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Charles Barkley Must Apologize For ‘Fake Christians’ Remark Or Face Suspension, Says Rev. Peterson
BOND, Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny ^ | February 19, 2008 | Ermias Alemayehu

Posted on 02/19/2008 5:19:44 AM PST by abigail2

Charles Barkley Must Apologize For ‘Fake Christians’ Remark Or Face Suspension, Says Rev. Peterson

Former NBA star and TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley attacked Christian conservatives Friday on CNN’s The Situation Room news show, referring to them as “fake Christians” and “hypocritical” people. Barkley has endorsed Barack Obama and has a problem with conservative Republican stances against abortion and homosexual marriage. He repeatedly told CNN anchorman Wolf Blitzer “I’m pro-choice” and “I’m for gay marriage.” Conservative radio talk show host Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is calling on Barkley to apologize for his bigoted remarks or face pressure for TNT to suspend him.

“If a white conservative Republican commentator called liberal Christians who support Obama and Hillary ‘fake Christians’ he would be publicly repudiated by the liberal press,” said Rev. Peterson. “Barkley is getting a pass because he’s a black liberal Democrat attacking Christian conservatives. The man is a bigot and has no moral character. He should apologize for his remarks.”

Since the early 90’s Barkley has had a checkered record. In two separate incidents he was reportedly arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing one man through a plate-glass window and breaking another man’s nose. In 1991 he allegedly spat on a young girl in New Jersey while trying to go after a heckler. He’s also been caught on tape saying, “I hate white people.”

“I can think of at least four white public figures who have been fired or suspended for comments deemed offensive to blacks including: Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.); shock jock Don Imus; Dune “DOG” Chapman; and The Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman. Despite making public apologies, all these people were mercilessly hounded and excoriated by the liberal press. So, where’s the demand for an apology and suspension of Barkley for his offensive comments about Christian conservatives?” asked Rev. Peterson.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; barkley; charlesbarkley; christians; jesseleepeterson; tnt
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I didn't know all this about Charles Barkley. I say we let TNT know how we feel!
1 posted on 02/19/2008 5:19:49 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Bump


2 posted on 02/19/2008 5:24:33 AM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: abigail2

From way back to his crappy remarks during the ‘92 Olympics, Barkley should apologize for being Barkley.


3 posted on 02/19/2008 5:26:11 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: abigail2

Charles Barkley is a bigot. If MNF fired Rush for merely expressing an opinion on McNabb that they thought might offend Blacks, Barkley should be fired from any further sports shows for blatantly insulting Christians. I saw the offensive comment, and there is no way he can say he was taken out of context.


4 posted on 02/19/2008 5:27:39 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: abigail2

Charles Barkley - Doing his best to improve the plummeting TV audience share of the “Professional Gansta-ball League.”

Good move dope.


5 posted on 02/19/2008 5:29:08 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: abigail2
no ... no ... no ...
Please let him continue to talk
People like Charlee are the number ONE ally
for the 'right' when left alone to talk.
6 posted on 02/19/2008 5:29:46 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk.)
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To: abigail2
Barkley has endorsed Barack Obama and has a problem with conservative Republican stances against abortion and homosexual marriage.

I'm not going to judge whether or not Barkley is a "fake Christian" or not but obviously he doesn't believe what the Bible teaches on these subjects.

7 posted on 02/19/2008 5:30:56 AM PST by Jorge
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To: NewDestiny; rebuildus; fabian; 353FMG; Abathar; AD from SpringBay; Albertafriend; ALOHA RONNIE; ...

So Far the only email address I have for TNT is for advertising, which isn’t a bad idea. We can let them know we will be contacting their advertisers.....
anyway its advertisewithus@turner.com .


8 posted on 02/19/2008 5:33:21 AM PST by abigail2
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To: NewDestiny; rebuildus; fabian; 353FMG; Abathar; AD from SpringBay; Albertafriend; ALOHA RONNIE; ...

So Far the only email address I have for TNT is for advertising, which isn’t a bad idea. We can let them know we will be contacting their advertisers.....
anyway its advertisewithus@turner.com .


9 posted on 02/19/2008 5:34:07 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2
Let the liberals restrict speech and bitch and moan about the offense someone might feel. I say record it and keep it handy but let him keep talking. Hell the guy already said “thats why I hate white people” and still works in the public eye. Let the guy speak his mind until no one takes him seriously. Racism and hatred for whites or Christians should be exposed by letting ignorant athletes and politicians keep running their mouthes, kinda like Obama’s wife feeling proud of her country for the first time in her adult life.
10 posted on 02/19/2008 5:35:31 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: From One - Many

Explain...


