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.
BoboÂ was quoted in a statement issued by severalÂ faith-based community organizations thatÂ bristled atÂ 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.
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Thanks Abby and Deepa! I loved the quote.
I second that, wow!
Oh, snap! That Pilate quote rocks!