Radio Host Sean Hannity
Today (March 26, 2008) on Sean Hannity’s radio show, Hannity played Pastor James D. Manning’s YouTube sermon against Barrak Hussein Obama, and had Pastor Manning on as a guest. Manning is finally making it to the big time. BadEagle.com didn’t post the sermon until Sunday, March 23. We received notice of the clip from email notice, Friday, March 21. No doubt, Manning will find more of a voice in media.
The Rev. Dr. James D. Manning, of the Atlah
World Missionary Church, 38 West 123rd
Street, ATLAH, New York 10027
Tel: (212) 427-2839
Toll Free: (877) 777-0734
But Hannity did not like Manning’s voice. Hannity spent the entire interview condemning Manning for his words against Obama. No, Hannity is not for Obama in any way, but, Hannity was ostensibly “hurt” by Mannings words. Manning said Obama was a pimp, and a Mac-Daddy. Manning said he didn’t trash Obama, but that Obama was born trash. Manning called Obama’s father a ‘African in heat’ who went “a whoring after a white trash woman.” Hannity was deeply troubled, as the Democrats say. Hurt, offended, repulsed. He didn’t want to hear anything Manning had to say, really. He wanted to rebuke the black pastor for using such “hurtful” language. He judged the pastor as unchristian, hateful, and in great error for using such language. Hannity invoked “Christian” values, and could not accept that another Christian would talk this way about another man. He interrupted Manning every time Manning tried to put his words and sermon in context.
In short, Hannity acted like a liberal. Hannity acted like a white-collar liberal, a wimp, afraid to use words that “hurt.” Like, all the problems in the world can be solved as long as we don’t “hurt” anyone with negative words–which, of course, implies that no one is doing anything hurtful out there. I was not completely surprised, though. The average white person is hearing typical black preaching for the first time, now that Obama’s Pastor Wright has been presented to the media, and now that Pastor Manning is on the media stage. Hannity obviously hasn’t heard any black preaching before.
I myself was not surprised or “shocked” by either Wright or Manning. I attended a black Seventh-day Adventist church for four years when I was in school. Now, I never heard political issues preached about, nor heard any such language, but, the screaming style, yes. I grew quite accustomed to that. It is style, nothing else. So, I should consider what people feel like when they hear this style for the first time. The hysteria, the screaming, is not “hate.” It is style of delivery. Naive white boys in the media think the emotion is “hate.” You scream when you’re mad, when you’re going to take action, when you’re infuriated. Black preachers scream when they’re preaching. That’s all. Typically. The social context of the black preacher is the missing factor here. White people in media apparently know nothing of this.
But, Hannity was manoeuvering. He wanted to show that, though he is conservative, though he has no affinity with Obama’s ideas, Hannity would never “trash” Obama personally by saying his mother was white trash. Hannity’s conservatism is above street level talk, or whatever kind of talk he thinks Manning was talking. Hannity showed more ignorance than substance. His substance was simply liberal talk. He used liberal rules–the very rules that have gotten America in the impossible social fixes it is in–when he talked to Manning. Moreover, Hannity invoked Christianity as his authority to do so! Thus, Hannity gave liberalism’s “political correctness” the blessing of Christianity. Upside down irony it was.
I think it was a major revelation, not of Manning, but of Hannity. Hannity’s a good man, and a good guy. I don’t think anyone questions that. But, in his white glove approach, in his dominant rebuke of his guest, Hannity showed that, at least as a radio host, and probably in his personal life, he really doesn’t go for the language Manning used. Hannity accused Manning of racism, openly. I’m saying this is the liberal definition of racism–names.
I grew up in Oklahoma. Red Man country, home of the “red necks,” I suppose. I’ve heard name calling all my life. I grew up being called names. My brothers and I became artists at it, practicing on one another. It was part of life, to be able to call someone a name, if it was appropriate and profitable. I personally do not have the reaction of “hurt” when I am called a name. Frankly, it reminds me of home. In other words, it was only fun. It was sport. Just something brothers do. It wasn’t a serious thing.
Pimp, white trash, Mac-Daddy, whatever. These are sporting names. These are sociological stereotypes. All stereotypes have a basis in reality of some kind. They don’t come from the sky. They don’t fall out of trees. They are born in the human perception, sprouted on the human tongue. Sure, there are different levels of development. There are different dimensions of reality. But names are all we have. Adam was called upon to name every living thing. (Genesis 2:19.)
There are sinful realities here on this earth now. There are goings on that are despicable. There are men that use women to make money. We call such a man a pimp, or a whore-master. Is there a better name for this? Is “sinner” more respectful. Ah, but liberals would denounce that as “biblical” or “prejudicial.” Mustn’t say anything anyone is doing is bad, negative, or harmful. That would be “hurtful.” So, everybody’s fine, happy, and there are no problems.
Well, Pastor Manning’s words mean much to many people. His hope, of course, is that they mean something to black people. He tried to tell Hannity that. But Hannity just wasn’t tuned in to Manning. He was turn offed by the words in Manning’s sermon, and had no ear for anything Manning had to say.
Here’s the latest example of what Manning was talking about: Obama Girl II. Room for everyone, apparently. Politics is about entertainment. Hannity wants to criticize black preaching style?!