Sackcloth and Ashes

Mayor Larry Langford to the city of Birmingham: I will put on a big publicity stunt event where I talk a bunch of people into wearing burlap bags, and that will solve the city’s crime problem.

I only wish I were kidding.

5 Responses to “Sackcloth and Ashes”

  1. Using taxpayer funds and facilities to hold a religious event at which a virulently homophobic preacher will speak, at the same time and across the street from a major arts event which attracts people from across the country as exhibitors and visitors…. what could possibly be wrong with that?

  2. Kathy says:

    Lisa, I just heard about the preacher a bit ago. Really fits in well with the inclusion resolution the City Council passed last year, doesn’t it? Bishop Eddie Long, as well as being a big ol’ homophobe, is the subject of a Senate investigation for preaching the “prosperity gospel” that allows him to live high on his congregation’s money. He sounds like a perfect fit for Larry.

  3. Del says:

    That sermon is whack, as the young people say, or have probably stopped saying by now. Blood (ahem) = Covenant? And he’s supposed to be a deep thinker. Sounds more like a deep drinker to me.

  4. Tricia says:

    No. just. no.

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