CHICAGO – Would the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have ever shouted out the words “God damn America”?
In short, was King a political radical and racist who worked to drive a wedge between the races in our nation?
The answer to those questions is an obvious no. King’s goal was unity, healing and making the American dream possible for all people.
So why did the Chicago Teachers Union invite the radical Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a man who stands for hatred and division, to be the keynote speaker at its MLK Day event on Monday?
Crain’s Chicago Business reported, “The union’s faith outreach coordinator, Audrey May, said that while Mr. Wright may be controversial, ‘Dr. King was a controversial person also. Who better to address our audience than Rev. Wright?’”
Despite attending Wright’s church for 20 years, President Obama disavowed him in 2008 when Wright’s radical sermons came to light.
Obama “did what he needed to do,” May told Crain’s. “The community still embraces the leadership of Rev. Wright.”
Some of Wright’s gems, provided by DiscovertheNetworks.org:
- “Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run! … We [Americans] believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God.”
- “African Americans don’t run anything in the Capital except elevators.”
- “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands [who died on 9/11] in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
- “The government gives [black people] the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people! God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human! God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme!”