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Otis Moss III, Trayvon Martin and Fl Tea Party NRA

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:20 pm

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =202112721

Strong congregational moment Sunday at Moss Trinity Church in Chicago. Listen online if you can to the congregation's reaction in this 7 minute spot on NPR Sunday morning.

Moss has much more credibility than Al Sharpton and Rush Limbaugh.

Still the bigger picture of the Austin Texas proff on the risk taking a person takes when carrying a concealed weapon is the subject now at hand. The Tea Party NRA gun laws on which the Southern Baptist Convention, Black president et. Al is largely silent.

I think I know where Bonhoeffer, Lincoln and Judge Frank Johnson are on this one. Where is Trey Gowdy and FBC Orlando Florida, for example?
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Gun laws and verdicts, Doug Keene, UTexas

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:23 pm

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/07/15/stand-ground-laws

Has Russ Moore engaged this segment on NPR. If so what has he said to the Tea Party House Southern Baptists Gowdy and Oklahoma's James Lankford?
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RD.org's Athea Butler on America's Racist God

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:24 pm

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispa ... acist_god/

Read the comments that fellow, esp the white fellow raised poor who takes exception

I'm not sure I'm on board with Anthea all the way, but she's about spot on here:

While many continue to proclaim that the religious right is over, they’re wrong. The religious right is flourishing, and unlike the right of the 1970s, religious conservatism of the 21st century is in bed with the prison industrial complex, the Koch brothers, the NRA—all while proclaiming that they are “pro-life.” They are anything but. They are the ones who thought that what George Zimmerman did was right, and I am sure my inbox will be full of well-meaning evangelical sermons about how we should all just get along, and God doesn’t see race.
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Starlette McNeil at Abpnews.com

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:50 pm

Here is my response to her piece up today:


An undocumented salutatorian Hispanic fellow from North Alabama has written a facebook post similar in tone to Ms McNeil's. I commend Starlette and also the daughter of Martin King Jr who had a statement last Saturday night after the verdict.

That said the assertions of Otis C Moss III of Trinity Church in Chicago; and Anthea Butler must be taken into consideration. The rightwing lobbying group ALEC, as well as tea party strategies in cahoots with the NRA and Stand Your Ground laws must be addressed. Tim Tyson at Duke and Charles Marsh at UVA are exploring that piece of this puzzle.

I would encourage Ms McNeil as well as ABP news to follow that as it develops. Also look at Mike Hubbard. House Speaker for Alabama legislature who has privatized the Sports Information Dept of Auburn University with his Auburn Network. Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch may have something to say in the near future as in addition to writing about the Civil Rights Movement he has written about the NCAA in theatlantic.com. Branch is a product of the 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta Georgia.
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Denzel Washington's Daughter

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:15 pm

in a series of remarks at Starlette McNeill's The Daily Race Blog. Check her piece at www.abpnews.com

This is what Denzel Washington told his daughter, Olivia, who is currently a student at NYU as shared with the Hollywood Reporter and posted on the Color Lines website: "I tell my daughter — she’s at NYU — I say: 'You’re black, you’re a woman, and you’re dark-skinned at that. So you have to be a triple/quadruple threat.' I said: 'You gotta learn how to act. You gotta learn how to dance, sing, move onstage.' That’s the only place, in my humble opinion, you really learn how to act. I said: 'Look at Viola Davis. That’s who you want to be. Forget about the little pretty girls; if you’re relying on that, when you hit 40, you’re out the door. You better have some chops.'" "Black... a woman... and you're dark- skinned at that." So, the social construct of race, her gender and the social coloring of her skin are/ will all work against her? She needs more than education, more than training, more than talent. It is not even satisfactory to be gifted. She must be a prodigy, head and shoulders above the rest because of the texture of one and the social coloring of the other. Does it even matter that she might just want to act without having to outperform others based on what her appearance suggests to others? May we forget the lines and roles of race. I don't ever want to play this part.
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Full text, Obama remarks re Trayvon

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:41 pm

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Stand your Ground and Red herrings

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:54 am

Quoting a friends facebook post:

