November 21, 2012
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Will religious groups feign outrage at President Obama offering a “special dispensation” and making the sign of the cross over the White House turkey?
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Oh, I’m sure they’ll work up something to be outraged about.
I’m sure there will be outrage. I mean, consider: President Obama cited Nate Silver, said he loved the turkey, invited his daughter to pet the turkey, then said the turkey needed a “special dispensation” and made the sign of the cross. Who does he think he is … a statistical, turkey-loving pope???
I’m sure the right will be every bit as outraged as PETA. It would be nice to have a day without outrage, but those don’t seem to be provided any longer.
So rage away. The din has gone on so long, we’re almost all deaf to it.
Apparently P.E.T.A. has already beaten the GOP to turkey outrage.
“It makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds and portrays the United States’ president as being in some sort of business partnership with the turkey-killing industry,” Newkirk wrote in a letter sent to President Obama today. “Turkeys do not need to be ‘pardoned’-they are not guilty of anything other than being born into a world of prejudice. They are innocents who should be respected for who they are: good mothers, smart birds, and interesting animals.”
But there’s more:
“You understand so well that African-Americans, women, and members of the LGBT community have been poorly served throughout history,” Newkirk writes, “and now I am asking you to consider other living beings who are ridiculed, belittled, and treated as if their sentience, feelings, and very natures count for nothing.”
Outraged and over the top. Republicans probably won’t go there.
I would have a difficult time considering groups that are outraged Religious Groups. Recall Mathew 5:44.
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