I won’t speak ill of the dead here, but I will say that it’s sickening that at Ken Lay’s funeral service, he was compared to Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, James Byrd and Jesus Christ.
The Rev. Bill Lawson, pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, likened Lay to James Byrd, an African-American man who was dragged to death in a racially motivated murder near Jasper eight years ago.
“Ken Lay was neither black nor poor as James Byrd was,” Lawson said. “But I’m angry because he was the victim of a lynching.” Lawson, who also spoke at Lay’s Colorado memorial service, likened the businessman to President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jesus — all of whom, the minister said, were wrongly victimized.
Disgusting. “Wrongly victimized” doesn’t exactly translate into “dragged behind a truck until you were decapitated” or “nailed to a cross and dying because all of your internal organs collapsed into each other.”
As the Rude Pundit says, sure, Lay was the victim of a lynching:
Except, you know, without the ripping off of skin and limbs in an agonizingly painful act, and with luxury houses in Aspen. Oh, and apparently, Lay was crucified. Except, you know, without the whole nails going through his body aspect and with beluga caviar.
via Pandagon. It’s beyond offensive. These people should be ashamed.
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