11 posted on 02/19/2008 5:35:36 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2
Suspend him from What? Being Charles Barkley? They guy isn’t some genius, he is the guy who doesn’t think athletes should be role models. I agree with him sometimes.
12 posted on 02/19/2008 5:37:44 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: abigail2
Barkley says he is going to run for Gov. of Alabama!

One of the most Christian/conservative states in the Union!

LOL!

13 posted on 02/19/2008 5:39:34 AM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: abigail2
Never get in the way of someone making a fool of themselves..Charlee will turn more people to our side, with his words, than he will turn away from our side, with his words. I believe this with all my heart.
14 posted on 02/19/2008 5:39:46 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk.)
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To: normy; Vision

Well, there are plenty of people out there bad mouthing whites, Christianity, etc and it just doesn’t get the attention from the msm that we do. We have to raise a stink to get it in the news. Otherwise kids are going to think we condone that talk when they see we don’t speak up against it.


15 posted on 02/19/2008 5:41:32 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Barkley appears in commercials for a wireless phone company.
Do you happen to know which one?


16 posted on 02/19/2008 5:42:40 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: abigail2
Barkley has endorsed Barack Obama and has a problem with conservative Republican stances against abortion and homosexual marriage.

You could say the same for most Hussein supporters and nothing would change a thing.

He’s also been caught on tape saying, “I hate white people.”

Why aren't the Rev Je$$e J@ck$on or the Rev Al $harpton axeing him about this statement? < /sarc>

17 posted on 02/19/2008 5:46:11 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: PurpleMan
“Professional Gansta-ball League.”

Amen. The NBA blows big time, and I used to be a HUGE fan. I never watch the games any more, barely know who any of the stars are. It's just as you describe, and I'm not prejudiced. My all time favorite NBA players (from the past of course) are all black, with the exception of Larry Byrd and Jerry West.

18 posted on 02/19/2008 5:47:37 AM PST by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: abigail2

Kids will also seeing us, in our attempt to stiffle ‘free speach’. Refute.... but lay low on censorship. Censorship is a tactic of the left. Refute only.....mho


19 posted on 02/19/2008 5:47:38 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk.)
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To: From One - Many

Well, I sent the advertisers a copy of this press release. I’d like to see a big stink raised like they raised for Imus Imus and others.


20 posted on 02/19/2008 5:48:51 AM PST by abigail2
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To: ishabibble

The Company is T-Mobile, official cell phone provider for the N B A.


21 posted on 02/19/2008 5:50:31 AM PST by GeorgeTex (President Carter - Founder of Radical Islam)
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To: abigail2
It is okay to fight back, we should, but go slow, and methodical. But don't go for his head. We need his head out there making a fool of him and his beliefs, then our beliefs are going to be advanced.....mho
22 posted on 02/19/2008 5:52:15 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

LOL,good point... they are supposedly “Christians”.


23 posted on 02/19/2008 5:53:13 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2
In two separate incidents he was reportedly arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing one man through a plate-glass window and breaking another man’s nose.

_____________________________________________

Reportedly? allegedly?

Either did or he didn't. Did he go to trial? Was he convicted? This sort of unsubstantiated character attack is not what one would expect of a Reverend, is it?

24 posted on 02/19/2008 5:53:37 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: From One - Many

We just want an apology and suspension.


25 posted on 02/19/2008 5:54:28 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

suspension...look like going for his head and censorship...I prefer to let him talk....mho


26 posted on 02/19/2008 5:55:47 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk.)
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To: kittymyrib

Are people in AL really waiting to elect him governor after they voted for Oprah’s O BAMA in the primary?


27 posted on 02/19/2008 5:56:03 AM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Hardastarboard

They need some affirmative action. It doesn’t matter if they are the best tallent, they need to be exposed to some different culture and lifetyle than the gansta-hiphop-bling thing. Wonder how that ideas going to fly?


28 posted on 02/19/2008 5:56:26 AM PST by bird4four4 (Behead those who suggest Islam is violent!)
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To: abigail2

Sir Charles makes Mc Cain’s demeanor seem measured.


29 posted on 02/19/2008 5:56:54 AM PST by sono (The Future Ain't What It Used To Be - Yogi Berra)
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To: Hardastarboard

The NBA is still around?


30 posted on 02/19/2008 5:57:48 AM PST by Undertow ("I have found some kind of temporary sanity...")
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To: GeorgeTex
contact page for T Mobile
31 posted on 02/19/2008 5:59:08 AM PST by abigail2
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To: From One - Many

I agree. Let him keep talking. That way there will be more footage to use against him when he runs for Governor of Alabama as he keeps promising, er, threatening to do!


