Relationship between Religion and Racism: Why Cons defend racist remarks

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I don’t recall a single Conservative who is coming to the defence of these guys’ comments on Blacks? Sure they are defending his comments against gays but the guy also commented on African Americans and not a peep out of them on that?

Phil Robertson claims Leviticus is what he lives by and if that is true than it’s an abomination to eat shellfish according to Leviticus. You can sell your daughters in the Bible and adultery is a sin and you can be stoned to death for it. Did anyone tell Newt Gingrich that part when he was defending this guy?

It doesn’t say one sin is any worse than the other. I am pretty sure Robertson eats shellfish so whats that make him….a hypocrite perhaps? It does say that God judges folks not man. Have Conservatives read that part?

PHIL ROBERTSON: It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! … But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. … Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality.

PHIL ROBERTSON: I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word! … Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.

Funny because they were singing the blues, they invented them back then. I guess Conservatives like Phil haven’t listened to the words. They were not better off under slavery and I can only imagine that Black folks that hear that would assume the same thing A&E did…..that this is racist, whether or not that was his intention or not, it was still racist.

You can adopt a black kid as Phil Robertson’s son has and still say racist things, just as Sarah Palin who is alleged to have slept with a black man can still say racist things. Maybe he isn’t a racist per se, but don’t you think his comments on both these topics were inappropriate?

They are defending his religious beliefs yet show where it says Black were happier as slaves or without the right to vote?

I thought that these may have been taken out of context but after reading the entire transcript, I do not think they were.

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