Dear 8/28 Attendees,
Thank you for being so "Ridiculous" for me!
|Dear Huffington Post,|
[King] is the director of African-American Outreach at the Roman Catholic pro-life group Priests for Life. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a conservative Washington, D.C. think-tank She is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the founder of King for America. King is a pro-life speaker and often speaks on college campuses about abortion issues. After having two abortions herself, Ms. King joined the pro-Life movement, crusading to offer women alternatives to abortion.Dr. King is obviously a Christian. The King for America website states the following:
|"Where Jesus Christ is Lord."|
I'd have never imagined this was necessary, but on the off-chance that you're confused about whether Glenn Beck and Martin Luther King are the , here's some exhaustive research from Media Matters demonstrating this is not the case.Here's one more from Salon.com, who is incredibly disrespectful of Dr. King by suggesting she's the new conservative movement's darling and calls her a "foe" of those who support abortion and homosexual marriage:
Glenn Beck is smitten with Alveda King, a fundamentalist Christian and outspoken foe of gay rights and abortion -- and niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Her statements have garnered her increasing press attention, and she was even included by Keith Olbermann in a recent "Worst Persons in the World" segment.Incidentally, all proceeds and donations for this event, as well as a prayer vigil held on August 27 at the Kennedy Center, are going for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This is an organization that "provides support and assistance to the U. S. military's special operations community, which consists of Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Navy Small Boat Teams, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force rotary and fixed wing squadrons, and Marine Corps special operations personnel." And of course, this has garnered criticism and insults as well.
"I get the feeling that this pitiful gathering will be more about angry white people who think they have lost something. These are people who can’t handle the fact that with time, things change. The restoration of honor they strive for is nothing more than regaining a perceived position of superiority they feel is rightfully theirs, that has been taken away."Rollins also quotes former Georgia Senator Richard Russell "speaking on behalf of the Southern Block, or the southern states if you will, about the Civil Rights Act." What he conveniently leaves out is that Senator Russell, speaking for that "Block" had co-authored the racist Southern Manifesto and was, like the other 99 "Block" members who signed it, a liberal DEMOCRAT:
“We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our states.”
|"Muslim Americans Answer the Call is |
a national grassroots effort to encourage and
empower every Muslim American
to take part in the President's initiative."
|hey...is this cheating?|
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The site of a planned mosque is shown two blocks from the World Trade Center - Friday, Aug. 13, 2010
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President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country’s founding principles demanded no less.“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York City and the nation.
When we speak of Ground Zero as hallowed ground, what we mean is that it belongs to those who suffered and died there — and that such ownership obliges us, the living, to preserve the dignity and memory of the place, never allowing it to be forgotten, trivialized or misappropriated.***America is a free country where you can build whatever you want — but not anywhere. That’s why we have zoning laws. No liquor store near a school, no strip malls where they offend local sensibilities, and, if your house doesn’t meet community architectural codes, you cannot build at all.These restrictions are for reasons of aesthetics. Others are for more profound reasons of common decency and respect for the sacred. No commercial tower over Gettysburg, no convent at Auschwitz — and no mosque at Ground Zero.Build it anywhere but there.The governor of New York offered to help find land to build the mosque elsewhere. A mosque really seeking to build bridges, Rauf’s ostensible hope for the structure, would accept the offer.
“That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances,” he said. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.”Obama made the comments at an annual dinner in the White House State Dining Room celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Imagine yourself on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001.As you sat there in shock, what if someone had told you that in 10 years….