Nation: Moore's Morality Tale

At New York's Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Episcopal Bishop Paul Moore Jr. last week aimed a fire-and-brimstone Easter sermon at those corporations that have decided to leave New York City.* Every firm that departs, said the bishop, helps perpetuate a cycle of rising unemployment, diminishing city services and increased crime. He added: "Even though they may be clothed in economic considerations, most industries' decisions to leave are basically immoral decisions." Touching on another consideration for leaving, he described white fear of black crime as a "racist, guilt-fear myth."

Strong stuff, at Easter or any other time. And, perhaps, laced...

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