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Faith leaders urge Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL to change teamís name
Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2013 | Theresa Vargas

Posted on 12/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST by markomalley

Dozens of area clergy members have signed a letter to the owner of the Washington Redskins and the commissioner of the National Football League, calling on the team to recognize that “words can cause great pain” and change its name.

“The derogatory term ‘redskin’ offends many Native Americans and others in this country,” said the letter signed by 61 faith leaders. “This word, defined in the dictionary as a slur, should not be publicly marketed and celebrated in America, which is built on the ideals of respect and inclusion.”

The missive marks the latest effort in the push to change the team’s name and was endorsed by leaders across faith communities, including Lutheran, Baptist, Jewish, United Church of Christ, Buddhist and Muslim.

Among those signing the letter were Alton B. Pollard III, dean of the Howard University School of Divinity; the Rev. Luis Leon of St. John’s Church, attended by every president since 1816; the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith of the 150-year-old Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest Washington; Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine; and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Obama’s fiery former pastor in Chicago.

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TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: football; godgap; identitypolitics; jeremiahwright; liberalbigot; lookasquirrel; nfl; obamaonreligion; pastors; phonycontroversy; redskins; religiousleft; washington; washingtonredskins
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Looks like the usual subjects with the usual agenda.
1 posted on 12/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Give me a break!


2 posted on 12/05/2013 6:13:38 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: markomalley; GeronL; Revolting cat!
; and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Obama’s fiery former pastor in Chicago.

So "that guy" is relevant again?

FUJW and the trope you rode in on.

3 posted on 12/05/2013 6:14:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

This issue is dead. Stop hounding on it. The name stays.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 6:14:33 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

This is part of the effort to destroy the NFL and professional sports in general. Liberals can’t have the sheeple paying for entertainment, when they need to be entertained by the elites like in the Hunger Games trilogy.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 6:14:48 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: markomalley

My first thought also, the usual suspects.

Pffft...


6 posted on 12/05/2013 6:15:38 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: markomalley

The religious left…..preparing to prove Dante’s theory for a loooooooooong time…..


7 posted on 12/05/2013 6:16:00 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: HChampagne

Didn’t we just hear that the Navajo Talkers of WWII showed up at the Fed EX Center wearing redskin jackets?


8 posted on 12/05/2013 6:17:42 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“America’s history and traditions have to change” - Michelle Obama

Team names changed, stadiums destroyed, the past is gone, break with the old ways and come onboard the new.

Old televisions and lightbulbs were legislated away, they were not replaced by a better mousetrap.

All the big stadiums around the world “suddenly” became obsolete in the same decade. Funny how that happened.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 6:18:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

Snyder needs to hire those American Indians who approve and run some local TV ads.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 6:18:57 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: markomalley
'faith leaders'


11 posted on 12/05/2013 6:19:37 PM PST by tomkat
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To: markomalley

Since the NFL is owned by the government, isn’t this a case of religion and government mixing ?


12 posted on 12/05/2013 6:28:52 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: markomalley

THIS is what keeps these people up at night???


13 posted on 12/05/2013 6:30:23 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: a fool in paradise
All the big stadiums around the world “suddenly” became obsolete in the same decade.

Nope. Obama will use them for the new games.... Christians vs. Pit Bulls.

14 posted on 12/05/2013 6:31:07 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: markomalley

Everybody is upset about it except the actual redskins.


15 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: markomalley

Ah... Jeremiah “God Damn America”
Wright resurfaces...

Go f**k yourself, Wright.


16 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:42 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Those are new stadiums. Came into play around the turn of the century. All of the “records” were set in non-existent spaces now.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 6:35:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

I urge the democrat party to change their name to something more appropriate...The pathological liar communist thug mass murderers seems to fit.


18 posted on 12/05/2013 6:43:21 PM PST by MtnClimber (A utopia without freedom is just a fancy name for prison. - Dean Kalahar)
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To: markomalley

The commie lib girlymen need to give up on this. It isn’t going to happen.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 6:45:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: markomalley

Faith leaders or shakedown artists?


20 posted on 12/05/2013 6:56:43 PM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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