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Character Assassination vs. Death Penalty

Character assassination has become the tool “du jour” for low information individuals struggling to make political points. Happily, it often blows up in their faces.

It is scary to me that people are okay with this and even participate.

Mitch Teemley published this great post on his blog, The Power of Story.

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The New Death Penalty

The death penalty is dying. Even in many American states where it’s still legal, it’s no longer actually practiced. Why? One key reason is that too many innocent people have been wrongly executed.

It’s interesting, therefore, that character assassination is more popular than ever.

Enough of the character assassination!

I thought the post was very thoughtful and raised some interesting ideas. Character assassination is now the go-to tool for far too many in the media. Journalistic integrity is out the window as they pursue their various political agendas. What happens after the story is proven to be fake? I hear crickets chirping . No retractions! No apologies!

I don’t see this as a partisan issue at all. We, as Americans, should demand much better from our leaders and ourselves. Remember those pesky old things like integrity, honor, courage, and honesty? I do. I am really starting to miss them. Aren’t you?

We need to become more discriminating in our consumption of news. It never ceases to amaze me how news personalities who have been repeatedly caught lying continue to be taken seriously.

A free press with high standards of journalistic integrity is necessary for the protection and continuation of our Republic! Talking heads spewing the angry rhetoric of one particular political group does not qualify as a free press. Now, it is an enemy of the American people.

Speaking of integrity, honor and courage …

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Are you “Proud to be White?”

There is an email circulating around with the subject line “Proud to be White!  This email claims that during the 503 days between the Travon Martin killing and the Zimmerman verdict, 10,865 blacks were killed by other blacks.  The emails then asks, “can you name one?”

Can you name any victims of white on white murders over the same time period?  Just asking!  Statistically speaking, people kill the people they know; loved ones, friends and neighbors.  Because people of different racial backgrounds tend to live clustered together, they are far more likely to kill someone of their own race than someone of another race.

This email then goes on to claim that the U.S. ranks third in the world for murders, but if you remove Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC and New Orléans, the U.S. is then fourth from the bottom.  All four of these cities are controlled by democrats and have very tough gun laws, so the inference is clear.

Let’s look at some facts.  images

Black on Black Murder Numbers: 10, 865 Blacks Killed by Other Blacks

The number of black-on-black murders in 2012 is better estimated at 6,002. According to Bureau of Justice statistics, the percentage of total homicides with black victims where the offender is also black has remained stable for years at 93 (As a side note, the rate for the percentage of total homicides with white victims where the offender is also white is 85).  According to FBI statistics, the total number of homicides in 2012 with black victims in the United States is 6,454.  If we apply the historically constant rate of 93 to that number, we get a fairly accurate estimate of 6,002 black-on-black homicides. The first number is what can be proven.  The second number is simply a fairly good estimate.

U.S. murder ranking claim: United States is third highest.

The most correct way of comparing countries is to look at the rate of homicides, or how many homicides there were for every 100,000 people.  According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in 2012 the U.S had a homicide rate of 4.7.  This rate is not even in the top 100.

By contrast, Honduras  is number 1 in the world and has a murder rate of 90.7, which is almost 20 times higher.  According to the United Nations, the U.S. is even a good bit below the global homicide average of 6.2.  I am not a big fan of the U.N., but you do have to get your global statistics from somewhere, and not just pull them out of thin air.

The email could be referring to the number of murders and not the rate, but even if you look at the number of murders which does not account for population differences, according to the U.N., in 2012 the U.S. is eighth behind Brazil, India, Nigeria, Mexico. Congo, South Africa and Venezuela.

Remove Four cities: United States drops to fourth from the bottom

The email also states that if just four cities with democrat mayors were removed from the tally of U.S. murders, this would plunge the country from third highest to fourth lowest in the murder rankings.

According to the FBI, in 2012, Chicago had 500 homicides, Detroit 386, New Orléans 193 and the District of Columbia 88.  This gives us an actual  total of 1,167 murders.  That same year, the United States had 14,827 homicides.  If we subtract those four cities, the murder total becomes 13,660. This will give us a drop in the homicide rate of 4.35, resulting in a drop of only 3 or 4 spots in the world rankings. This is nowhere near the bottom four. The bottom fourth and fifth spots are now held by Japan and Iceland with a homicide rate around 0.3 per 100,000.

