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Thread #77771   Message #1420015
Posted By: PoppaGator
24-Feb-05 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Without getting into all the many issues being addressed here, let me step back and reconsider something Jim wrote a couple of days ago, when recapping that "Meet the Press" episode:

And then Falwell asked Wallis and Sharpton, "so what do you two do for the poor?"...

....The deafeningly silent response was spared them only by a commercial break.

I know very little about Rev. Wallis (although I've known of Sojourner magazine for years), but in defense of Rev. Sharpton: Is it even conceivable that any African-American congregation is not dealing with problems of poverty? Of course, Rev. Al may not be using methods that everyone approves, but he certainly could have mentioned something if he had thought it appropriate.

Finally, "Amen" to Don Firth's post of 7:10 last night. Whoever said it, or paraphrased it, that one little sentence which triggered all this debate IS undeniably true.