We live in the Age of Obama. For an Obama booster, it's always about race, and it's always about politics. Even a funeral has to be politicized.
Andraé Crouch, who recently passed away at the age of 72, was a black gospel singer, pianist and songwriter. I had the privilege of seeing Andraé Crouch in concert once, back in the day. Click here for a video of Andraé performing "Soon and Very Soon" to an appreciative white audience, with an introduction by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Crouch's funeral, however, had to be politicized by singer Stevie Wonder, who was there to sing and play and wound up talking about Obama and calling people racists. It's the all-too-common phenomenon of pop singers thinking they're sages.
Quoth Stevie Wonder:
We live in a time where I believe we have a president that truly wanted to see the world come together, to see this nation come together, but yet too much, too many people are judging their dislike of him based on the color of his skin. And I know there are some who say, 'No that’s not true,' but I’m telling you what I see. Stevie Wonder's eulogy at Andraé Crouch's funeral upsets some Fox News January 29, 2015It's the old and tired "It's Racist to Oppose Obama" line. After that, Stevie Wonder waxed incomprehensible:
Yes, I truly believe in freedom of speech, I really really do believe in that. But I think if we don’t put some limits to us being able to give praise to that one that we hold sacred, we got a problem.Huh?