And again, if we use the number of murders and not the rate,  when we remove those four cities, the U.S. would drop only two spots, below Colombia and Pakistan.   The U.S. would still, however, rank in the top 10.

The assertion that democrat mayors and tough gun control laws contribute to the higher murder rates is interesting.  However, not all democrats favor tougher gun laws and, in fact, some republicans do favor tougher gun laws.  Chris Christie comes to mind.

It is clear the cities and states allowing concealed carry do experience a drop in violent crime. Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.

Here are some other facts:

Fact: Gun homicides were 10% higher in states with restrictive CCW laws, according to a study spanning 1980-2009.

Fact: Crime rates involving gun owners with carry permits have consistently been about 0.02% of all carry permit holders since Florida’s right-to-carry law started in 1988.

Fact: After passing their concealed carry law, Florida’s homicide rate fell from 36% above the national average to 4% below, and remains below the national average (as of the last reporting period, 2005).

Fact: In Texas, murder rates fell 50% faster than the national average in the year after their concealed carry law passed.  Rape rates fell 93% faster in the first year after enactment, and 500% faster in the second.  Assaults fell 250% faster in the second year.

Fact:  More to the point, crime is much higher in states without right-to-carry laws.

Fact: States that disallow concealed carry have violent crime rates 11% higher than national averages.

Fact: Deaths and injuries from mass public shootings fall dramatically after right-to-carry concealed handgun laws are enacted. Between 1977 and 1995, the average death rate from mass shootings plummeted by up to 91% after such laws went into effect, and injuries dropped by over 80%.

It is also important to note that the murder rate dropped by 17.54 percent between 2005 and 2012.  Kelly Riddell, who wrote an article describing how concealed-carry applications were out pacing ObamaCare applications, said “a July study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that 11.1 million Americans have permits to carry concealed weapons, a 147 percent increase from 4.5 million seven years ago. Meanwhile, homicide and other violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent.”

So by all means, be Proud to be White.  I certainly am.  But folks should also be Proud to be Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Eskimo, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, or Jewish!  Take pride in your background, culture and ancestry.  Have the open-mindedness to respect and admire the good things from other cultures, races and ethnicities.  Perhaps most importantly, be Proud to be an American.  This is a great nation with a proud history.  It would be a real shame to lose all that to a handful of race-baiters and Alinskytes!

A Few Thoughts on Obamanipulation!

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Do you like being manipulated by Obama?

Obama was on the road again … giving his cool-aid-laced campaign speeches and, as usual, they are dripping with deceit, half-truths, and out-right lies.

Obama goes on about job creation and how his administration will focus on that area of the economy now.  He mentions we need more teachers, police, and firefighters … his patented buzzwords.  Why is it always teachers, police, and firefighters?

Obama always mentions teachers, police, and firefighters … because those are buzz words that invoke an emotional response.  What parent does not want good teachers for their children?  How can you not feel a twinge after  hearing a plug for police and firefighters  … especially after 9/11.  Everyone wants to feel safe … right!  But let’s be honest here … shall we?  Don’t we also need engineers, construction workers, oil rig hands, lineman, computer technicians, data analysts, electricians, and machinists, etc.

And, just how many teacher, police, and firefighters will Obama actually hire.  These are actually municipal jobs. The vast majority of teachers, police, and firefighters are hired by municipalities …. and funded by tax dollars.  This means higher taxes.  I am all for good teachers …. and more police and firefighters (IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY NEEDED)!  But should this be the central focus of a federal jobs creation program?  I really don’t think so!  For Obama … who will actually hire NO teachers, police, or firefighters … these are simply code words for more federal bureaucracy!

Can I ask you a question and get an honest answer?  What do we really have to show for that $1 trillion stimulus package Obama bragged about … at  least until it failed?  You know … all those shovel ready jobs he talked about.  Where are they?  We spent almost $1 trillion ($870 billion) in tax payer dollars … what exactly did we get?  Show me … point to some real jobs!  Can you?  Are you better off? A few of Obama’s bundler buddies got very rich by embezzling tax payer dollars, in the form of government guaranteed loans …  via their “green energy company” scams!

