Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Hey, It's A Camel Going Through The Eye Of A Needle!

What the fuck?

The Reverend Dr. Bill Lawson compared Lay with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ, and said his name would eventually be cleared.

"He was taken out of the world right at the right time," he said. "History has a way of vindicating people who have been wronged."

It gets worse:

The Rev. Bill Lawson, pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, likened Lay to James Byrd, an African-American man who was dragged to death in a racially motivated murder near Jasper eight years ago.

"Ken Lay was neither black nor poor as James Byrd was," Lawson said. "But I'm angry because he was the victim of a lynching." Lawson, who also spoke at Lay's Colorado memorial service, likened the businessman to President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jesus — all of whom, the minister said, were wrongly victimized.

Lawson noted that Lay was rich and powerful and gave to many political campaigns over the years. "He was a lover of people," Lawson said.

"Those who did not like him have had their say, and I'd like to have mine," Lawson said. "And I don't care what you think."

Lawson's comments brought applause.

Let's get the facts straight on Ken Lay before the powerbrokers of postmodern politics completely rewrite everything: Ken Lay was a rich, well-off white man who made cursory political donations. At best, he should have paid more attention while those beneath him drove his company into the ground and denied thousands of employees their well-earned pensions. At worst, he was directly responsible for sqaundering the retirement money of others for a few more million.

He was not dragged behind a truck because of the color of his skin.

He did not fight for the advancement of a suppressed minority, only to be struck down by an assassin's bullet.

Most importantly of all, he did not come to this planet to redeem the sins of man and to preach acceptance for all peoples.

Ken Lay was a rich man who loved his family, donated to political causes, and likely gave money to charity. But he also likely destroyed the livelihoods of thousands, was found guilty in a court of law along with his former business partner, and died before he could serve his sentence.

He was no god, no martyr, no saint. At the best, at the very best... he was just a man.

Get it straight, people.

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