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Could Dr. King Have Given the Inaugural Benediction?

Dan6757 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 7:22 PM
Conservatives in his time despised him and if he was alive today, they would still hate him. Look him up and study his political philosophies and stop being a fraud. The appeal to the emotion of this day and using it to make completely illogical arguments is part of the modern day conservative movement - I get that - but it's completely pathetic.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:03 AM
Dan, you don't know what you're talking about. I was totally in favor of Reverend King and his struggle for civil rights. I have always been a conservative Republican. It was Republicans who supported civil rights legislation in the face of people like Albert Gore and Robert Byrd. Democrats started the KKK, supported Jim Crow laws and unleashed dogs on civil rights protesters. I said you didn't know what you're talking about. I may be too kind. It is quite possible that you are simply an unprincipled liar.
YESWECAN Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 8:57 PM
In his day neither the repubs or the dems despised one more than the other. If it had not been for a majority of repubs the civil rights bill would not have passed.

The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.

Note that the pastor of the evangelical Passion City Church in Atlanta has been pushed off the stage not because of a deed, but because of words he said -- words expressing a widely held Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin.

Let’s recall that freedom of religion appears in the First Amendment of our constitution, alongside the protection of freedom of speech.

So what kind...