Saturday, January 07, 2006

What Would Jesus Think?

The more I learn about tommorow's so called Justice Sunday III in Philadelphia, the more I feel I need a shower. I learned of the event from my friend Monique who is organizning a protest to coincide with the event. Justice Sunday, as described by Max Blumenthal on the Huffington site is:
Seeking to continue his image makeover while advancing the case for the (Senate) confirmation of (Supreme Court Nominee) Samuel Alito, who would by all accounts roll back civil rights, Tony Perkins has staged Justice Sunday III at a black church in inner-city Philadelphia. And he has assembled three black speakers to sermonize by his side, including Martin Luther King's Jr.'s niece, Alveda King. Judging from their past statements and activities, it looks like these figures been providing cover for racial reactionaries for the entire span of their careers. This Sunday will be no exception.
Also headlining tomorrow's hatefest: PA Senator Rick Santorum, Jerry Falwell, and James Dobson. A veritable A-list of radicals who wish to advance their fundamentalist religious ideals into public policy. Why on earth else would they be stumping for the Alito appointment to the Supreme Court?
The good news is the massive protest which is scheduled simultaneously. Since Alito represents such a threat to the rights of so many kinds of folks, there will be a huge turnout. In fact, I already got a zillion emails from folks asking me if I know about it. I live right outside Philly in Cherry Hill NJ , I'll be there with a few friends around 6pm. (If you're reading this and you happen to be local, then check out this link for info on tomorrow evening's protest as well as a map to get you there.)
In the meantime you simply must read Max Blumenthal's artice in its entirely which is a provocative take on tomorrow's Alito rally. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll ask yourself "why?" Anyway, this Blumenthal says is better than I could, and i need to get to organizing for this rally.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Act-up will be there as well as Phillyfor Change and etc...
Hope to seeyou!