Christianity Johnson on 20 Oct 2008 01:22 am
Today’s endorsement of Barack Obama by Colin Powell is just one in a very long string of prestigious and resounding endorsements. If you would like to compare endorsements, look at these two pages:
There is no comparison.
In endorsing Obama, Powell made this statement:
“I’m also troubled by, not what Sen. McCain says, but what members of the party say, and it is permitted to be said such things as: “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is: he is not a Muslim. He’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is: What if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is: No, that’s not America. Is there something wrong with some 7-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she can be president?”
“Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country?” Yes. The problem is that Christians see all non-Christians (including Muslims, and most especially rationals) as evil people who should be exterminated. The Republican party has made this position explicit in 2008.
PS – The Republican party has also made racism explicit in 2008: