Richard Land, Holy Man and former head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, instructs we ignoramuses that Americans didn’t bring slavery to North America. This doubtless has to do with the commonplace, and wholly accurate, observation that the Bible ain’t much of a source of moral guidance because, Hell!, it approves of slavery — the one thing that decent people everywhere can agree is a moral evil.
Movies and books like Dinesh D’Souza’s book ‘America’ are so important because if you are younger than forty and you’ve been taught in the public schools, you have not learned the real story of America. You have been taught a lie about America as a colonial power, as a rapacious power. As Dinesh points out, we ended slavery, we didn’t bring slavery to North America. Slavery was there, the Native Americans were enslaving each other before we got here. Eventually, we ended slavery. We have been a civilizing influence in the world.
And another thing you should know but you never read in your wicked Satanic textbooks: Those childlike nigras were happy with their Godly overseers looking out for them, because everyone knows the Ethiopians are an intellectually inferior stock and the white race was appointed by Him to look out for the descendants of Cain; it’s all in the Inerrant Bible.
As recently as the 1940s North Carolina textbooks told the truth about all that stuff, too. But not any more. No. The wicked nawthun libruls have screwed-up everything.
The grim truth, of course, is that the Southern Baptist Convention was founded to uphold slavery, and didn’t apologize till the mid-1990s; to his credit, Land played a huge role in that denominational shift, though it appears now that his actions were informed more by political expediency than genuine regret.
And, by the way, North Carolina civics textbooks of the 1940s really did teach that the intellectually-inferior Ethiopians were happy under the care of their Godly white masters.
Religious thought is always reactionary and backward-looking; it must be, because they all proclaim ‘truths’ developed in former times. It wasn’t religion that ended slavery, it wasn’t religion that ended the burning of heretics and witches, it wasn’t religion that fought for the rights of racial minorities, and it isn’t religion that is fighting for the rights of gays today. It is Enlightenment-born secularism that ended religious tyranny, and it has succeeded in only a small part of the world and is constantly under threat from such as Land. Give his ilk half a chance and the auto da fe will return with a vengeance.