Warning: include_once(/home/ccshell/shawnaatteberry.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-support/wordpress-support.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/ccshell/shawnaatteberry.com/wp-settings.php on line 278

Warning: include_once(): Failed opening '/home/ccshell/shawnaatteberry.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-support/wordpress-support.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/local/php5/lib/pear') in /home/ccshell/shawnaatteberry.com/wp-settings.php on line 278
Faith-based community organizers respond to Palin’s insult – Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Sep 042008
 

I was wondering when a statement would come out from people of faith who do the hard work of community organization about Palin’s putdown. This is from FaithWorld:

Contrary to Palin’s disparaging remarks, organizers have major responsibilities for creating policy changes. Feeding the hungry and housing the homeless are clearly responsibilities of people of faith. We do that by providing food and shelter and more importantly, by organizing to address the causes of injustice and inequity which lead to hunger and homelessness,” said Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice, a congregation-based community organization in Chicago.

Bobo was quoted in a statement issued by several faith-based community organizations that bristled at the remarks by Palin, who has revved up other people of faith–the conservative Christians who comprise the Republican Party’s key base.

A commentator at MudFlats perfectly sums up the difference between community organziers and people like Gov. Palin: “Jesus was a Community Organizer, and Pontius Pilate was a Govenor.” She’s definitely acting more like Pilate than Christ.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Did you know there are only eight verses in the Bible that discourage women from speaking and holding leadership positions in the church? Did you know there are thousands of verses in the Bible that tell the stories of women who were leaders in their homes, towns, and religious circles? Meet the women in the Bible who were religious & civic leaders, business women, & women who challenged both Jesus and Moses in What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School. What else didn’t you learn in Sunday School? Find out when you buy What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School: Women Who Didn’t Shut Up & Sit Down from Wipf and Stock Publishers or Amazon.com today.

Related Articles

Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

 Posted by at 5:41 pm

  4 Responses to “Faith-based community organizers respond to Palin’s insult”

  1. Oh, snap! That Pilate quote rocks!

  2. I second that, wow!

  3. Thanks Abby and Deepa! I loved the quote.

  4. […] Pastor Shawna summarises what many others have said: A commentator at MudFlats perfectly sums up the difference between community organizers and people like Gov. Palin: “Jesus was a community Organizer, and Pontius Pilate was a Governor.” She’s definitely acting more like Pilate than Christ. […]

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)

CommentLuv badge