I’m sure folks have been saying these things since the Jeremiah Wright scandal started to dominate the airwaves, but this little piece seemed a concise and articulate take on the matter. I’ve not spent much time around black preachers, but some of the white preachers I know, even though they wave their flags on the Fourth of July, are not averse to circumlocutions that condemn “today’s culture” or “the elites” in less theatrical ways than Wright but that do not differ much in content. I’m not sure which box I’ll check in November (I voted for Huckabee in the Georgia primary), but I do know that the sudden anxiety about church and state is one of the strangest things I’ve heard from the AM radio crowd. After twenty years (that I can remember–I’m still a young pup) of “take the country back,” all of a sudden they get all secular when it’s someone else’s Jeremiah condemning those who would cry “Peace” when there is no peace.
That’s all I’ve got to say about that. I realize that now I’m part of the blogosphere’s surge of posts about Obama and his pastor, and that irony does not escape me, but eventually I had to write something.