Justice Sunday Preachers
by Max Blumenthal
Senate majority leader Bill Frist appeared through a telecast as a speaker at “Justice Sunday,” at the invitation of the event’s main sponsor, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins. “Justice Sunday” was promoted as a rally to portray Democrats as being “against people of faith.” Many of the speakers compared the plight of conservative Christians to the civil rights movement. But in sharing the stage with Perkins, who introduced him to the rally, Frist was associating himself with someone who has longstanding ties to racist organizations.
Four years ago, Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America’s premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,000 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.
My grandfather was the greatest example of faith I ever personally witnessed. He truly loved everyone he met. The gym at his church is named in his honor. I am glad he didn’t live long enough to see what these charlatans are doing in the name of “faith”. Extremist, out of the mainstream frauds who no more believe in the teachings of Jesus than a pig believes in bacon.
And now, seemingly, we can add racist to their list of attributes. Nice. Take this, from James the soothsayer. The damage that these people do to religious discourse in this country is going to drive many away from the church, and in the end make organized religion open to ridicule. Mark my words.