Republican Presidential John McCain has been endorsed by Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, Ohio. Much like Obama’s minister, Parsley has a series of ideas about the black race which are inflammatory at the least- irrational at best. Yet, his claims involve a serious and politically explosive belief that the government, through Planned Parenthood, is a waging a black genocide.
Sam Stein of the Huffington Post wrote “In speeches that have gone largely unnoticed, Parsley (who is white) compares Planned Parenthood, the reproductive care and family planning group, to the Klu Klux Klan and Nazis, and describes the American government as enablers of murder for supporting the organization.
“If I were call for the sterilization or the elimination of an entire segment of society, I’d be labeled a racist or a murderer, or at very best a Nazi,” says Parsley. “That every single year, millions of our tax dollars are funding a national organization built upon that very goal — their target: African Americans. That’s right, the death toll: nearly fifteen hundred African Americans a day. The shocking truth of black genocide.”
Okay, lets really ask ourselves the definition questions here:
1.) Is it a systematic attempt to kill an entire population? No, if it were it would require more than involvement than one branch of the government.
2.) Is the government policy one of outward hate? No, this is meant to be for black and white parents who are seeking help with planned/unplanned pregnancy.
Okay, since the two big policy questions are answered negatively, I’m going to go out on a limb here and claim two things. I’d like to argue that the minister has just found a lovely way to argue against Planned Parenthood without sounding like a racist and a prick. By being a white minister arguing for a black cause you think for a second about respecting him and his mission- more people out there helping others the better, right? Right, until you realize he is only helping himself and doing is in a twisted overly inflamatory way.
Dear John, you may want to move away from the crazies if you want international respect.