Well you’ve got to give Reverend Jesse Jackson credit. He doesn’t pull punches. He just excommunicated all moderate and conservative blacks from…well…being black.
No. I’m not kidding. According to The Hill:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night criticized Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) for voting against the Democrats’ signature healthcare bill.
“We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill,” Jackson said at a reception Wednesday night. “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”
Obviously what he said is stupid and offensive and says that African Americans aren’t allowed to think for themselves.
But there’s another angle to this. The media ironically has fits when a bishop says you can’t be Catholic and pro-choice but they’ll likely give Jesse a pass on saying you can’t be black and against healthcare.
I wish all of our bishops were 1/4 as gutsy as Rev. Jesse.
Nancy Pelosi can go on national television and distort the Church’s teaching on abortion and what do we get? Hand wringing from many bishops. Notre Dame honors the most pro-abortion President the country’s ever seen and what do we see? Priests having priests arrested on a college campus.
If all of our bishops could be 1/10 as serious about abortion as Jesse is on healthcare I’d be impressed.
I guess my only question is that excommunicated Catholics can always become Episcopalians, but where do former black people go? Do they have to sign on to other nationalities or ancestries?