Barry Picks Woman, Rev. Sharon Watkins, To Deliver Sermon

Another first! Is there nothing the Lightworker cannot do? Another first — woman to give inaugural sermon

The Rev. Sharon Watkins will deliver the sermon at the traditional National Prayer Service on January 21, the day after Barack Obama is sworn in as president, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Sunday.

Watkins, the general minister and president of the 700,000-member church Disciples of Christ, will be the first woman to deliver the sermon at the inaugural coronation event.

It takes place at the National Cathedral in northwest Washington.

When it was the first Hispanic Attorney General, first Black Secretary of State, first woman, and Black woman to boot, National Security Advisor, followed by first woman, and Black to boot, Secretary of State, the media yawned.

Funny how the Left is finding no problem with mixing religion and politics now, eh?

So, who is the Reverend Sharon Watkins? Well, since the article fails to point it out, she is anti-Iraq war and anti-torture. No mention if she is ant-sawing heads off and anti-suicide bomber in a civilian pizza parlor.

She and her church have not taken a stand on gays, but they are “incredibly diverse politically, theologically, and socially” and “Her appeal is that she delivers a message of unity and inclusivity and tolerance and hope — and those are all central themes we’ve heard from the president-elect.” I always thought they were supposed to be about the teachings of Jesus and the Bible.

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5 Responses to “Barry Picks Woman, Rev. Sharon Watkins, To Deliver Sermon”

  1. Silke says:

    Teach said: Funny how the Left is finding no problem with mixing religion and politics now, eh?

    Why would they? Our country has a long-standing tradition of mixing religion and politics. In fact religion has shaped some of this countries most important struggles – freedom from a monarchy, abolition, the expansion of the rights of women, civil rights, etc.

    I think you are confusing it with the problem of mixing the church and governance.

  2. But the problem, Silke, is that the Left has been trying to get religion out of everything, and, in particular, government. Isn’t it hypocritical of them now be pushing religion at government paid for events?

  3. Silke says:

    Religion in politics and religion in government are two very different things, Teach. But this isn’t even an example of either one those. It’s just religion in the public square.

    It is tradition to hold a prayer services at the National Cathedral during the inaugural events. They are not mandatory and I have never heard of people on the “left” complaining about them so I fail to see the hypocrisy.

  4. I think you are missing my point, probably because I spend a lot of time monitoring the nuts on the left at places like the DU, Kos, Crooks and Liars, etc. So many of them are virulently anti-Christian, and want ALL Christian religion removed from Government, and even from public life.

  5. Silke says:

    Fine, then cite a story that actually illustrates your point. But don’t equate these people with Barack Obama and the entire Democratic Party.

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