Religion From the Heart: No Racism in the Booth

The ugly turn to racism in the presidential campaign presents a bold opportunity for American religious leaders--a way to promote core religious beliefs and make themselves relevant at the same time. It's time for a unified spiritual message: no racism in the booth. Full Story »

Posted by Derek Hawkins
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Subjects: World, U.S., Politics, Religion
Topics: Racism, Immigration, Presidential Election 2008, Religion and Politics, John McCain, Obama Administration
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Posted by: Posted by Derek Hawkins - Oct 14, 2008 - 8:21 AM PDT
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Edited by: Derek Hawkins - Oct 14, 2008 - 8:37 AM PDT

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Glenn LaBauve
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by Glenn LaBauve - Oct. 15, 2008

Religous ethics require that we judge based on the content of the soul and not the color god chose for their skin.

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Dwight Rousu
3.7
by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 15, 2008

The opinion gives a view from a religious perspective, and calls for all religious groups to call out the racism and call for it to be shunned. Again, the republican attack campaign has been cleverly packaged to conceal any overt racism, but the response of their target audience shows the racist effect. Can you imagine the clever marketers of the national campaign did not predict that effect? Want to buy a bridge?

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Oct. 14, 2008
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Roland F. Hirsch
1.1
by Roland F. Hirsch - Oct. 15, 2008

This opinion piece has no journalistic merit. It is a promotional piece for the Obama campaign and ignores the hate coming from that campaign, which is far worse than anything the Republicans have done. He does not mention the incidents last weekend in Philadelphia where one Obama supporter yelling "Let's stone her" at Palin, and the many raw sexist attacks on her and the many vicious attacks on McCain about his age. The piece sounds like Obama expressing his contempt for people who "cling to guns and religion".

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