Is there any greater blasphemy in the church of academia than criticism of President Obama?
Bryan Preston of the PJ Tatler has the story.
Criticize Obama? That’ll Earn You a Disinvitation from Morehouse College Graduation Ceremonies
Georgia Tipsheet reports on the case of Rev. Kevin Johnson. Unlike Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the Rev. Johnson actually leads a church, Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, PA. Earlier in April Rev. Johnson wrote an editorial in which he criticized President Obama, accusing him of neglecting blacks in cabinet appointments and in his broader political agenda. Johnson compared Obama to previous presidents and accused Obama of moving African-American leadership backwards.
Clinton appointed seven African-American cabinet members, the most of any president in history: Ron Brown as Secretary of Commerce; Mike Espy as Secretary of Agriculture; Hazel O’Leary as Secretary of Energy; Alexis Herman as Secretary of Labor; and Jesse Brown as Secretary of Veteran Affairs. President Clinton also appointed Togo West as Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Rodney Slater as Secretary of Transportation.
Compared to Obama, President George W. Bush also had more African-Americans in his cabinet, including the first African-American secretary of state and secretary of education, Colin Powell and Rod Paige, respectively. Bush also appointed Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state and Alphonso Jackson as secretary of housing and urban development…
That piece ran on April 14. The following day, Rev. Johnson says Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. called him up about his “untimely” comments regarding the president. Johnson, a Morehouse alum, had been invited to speak at Morehouse’s upcoming graduation ceremonies. He learned a few days after the phone call that he had been replaced. Other prominent alums including several pastors are now calling on Morehouse to honor its original invitation and have Rev. Johnson speak.
Criticize Obama? That’ll Earn You a Disinvitation from Morehouse College Graduation Ceremonies (PJ Media)