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Black minister at 2008 inauguration says all Whites are going to hell

At the POS’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2009, United Methodist Church minister Rev. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction.

On July 30, 2009, Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, on Lowery.

Called a “civil rights icon,” Lowery co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957 and has been a national leader and the recipient of many honors since that time. Numerous celebrities had praised him at a celebration of his 90th birthday at Atlanta Symphony Hall last year.

Last Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, Lowry spoke at St. James Baptist Church in Forsyth, Georgia, as part of a SCLC tour across the state to encourage blacks to vote for Obama (see pic below).

Diane Glidewell reports for the Monroe County Reporter, Oct. 31, 2012, that Lowry said he liked giving the benediction at Obama’s inauguration because it gave him the last word. The only thing that followed him on the program was the “Star Spangled Banner.” Lowry then said it was the first time in his life he enjoyed the national anthem and that he finds the anthem too militaristic. He said he would like to see the national anthem changed to “America the Beautiful or to “Lift Every Voice,” which is known as the Negro National Anthem.

Lowery complained that in 2008, 390,000 black folks in Georgia did not vote, and so Obama lost Georgia by 200,000 votes. He said: “I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running. All that he [Obama] did with the stimulus was genius. Nobody intelligent would risk this country with Romney.”

Then Lowery said that “when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell.” Later he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he says “he is back to where he was” — meaning he’s back to saying all white folks are going to hell.

You never heard of this on the alphabet TV networks?

Imagine the media uproar if a white minister — or ANY white person — had said “all black folks are going to hell”….

Joseph Lowry then said “I’m frightened by the level of hatred and bitterness coming out in this election.”

Hey, you pretentious poor excuse of a Christian minister and rank RACIST. You want to see who’s spewing “hatred and bitterness”?

Look in your mirror.

Whatever hatred, bitterness, viciousness, and murderous venom are coming only from you and other Democrats. You may be able to bamboozle the complicit Establishment Media, but we on FOTM keep a good record of what your ilk have been saying and doing:

I can go on, but I think you get the idea….


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So What Was the Civil Rights Movement About?

Today is the official celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
At the end of Mass yesterday morning, the music director announced that, in honor of the day, after the recessional hymn, he would play the Negro National Anthem.
You could have knocked me over with a feather.
There’s a Negro National Anthem? And here I’ve been under the delusion that blacks had wanted so much to be fully included as Americans that a Civil War was fought to end slavery in all of the United States, followed by the arduous Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in which Dr. King played such an inspiring pivotal role. The Civil War remains the second most ruinous war in American history with 646,392 casualties — a total war dead that is superceded only by the 1,076,245 U.S. casualties of the Second World War.
After all that, black Americans have their own national anthem?

Here’s what Wikipedia says about the Negro National Anthem:

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” — often called “The Negro National Hymn,” “The Negro National Anthem,” “The Black National Anthem,” or “The African-American National Anthem”— is a song written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954) in 1900….
In 1919, the NAACP adopted the song as “The Negro National Anthem.” …During and after the American Civil Rights Movement, the song experienced a rebirth, and by the 1970s was often sung immediately after “The Star Spangled Banner” at public events and performances across the United States where the event had a significant African-American population…. In 1990…[the song] was entered into the Congressional Record by Del. Walter Fauntroy (D-DC), as the official African American National Hymn.

Here’s the lyrics of the Negro National Anthem:

Lift every voice and sing, till earth and Heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet,
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered;
Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee.
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.

So what is so darn wrong with the American National Anthem of the Star Spangled Banner that black Americans have their own national anthem?

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