Column: Going Mushy on Reverend Wright’s Acolyte

Secular liberals have a serious problem with the intermingling of church and state … at least when the church in question opposes their most precious and revealing reasons, such as the right to abort babies and the right to subsidized contraception and the right to invent yours own genders and pronouns.

But when a church gives off a touch of “progressive” ideology or theology, that’s a whole different matter. Religion then becomes a qualification, not a disqualification.

This was summed up in a tweet by the Daily Beast’s Sam Stein: “Why are Raphael Warnock’s beliefs and sermons a fair game of aggression, but Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs are not?” Reverend Warnock, now a Democratic candidate in the Georgia Senate runoff, is hailed by the secular media as the heir not only of Martin Luther King’s “iconic” Baptist Church, but also of his leftist cause.

This is an odd stance for Stein, as he wrote an article on alarm bells last month claiming Barrett signed a local newspaper ad against the “barbaric legacy” of Roe vs. Wade protested. Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review stated that this claim was inaccurate and that she only signed a statement advocating an end to “abortion on demand”.

Stein certainly thinks that other adjectives should be used for legal abortions, such as “therapeutic” and “empowering”, and “lifesaving” for serious Orwellians. But with the upcoming election, Senate Democrats felt pressure to avoid their innate desire to maintain the florid press nook that the traditionally Catholic Barrett was a mad “maid” in a creepy religious group.

Now that Georgia has the only races in the Senate for the media to cover, our “objective” media has put any criticism of Warnock firmly under the category of “overthrow Republicans.” On November 1, before the fall campaign ended, New York Times reporter Richard Fausset calmly recognized Warnock’s radical “social gospel”.

His mentor was Dr. James H. Cone, the Marxist father of “Black Liberation Theology,” and he publicly defended another cone head, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and his sermons in which he proclaimed “God damn America” ​​and preached after 9/11 ” America’s chickens come home to sleep. ”

On Fox News March 2008, Warnock stated, “We celebrate Rev. Wright the same way we celebrate the black church truth-clarification tradition.” Many media outlets have said such stupid things about Wright’s hateful “truth-finding”.

Republicans also “pounced” on Warnock’s fiery attitude towards Trump: “America must repent for its worship of white!” And Warnock’s 2011 sermon that “no one can serve God and the military.” When it comes to violence, he did not claim that no one could serve God and planned parenthood.

But ABC, CBS, and NBC have shown no interest in these extreme sermons. The majority of the Senate is pending, and Martin Luther King’s alleged heir receives the usual partisan protection.

These journalists hate it when white Baptists or Catholics supposedly put God’s patience to the test by supporting Donald Trump, but burdening black churches dealing with the “worship of white” like America deserved 9/11 the bonds of Christian charity somehow never. This only underscores that most reporters are not religious people and see religion simply as something that is used to manipulate voters. It is considered virtuous when it manipulates voters to the “right side of history”.

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