West Virginia's Charleston Daily Mail editorial writer and columnist Don Surber posts St. Moyers which begins - - -
After 30 years of railing for separation of church and state, Bill Moyers comes to the aid of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Wright’s attempt to blame others for his anti-American, racist and hateful words — and I defend his right to spew them — has him hitting the friendly media circuit, beginning with Bill Moyers on PBS.
I saw a clip on Fox News. It is softball. It is meant to protect Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.
“He’s a politician, I’m a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. But they’re two different worlds,” Wright said.
So why did Wright — 5 days after 9/11 — go into a litany of American political decisions over the years — from Hiroshima forward — to say we earned it?
That’s political speech. He can do it, of course. But he cannot say he’s non-political in his church.
Moyers treats conservative pastors more skeptically. In March, he played T-ball with Mickey Edwards. There was this exchange:
BILL MOYERS: Now, Mickey, take what John Hagee said — take him as serious man — take John McCain standing there, welcoming his endorsement, take what you said about conservatives owing their inspiration to the constitution with a limited government and personal liberties—Wait, I thought there was a separation of church and state. Why does Moyers want McCain grilled on matters of theology?
MICKEY EDWARDS: Right.
BILL MOYERS: Where that, listening to that, does John McCain’s stand in the evolution or in the reclaiming of conservatism, which is your mission in life?
Then there was this: “But what about the emergence of the religious right? Each of us seem to be saying that the religious zeal of fanatical believers, allied to an aggressive, military state, has been a recipe for disaster. But that’s what you’re getting with the Bush-Cheney policy and the third term of the Bush-Cheney policy incarnated in John McCain.”
Small wonder when shoping for a sympathetic interviewer, Wright settled on Moyers….
Surber’s entire post’s here.
Read the rest of Surber’s post. He has a lot more to say about St. Moyers.
I think many of you will wind up saying, “Holy Hypocrisy!”
As for Rev. Jeremiah Wright, he'll do fine with Moyers as long as he doesn't condemn "gay America" or shout "God damn PBS!"
As for "white America" and "God damn America," they're no problem. Moyers "understands" those sentiments.
Hat tip: Instapundit.com