Skip to comments.Newly-elected Ga. official refuses Bible, takes oath of office on 'Autobiography of Malcolm X'
Posted on 06/07/2018 5:26:09 PM PDT by blueyon
One of the new council members in one of Georgias biggest cities picked Malcolm X over the Bible for her swearing-in.
Mariah Parker was sworn in this week to represent District 2 on the Athens-Clarke County Commission and refused to take her oath of office on the Bible, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
They asked if they would like the Bible and I said no. My mother asked if there was a copy of the Constitution around. No, Ms. Parker told the AJC.
I wanted Malcolms book, she said, referring to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which, despite its title, was written by Alex Haley after its subjects assassination by members of the Nation of Islam. I think they saw it coming, said Ms. Parker, who also raised her fist in a black-power salute while taking the oath.
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Well they got whom they voted for.
Gawd Almighty! (Koran inside it, too?) AWFUL!
A big, heaping case of Buyer’s Remorse will be comin’ round the mountain when it comes!
No my friend, we are not moving away from God, they are. There is such a divide in this country that I fear we will not survive as a one nation under God.
Athens GA, home of the University of Georgia. What a joke.
Black racism is celebrated...
Yeah she has that throwback 70’s look. She is going to turn out to be a total disaster.
I’m not sure they will get what they want, but they want a race war.
Are you one of the menehunes that would mess up our office overnight behind locked doors when I lived on Maui? Weird things DID happen. Locals insisted it was the work of a menehune or two. ;)
I don’t think she read the book.
I remember both the sixties and the seventies.
And I’m oiling my shotguns. The same that were ready then.
She’s heading for trouble. Legal, that is.
I was a kid growing up then, first half of the 60’s were great, then came everything else.
Angela Davis wannabe.
In one of the documentaries about the zodiac killer, there's a memorable interview of a retired San Francisco detective who worked on the case back then.
He said "if you came to San Francisco in 1967, you were supposed to wear flowers in your hair; by 1969, you would have been well advised to carry a revolver."
The hoards of idealistic young people attracted a bumper crop of vicious cutthroats.
Id put the date when things started going down the toilet at November 22, 1963. It wasnt that JFK was a great president, but it was that an insignificant, unimportant nobody changed the world. That demonstrated that it can be done to other insignificant, unimportant nobodies.
I remember them,too. Could be that the turmoil then was a rehearsal for even worse chaos in the works now.
She looks like a young Cynthia McKinney.
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