Show me the way to the next whisky bar. Oh, don’t ask why. Oh, don’t ask why…
Residents in Guin, Alabama became outraged earlier this week after they noticed flyers posted around the town that read, “Annual Pastors Conference All White Christians Invited.” The groups Christian Identity Ministries and the Church of God’s Chosen told WIAT that they just didn’t have the “facilities” to accommodate non-whites.
“We’re seldom ever have been invited to black Muslim events and we never have been invited to NAACP events and we never have been invited to join Jewish synagogues events and stuff,” Christian Identity Ministries Pastor William J. Collier explained.
“It has nothing whatsoever to do with any kind of racism or hate or anything like that,” he added. “And anybody who would brand it as that would be a racist and a hater themselves, you know.”
Uh-huh. Care to explain why the Southern Poverty Law Centre has identified your “church”, Christian Identity, as a racist hate group, “Reverend”? I seem to recall reading quite a bit about their ties to both neo-Nazis and the KKK, and I don’t suppose much has changed since I last read The Silent Brotherhood. Strange and disingenuous of him to attempt to re-brand what everyone knows is not an innocent Christian organization. What’s truly through the Looking Glass, though, is hearing a blatant racist slamming anti-racists as racists.
But wait, it gets even more irony-impaired:
Collier insisted that the “Sacred Christian Cross Lighting Ceremony” to be held on final day of the event symbolized an “opposition to tyranny.”
“We are not burning a cross, look at the word is says it says light a cross,” Christian Identity Ministries Reverend Mel Lewis told WIAT. “If you light a light in your house do you burn down your house. We often use fire. Our ancient fathers said fire was a cleansing element. Even the Bible says the earth will be purified with fire what purer element can we use as a symbol of our worship.”
Uh-huh. And I bet I know what the nature of that “purity” will be. It’s gonna be all white guys who look just like this:
Yippers, he sure looks like a natural-born ruling-class specimen to me.
I know it’s a wee bit early in the evening yet, but after all this cognitive dissonance, I sure could use a drink. Play me out, Keyboard Cat…