The parts I wanted to share with you were: "I hear all the time the expression 'the good old days'," Leon said. "Well, the good old days, we forget they have been good for some, but they weren't good for everybody.
"You can't go back, you can't live in the past," he added. "It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling people back...for Blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen, for gays to be in the closet and for immigrants to be on their side of the border."
"What you and I understand," Leon said, "is that when Jesus says, 'You can't hang onto me,' he says, 'You know it's not about the past, it's not about the before, it's not about the way things were, but about the way things can be in the now.'"
Luis asked his audience, "Will you accept the invitation from our Gospel today to see things with Easter vision, recognizing reality in a different and new and wonderful way?"
Can anybody tell me when Jesus said "You can't hang onto me"?
Also, have you ever met a Republican who thinks Blacks are to be at the back of the bus, or women back in the kitchen or gays to stay in the closet? Or that legal immigrants should stay where they came from?
Also...Jay Carney's words when the press room asked what the White House comment was on this really divisive, nasty swipe at half of America, were "...... he is not a politician. This is not a senator, a member of congress, or the president. This is a sermon at a church here that has been visited by presidents of both parties for many years. I don't have anything more on it for you." He also said THIS, more of the same silliness. They're so sensitive at the White House that all they can do is remind us how Obama enjoys going to that church (I think he's probably been there six times in five years, by the way) and how that church is one which presidents have gone to for years and how long that pastor's been there? Is any of that relevant to the sermon remarks? They just have to keep up with the "It wasn't Obama's fault, it wasn't HIS fault!" We KNOW it's not his fault, Jay...but could the White House maybe make some appropriate comment to the INappropriateness of the sermon?
And, as Megyn Kelly said on FOX Monday, when Dr Benjamin Carson gave his opinion and suggestions about the health care law and taxes at the Prayer Breakfast Obama attended, the leftwing media was outraged at his using a prayer breakfast as a platform for his agenda! Think the media will do the same for this Pastor Leon who REALLY was inappropriate? (ya, right)
What do you think Obama and the good Pastor are saying to each other on the way out the door in the above picture?