What’s not in My Orbit, or everyone else’s today? The news media, pundits, and bloggers won’t let go this “Pastor” in Gainsville, Florida who is threatening to burn the Qu’ran on 9-11.
As far as I’m concerned, they are all missing the point in fixating on Islam, Muslim reaction, and their favorite buzz word: hate.
The epistle of John says, “But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” I not only question this man’s sanity, but whether he even knows God–here’s why: Whatever you feel about Islam and Muslim extremism, is really not the point; it is categorically unloving to the victims, survivors and families of 9-11 to do such an act on the day when we remember, mourn and continue to seek answers. It would be equivalent to anyone burning the American flag on the July 4 holiday!
But Lo, and Behold, an intrepid blogger has found a connection between this “Pastor” at Dove World Outreach Center, and the Westboro Baptist Church. Why am I not surprised? Good investigation and commentary: Qu’ran Burning Church Linked to Westboro…
Frankly, it’s another sad smoke and mirrors distraction from real news. High on my list of real is Mayor Richard M. Daley (“Daley II”) choosing not to run for re-election. I was 10 years old (and a bit of a political junkie even then) when Daley I (Richard M.) keeled over from a heart attack. He had no plans of stepping down–the decision was made for him. Apparently Daley II learned a cautionary tale from his Dad, and is quitting while he’s ahead. His 21-year dynasty surpassed his father’s, along with the graft and corruption–but I digress. His wife Maggie Daley is battling cancer, so I give him a hat tip for wanting to focus on her battle, rather than continue to line his own political nest.
There are rumors that Rahm Emmanuel wants to fill the shoes–not getting any love in the Obama Administration, it seems. In America, there are two ways to set up a monarchy: Become a Senator or a Mayor. For someone with ambitions like Emmanuel, a Presidential administration is small change.
My sister texted me with this message: “Woohoo the DYNASTY has CRUMBLED!!” She expresses the sentiment of many a Chicagoan, current and former. No matter where you live now, you never stop being a Chicagoan, nor are you disconnected from its curious form of politics.
Of course, we have an expert on this in the White House, so now the rest of the nation is getting intimately acquainted, whether they like it or not.