U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-16-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
6,193 posts, read 4,574,613 times
Reputation: 3046

Advertisements

So, why can she get away with it?

Valerie Jarrett Blasts Republicans from the Pulpit | The Weekly Standard

Is it just because she is an appointee and not elected?

Where's the criticism of her antics? And O's as well?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-16-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
6,237 posts, read 8,471,698 times
Reputation: 3101
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrench409 View Post
So, why can she get away with it?

Valerie Jarrett Blasts Republicans from the Pulpit | The Weekly Standard

Is it just because she is an appointee and not elected?

Where's the criticism of her antics? And O's as well?
As much as I agree with what she said, it really shouldn't be said in church. I also don't think it's appropriate for churches to register voters and circulate petitions--though I think I understand why it's considered more okay in black churches. Historically the black church has always been THE focal point for socializing in the black community.

Maybe some of our African American posters can tell me if this is correct?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: North America
5,945 posts, read 4,676,773 times
Reputation: 1930
Quote:
Originally Posted by mackinac81 View Post
As much as I agree with what she said, it really shouldn't be said in church. I also don't think it's appropriate for churches to register voters and circulate petitions--though I think I understand why it's considered more okay in black churches. Historically the black church has always been THE focal point for socializing in the black community.

Maybe some of our African American posters can tell me if this is correct?
Yeah, that's right.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 04:03 PM
 
4,989 posts, read 2,013,678 times
Reputation: 2257
I think Ebenezer Baptist Church just lost its tax exempt status.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
6,193 posts, read 4,574,613 times
Reputation: 3046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultor View Post
I think Ebenezer Baptist Church just lost its tax exempt status.
If it didn't, it should.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
30,373 posts, read 16,677,429 times
Reputation: 8904
Quote:
Originally Posted by mackinac81 View Post
As much as I agree with what she said, it really shouldn't be said in church. I also don't think it's appropriate for churches to register voters and circulate petitions--though I think I understand why it's considered more okay in black churches. Historically the black church has always been THE focal point for socializing in the black community.

Maybe some of our African American posters can tell me if this is correct?
Why? In colonial America, the churches were the major source of news and political discourse. They were the community centers. Why shouldn't they discuss political issues?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:42 PM
 
873 posts, read 938,876 times
Reputation: 1070
Quote:
Originally Posted by nononsenseguy View Post
Why? In colonial America, the churches were the major source of news and political discourse. They were the community centers. Why shouldn't they discuss political issues?
They also delivered letters on horseback back then.

We have media like never before, the political stuff has zero place in church; Just as the church as zero place in government. The church can't have it both ways.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
44,924 posts, read 28,263,397 times
Reputation: 4269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultor View Post
I think Ebenezer Baptist Church just lost its tax exempt status.
I think you should have said, they should have lost that status. It won't happen since Jarett was speaking for the state that would have to take that status away from them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
44,924 posts, read 28,263,397 times
Reputation: 4269
Quote:
Originally Posted by nononsenseguy View Post
Why? In colonial America, the churches were the major source of news and political discourse. They were the community centers. Why shouldn't they discuss political issues?
It seems to me that the thread title tells all that is needed. Of course, this is not colonial America any longer. That trip wire, the Constitution, takes so much of that colonial crap out of things.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
44,924 posts, read 28,263,397 times
Reputation: 4269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jabronie View Post
They also delivered letters on horseback back then.

We have media like never before, the political stuff has zero place in church; Just as the church as zero place in government. The church can't have it both ways.
When Valerie Jarrett speaks in a church or even in the White House there are important people listening. She is actually running the socialist agenda for Obama if not calling all the shots.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top