Jackson/Sharpton Organizing to Oppose Christian Conservatives – Again

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:20 pm by blog

Is it just me, or does the title Reverend seem ill-fitting for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? It seems that this famous brain-trust has come up with the idea to go on tour to oppose the conservative Christian agenda. They seem to think that affirmative action (imagine that) and voters’ rights are much more important than the killing of babies or gay marriage. It is my opinion that Sharpton and Jackson are more interested in boosting their own fame and bank accounts than they are in actually helping our country. I am not sure how Al Sharpton came to be on CNN and Fox every night, but Jesse Jackson needs to realize that a failed run for president does not a celebrity make. Seriously, am I the only one who thinks he is a lunatic? His agenda is anything but Godly as his title suggests. Mr. Jackson needs to take his Rainbow Coalition and “Push” it somewhere else!!!

DALLAS – Prominent black leaders said Monday they will organize against Christian conservatives they say have used gay marriage and abortion to distract from larger moral issues such as the war, voting rights, affirmative action and poverty.

The Revs. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Joseph Lowery and hundreds of black leaders from around the country are focusing on mobilizing black voters for the fall elections. They kicked off a three-day black clergy conference Monday in Dallas.

“There are no gay people coming to our churches asking to get married, but there are plenty of people coming with problems voting or their sons in jail,” Sharpton said. “I am not going to sit here silently and let these leaders distort our church with these issues.”

Sharpton said tours are planned of swing states starting in July to bring out black voters and push Democrats to take a tougher stand on social justice issues.

Jackson said the mid-term elections, which will determine hundreds of congressional seats and the the governors of dozens of states, are a “fight for America’s soul” as the gap between rich and poor grows in this country.

If Democrats fail to address concerns, Sharpton said he has not ruled out a run for president in 2008.

A spokesman for evangelical conservatives accused Sharpton of stereotyping Christian conservatives, many of whom agree with black churchgoers on key issues.

“Let’s not play off each other in ways that are based on stereotypes,” said the Rev. Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals.

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  1. Steve said,

    June 28, 2006 at 7:35 am

    No, you’re not the only one who thinks those things. Most of the “common sense” type people are right there with you.

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    July 19, 2006 at 10:05 pm

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    July 20, 2006 at 6:58 am

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    July 20, 2006 at 8:36 am

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