Reverend Joseph Lowery (that Reverend Joseph Lowery—past-president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), according to The Daily Caller, citing the Monroe County Reporter, told a get-out-the-vote audience on 27 Oct the white folks were going to hell. For no particular reason, just because, apparently. He said that
when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was….
Lowery went on:
I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running[.]
Then came the backtracking. Helen Butler, Executive Director of Lowery’s Georgia-based Coalition for the People’s Agenda, claims
He was saying…based on all of the hatred that’s going on [towards President Barack Obama]…. He just fell that he should feel the way he used to feel. Of course he doesn’t believe that all whites should go to hell….
Lowery denied to TheDC that he denigrated blacks with that appallingly racist slur. Butler tried to spin it.
He’s not saying you should support the black guy because of his race, he’s saying you should support a competent black person[.]
Not “support a competent person.”
We’ve already been over the “hatred” toward Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama—any criticism of him must be racist at bottom.
On the larger matter, I have to ask, was Lowery was telling the truth or is Butler, with their mutually exclusive statements about whites? If Butler is truthful, then I have to ask, on what basis does a man of the cloth, a man who supposedly is a messenger of Christian peace and a caring person, tell such a racist joke?
On what basis does Lowery use an especially appalling term to refer to black Americans? And to insist that blacks are bound to vote for a candidate on the basis of the color of his skin and not the content of his character?
It would appear that the Reverend Joseph Lowery disagrees with the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King. But this is the Left in today’s politics.