Illness cancels Lowery's Augusta appearance

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will take his place at Tuesday event

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 1:26 PM
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Civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery is ill and will not be speaking in Augusta on Tuesday night, the Progressive Religious Coalition of Augusta announced Monday.

Rev. Joseph Lowery
Rev. Joseph Lowery

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver will take his place as the keynote speaker at Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters, an annual interfaith event in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

Cleaver, a congressman from Missouri’s Fifth District, is a United Methodist pastor and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

He will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way.

Other than the change in speakers, the service will still go on as planned, said Andy Reese, ministry associate at Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta and a member of the coalition.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/14/13 - 06:39 pm
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I'm certain
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it's a mental illness. The bigoted, racist punk.

just an opinion
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just an opinion 01/15/13 - 01:26 am
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Disappointed in my FBC

Surprised we were going to host such a racist man. Don't take my word for it, Google search what he has to say about white people. Do we really want this man at the church pulpit when he recently said "most white people are going to hell". You can't chalk it up to something that was said a long time ago either. It was 3 months ago at a rally at The Saint James Baptist Church in Forsythe Georgia. On top of that he used the "N" word at the same rally. This would have been great for race relations!

rebellious
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rebellious 01/15/13 - 09:04 am
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God

don't like ugly!

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/15/13 - 09:26 am
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Rev. Lowery Inauguration benediction 2009

Delivered at the swearing in ceremony Prayer Jan 2009 for President Obama.

"...Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around -- (laughter) -- when yellow will be mellow -- (laughter) -- when the red man can get ahead, man -- (laughter) -- and when white will embrace what is right."

YET Another example of his still thinking of the Old Days and the time he is living in Now.

To me the last line sums it up.
I can gather from his Internationally Televised Prayer.
He feels only Whites continue to embrace the wrong ideas.

I am totally against ANY Speech, prayer or implied remarks, used to promote for division, hate, discrimination or crowd racial emotion building reasons.

We must all remember that Discrimination is EQUALLY used by all racial & Political groups. We need to demand that Old School get with the New School, and quit tearing this country apart over OLD Problems.

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Jane18 01/15/13 - 09:21 am
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Talks Ugly, Acts Ugly......Hmmmmmmm

I tried to tell people about this guy Lowery, but, some just will not listen. Being a person with hate in them does not change, there is always a part of it that hangs on, and rears its ugly head now and then. Lowery really is no better than Jeremiah Wright, and anyone that spews the hatred as these two, they are Not called by GOD to teach The Word! Lowery made himself a "judge" saying what he said in Forsythe, that is Not for him to say...shame on him! If he only knew who Caucasians are in the Bible, he would be so shocked(that is, if he understands ...........) I am just telling it like it is, sometime the Truth is not pretty, especially if you have been believing a lie for soooo long!

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soapy_725 01/15/13 - 09:45 am
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We would bet money that First Baptist.......
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along with many Protestant denominations have secretly added to their "Mission Statements", the phrase, "work to eliminate social injustice". How the little foxes has entered the doors of the sanctuary. PC. I'm Okay You are Okay. Secular Humanism. Human Liberation Theology. Let's keep the separation of church and state, but it okay to take government grants. Earthly kingdom building.

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the way of death." Jesus was not a politician. Jesus never demanded a revolution against Rome. Jesus never condemned slavery, poverty, class structure or party affiliation.

Jesus was a "heart surgeon". He did and does perform "heart surgery" one at a time. Elective surgery for those who recognize their present heart is dead. A new heart can change you attitude about a host of issues. As you would that other do unto you, do also unto them.

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Little Lamb 01/15/13 - 09:48 am
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Cleaver

Here are a couple of tidbits from Wikipedia's bio of Emanuel Cleaver:

During his tenure, Cleaver has voted with the Democratic party 95.8% of the time. He has been recognized as a Congressman who is "not shy about earmarks", and has brought many tax dollars back to Kansas City. Cleaver has called for ethics charges against Representatives Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters to be dropped, saying "The process has been tainted."

Doesn't it just irritate you when politicians (and their lawyers) cry out about the process while all the time shifting people's attention away from the substance, the evidence.?.?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/15/13 - 09:55 am
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The church needs to do what many very
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business have done, concentrate of core business. What is our primary function as an entity? "Lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily besets us..." Seems to me that their is a "mission statement" in the Bible that does not need to be updated at an offsite team building seminar each spring.

"Go ye therefore into all the world and preach the Gospel." "If I (Jesus) be lifted up, I (Jesus) will draw all men unto me. "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the WORD." God understands our limitations. So He gave us simple instructions. Man refuses to accept his limitations.

rebellious
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rebellious 01/15/13 - 11:55 am
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Wally and the Beave

Are probably embarrased they share the same name with this man. Not to mention June and Ward. And is it coincidental that Beaver's best friend was nicknamed "Whitey".

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