1) The Daily Caller isn't exactly a neutral source. 2) Making this some sort of "women's rights" issue is a red herring. 3) NO ONE is questioning or reviewing ANYONE'S right to "defend my wife and children from a home invasion." In theory, yes, it sounds good that as a law-abiding citizen, you should not have to retreat before defending yourself. IN PRACTICE, however, it's a very, very good thing to have that legal requirement in place before bullets start flying. Here's why: in states with stand your ground laws like Florida's, legally, the smartest thing you can do in ANY altercation involving guns is to make sure the other guy is dead and can't testify. It's not all that hard to take ANY situation and make a jury believe that you feared death or great bodily harm. Again, in theory, stand your ground laws are good; in practice, they are going to lead to more and more shootings (or they have already, depending on which research you believe). But on the bright side, gun manufacturers sales will continue to go up, as will NRA membership, which -- let's be honest -- is REALLY what at least some of this is about. Fear is good business.
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My Dad's friend Colin Harris on Trayvon and George

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:48 am

http://www.ethicsdaily.com/news.php?viewStory=20945

Dad was chaplain for summer camp for Atlanta congregation where Bookout was the youth minister the summer of 60 or so. At the time Dad was pastor of Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, N.C.

A grand tradition in a Grand Baptist, Colin Harris

Harris son teaches math at Furman
http://www.ethicsdaily.com/news.php?viewStory=20945

Will attempt to get this to the attention of Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Bama House. My facebook post at his FUMC Auburn was deleted.
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Duke proff, ordained Baptist minister reply to Butler

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:38 pm

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Christian Century sayin things

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:48 pm

http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/a ... ct-edition

Check my comment on this piece at the link above.
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Bama speaker Mike Hubbard

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:15 pm

I just called his office and asked them to bring my blog on him and Trayvon to his attention. Most significantly the Jelani Cobb piece in the current New Yorker which is exquisite on the matter. I hope to link it soon.

In the meantime hope some of you will take at look at my blog you can click on below.

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Two beautiful, exquisite pieces on our National Moment

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:56 pm

I asked Gov Bentley about the Menand piece

and brought both to the attention of Speaker Hubbard of the Auburn Network

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/a ... rge_menand

And the Jelani Cobb definitive piece on Trayvon and Stand your Ground

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2 ... _talk_cobb
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Sean Hannity as Grand Wizard

Postby Stephen Fox » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:59 pm

We African-Americans see ourselves, our sons and grandsons, in this dead boy. And we hear no whisper of "there but for the grace of God," but, rather, a nightmare scream of what could yet be, in a nation that would afterward slander them till it seemed they deserved what they got and more.

In pointedly including himself among our number, in testifying that even the most powerful man in the world once saw women clutch their purses when he got on an elevator, Obama committed an act of moral courage. It was all the more remarkable because it carried no political upside.

Not that everyone understood. "Trayvon Martin could have been me," said the president, after which Sean Hannity, a grand wizard of the extreme right, professed confusion, wondering if by this, Obama meant he "smoked pot and he did a little blow."


Leonard Pitts got it right. Put Hannity above in the conversation of Anniston Star's Brandt Ayers and President Carter a few years ago where Carter agreed with Ayers the Tea Party and the rightwing of the GOP at base, the GOP base is not much more than George Wallace's racism of the 60s and Helms of the 70s repackaged into the religion card. See the Crowther review in summer issue of Oxford American mag and get the book. The L.Q.C. Lamar Society. It made a difference and RAndall Balmer's Upcoming Redeemer Bio of Carter will take it from there.

http://www.mercurynews.com/commentary/c ... von-martin
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Bonhoeffer scholar Charles Marsh endorses this one

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:28 pm

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Anthea Butler and the Butler

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:04 am

In the movie the wife of The Butler, played by Oprah, slaps the son who had become a Back panther and mocks his Father for honoring Nixon. It's gonna be interesting to see how Anthea Butler navigates all this, as well as the Black United Methodist proff at Emory who had reservations with The Help. At this moment I'm not weighing in, just saying I anticipate Anthea Butler's review of this flm.

For me I'm there soon as I can get there when this Movie opens

Toni Morrison is a better novelist than Alice Walker. If nothing else this could be the redemption of Oprah for the Color Purple, which for sure had its Now Testament passages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUA7rr0bOcc
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