Where was Jesse?
After Katrina hit mostly black New Orleans, Jesse Jackson was quick to blame the disorganized federal response on white racism. President Bush was faulted for not immediately being there and showing he cared.
But yesterday, as Rita came ashore in mostly white areas of Texas and Louisiana, where was Jackson? In D.C., standing arm-in-arm with yesterday’s news, Cindy Sheehan, protesting the war. Doesn’t he care about white people?
Hey, Rev. Jesse, why don’t you get back down there and do something useful? I suggest buttoning your lip and rolling up your sleeves.
I won’t hold my breath.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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