religious but play in Christian-associated groups because it's a steady gig. Seems to be the case in a lot of popular Christian rock bands, as well.
 
2012-05-18 12:48:09 PM
How could Republicans have been in church all their lives and not assimilated the teachings of Jesus?
 
2012-05-18 12:48:19 PM
So to all you radical Christians out there. Vote Obama instead of that Mormon.
 
2012-05-18 12:49:41 PM
Obama is a national nightmare from which America is trying to wake up.
 
2012-05-18 12:50:01 PM
Dangerous territory for the GOP considering the Church Romney has been apart of ALL his life only abadoned the "negros are dirty and bad" stance in 1978.
 
2012-05-18 12:50:22 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Some Bass Playing Guy: I went to Mass for a sense of community and because I played in the little folk group.

I know there's a lot of musicians like this, who aren't particular religious but play in Christian-associated groups because it's a steady gig. Seems to be the case in a lot of popular Christian rock bands, as well.


Faith + 1
 
2012-05-18 12:51:38 PM

Some Bass Playing Guy: I was raised Roman Catholic and I went to Sunday Mass every week well into my adulthood. And yet, I don't seemed to have "assimilated" much of the horsehit they feed to people every week. I went to Mass for a sense of community and because I played in the little folk group. I stopped going when I had enough of their dogmatic BS.

It IS absolutely possible and very easy for someone to go to a church for 20 years and not really be too engaged in the actual religious part. In fact, I'd say it's pretty common.


That's weird - I didn't think the little folk were welcome in churches.
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2012-05-18 12:51:46 PM
I'm sure Bishop Romney is thrilled by this line of attack.
 
2012-05-18 12:51:49 PM

Agneska: Obama is a national nightmare from which America is trying to wake up.


So now Obama is Freddy Kruger?
 
2012-05-18 12:51:58 PM
So, I guess Rickets found his "hyper-articulate black man".

/as for how Obama sat there and didn't absorb Wright's teachings: because he's a secret Muslim. Duh.
 
2012-05-18 12:52:15 PM
It's a shame all those Jesus-hating atheists started 2 wars before they were all replaced by good Christians.
 
2012-05-18 12:52:39 PM
 
2012-05-18 12:52:47 PM
I'm honestly kind of surprised that they decided to take another run at Wright. But hey, your funeral.
 
2012-05-18 12:53:08 PM

WTF Indeed: I love that SuperPACs are going to spend millions of dollars reminding people of a losing issue from 2008. An issue that was much of a loser that they didn't even use it to stoke racist anger in the 2010 midterms.


And in the meatime put Mormonism and their wacky beliefs in bounds of fairplay.
 
2012-05-18 12:53:21 PM
I refuse to limit my God, to lock God into my cultural understandings because culture is fickle. And culture is often wrong. Culture was wrong about slavery. Culture was wrong about women. Culture was wrong about Africans and Indians, and culture was wrong about Christ. I have been the pariah among many of my clergy colleagues who somehow see me as defective or not quite saved because I won't join them in their homophobic gay bashing and misquoting of scripture.

- Rev. Jeremiah Wright
 
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