Friday, August 26, 2011

You Can't Make This Crap Up!

I in no way believe for one minute, that these people actually believe the crap they drivel... It is my opinion it is a concerted, and racist effort, to re-write history! Dee Perry retreat co-host: MLK deserved no credit on civil rights By Joy-Ann Reid
While hundreds of thousands of Americans converge on the National Mall to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend as the president dedicates a memorial to the slain civil rights leader, Rick Perry, the newly minted Republican Party presidential front-runner, will be attending a retreat with a man who believes King deserves no such honor. The "call to action" retreat, reported by Politico's Jonathan Martin earlier this month, will be hosted by a prominent San Antonio doctor, Jim Leininger, and his wife Cecilia. Among the co-hosts of the Fredericksburg, Texas event, which is being called a "get together to discuss the 2012 election," rather than a fundraiser, will be David Barton, the founder of the evangelical Christian group WallBuilders. It's ironic that Perry will be spending the day before the King memorial dedication with a man who has said that King does not deserve credit for the revolutionary changes in civil rights law that took place in the 1950s and 60s. Barton was among a group of Texas conservatives who in 2010 sought to revise that state's textbooks to promote their view that the notion of a constitutional separation of church and state is a myth, and that students should be taught a version of American history that blends theology with themes of a constant clash of civilizations between Christians and Muslims. According to a Washington Monthly article in January 2010, Barton, the former head of the Texas Republican Party, and Peter Marshall, who the article described as "a Massachusetts-based preacher who has argued that California wildfires and Hurricane Katrina were God's punishment for tolerating gays," had even more ideas in mind when they testified before the Texas Education Assembly. Per the Washington Monthly: Read More Joy Reid:
http://www.thegrio.com/politics/perry-retreat-host-mlk-deserved-no-credit-on-civil-rights.php

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