For a nation that boasts about equality and democracy, it certainly portrays a double standard. How is it that Senator Vitter still holds his position in Congress and Governor Spetzer had to resign? They both found “comfort” in the arms of prostitutes, but one had to resign while the other can blame illegal immigrants for his lewd behavior. The same goes for religion and religious speakers such as priests and pastors. The right wing embraces all the hate that the fundamentalists dish out and get their knickers in a bunch when a non-fundamentalist preacher speaks against injustice. What’s the difference? The fundamentalist preachers are WHITE and the non-fundamentalist preacher is BLACK and different races are held to different standards.
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It’s eye opening to see how the Republican party has embraced the Religious right while at the same time attacking Barack Obama based on statements made by his minister. That’s like holding me, a Catholic, accountable for the abuse of children by priests just because I’m of the same faith.
Yes, we do live in two different Americas. The one that is filled with hate and anger and vengence and the one that is filled with tolerance and acceptance.