I don't hate George Bush. I do hate people like Michelle Malkin who twist a funeral eulogy into a means of spreading hate.
After Lowery made his remarks at the memorial service for Coretta Scott King yesterday, Bush gave him a hug. Michelle and her bile-spewing cohorts gave him a knife. LJ Strata called him an "egotistical, self serving preacher," and said "He stood in front of her casket, rhetorically on her dead body, to make a name for himself and nothing more. He wanted to make this about him, and not about the Kings." The 84 year old Lowery has been a friend of the King family for more than 50 years. He co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. King. He has received many honorary doctorates, including ones from the University of Alabama and Alabama State. This man has spent his whole life speaking about opposition to war, preaching of the need to help the poor, in church ceremonies of all types. (Kind of like what Jesus would have done.)
The faux outrage over politics in a eulogy is despicable: Here's a few lines from a eulogy given by MLK Jr at the funeral service for three young girls who had been murdered in a church bombing in Birmingham, 1963: "The girls "have something to say to every minister of the gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of stained-glass windows. They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. They have something to say to a federal government that has compromised with the undemocratic practices of southern Dixiecrats and the blatant hypocrisy of right wing northern Republicans." (His speech was interrupted many times by shouts from the audience and applause.)
King wanted his own eulogy to be 'political'. He didn't want them to mention the Nobel Prize, nor where he went to school. He wanted them to say that he had "tried to be right on the war question", that he had tried, in his life "to clothe those who were naked."
Since 1963, the Dixiecrats have joined forces with them - otherwise King's description of the 'blatant hypocrisy of the right wing Republicans' is surely proven by the hate-filled blogs of today.
The Republicans basic racism is underscored by their complaints as to the decorum, the crassness at yesterday's service. The Right simply didn't like the way the black folk behaved. Lowery was way too soft on the bastards. Their ignorance of the history of civil rights in this country is surpassed only by their hypocritical outrage at "Politics in a Black Church! - how Dare They?"
You see the real mistake the King family made was in thinking that the King being honored yesterday was Coretta. It was supposed to be George.
susiepie "All Crass, No Class"
ohhowilovejesus "despicable, disgusting" sounds like a real lover of Jesus.
captains quarters "using the corpse of King as a soapbox"
Polipundit's Lorie Byrd "what is about democrats inability to control their hostility"
Socalpundit was "sickened"