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Christian Defense Coalition Condemns the Selective Morality of the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton Concerning the Don Imus Controversy

Group says ministers fail to show equal moral outrage against rap artists and record company executives that promote even more sexist, racist, degrading and demeaning statements against women.

 

Contact: Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell

 

WASHINGTON, April 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Defense Coalition wonders why Rev. Jackson and Rev. Sharpton are not demonstrating outside the offices of rap record lapels or rap radio stations that daily put forth vile and degrading portrayals of women.

 

Or, why they are not demanding that record label executives that promote such demeaning portrayals of women, such as Don Imus did, also be fired.

 

The Christian Defense Coalition hopes that the anger and outrage of Jackson and Sharpton against Don Imus is not based primarily on the fact that he is white, while ignoring black rap artists and executives that continually violate and degrade African-American women.

 

People of faith should speak out with passion and conviction against sexism wherever it rears its ugly head, and from whomever spews it forth, regardless of skin color.

 

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, “The comments of Don Imus regarding the Rutgers women’s basketball team are repugnant, hateful and demeaning, not only to women, but to all of society.  The outpouring of criticism and condemnation against his vile words are both warranted and justified.  However, one wonders why Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton are showing selective moral outrage in the matter.

 

For example, why aren’t they leading protests outside of rap record labels or radio stations where rap performers portray women in the most vile of terms every day?  Why aren’t they calling for record label executives and DJ’s to be fired, who spew forth degrading remarks about African-American women in a far worse manner than Don Imus? 

 

I simply ask Rev. Jackson and Rev. Sharpton, where have you been when women are being violated like this every day by rap and hip-hop artists?

 

My hope and prayer is that both clergymen are not basing their selective response on the fact that Don Imus is white and most rap artists are African-American.  The demeaning and degrading of women must be condemned continually on every level.  It shouldn’t matter if those hateful comments are being made by ignorant, thoughtless white talk show hosts or by ignorant, thoughtless black rap performers.”

 

For more information or interviews call:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735    Cell:    540.538.4741