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From the Department of Horrifyingly Inappropriate Comparisons

At the funeral of Ken Lay:

“Ken Lay was neither black nor poor as James Byrd was,” Lawson said. “But I’m angry because he was the victim of a lynching.” Lawson, who also spoke at Lay’s Colorado memorial service, likened the businessman to President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jesus — all of whom, the minister said, were wrongly victimized.

Blink. For real? I mean, there’s hyperbole, and then there’s likening Ken Lay to a man who was dragged to death behind a pickup truck. Ditto for shamelessly confusing “prosecuted” for “persecuted” in the comparison to Jesus Christ. Wow.