Saturday, April 15, 2006
Meeks and Humble of Heart
State Sen. James Meeks has just met with Francis Cardinal George, not to urge support but to explain his possible third-party campaign for governor to the prelate. I wish hed explain it to us as wellwith specifics. Sen. Meeks calls himself pro-life. Well and good. But that classification is vague, generalizedin short, evidence of preacher-talk. Is Sen. Meeks for the overturning of Roe v. Wade? If Roe v. Wade is overturned, will Sen. Meeks honor the long-ago resolution which passed the Illinois General Assembly by a heavy vote that declared abortions will be illegal in this state? Why did the Senator vote wrong by pro-life standards on embryonic stem cell? Why did the Senator vote wrong by pro-life standards on making abortifacients available on an over-the-counter basis.
Why havent the media asked Sen. Meeks where he stands on abortion rather than merely repeating his generalities? Why havent the media asked him for his understanding of church-and-state and his hustling votes from the pulpit of a church which is tax-exempt? Why havent the media asked him to explain his homily delivered on March 26 in which he asked white churches to call him and tell him to run for governor, using these words:
If I do run and there are two people in the race who both are not standing for morality, if I dont get every white Christian vote in the state of Illinois, I will stand on top of the Sears Tower and call every one of yall racist! Frankly, if Meeks pro-life stand is as complete as he indicates, hed probably have the right to make that charge. But the fact is we dont know where Meeks stands despite his willingness to publicize his potential candidacy. Thats not Meeks fault; its the medias.
Incidentally, has anyone heard of a preacher urging parishioners to stay away from church on Easter so as to have the seats filled by those who only go once a year? Thats what Reverend-Senator Meeks did. Anybody have any comments on that one? Use Readers Comments.