Skip to comments.French Quarter robbers were helped by good people before attacking good people: Opinion
Posted on 06/28/2017 4:05:28 PM PDT by BBell
Sunday morning, during the part of my church service where members of the congregation ask for prayers for others, a member stood and asked that we pray for two members of the Unitarian Universalist Association who'd been badly hurt in the French Quarter the night before. You may have seen the surveillance video of the two men - Tim Byrne and James Curran - walking on Bienville Street and being attacked from behind by four suspects and then robbed. Byrne was knocked unconscious with a blow to the head and was reported as having a critically serious brain injury.
The UUA, a liberal denomination that emphasizes "deeds not creeds," was holding its General Assembly in New Orleans. The UUA speaks out boldly for economic justice, environmental justice, immigrant justice, LGBT justice, racial justice, reproductive justice and voting rights. The denomination came to New Orleans, which could use an infusion of justice in all those named areas, only to have two of its staffers hurt. It's kind of like if the Good Samaritan decided to lobby for justice on Jericho Road and ended up face down on that thoroughfare beaten and bloody.
A UUA communications staffer I spoke with Monday had no comment about the denomination's decision to bring its big meeting to New Orleans. We can only hope that people who are so committed to justice don't give up on New Orleans. We are a city with high rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination and -- not surprisingly, given all that -- crime. We need the help of everybody who is passionate about standing up for justice.
Of course, there are also people in New Orleans who have dedicated themselves to helping the disadvantaged, standing up for people who've been dealt a horrible hand. Knowing that the victims were in town for a
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Not a bad opinion piece for Jarvis DeBerry. He's a local liberal bomb thrower who usually worries more about confederate monuments and black lives matter than actual black lives and other serious issues that plague the community.
They had a kid who goes around Saturdays knocking on people's door for no apparent reason.
Just another good solid reason to avoid New Orleans.
The denomination came to New Orleans, which could use an infusion of justice in all those named areas, only to have two of its staffers hurt.
What did they expect? Sheesh.
Jarvis DeBerry says, "Come back, we have more where that came from!"
Just to make it clear - UUs are NOT good people. They may, like all reprobates, perform beneficial acts. But there can be no good apart from the one true God.
Well, there you have it - everyone's a victim, even the perps.
Somebody didn’t give the Derbyshire talk.
So does that negate their scores in the knockout game?
“Sunday morning, during the part of my church service where members of the congregation ask for prayers for others, a member stood and asked that we pray for two members of the Unitarian Universalist Association...”
To whom do you address a prayer when praying for a Unitarian?
What do you get when you cross a Unitarian Universalist with a Jehovah’s Witness? Someone who goes around knocking on doors, but has no idea why.
You read my joke at post 2.
Post 2. My variation of the same joke.
I wasn’t seeking to step on your post. I simply did not see it when I scanned the thread.
Not until after I posted. I liked it.
Don’t expect there are many UUs around here.
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