It appears as though Jeremiah Wright isn’t the only unhinged, race-hustling pastor in our president’s rolodex. Rev. Joseph Lowery, who delivered the benediction at Obama’s 2009 inauguration, says he believes all white people are going to hell:
“The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a patriarch of the civil rights movement and close ally of the president, said at a weekend rally in central Georgia that the “level and hatred and bitterness” borne of this election had made him a believer that whites were going to hell. Lowery said, according to the Monroe County Reporter, it was the same belief he held at the height of the civil rights movement. Eventually he mellowed, believing that not all whites, rather only “most,” would get their brimstone comeuppance. “Now,” the local newsweekly reported, “he is back to where he was.””
Turns out, Lowery will be standing by Barack Obama’s side tonight at his election party:
Despite the controversy stirred last week by Rev. Joseph Lowery, the civil rights icon will reportedly be at the side of the president and first lady as election returns trickle in Tuesday night.
Lowery drew international headlines last week for comments he made at a middle Georgia rally in which he said “all white folks were going to hell.” The reaction was so furious that most observers outside the civil rights community believed the episode had rendered him persona non grata.
But the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday morning that Lowery, who was among the president’s earliest supporters in the state and delivered the benediction at his 2009 inauguration, would be at the Obama campaign’s election night party in Chicago.
Obama is aiming for a second term in his faux post-racial presidency.