And guess who is a member ....
This isn't news to me, or probably anyone else who pays attention to the crazy tidal wave, either.
Is the reason this isn't written about and discussed because of that, the religiousrightwingtakeoveroftherethugs?
Books and articles have written about it, as in the September 2007 issue of Mother Jones.
Now, a whole book is devoted to it: Jeff Sharlet's shocking exposé The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power will be published in May.
The sheer hypocrisy of the Big Pile-on Obama is sickening.
You know, I occasionally have been in black churches when something like Wright's exhortation has come into the service (and in other companies as well), but I didn't feel attacked, violated, that this was directed at me -- or even surprised.
What always comes into my mind when in this context is how my father would bully me, berate me and beat me and then insist I was not to cry, not to resent, and then he'd hit me again. -- because I cried OR because I did not cry.
I felt such identification with what was being presented that I never felt the object of it. As well, the people all around me didn't act as if I were the object either. Nor was this by any means the entire service. The service, the address, the sermon rolled, it really rolled, from abject hell to the sublimity of paradise. And I was caught on the wave.
Sometimes, I swear, this nation is so damned ignorant, I want to shake some sense into it. Well, we know how useful, how much good, that would be.