In his Easter sermon today, Rev. Luis Leon said, “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border.” Rev. Leon spewed this revisionist history in front of President Obama and his family.
But if by the “right” Rev. Leon means Republicans, he needs to learn his history. The people who sent my grandparents to the back of the bus were Democrats, not Republicans.
Democrats passed discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws. It was the Democrats who, just a few years ago elected former Klansmen, Sen. Robert Byrd president of the Senate. It was Alabama’s Democratic Governor, George Wallace who stood in front of the doors of the University of Alabama, blocking blacks from entering the school. And now it’s Democrats in Alabama who are, ironically, fighting to keep poor black kids in failing schools. Even the Democrat’s own party website is devoid of specific examples of the “advances” they claim to have made for “civil rights.” The Democratic Party of slavery and segregation can’t hold a candle to the Republican’s history on civil rights.
And it’s not just the history.
No, today, the person pushing blacks to the back of the economic bus is President Obama who’s presiding over an abysmal 13.8% black unemployment rate. Even female unemployment is higher than when Obama took office. Obama’s failures here have even drawn criticism from NAACP President, Ben Jealous who admitted that blacks are still “doing worse” under Obama. And when they’re not encouraging blacks to be helpless victims, dependent on government for food, housing, and transportation, it’s the Democrats who are pushing a pro-abortion agenda, akin to genocide, and which results, annually, in hundreds of thousands of dead black babies.
These are the facts that Rev. Leon may not have known today, before he went on his false and filthy rant. It is President Obama and his party encouraging a backwards agenda of hopelessness and dependency and a liberal, if it feels good, do it philosophy that will bankrupt America as it has America’s culture.
Otherwise, Happy Easter!