Actually, here is where some additional Obama “stimulus” money went:

The Agriculture Department’s Rural Housing Service likely loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to ineligible borrowers as part of President Obama’s stimulus package, a report by federal watchdogs has revealed.

The stimulus earmarked more than $1 billion for RHS home loans in rural communities. According to the Ag Department’s Inspector General, up to $292.3 million of those loans may have financed ineligible projects, or gone to borrowers that did not meet the loan program’s requirements due to their potential inability to repay the loans.

The IG examined a sample of 100 RHS stimulus loans, and found that 17 had been extended to borrowers who “(1) had no history of stable and dependable income, (2) had a credit history that did not indicate the ability and willingness to repay a loan, or (3) did not meet repayment ability guidelines.”

Six loans in the report’s sample financed properties that did not meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Some “lacked sufficient documentation that the homes were decent, safe, and sanitary,” according to the report.

The IG extrapolated with 95% certainty that between 1,111 and 2,433 loans totaling between $124.3 million and $292.3 were made to ineligible borrowers or projects. The report faulted RHS personnel for the oversight.

Just more vote buying by the Obama administration.  Saying one thing … doing another …. while the liberal media covers for them; or ignores the facts and just spreads the manure being shovelled out by the White House Press Secretary.  It is just more Obamanipulation!

But hey …. the Obama’s are really very good at that.  Michelle Obama had a great job in Chicago making $375,000 per year doing hospital outreach work. Actually, it was a non-job … Michelle Obama rarely ever had to show up!  And can you guess what she did for them … she supported and implemented policies that made sure indigents and people who could not afford their medical care … got pushed off to other hospitals.  Now that’s compassion for you!

Do you remember how President Obama promised the American people, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Surprise, Surprise: the Obama Administration now admits that this isn’t actually the case!  Now it seems that, for all practical purposes, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013.   Over time, as more Americans lose their existing health insurance, any new plan would naturally be subject to Obamacare’s overreaching regulations, mandates, and violations of religious liberty.  This is just one more example of Obama’s endless stream of broken promises.

You know … Obama was so quick to condemn Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case …  before anyone even knew the facts.  Now, that is real leadership for you!  You would think, then, that he would be equally quick to condemn horrible acts of violence perpetrated against the other people he is also the  so-called “president” of.  Yet he seems strangely silent over:

  • an 18-year-old Chicago boy named Alton L. Hayes III, who, along with a younger accomplice, viciously attacked a 19-year-old boy with a tree branch simply because he was white. Hayes, who is black, said he was upset over the Trayvon Martin case.
  • an angry, race-fueled mob who beat a man by the name of Matthew Owens.  Owens is now in critical condition while the suspects still remain at large. Reports say that twenty people, all black Americans, attacked Matthew Owen on his front porch with “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”  One of the attackers was overheard saying: ”Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
  • And lastly, there is the horrible story of a white, 13-year-old boy who was walking home from school when he was accosted by two black teens. They chased the boy to his house but barred him from entering.  According to reports, one of the suspect’s grabbed a red gasoline can saying: “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve white boy,” dousing the boy with gasoline and setting him ablaze.

Were is the outcry from President Obama, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson?!  Why so silent?  I guess maybe they are all busy at  strategy meetings with the New Black Panthers.   Maybe it is just more Obamanipulation … and Obama really is playing his version of “the race card.”

Dude ….. really!!

President Barack Obama addresses the House Dem...
President Barack Obama addresses the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obama’s presidential campaign is picking up steam and we can already see how ugly it is going to get. Not only has Obama has broken every campaign promise he made. but his policies have steadily worsened an already bad economy. They have done  so so efficiently that one wonders if it could be “on purpose.”  While spouting catchy slogans that too many Americans fall for hook, line, and sinker … he attacks one American ideal after another; religious freedom, free trade, property rights, the middle class, hard work rewarded with success (and not punitive, ever-increasing taxation), and freedom of choice, etc. His minions giggle gleefully as he give $15 million to a Canadian solar company that employees two (yes … that is correct …  “2”) employes on its site in Nevada and calls it an investment in “green energy.” One wonders what underhanded task was performed, or how much money was bundled by that company, for him?

