Reverend Lowery’s Racist Prayer at Inauguration

Posted on January 21, 2009. Filed under: Bridget's Idgets, Bridget's rants, Media Bias, Obama, Politicians, Politics, Reverse Discrimination |

Reverend Lowery’s Racist Prayer at Inauguration

Imagine if Mitt Romney (or any other white Republican) were being sworn into office and he had a white pastor pray a prayer that ended with:

“Help us work for the day when whites will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead man, and when blacks will embrace what is right”

Can you imagine the outrage? Can you imagine how many times that prayer would be played on Olberman, Chris Matthews, and every network news show? Can you imagine how the “just-sworn in President” (as well as the pastor who uttered the words) would be labeled a racist? Can you imagine how anyone who voted for him would be labeled a racist?

Think also of the riots it would cause. Blacks would be filling the streets, screaming, burning, looting, and demanding that action be taken. Hollywood stars would be speaking out against such blatant racism. The President would be falling all over himself to apologize, distance himself from the pastor, make amends, and promise blacks whatever he could so that they would forgive him and wouldn’t make his life miserable for the next 4 years. In fact, impeachment would probably be mentioned, as people would say that there is no way such a racist person can fairly run this country.

So imagine my surprise when the following was actually said in a prayer by Reverend Joseph Lowery at Obama’s inauguration:

“Help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.”


This reverend said we need to work for a day when all these poor groups are treated well and the white man will finally do what’s right? The white man is not doing right now? I could not believe what I was hearing and was offended and infuriated!

Why is it okay for blacks to be racist against whites? Why is it that they can say racially divisive things and get by with it? The only ones who made this election about race are the blacks, and frankly, I’m sick of it!! The standard should be the same for everyone, and no one should get a free pass.

I couldn’t care less what color the President is, as long as I agree with his values and platform. I don’t care if he’s black, brown, red, yellow, or white, if I think he’s the best man/woman for the job, I will vote for him. So why aren’t others that way? I am against any racism and I will speak out if I see it, so why won’t everyone else?

I think we have passed way beyond the discrimination of the past and entered into a new acceptable racism – racism against whites.

· No longer are blacks the ones who are discriminated against.

· No longer are they group who stays quiet for fear that they will be beaten down.

· No longer are they shouted down

· No longer are they threatened with physical harm if they speak up or out of turn

· No longer are they intimidated into “going along to get along”

Yet they still act as if those things are going on, and as if it gives them the right to be racist against others.

And don’t get me wrong. They shouldn’t be treated that way and I’m glad it has changed. But let’s not forget that IT HAS CHANGED. So why is it now acceptable for them to be racist against whites?

I just don’t get it, and I think it should concern folks that our latest President had such a racist remark at his inauguration.


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I am glad that someone else has the courage to say something about reverend Lowery’s unacceptable prayer {if that’s a real prayer]. Some people just want to live in the past and do not see things as they really are. Why didn’t anyone come forward and say something? I’m still waiting to see something in my local newspaper’s editorial section. I went online for the sole purpose to research this issue. Thank you for being proactive. I would like to forward your comment to my local paper because you wrote exactly what I felt like when I heard this prayer. I would like to think that others feel the same way. Let us all not be afraid to express our beliefs.

Feel free to pass it on, Mark.

I just wrote a response paper about the inauguration and the hypocrisy it represented…as well as starting a lively argument in class over the “reverse-racism”, which isn’t at all reverse…it’s just racism against whites. I’m happy that i’m not the only one who feels this way…everyone else i know didn’t even pick up on it! and those who did almost shrugged it off! President Obama should have apologized to the american people for the apparent hypocrisy his inauguration represented! If he wants to rebuild america and show equality to all people, perhaps he could have proof-read his preist’s prayer. Unless, of course, this is the all so elusive change he’s talking about: blacks taking over whites. it think we should watch out…i see the shackles coming…
don’t get me wrong or anything. i honestly will support our president and will call him “hitler” like some others have of past presidents. i will simply disagree with any policies he presents that i believe are unfit for our country and military.
on a side note, i really find it disrespectful when blacks call other blacks ‘niger’. why is that okay for them to do that?

woah there…i totally meant, “NOT call him ‘Hitler'” so sorry for that.

Totally agree with you! I was appalled and am NOT surprised the media didn’t pick up on it. I agree Pres Obama should have apologized for the remark – actually others have been called on the carpet for less or for their insensitivity… was a rascist remark and should not have been made at an inauguration let alone at all! Keep spreading the word!

I appreciate that you were offended. And I appreciate that you feel that our racial problems are behind us. Unfortunately if you are non white, you don’t have that perspective. Instead you have a group in America that would go to extreme lengths to enslave or otherwise mistreat people of color to suit their needs, even going as far as a civil war to protect their right to own a race of people as their personal property. I realize you feel that happened so long ago, and that you personally were not involved. But the legacy persists to this day, and blacks are still assumed to be unequal and face terrible adversity than compared to white people. So we need white people to be ever aware of this and to take steps proactively to reverse signs of racism where ever they appear. I think this is what Rev Lowry means. Yes, black people also need to give up the slave master mentality and get on the road to self determination, yet we must acknowledge the road is harder, by virtue only of the color of your skin. Poor whites, poor blacks, absolutely. But worse for blacks because everyone hates black skin. Please accept these comments with respect. I seek the dialogue so we can all reac a better understanding of each other.

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