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Song at the Values Voter summit, thoughts?

Why should God bless America?
She’s forgotten he exists
And has turned her back
On everything that made her what she is
Why should God stand beside her
Through the night with the light from his hand?
God have mercy on America
Forgive her sin and heal our land
The courts ruled prayer out of our schools
In June of ‘62
Told the children "you are your own God now
So you can make the rules"
O say can you see what that choice
Has cost us to this day
America, one nation under God, has gone astray
Why should God bless America?
Shes’s forgotten he exists
And has turned her back on everything
That made her what she is
Why should God stand beside her
Through the night with the light from his hand?
God have mercy on America
Forgive her sins and heal our land

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:29 AM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I know this..but there was a viseral outcry for Wright, and pretty much praise or nothing for THIS...have to ask WHY?

    Why? 1. The world ain't fair. Sorry to break it to ya. 2. Conservatives outnumber libs in this country, AND they're more loud-mouthed (this entire section can attest, no?)---there are simply more people who were offended by Wright's words (and cared enough to say something) than there are libs who are bothered by this song.

    Simple as that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • In ‘73 the Courts said we
    Could take the unborn lives
    The choice is yours don’t worry now
    It’s not a wrong, it’s your right
    But just because they made it law
    Does not change God’s command
    The most that we can hope for is
    God’s mercy on our land
    Why should God bless America?
    She’s forgotten he exists
    And has turned her back on everything
    That made her what she is
    Why should God stand beside her
    Through the night with the light from his hand?
    God have mercy on America
    Forgive her sins and heal our land
    (Reading from 2nd Chronicles 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land
    God have mercy on America forgive her sins and heal our land
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:30 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • What do you want to know?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • I am pretty disgusted by the content, If Rev Wright wrote this...geez louise the outrage. But nothing for THIS?
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:43 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Write a Journal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • I am pretty disgusted by the content
    **
    The truth hurts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • This is NOTHING like the crap Rev Wright spewed for decades! It says "God Bless America", not "God Damn America."

    The piece is asking God to bless America, to have mercy upon her, to forgive her for her sins. What content disgusts you? Is it simply that it is obviously about faith? "GOD" is recognized in the 3 most prominent faiths in the world. Our nation was founded upon the belief in God and to this day the MAJORITY of Americans have a faith that believes in God.

    If most of the people in this country and their beliefs disgust you, then so be it. What is it they are saying these days. Oh yeah, get over it!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:21 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • I think it says that there are secular progressives out who are against God Bless America. So why should God Bless America? There are those who believe We should NOT say God Bless America. They Condemn those who believe in God and those who feel that this nation's foundation is based on Judeo-Christian Principles. So, why should God Bless America? The song gives a historical perspective on what the writer sees as Secular Progressives attempts to take God out of America. And for that [based on the song] we are not a nation of strength. Then it goes on to say, we need God more than ever. To help up. To heal us. To make us stronger. Then they ask that we pray for our nation to be healed.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:32 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Rev Wright:


     “Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!…We [in the U.S.] believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God.”


    "To say “I am a Christian” is not enough. Why? Because the Christianity of the slaveholder is not the Christianity of the slave. The God to whom the slaveholders pray as they ride on the decks of the slave ship is not the God to whom the enslaved are praying as they ride beneath the decks on that slave ship."


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:48 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Add to that THESE sermons and sentiments from Rev Wright:


     "The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The "government lied.”


    "–"Barack knows what it means to be a black man to be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people. Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain't never been called a n-----."


    “Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college. … Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run.”

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:51 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

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