One thing I’ve yet to hear in all the discussion about Senator Clinton’s “plantation” speech is that it was a partisan political speech made in a church.
Where, I wonder, are the usual “separation of church and state” folks that I know full well would come screaming out of the woodwork had a Republican given a controversial speech fron a church pulpit. Where is the wailing that we’re rocketing toward theocracy? Where are the articles lecturing us about how the Founders got a restraining order against religion so that it has to stay 500 feet away? Where, oh where, is the ACLU?
It seems to me that what Clinton did is every bit as great an entanglement of church and state as the much-criticized “Justice Sunday”. She is a leading presidential hopeful who delivered a speech that was expressly political, that criticized a specific politician, and that advocated for a certain party. I would imagine that the ACLU would be all over this. After all, a vital part of our nation’s identity was eroded, or so they say when it’s a conservative speaking in a church.
Again, I’m stunned by the hypocrisy.
Well, okay. Not really.
(Edited to clear up a mystifyingly bad link)