Just days after a group of evangelical Christians held an event on the LSU campus that attracted undue criticism, a state university has announced that they will feature a preacher of vile hatred on their campus. Yesterday, it was revealed that Southern University will have Rev. Jeremiah Wright address their students on February 19 at the Cotillion Ballroom.
Wright was the former spiritual adviser to President Obama, who was practically banished from public view after his embarrassing speeches were discovered.
During his 36 years as the Pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, Wright preached sermons filled with anti-white, anti-Jew and anti-American messages. He claimed that America's "chickens" were coming home to roost after the 9/11 attacks. In a 2003 sermon, he thundered that the government "wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people."
Today's Louisiana political shorts: Louisiana's joblessness, Lilly Ledbetter Day, Jindal Wins? Louisiana ranks high in gun deaths, Morial slams lack of diversity:
I might be a dinosaur in things such as this, but does anybody else take offense at Marshawn Lynch’s childish actions at Super Bowl Media Day this week? The Seattle running back burnished his own thuggish reputation by sitting on his platform for less than five minutes, refusing to say anything more than: “I’m only here so I don’t get fined.” He made the point over and over, repeating that phrase or variations of it a total of 29 times, then abruptly departed when his cellphone rang.
Today's Louisiana business shorts include the upcoming Baton Rouge Area Chamber's shareholder meeting featuring the Chairman of Whole Foods John Elstrott, the new Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Federal City, Louisiana Tech and JEDCO finalists.
On Tuesday February 3, the second segment of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow filmed in New Orleans will be broadcasted nationally and locally on WYES-TV, Channel 12.