Our first “Gay President” has shown he has a true gift for propaganda (spreading bull shit) and that too many Americans have become so lazy in their thinking and work ethic … that they gleefully jump on his socialist band wagon like a bunch a crack whores looking for their next fix. It is absolutely disgusting!!

This country is being dragged by the nose  into a downward spiral leading to a ” Greek or France” like economy …. and far too many Americans are blindly skipping along in tune; rather than kicking and screaming.  Is this because Obama promises them free “stuff” that in reality he can never provide because the country simply cannot afford it?  Have Americans become that lazy … or just corrupted by to many entitlement programs?

Is his campaign really going to be based on poorly sourced claims about Romney’s high school days as a possible “bully”? I guess it is … since his liberal press lap-dogs lap that crap up like candy and regurgitate is dutifully. Not surprisingly, his lap-dogs will never mention Obama’s college years marijuana or cocaine use! After all, he sends shivers up their collective liberal legs!

God help America! If true Americans do not stand up and eject this treasonous, anti-American from the Office of the President, we deserve exactly what we get!

Hoffa says “take these son-of-a-bitches out!”

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Jimmy Hoffa, Jr?   What a joke!!  Hoffa said that the Tea Party was engaging on a “war on workers” and that the teamsters would “remember in November” which lawmakers were for or against the president’s agenda. 

Well, there is no doubt that the Tea Party is against the president’s agenda!  But how is that a “war on workers” or; could Hoffa simply be a left-wing political hack (a useful idiot) who is “not letting the facts get in the way of a good story?”

Let’s look at some facts … shall we?

It is time to get over blaming everyone and everything under the sun except “the anointed one.” Obama’s policies, his stimulus, his shovel-ready jobs have all been dismal failures; and have not created jobs or economic recovery.  While he runs up miles on his golf cart and vacations at Martha’s Vineyard, my 401(k) just keeps on shrinking.  Pretty soon it will be invisible!  Yet, Barack and Michele Obama take separate (yes … I said separate) jets to and from Martha’s Vineyard because they cannot even bother to coordinate travel times in this “tough” economy. But … hey … that’s what tax payer’s dollars are for, right?

Most of the not nearly enough jobs created recently have been created thanks to Tea Party states like Texas.  Where was Hoffa when Obama banned oil drilling in the Gulf? Who hauls oil rig construction parts, oil and petroleum products?  American truckers do … that’s who! Where was Hoffa when Obama start regulating coal mines out of existence?  Who hauls coal around in this country?  Truckers do … that’s who! What about this proposed pipe line from Canada to the U.S. that Obama’s administration won’t approve?  Who would haul all the materials, parts, etc. for a project that would create thousands of jobs and stabilize American energy resources?  American truckers … that’s who!  More than three years have passed since the $700 billion dollar stimulus. Unemployment and foreclosures are still at record highs!  67% of Americans disapprove of the job Obama is doing!  ZERO jobs created in August. 74% of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy! 

The fact is that Obama’s administration is explosively disintegrating and the last weapon  the progressive-liberals have in their arsenal for their panicky efforts to stay in power is to blame the Tea Party (since “blame the Jews” has already been taken) for everything.  Therefore, Hoffa says unions have to “take out” the Tea Party “sons of bitches” and Vice-president Biden (who, by the way, along with Obama … took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution) refers to Tea Party members again as terrorists and now also as “barbarians.”  I guess Biden does support violence against those with whom he disagrees.

Obama and his administration just do not understand the economics of this nation.  His “job creation” speech on Thursday will undoubtedly contain new government programs to “stimulate shovel-ready” jobs.  Of course, he will not use those words because they have been tainted by his past failures (or successes … depending on what you believe his motivation is).  His “enlightened” administration will have found new “code words” for the same old big-government crap and they will have poll-tested them to measure them against the typical American voter’s gullibility level!  But, whatever he proposes … it will increase the deficit and cause higher taxes, because they simply do not get it! The American economy is driven by private sector and small business jobs … not by having everyone work for the government! Despite the statements of his “oh so smart” administration and cabinet officials; food stamps and unemployment are simply not job creation programs!

