Tuesday, October 06, 2009

That's not racist!

"We've had Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the United Nations ... he had his problems, but he did it. Now we have Obama in the United States. So, if by divine providence, God would wish to have a black man as pope, I say thanks be to God!" Peter Cardinal Turkson on the possibility of a Ghanaian becoming Pope.

'Cause you know, saying it is necessarily a good thing for a man to hold high public office just because he is black or African ISN'T RACIST!!!


Obama election a "divine sign": African bishop

Not off the plantation yet, it seems.


Kevin said...

Point, but I don't think that's what he was saying, or what he meant to say.

I think it would be cool to have an Irish pope, but I don't consider myself a racist.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Just getting tired of hearing, over and over, that it's good that Obama's president because he's black. Or it's good that the ANC is ruling South Africa because they're the black party.

Fill in your own.

It's bad logic, bad politics and bad for the Church to have a powerful prelate continue it.

Kevin said...

Ha ha ok, the update is definitely racism. I was on my way over here to link to that article in the comments, but it looks like you're ahead of me.

Ellen said...

What I find so sad about it all is that I think it is really lame when your whole self-worth is tied up in what someone accomplished. Do these guys have no self-respect?