According to the Monroe County Reporter, Dr. Joseph Lowery spoke at St. James Baptist Church on Saturday in an attempt to push the vote for President Barack Obama. Lowery, you may recall, was the genius who uttered these glorious words at the inauguration of Obama in 2009 during his benediction:
Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around … when yellow will be mellow … when the red man can get ahead, man … and when white will embrace what is right.
He hasn’t moderated any. At the church, Lowery said that he liked giving the benediction in 2008 because he had the last word. He also said, according to the Reporter, that the inauguration was “the first time in his life he enjoyed the national anthem; he said the anthem is too militaristic. He said he would like to see the national anthem changed to ‘Lift Every Voice,’ which is known as the ‘Negro National Anthem,’ or to ‘America the Beautiful.’
Lowery blasted blacks who didn’t bother showing up to the polls for Obama in 2008. “I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running. All that he did with the stimulus was genius. Nobody intelligent would risk this country with Romney.”
He also said that when he was younger, he thought all white people were going to hell. Then he “mellowed and just said most of them were.” Now, the Reporter said, Lowery said he’s back to his original view. All white people are going to hell. Then he added, “I’m frightened by the level of hatred and bitterness coming out in this election.”