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Friday, March 21, 2008

The Brite-Jeremiah Wright Debate Continues

Cross-posted from Faultline USA

This is the fourth post in a continuing series concerning the fateful decision of Brite Divinity School to honor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright on May 29th. For background read (1) Brite Divinity School to Honor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, (2) Brite Divinity School Jeremiah Wright Update, and (3) Brite, Jeremiah Wright, and the Out of Context Card

Here’s a round-up of the news tonight: No new stories in the papers in the last few hours.

Roger Gardner of Radar Site has done a masterful job of compiling many reader comments (both pro and con) from the Fort Worth Star Telegram concerning the words of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the decision of Brite Divinity School to stand firm in honoring Wright on March 29th.

I’d love to steal the last line from his excellent summary but that wouldn’t be fair. Just go visit Radar Site and leave a comment.

SocraticGadfly has posted an interesting prediction

“ . . .As I blogged earlier, nonetheless, expect local winger Mark Davis, national winger Rush Limbaugh, or other wingers to organize protests at TCU, to call on Obama to denounce TCU, etc.

Or, as more about Rev. Wright’s AIDS comments come out, if he has any other gay comments that are less than ideal, we could see gay protestors there, too.

Unless Brite has a very private site, and announces it at the last minutes, or decides not to do so at all, the fireworks could ramp up.”

Passionate Prose Letters to the Editor muses . . .

“ . . .A spiritual mentor and pastor to a presidential candidate espouses hatred and distrust of America from the pulpit, over and over again; yet The Brite Divinity School of TCU plans to honor this preacher with a Black Leadership Award on March 29. Are you going to continue to sit back and watch or will you say, "I am proud to be an American and I'm not going to take this any more?"

On the National scene Fox’s Greta Van Susteren interviewed Andrew Chavez, editor of Texas Christian University’s THE DAILY SKIFF on March 18th and again tonight. Chavez believes that there will be a lot of people interested in attending the Wright event. But Brite hasn’t yet announced where it will be held. The Black Church Awards Banquet is a $125.00 a plate affair. (Let me avoid the urge to comment here.) Chavez confirmed tonight that there are not a lot of students on campus who are in favor of the Wright event. Ya think???