Monday, May 05, 2008

Religious Bigotry is Everywhere

I have been saying this all along: if we are holding up Rev. Wright for his comments, we should be holding up ALL religious leaders for theirs. Religious bigotry is everywhere!

From Rev. Billy Graham, the religious advisor to many presidents, made anti-Semitic remarks in the Oval Office to President Nixon( or to Pastor John Hagee's anti-catholic & homophobic remarks (see for yourself, not to mention Falwell blaming lesbians and gays for the terrorist attacks( ) or Pat Robertson's 1992 fundraising letter that said "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians." (it was also sent to Iowan voters when they were considering an equal rights amendment, my mother-in-law showed me her letter), or that he linked Katrina to America's sins (,

Bill Moyers says it more eloquently, talking about the reaction to Rev. Wright's comments:

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