Jon Faraci, CEO of International Paper told CNBC that “to create jobs what we need is demand. This economy is 70 percent consumer driven, so we need consumers spending some of their discretionary income if we’re going to have demand that’s going to lead to more jobs.”

John Schiller, chairman and CEO of Energy XXI, said that “if the government would get out-of-the-way, from a regulation standpoint, and let us [XXI] do what we do good you’ll see us continue to hire and grow this economy.”

Obama’s lack of leadership and ideological driven agenda are killing the nation! This is not a racist comment or racism … it is simply pointing out bad policy.  Obama’s policies would be bad if he was white, red, yellow, green, or purple with pink polka dots!  The truth is that the people who want to scream RACISM anytime anyone disagrees with Obama in any way … are actually the racists.  They simply cannot get past blaming everything on racism. They cannot see that Obama is simply the worst president ever elected. And the Tea Party is certainly not to blame for that!!

The Tea Party is fighting to balance our budget, restore some common sense to government spending habits, and create economic growth through producing private sector jobs.  What happens to the government-funded infrastructure improvement jobs when the job is done or the program fund runs dry? The job goes away!!  Government jobs simply do not create sustainable growth and they REQUIRE higher taxes to pay for all the new government employees and/or programs!  Private sector jobs based on demand continue to produce and grow … and produce still more jobs!  That is how freedom and capitalism work hand-in-hand!  It does require some personal initiative, imagination, and acceptance of personal responsibility … some things progressive-liberals seem to be pretty short of.

Let me tell you something!  Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. takes hard-earned money from hard-working union members and then uses it to schmooze with Obama and his elitist cronies, supporting the very same left-wing politicians and their socialist economic policies that are killing this country and its economy!  He screams their socialist slogans like a paid lapdog … because he wants the power he hope it will give him.  When the economy is thriving, truckers are working, and things are going well … Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. loses power!

So … I agree … we do need to take the “son-of-a-bitches” out!  We just need to be sure who the son-of-a-bitches really are!!  When are union members going to wake up and realize the Tea Party is not your enemy!  Gangsters and communists in your organizations are the real enemy.  They are not out for you … the little guy!  They are simply out for amassing power and getting rich.  How much does Jimmy Hoffa make?  What does he do that really protects your interests?  Have you been to Detroit lately?  Detroit was once the automobile manufacturing center of the world.  It is now a wasteland!  Do you think the Tea Party caused that to?  Who do you think “collectively bargained” those jobs right out of existence?

73% Of Americans Support The Right To Keep And Bear Arms

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Do you need more proof that a majority of Americans support the Right to Keep and Bear Arms? What about the results of a Gallup poll, which were reported in a March 27, Gallup.com article. The poll shows that an overwhelming majority of the United States public … 73% … believes that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to own firearms.

For most real Americans, these results come as no surprise. In fact, the Gallup poll reflects comparable results from a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation telephone poll carried out from December 6 to December 9 in 2007, which found that 65% of Americans believed the Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to own firearms.

Other recent polls have shown that Americans support gun rights. A Zogby International poll for Associated Television News, conducted between December 13 and December 17 in 2007 found that 27% of voters would be more likely to support a candidate endorsed by NRA (through its PAC, NRA Political Victory Fund). That survey showed that NRA ranks above Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, the AFL-CIO, Oprah Winfrey, and Barbara Streisand in influencing voters! And another Zogby International poll conducted earlier in 2007 found that 66% of the American voting public rejects the idea that new gun control laws are needed.

The results of this latest poll make clear where the majority of Americans stand, and confirm what other polls have consistently shown: Americans overwhelmingly support firearm rights and ownership.

1 Out Of 100 Americans Are Criminals

1 Out Of 100 Americans Are In Prison

Wow! One in one hundred Americans are in prison according to the recently released Pew Center on the state’s report. That is about 2, 319, 000 Americans. That makes the U.S. the number one criminal incarcerating nation of the world. according to the report, behind China and Russia. Thats just awful, unless of course, those 2, 319,000 chose to break the law.

