Jokes about going to hell don’t always end well

The Reverend Joseph Lowery got in a kerfuflle when he spoke to a Forsyth (Monroe County) Georiga group last week and found himself feeding the conservative media its daily dose of outrage.  It’s not that big a deal, except that this is a political season, and Reverend Lowery is rather prominent, being a legendeary civil rights figure and having spoken at President Obama’s inauguration.

I can tell you as a professional smartass that you know you’re in trouble when you have to explain a joke–especially when you have to call a press conference to do so.  Here’s the story, as told by Jim Galloway of the The Atlanta Journal-Constituion.



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