There’s a fool preaching in a pulpit near you. Bishop Harry Jackson from Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., made some incendiary and inaccurate claims about health care reform, labeling it “reverse classicism.” Say what? Jackson said the following in his speech at the National Press Club in Washington:
If I’m going to have to lessen the care of some folks and people who are worthy of service, worthy of care don’t get served, we have a real problem. In other words, my life is not worth less because I’m worth more financially…There’s a reverse classicism in this whole issue.
Bishop Jackson continued by picking up on a common misnomer that the right invented and then railed against, spending tax dollars to pay for abortions. “It’s absolutely immoral to say that you’re going to pay for an abortion,” said Jackson. Source: Huffington Post
He got his digs in about his own race. He claimed that the health care reform would increase abortion rates especially among the Black community. The truth is that the politicians have not proposed spending tax dollars on abortion procedures except for instances of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger. Of course, Bishop Jackson in all his “glory” didn’t bother to mention the fact that there are 47 million Americans without health insurance and I am sure there are a few in his congregation as well.