3-Week Series: Double Blessing

Sermon Illustrations

Isaiah Thomas - In his Sexual Harrassment deposition

A bizarre deposition given by the coach of The New York Knicks in a sexual harassment suit has attracted much attention in the media. During the testimony, former Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas suggested that when a black man refers to a woman as a "b...." it’s less offensive than when a white man does the same.

"White men better not call a black woman ’b....’ around Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, but if black men do it - well, that’s fair game," Kati Cornell writes in Tuesday’s New York Post.

"I’m sorry to say, I do make a distinction," Thomas said in a videotaped admission viewed by a Manhattan federal jury yesterday.

"A white man calling a black female ’bi..,’ that is wrong with me. I am not accepting that. That’s a problem for me," he said.

But asked if he’d have a problem with a black man calling a black woman "b....h," Thomas said, "Not as much." (From www.therawstory.com)

We are called to build up others in a put down society.