Folks, you do have a choice here! You do not have to break the law! I know … Oh Crap … here he goes with the personal responsibility thing again!

And yes, there are some innocent people in our prisons … we know that. It is not a perfect system like China’s or Russia’s prison system. We should pattern our prison system after theirs, don’t you think? It would certainly lower the number of Americans that are incarcerated.

Chinese Prison

For some crimes, in China they just shoot you and then bill your family for the bullet. That certainly cuts down on the need for beds in prisons … doesn’t it.

According to World Fact Book of Criminal Justice Systems, the legal system of the People’s Republic of China is typically Marxist. As declared under the first article of the Criminal Law, Marxist -Leninist – Mao Zedong Thought are the guiding principles of the present law.

The legislators in the People’s Republic of China view laws,especially criminal laws, as the tool of the ruling class (synonymous with the state), to be used as a coercive force to repress the ruled. The criminal law represents the interests of the ruling class, which defines certain acts as crime. Hmmm … we need that thinking here … sounds like its right down Hillary Clinton’s alley!

Russian Prison

Or … maybe we should pattern our prison system after Russia’s! According to BBC correspondent, Emma Simpson, Russia jails a greater proportion of its people than any other major country; apart from the America that is.

According to the latest figures from the Russian Government, there are 829,000 people serving prison sentences. Conditions are extremely harsh. Many of these old Soviet era institutions are crumbling and badly under-funded. Prisoners also stand a strong chance of becoming seriously ill. Despite some progress, Russian prisons remain a breeding ground for disease. More than 50,000 inmates have tuberculosis, there are 35,000 people with HIV and there are nearly 90,000 drug addicts.

Sounds wonderful … maybe some of our inmates would like to transfer!

Seriously, folks. In America … you do have a choice! You do not have to go to prison. You can live your life obeying the laws of this country. If people choose to break the law, whether it be 50 people or 2,319,000, they should be in prison, albeit for varying lengths of time depending on the crime. People who decide to break the law and then whine and complain because they have to face the punishment get no sympathy from me!

American Prisons

Do you want to keep more Americans out of our prisons? Then stop teaching our kids that there is no such thing as right and wrong. Instead, we should be teaching them that there is such a thing as moral and/or immoral behavior, … it is not all relative! Make them go out side and play tag, sandlot baseball, backyard basketball … whatever … learn some social skills … and stop them from staying inside all day long playing violent video games like Grand Theft Auto, Doom, Killer 7, and God of War!

Grand Theft Auto

Thought I would just mention that, on the other side of the coin, the Department of Justice’s data show that as our prisons have filled, crime rates plummeted.

Speaking of Criminal

Did you know that the “Christian” church that Barack Obama attends in Chicago, Trinity United Church of Christ, presented Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Black Muslim group, Nation of Islam, with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Man Of The Year Award?

World Trade Center

Or …that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, on September 12, 2001, stated that it was the fault of the United States that terrorists flew civilian airliners into the World Trade Center

Erik Rush

Sean Hannity stated that “many” call Trinity “separatist,” adding that “in some cases, even drawing comparisons to a cult.” Guest Erik Rush, a columnist for the conservative website WorldNetDaily, said that the church’s “scary doctrine” is something that you’d see in a cult or a extreme right-wing Aryan Brethren Church or something similar to that.

Erik Rush went on to say,”I would go beyond saying that they’re Afrocentric. They’re African-centric. They refer to themselves as an African people, and that somewhat disturbs me from the viewpoint of, well, do they consider themselves Americans? Do they consider themselves Christians? Are they worshiping Christ? Are they worshiping African things black?”

Is it a Christan church, or a huge black nationalist church? The pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, unabashedly preaches a “black” gospel. This is an excerpt from one of Rev. Wright’s sermons:

  • “Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college,” he intones.
  • “Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!”
  • “We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. . .
  • “We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!”

The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax:

  • “And … And … And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS SHIT!”

This certainly doesn’t sound like any Church I have ever worshiped in, but then again, perhaps I have led a sheltered life.

Sean Hannity’s co-host Alan Colmes asked: “Are you questioning Barack Obama’s Christianity?”

Rush responded simply: “Yeah.”