Blessing or curse for America?

A thought on the response to Obama's pastor's rantings by Doug Wilson:

"the most damaging clip was the one in which Jeremiah Wright was railing against the United States, saying, "God damn America for . . . God damn America for . . ." followed by a litany of of die-hard leftist complaints. But what is the real problem here? I recall Billy Graham's wife once saying, "If God doesn't judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah." The real reason for the indignation directed at Wright was because he simply said God damn America, not for the screwed-up reasons he had for saying it. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson got a similar reaction when they said something similar after 911. Suppose Wright had said, "God damn America for the abortion carnage. God damn America for sodomite marriages." Now what? Wright is being condemned, not for having the list of sins wrong (which he did), but for being un-American with a camera running."

Me, again. I think the difference is that Wright toward America is more like Jonah to Nineveh, delighting in the judgment he predicts, while Billy Graham's wife simply knows what we deserve. The scary part is that (reading the rest of the post) Sean Hannity is akin to the Biblical Jeremiah's persecutors...

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