Fuck Your God

"Hey, you have your religion in my politics" "Hey, you have your politics in my religion" Two tastes that could be great, just NOT together. Let's discuss how religious zealots are ruining the spirit of the United States and trampling your rights for the sake of their own god.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Chuck" currently resides in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. While he finds organized religion and their fanatics to be morally bankrupt and power hungry he also believes in the Constitution and our Bill of Rights which allow all of us to believe in any god we choose and the ability to worship in any manner our selves feel to be correct and good and right. So long as we respect others' rights to do so as well. The latter concept being foreign to most religious folk.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Religious leaders in Chicago start race war!

Roland Burris is bad for the people of Illinois. He has omitted important facts from his initial testimony before the Illinois House and the impeachment committee. He has changed his story twice beyond his initial testimony. He admitted to attempting to raise money for an embattled governor while discussing his acceptance of the seat he now holds yet neglected to inform the committee about this. In other, not so beat-around-the-bush words, Roland Burris lied and finagled and, most importantly to me, attempted to purchase his senate seat by soliciting donations to Rod Blagojovich's campaign. Yes, I'm accusing him of these wrong doings because that is how I interpret the events as they unfolded.

Now for the kicker. Mr. Burris is being backed by black aldermen in Chicago. He is also being backed by black clergy from predominantly black churches from the south side of Chicago. The alderman have essentially threatened the political stature of elected white officials with the black vote. The clergy have praised Burris for all of his good work in government. Both groups are chastising the media for reporting the recent fiasco and the large call from white elected officials for Burris' resignation. They say that this lying and corrupt man should be allowed to hold his seat for only one reason:

HE'S BLACK. The black community wants his in office for only this reason. Despite all the wrong doings this man has committed against government and justice and the hard work that scores of people have done over mountains of time these groups want Roland Burris in office. It begs the question: Is the black community willing to compromise justice and good government and honesty and integrity and good will simply so they can have an African American in this seat? Roland Burris is a man who was not electable through proper means and is only able to have this seat through appointment. The electorate found him unacceptable many times and will find him unacceptable should he decide to run in 2010. Yet the black community demands he remain in power and is working through coercion. Because this man is black. The only positive thing about this man as surely his deeds are not.

This community is willing to overlook all of this and ONLY concentrate on his skin, the very thing they rail about in others. Should those of us who are white vote for a candidate simply because they are white? Had that been the case we would have a white president who would be doing a poor job and tossing us into oblivion. We elected a black president, NOT BECAUSE HE IS BLACK, but because the country felt he had the best qualifications. The black community says "Qualifications be damned, just give us black!"

And religious leaders in Chicago are condonning injustice and sin and only seeing skin color. This to their shame. They engage in racism. They perpetuate racism. They promote racism. They praise racism.



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