What? Rev. Jeremiah Wright has up and said some crazy talk? Oh, dear. Oh, dear, me. That’s horrible. Imagine, a religious leader saying something crazy.
That never happens.
Right, Pat Robertson?
“We have the ability to take him (Hugo Chavez, democratically-elected president of Venezuela) out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.”
Oh, um, it seems Pat’s got something else on his plate.
But, surely, man of peace Pope Benedict XVI will denounce these abominous statements by Rev. Wright.
“Christ established here on earth only one church. The other communities cannot be called ‘churches’ in the proper sense.”
Hmmm… I guess that means “no comment”.
Well, how about some words of wisdom on this grave breach of religious etiquette from, oh, say, Pastor John Hagee?
“I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are — were recipients of the judgment of God for that.”
…uh, OK, Pastor Hagee can’t come to the microphone right now. He’s, uh, busy.
Rev. Fred Phelps?
That, too, looks like a “no comment”.
Frankly, I’m having a hard time finding non-outrageous, non-hateful speech by any religious leader. And I haven’t even gone searching outside of Christianity yet. I won’t defend Rev. Wright’s comments, but I do have to wonder; is the crime that he’s making them from the religious left rather than the right? Is that why he deserves so much air time and print space in the elite media? ‘Cause, I mean, seriously, people. They’re all crazy to me. This is about as shocking as the idea that teenagers are having sex.
Oh, sorry. I shouldn’t have sprung that on ya. Yeah. They are.