Religion and Left-wing Hypocrisy

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    Why is it that left-wingers get to freely co-opt the words of people like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who shamelessly brought his faith to bear in the public arena and did much of his community activism in the church, and they embrace people like Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama despite their being openly religious. But then, when right-wingers bring up religion in the public square, liberals start bitching about them violating separation of church and state?

    Let's hear the excuses.
     
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    Hypocrites that's all.

    By the way, MLK Jr. Was a Supporter of the Republican Party, So I don't see them bitching about that.
     
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    What policies do Sharpton, Jackson, Carter, and Obama support that violate church and state?
     
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    Do you believe everything you read on a billboard?
     
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    You talking about the Signs in Denver? :eusa_eh:
     
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    If you can't understand that and answer your own question.. Then I can't help you.. But I will give you a clue..

    MLK fought for equality in the civil rights movement.. Who is the biggest apponent to the civil rights movement and equality??? Christians?? Same as it is today..

    Hence the hypocrisy of the christian right..
     
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    Neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson seem to be very religious to me.

    I have heard Jesse Jackson mention Jesus Christ twice. Both times as curse words.

    But that is twice more than Al Sharpton.

    Immie
     
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    Longtime black allies such as Bayard Rustin, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young denounced MLK publicly for his stand against the Vietnam war and his political activism...

    Next...
     
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    Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson are no better than Pat Robertson.
    Mr. Gays caused the disasters guy himself.
     
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    None. That's not my point, though. There are no policies the right massively supports that violate separation of church and state, etiher. Many on the Left accuse right-wingers who talk about their faith and politics openly as if that's a total violation of church and state. But I bet any of those people are lead by their religious convictions as much as any right-winger is, but it's only the right that has to hear shit about it.
     

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