David Waters at “On Faith,” a Newsweek/Washington Post joint venture asks a reasonable question. Why did Palin (and Bush) get excoriated for claiming divine mission and assistance but Burris has not? Your thoughts?
Kudos to Don Byrd of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty for noticing the latest attempt by a politician to claim God’s endorsement.
This time it wasn’t George W. Bush or Sarah Palin. It was Democrat Roland Burris who said this at church last Sunday as he prepared to fly to Washington and take his righteous place as the new junior senator from Illinois: “Friends, we’re going to have to have some powerful prayer. . . . They can’t deny what the Lord has ordained.”
He wasn’t referring to the Lord Rod Blagojevich, the indicted Illinois governor who appointed Burris to fill Barack Obama’s Senate seat. He was referring to the God of Abraham, George and Sarah. Bush and Palin caught holy hell when they suggested divine endorsement of their actions and ideas. Not a peep about Burris.
Double standard for Republicans and Democrats?