Two op-eds, reprinted in The Virginian-Pilot, crossed into the territory of the ridiculous.

Is there something in the water these days?


4 thoughts on “Ridiculous

  1. I’m not one of the crowd currently swooning over Ben Carson, nor am I particularly fond of Cal Thomas, but it doesn’t seem that anything that Thomas wrote in that piece suggests that he “has declared that black = liberal.” Thomas pointed out how some of Carson’s detractors took issue with some of his political statements (or perhaps you can tell me what they might have meant by calling him an Uncle Tom?), but Thomas’ pointing out their statements is hardly the same as his making those associations, is it?

  2. The opening of Cal Thomas’ piece:

    There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed?

    Take Dr. Ben Carson, as one example. [snip]

    Dr. Carson, who is African-American, has been denounced as insufficiently black because he won’t toe the liberal line when it comes to big government and the implication that those in the African-American voting bloc, huge supporters of the Democratic Party, who fall below the poverty line, cannot succeed without it.

    It doesn’t get any clearer than that.

    1. The rest of the column makes clear Thomas does NOT count Carson as one of those “successful liberals,” doesn’t it? If Carson is a liberal according to Thomas, then how are the “detractors” to be classified?

  3. At the least, Mr. Thomas’ piece was very poorly worded. I know many Black conservatives, and they are some of the staunchest I know, too.

    The institution of marriage has been taking a beating for some time now — “no fault” divorce, rampant divorce, multiple marriages, etc. Does any pastor still preach on Jesus’ words, “If you divorce your wife, you force her to commit adultery. If you marry a divorced woman, you commit adultery with her.”

    And does any pastor still preach on how husbands and wives are to behave toward each other, as in Ephesians 5?

    Very few do, I suspect.

    But if the pastors merely preach what we want to hear, what good are they?

    If they do not preach the sanctity of heterosexual marriage, how can we object when they support homosexual marriage?

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