32 posted on 02/19/2008 6:00:44 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: abigail2

Barkley should stick to what he knows...basketball and eating.LOL


33 posted on 02/19/2008 6:00:50 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: sono
LOL! I've actually hardly ever seen him. Years ago I hear he was a good guy. I THINK
34 posted on 02/19/2008 6:01:43 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

I’ll listen to Charlie when he talks about something he knows about, i.e. jock itch.


35 posted on 02/19/2008 6:02:33 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: kellynla

HAH! Well, I have something in common with him! Eating!


36 posted on 02/19/2008 6:02:36 AM PST by abigail2
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To: From One - Many

Funny that the left makes fun of Bush, and assumes he’s an idiot, because he can’t speak eloquently,

but if anybody were to make fun of Barkley’s STUPID, rambling, INCOHERENT speach, they’d be branded a racist.

Addressing the content of his speech, Barkley uses the same arrogant, ignorant, self serving leftist misinterpretation of a certain bible passage - judge not lest ye be judged - to say that we shouldn’t judge anyone. How TOTALLY STUPID. God is all about judging sin, that’s why we have to have Jesus as a savior, because we all sin.

Charley - the rest of the passage is “by the same measure”, meaning, we shouldn’t hold others to standards that we ourselves are not willing to uphold. Get it, you idiot leftists?


37 posted on 02/19/2008 6:05:27 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Greg F

The BEST part is how right after he makes all of these stupid remarks, he says that he is positioning himself for his run for governor of Alabama.


38 posted on 02/19/2008 6:06:05 AM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: Jorge

The good news is, all his remarks will NOT DETHRONE GOD!
The Word of God will stand forever!


39 posted on 02/19/2008 6:06:42 AM PST by usslsm51
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To: abigail2

And, the bible has many passages refuting, or downright condemning, the concepts of socialism that the left supports.

No way can they be biblically literate and support socialism.


40 posted on 02/19/2008 6:06:56 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: GeorgeTex
Call our award-winning customer specialists or find a T-Mobile store near you.

Call us at: 1-800-T-MOBILE

Business customers call: 1-888-537-4242

I am a “real” Roman Catholic, but I’m going to call anyway.

41 posted on 02/19/2008 6:10:01 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: abigail2

Christians should seek no apology from Barkley. Criticism of religious persons goes back to Plato’s days and beyond. It’s part of the territory. And, for what its worth, I have met many fake christians myself.

Instead of indignant press remarks, ask Charles to amplify his remarks and be specific about his targets and reasons. His hiding behind generalizations is cowardly. Let him speak his mind, identify his targets and open himself to the proper criticism.


42 posted on 02/19/2008 6:13:37 AM PST by Loud Mime ("Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not")
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To: usslsm51
The good news is, all his remarks will NOT DETHRONE GOD! The Word of God will stand forever!

Yes. So we don't have to riot in the streets and threaten to behead people.

43 posted on 02/19/2008 6:15:47 AM PST by Jorge
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To: MrB
No way can they be biblically literate and support socialism. A case could be made from the early church for communism.

Act 4:32b neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Act 4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

Act 4:35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

I don't dissagree with it either. As long as it is me and my church members sharing all thing willfully. The problem is when the government mandates it.

44 posted on 02/19/2008 6:16:18 AM PST by bird4four4 (Behead those who suggest Islam is violent!)
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To: mtbopfuyn

I won’t watch anything with Barkley in it. He’s right up there with Bryant Gumball in my book.


45 posted on 02/19/2008 6:19:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Loud Mime

How do you do that? Get him to open up?


46 posted on 02/19/2008 6:19:31 AM PST by abigail2
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To: ishabibble

Me too!


47 posted on 02/19/2008 6:20:26 AM PST by abigail2
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To: From One - Many
"no ... no ... no ...
Please let him continue to talk
People like Charlee are the number ONE ally
for the 'right' when left alone to talk."


I agree. Let him have his say.

The beauty of free speech is that it allows individuals the expose themselves for who they truly are.
48 posted on 02/19/2008 6:20:36 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: normy
Hell the guy already said “thats why I hate white people” and still works in the public eye. Let the guy speak his mind until no one takes him seriously.

The guy obviously can't control his mouth and has the maturity of a 12 year old.

He's just showing the world what kind of person he is, and it's not a very pretty picture.

49 posted on 02/19/2008 6:22:32 AM PST by Jorge
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To: All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCaAx9SRZRU

Charles Barkley Slams Conservative Fake Christians

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QIH8NrNeso

T-Mobile DWade Charles Barkley Super Bowl 2008 Ad!


50 posted on 02/19/2008 6:24:41 AM PST by maggief
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