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And -- come over the better sermon -- this is it this is a pastor who's been really well revered by a lots of presidents and he's good friends with George W.
Bush they said and you know he missed look at his second inauguration of George W.
Bush not to mention sex -- and I -- region.
A Barack Obama.
Why did he do this what what do you think of these cuts for those I think that he's calling people out some on the religious right.
If you have a tendency to romanticize the past and talk about the good old days and the fact is -- he said.
The good old days weren't so good for a lot of groups for gays for women for immigrants for blacks and he's -- to religious teaching and I'm Jewish but as I understand.
Jesus -- marry you can't go back and the problem.
The frankly the Republican Party has.
And the religious right has.
Is that their constant looking backwards while America is going forwards in this latest directly for -- perhaps I hardly think it's Sunday because calling out bigotry of any kind including religious based bigotry is absolutely correct in the purview.
Of our moral and religious teachers perhaps they think it it makes perfect sense it.
Don't wanna ask -- -- want has -- you yesterday where do you think of it we've teed up a few sound -- From Fox News Channel from commentators on Fox News Channel after doctor Ben Carson.
Got political at the national prayer breakfast and you'll see folks in this -- -- -- -- from the left and the right condemning that watch.
Is not a place to be -- political -- but I'm -- I thought it was just inappropriate.
I think it was inappropriate.
It's a -- -- agree with his remarks I wouldn't disagree with a single thing he said.
It's just wasn't the right venue for doing it and in my view didn't live up to the purpose of the breakfast all right -- your thoughts what cal -- But to do it at the national prayer breakfast which is a place were supposed to be celebrating humility harmony national unity it was totally out of place.
And I am afraid it was such an indictment of what's wrong with Washington is there's no safe space -- any more for comedy there's no safe space for to be free of ideological.
Partisanship polarization all that stuff that turns the American people off.
Do you expect we will hear a similar outcry of voices.
Not based on Bernard just moral equivalents a moment ago -- I would asking the question name me those captains on the religious right who say we wanna -- women.
Back in the kitchen blacks at the back of the bus and gays you know what -- -- -- Muslims say behead them we have all these weird things being said by radicals.
You can't name -- -- so -- the false equivalents what we have here is a difference in the message being put put forth.
We have a church that's essentially the church of presidents we have a man that adds if you will served other presidents in this capacity.
But he's playing to the audience and let's look at what he's playing into the father -- -- -- Reverend reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Al Sharpton -- they are doing this because Barack Obama is the audience -- he's playing to that same message whether it's Barack Obama whatever.
It's the same anti anything not left this message.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's an insult to a day in which Christians are celebrating their a very holy day we're talking about unity it's not a partisan issue.
And that's for the reaction.
Megan don't hold your breath the baby will be born before you get an answer from the left on the hypocrisy I -- there.
Says he Beckett before you back to the violent as -- Bernard about that because is it spirited -- Tuesday evening that the white house on this I mean they were in attendance.
I was asking the question not that -- -- conclusion about whether they need to respond they were asked about it for Jay Carney was at the white house press briefing today.
He said look I haven't talked to the president about -- the president was in attendance this guy's serves you know Democrats and Republicans.
But should he have come out and said.
We -- the presently surprised by that and clearly got a.
It was I mean this is not the president's spiritual advisor it's certainly -- church in a place from many presidents go on I don't think it's the position of the president to dictate to.
The reverend what his -- ought to be about frankly I think.
The message of equality and acceptance and tolerance.
In progress and this is exactly what the religious institutions in this country ought to how much -- and how hot tolerance and acceptance of the religious right.
Well I think that he's calling out what he perceives to be bigotry.
On the part of some members of the religious right and I think everybody is well -- hates blacks know that's not what I said and that's not actually what he said but what but he talked about how they want blanket a message that you're not used to some in the religious right.
Of fostering an attitude.
Of looking backwards and glorifying the -- and he got and I think I speak to that allegation that that was that the religious right according to this pastor wants blacks to go to the back of the -- I think to the extent that the religious right in the in those on the right support restriction of voting rights for example.
That is a -- of a modern day equivalent of saying you know what.
You go to the back of the bus and it's.
Appel and I love you got it -- a lot of rhetoric and many have already what can't be unanswered namely those people who say those things would I would not the one name meet those -- -- -- -- -- on the religious right yes I had a good look at I didn't I didn't get throw out you throw out this false equivalency in these broad statements which is absolutely didn't.
Hypocrisy from the left and you should be ashamed of yourself that you can name these people would -- -- regulatory group you know I was like eight down at all but I think they get that and I and everything -- weren't.
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