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Obama bestowed Presidential Medal of Freedom on man who says whites are going to hell

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 8:50 pm - October 31, 2012.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election

What if say, President Bush had given the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a prominent evangelical who said that Jews are going to hell? You think it might get some coverage in the legacy media?

In my previous post, I noted that among the many stories our legacy media seem to be downplaying if not out right ignoring is one about Rev. Joseph Lowery, the man “who gave Obama’s inaugural benediction“.  At “a weekend rally in central Georgia“, the pastor said

 . . . that the “level and hatred and bitterness” borne of this election had made him a believer that whites were going to hell.

Lowery said, according to the Monroe County Reporter, it was the same belief he held at the height of the civil rights movement. Eventually he mellowed, believing that not all whites, rather only “most,” would get their brimstone comeuppance.

“Now,” the local newsweekly reported, “he is back to where he was.”

President Obama awarded Lowery the Medal of Freedom in 2009.  He “was elected earlier this year to lead the state’s delegation to the Democratic national convention.”
Wonder if Barney Frank is doing to call on the president to “differentiate” himself from Lowery’s remarks.


  1. Would this be an example of one of those racially divisive things Obama never does according to Levi?

    Comment by V the K — October 31, 2012 @ 9:16 pm - October 31, 2012

  2. This is an example of why Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Comment by Ignatius — October 31, 2012 @ 9:26 pm - October 31, 2012

  3. Rev. Joseph Lowery, the civil rights icon who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said during a rally at St. James Baptist Church in Forsyth, Ga. that he’s arrived back at the same view he held as a “young militant,” according to the Monroe County Reporter:

    Lowery 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.
    The Reporter paraphrased Lowery’s comments and did not provide a direct quote relating to those remarks. It should be noted that the reverend appeared to be using hyperbole to drive a point home, not stating a factual theological conclusion. That being said, the statement is still extremely controversial and divisive

    Comment by rusty — October 31, 2012 @ 9:37 pm - October 31, 2012

  4. The truth is that it doesn’t matter in the least what Lowery thinks. He ought to know that he doesn’t get to be the judge of such matters. He only condemns himself with his words.

    Comment by tnxplant — October 31, 2012 @ 10:19 pm - October 31, 2012

  5. Could you imagine the furor if a prominent Romney supporter claimed that all blacks were going to Hell? That insulted in racist terms any white person not voting for Romney? The media would be all over such comments, and the resulting backlash would cost Romney the election and the GOP both houses of Congress and a number of governorships.

    So why isn’t the press reporting this story prominently?

    Because if they did, there would be a national furor. The backlash would be sufficient to bury Obama on election day. It will likely tip House and Senate seats to the GOP. Republicans would elect several governors where they had previously been deemed not to have a chance.

    Comment by Rhymes With Right — October 31, 2012 @ 10:27 pm - October 31, 2012

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  8. It should be noted that the reverend appeared to be using hyperbole to drive a point home, not stating a factual theological conclusion. That being said, the statement is still extremely controversial and divisive

    And Rusty’s battered wife syndrome strikes again.
    (Additional irony points for quoting from the Blaze. That’s Glenn Beck’s site, you know the man who’s always attacked for what he (doesn’t) say.)

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 1, 2012 @ 7:49 am - November 1, 2012

  9. Rusty is a pretty reliable defender of evil.

    Comment by V the K — November 1, 2012 @ 8:29 am - November 1, 2012

  10. That being said, the statement is still extremely controversial and divisive

    So “controversial and divisive” is the politically correct term for “racist and hate-filled”?

    Comment by Rob Crawford — November 1, 2012 @ 12:50 pm - November 1, 2012

  11. Back around 1991, I was at a conference in Atlanta about churches dealing with AIDS in the black community, sponsored by Mrs. Lowery (a far more pleasant person). Rev. Lowery was the main draw, and from what I learned about this type of activity as time went on, I’m sure he was paid a great deal of federal money to show up.

    He made a few incontinent remarks about how black churches would have to address AIDS because if they didn’t, they’d lose all their choir directors to the disease. He apparently though this was pretty funny. The rest of his speech was the usual blaming of whites and Republicans for the existence of the disease, and all other ills.

    The best way to shut up people like this is to stop giving them federal grants — or DNC leadership dollars — to spew their ugly nonsense.

    Rev. Lowery has been cashing in on the civil rights movement for almost 50 years, at least half of that time doing a great deal of harm to his own community while pocketing the cash.

    AIDs was another money-maker for people like Lowery. It was the biggest payday for the black political elite since Wayne Williams.

    Comment by Tina Trent — November 1, 2012 @ 3:03 pm - November 1, 2012

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