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Rev. Peterson Speaks Up About Black History Month and Al Sharpton's White House Appearance
BOND, Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny ^ | February 14, 2008 | Ermias Alemayehu

Posted on 02/14/2008 3:50:24 PM PST by abigail2

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Takes Issue With President Bush’s Black History Month Remarks and White House Appearance With Al Sharpton

President George W. Bush used an annual White House ceremony recognizing Black History Month to denounce displays of nooses and jokes about lynching. The president’s remarks grew out of concern over increased reports of racial tensions. President Bush recognized several prominent black Americans and introduced Rev. Al Sharpton. The following is Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s statement about what transpired at the White House ceremony:

“President Bush is a decent man and I voted for him twice, but I am disappointed by his words and actions at this Black History Month event. I personally don’t believe in a Black History Month. The achievements of notable black Americans should be incorporated as part of American history and reflected in the history books. The idea of a separate ‘Black History Month’ is misguided and offensive.

“It’s especially disappointing that the president would echo the racially divisive words of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson in order to remind white Americans to be more tolerant of other races.

“Mr. President, with all due respect, you were ill advised on this matter. America has moved light years ahead on the race issue—but Al ‘the Riot King’ Sharpton, whom you publicly validated, has built his career exploiting the races. Recognizing Sharpton is equivalent to promoting David Duke during European American History Month (if such a celebration existed).

In closing, Mr. President, black Americans don’t need hate crime laws, ceremonies to promote Black History Month or a manufactured holiday like Kwanzaa. Instead, they need to turn back to God, restore their families and overcome their hatred of whites. No well-meaning president or government program can do that for them.”

Jesse Lee Peterson is the founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny. He is also the host of “The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show.”
For more information, visit
www.bondinfo.org


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; blackhistorymonth; jesseleepeterson
Rev Peterson tells it like it is. Why couldn't Bush invite the REAL Rev. Jesse to the White House.
1 posted on 02/14/2008 3:50:27 PM PST by abigail2
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To: NewDestiny; fabian

Isn’t there enough going on in America outside of raising the self esteem of blacks that we can let go of this travesty once and for all?


2 posted on 02/14/2008 3:52:32 PM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2
"The president’s remarks grew out of concern over increased reports of racial tensions."

That increase in violence Mr. President is illegals preying on innocent American citizens.

3 posted on 02/14/2008 3:54:54 PM PST by mass55th
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To: 353FMG; Abathar; AD from SpringBay; Albertafriend; ALOHA RONNIE; Always A Marine; ...

Maybe we can celebrate a “Teach a child to read before they graduate from High School Day” instead.


4 posted on 02/14/2008 3:56:55 PM PST by abigail2
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To: mass55th

Great point!


5 posted on 02/14/2008 3:58:17 PM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

hmm. anything from Obama’s pastor lately?


6 posted on 02/14/2008 4:02:02 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (anyone can be a soldier in peacetime.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

That’s right! Seems like he should have something to say today.....


7 posted on 02/14/2008 4:04:36 PM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2
“It’s especially disappointing that the president would echo the racially divisive words of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson..."


8 posted on 02/14/2008 4:23:36 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

LOL . . one of favorite cartoons.


9 posted on 02/14/2008 4:26:35 PM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: abigail2

Cheer up people, April is Confederate History Month:

http://members.cox.net/polincorr1/conpro4.htm


10 posted on 02/14/2008 4:29:32 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (I'm Southron,,and I Vote..,.A Saint I Ain't,,,But my Ma thought I was.)
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To: abigail2

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Rev. JESSE LEE PETERSON =

Political & Spiritual CLARITY

.


11 posted on 02/14/2008 5:29:43 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: abigail2

Sharpton is a sleazebag, not arguably one but in fact one. Bush is a disgrace to the presidency. He made that remark because six Blacks beat a White kid and Bush supports them.


12 posted on 02/14/2008 5:35:37 PM PST by yarddog (`)
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To: abigail2

I saw that speech. It was a disgrace. President Bush pretty much said that blacks have the unique right not to be offended, in so many words. By the “noose logic”, meaning nooses were used to lynch blacks so they are offensive to blacks and should not be mentioned or displayed, would not the same be true of white people in general? Whites lynched blacks so by “noose logic” whites are offensive to blacks and should not be displayed or mentioned.


13 posted on 02/14/2008 6:15:15 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: abigail2

God Bless Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson.


14 posted on 02/14/2008 6:30:06 PM PST by don'tspeak4me
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To: TXnMA

Thanks! That was a good one. I’m glad you included it! lol


15 posted on 02/14/2008 7:15:48 PM PST by abigail2
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ronnie!! How are you? I can’t believe that Jesse Jackson is still out there in any capacity, even though it is greatly diminished...


16 posted on 02/14/2008 7:18:03 PM PST by abigail2
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To: yarddog

Boy, how can he be so right about terrorism and so wrong about most everything else.


17 posted on 02/14/2008 7:19:56 PM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Who is advising Bush? Rinos?


18 posted on 02/14/2008 7:21:45 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: silentreignofheroes

Oh, lord, I think we need a month to teach people to get some guts and get the bums out of the media, the government and the spotlight. I’ll vote for that month.


19 posted on 02/14/2008 7:21:53 PM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Bump


20 posted on 02/14/2008 7:22:23 PM PST by sport
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To: L98Fiero

Gosh, I can’t believe he said that. And then what we have to look forward to is Hillary, McCain or Obama.....sigh!


21 posted on 02/14/2008 7:23:28 PM PST by abigail2
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To: don'tspeak4me

Thank you ‘don’tspeak4me’....


