black religious leaders ask paul ryan to censor maxine waters’ “call to extremism”

July 17, 2018
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It appears that enough time has passed for Black Christian Leaders to forget that the Civil Rights Movement wasn’t about “civility”. A group of Black Christian Conservatives have come out against Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters for comments she made at an LA rally, urging critics of the Trump administration to confront administration officials in protest of the ‘zero tolerance’ policy that has resulted in immigrant families getting separated at the border. Maxine delivered a passionate speech, calling out the president and his administration on the inhumane treatment experienced by immigrant children who were taken from their parents and put into cages, cells and other holding facilities.

“If you see anyone from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” – Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters

Black Christian Conservatives are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to censure Waters for her comments. President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education said “Her call to extremism based on where another American citizen works and who they associate with must be sternly addressed by Speaker Paul Ryan.” Bishop Aubrey Shines has condemned Waters’ remarks because he felt that her comments are putting supporters of Trump – such as themselves – in harm’s way, even though, to our knowledge, the most harm any Trump supporter has endured was Tomi Lahren taking a cup of water to the face. A tragedy.

“Her call to extremism based on where another American citizen works and who they associate with must be sternly addressed by Speaker Paul Ryan,” Star Parker, president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, said at a press conference. “An apology is not enough, nor did she offer one when asked by House Speaker. As we move into two months of intense debate over SCOTUS nomination, the censuring of Maxine Waters becomes of extreme urgency.” – The Christian Post

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced backlash for her role in the Trump administration when she was pulled aside and asked to leave by the owners of Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. The owners of the Red Hen had come to their decision by asking their staff to cast a vote on whether they would be comfortable serving Sanders and her family and the staff voted to ask her to leave. Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also faced backlash when she was confronted by protestors in a Mexican restaurant in Washington D.C. Apparently separating the families of immigrants originating from Latin America works up quite the appetite…for Mexican.

“I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it is wrong what they’re doing on so many fronts but they tend to not want to confront this president,” – Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters

African American conservative activists and religious leaders gathered on Capitol Hill to pressure Speaker Ryan into condemning Waters officially on the basis that Waters didn’t speak to the ‘faith of all black America.” They claim that Waters assertions are “divisive” and that political incivility is turning the U.S into “just another nation”. “We are discriminating not based upon race anymore but based upon political preference,” stated Diante Johnson, president and founder of the Black Conservative Federation . “To Maxine Waters, it is very shameful for someone who has experienced segregation to turn around and reverse it to political party.”

The issue with condemning Waters for living through segregation and not adopting an approach of “civility” is that Waters has first-hand experience of how civility is always the responsibility of the oppressed. Trump and his administration are getting away with a laundry list of human rights violations yet the worry of groups like Black conservatives is how they will be treated for supporting a man who would have left children in cages had “uncivilized” backlash not prompted him to change his tune. It is ironic that this group of conservatives would label Maxine Waters as “extremist” for rallying against locking up babies when they themselves have not gone on record to share what they think about children being ripped away from their parents. I guess, much like Jeff Sessions’ version of the bible, theirs has terms and conditions as well.


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