22 posted on 02/14/2008 7:24:08 PM PST by abigail2
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To: whatisthetruth

I think George Soros must be.


23 posted on 02/14/2008 7:24:58 PM PST by abigail2
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To: sport

Thanks for the bump.


24 posted on 02/14/2008 7:25:33 PM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Well he is right on abortion except he only says he is againt it and does no real action to end it. He is probably right on taxes, but he is so wrong on Gun control, illegals, cozying up to the liberals like Clinton while treating everyday working conservatives as if they were scum to him.

I really think he doesn’t like middle class to poor conservatives. He thinks of them as the great unwashed while he hangs around with his ivy league crowd.


25 posted on 02/14/2008 7:28:05 PM PST by yarddog (`)
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To: abigail2

bump


26 posted on 02/14/2008 9:21:57 PM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: abigail2
Thanks for the ping. There are too many liberal blacks who use the race card at every chance. The Rev Al and Je$$e are using the race issue, for their livelihood. Without the race issue, it would like Rush and the Gore bull warming parody about AlGore. “Without this gig, who’d listen to me”.

Wednesday evening, a vacant, boarded up house burned in east Austin and was declared arson. It was next to the NAALCP HQ here and also damaged the church next to it. The local pres of the NAALCP - Nelson Linder - pulled his “race card” on the news.

The news almost reported this as hate crime, even though no mention that the NAALCP asked that the house be boarded up, since it was used as a CRACK HOUSE by the thugs in the area. Not one mention of that little detail in the paper or news reports. If a caller on the local talk radio hadn’t called and mentioned that, no one would have ever known.

27 posted on 02/15/2008 4:50:20 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It may take another Jimmy Carter to get another Ronald Reagan". Rush Limbaugh Jan. 14, 2008)
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To: abigail2
Bump

And this illustrates the problem with the GOP, and the difference between Reagan and Bush (or McCain).

Reagan would not take the easy road and follow the Beltway CW said regardless of what his advisors said. He would do what he thought was the right thing which is this case would be not to honor a shyster like the Rev. Al.

28 posted on 02/15/2008 4:57:10 AM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I’m sick of the race card being used all the time too. I used to work with a mean lady who, whenever she had trouble with anyone would cry “Race”! But it was just because she was mean. LOL. What does the L in NAALCP stand for?


29 posted on 02/15/2008 8:01:59 AM PST by abigail2
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To: debboo

Thanks debboo


30 posted on 02/15/2008 8:02:47 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Tribune7

The problem with GOP is it’s GOP in name only...


31 posted on 02/15/2008 8:06:14 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2
I am tired of the race card as well. I have an employee who refuses to use race as an issue. He is part Native American - Indian - and has been denied a promotion twice within the past year. He says he is "white" on his application, and not one mention of Native American. He could and should use that, but has higher standards.

The "L" in NAALCP is from Rush Limbaugh. National Association for the Advancement of LIBERAL Colored People.

32 posted on 02/15/2008 8:42:56 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It may take another Jimmy Carter to get another Ronald Reagan". Rush Limbaugh Jan. 14, 2008)
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To: Arrowhead1952
OH, thanks about the L. I should have known.
If we started asking people on a questionaire CHECK ONE:
AMERICAN
OTHER

We might start getting somewhere!

33 posted on 02/15/2008 9:02:01 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Hi abigail, the good Rev can always be depended on to tell the truth!

Molon Labe!


34 posted on 02/15/2008 10:31:06 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

Hi blackie, a good day after valentines, molon labe to you too!


35 posted on 02/15/2008 2:08:43 PM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Ya can’t have too many valentines, abigail. Every day is valentines day. >:-}

Molon Labe!


36 posted on 02/15/2008 2:28:16 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: abigail2

BTTT

Wish there were more Rev. Petersons.

On a related note, Pat Buchanan takes on President Bush and the Jena Six lies:

The Jena 6 scam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1971022/posts


37 posted on 02/15/2008 5:26:43 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: mass55th
I concur. The President fails to mention which races this alleged “tension” is between. Perhaps it is between blacks, most of whom have a legitimate right to be here, and hispanics, most of whom DO NOT have a legitimate right to be here.
38 posted on 02/17/2008 5:39:40 PM PST by singfreedom
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To: abigail2
"promote Black History Month or a manufactured holiday like Kwanzaa. Instead, they need to turn back to God, restore their families and overcome their hatred of whites.

Amen, Jesse.

39 posted on 02/17/2008 6:59:18 PM PST by kcvl
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To: abigail2
I personally don’t believe in a Black History Month.

Me neither pardner. It's polarizing and condescending.

40 posted on 02/17/2008 7:00:22 PM PST by wardaddy (Political Correctness is to Western Culture what the Aids virus is to the cake community)
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To: Arrowhead1952
There are too many liberal blacks who use the race card at every chance

Hell, there are plenty of freepers who do it too, and I don't know what the heck color they are.

A lot of them went to Clown Posse and Wideawakes and Darwin Central but plenty have filtered back....like moths to the torch

41 posted on 02/17/2008 7:02:38 PM PST by wardaddy (Political Correctness is to Western Culture what the Aids virus is to the cake community)
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To: abigail2
Mr. President, black Americans don’t need hate crime laws, ceremonies to promote Black History Month or a manufactured holiday like Kwanzaa. Instead, they need to turn back to God, restore their families and overcome their hatred of whites.

I want this guy over for dinner.

42 posted on 02/17/2008 7:04:48 PM PST by wardaddy (Political Correctness is to Western Culture what the Aids virus is to the cake community)
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