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Rev. Peterson Blasts Sharpton for Silence Over Opie and Anthony's Vulgar Attacks on Condi Rice

Contact: Ermias Alemayehu, BOND, 323-782-1980, 213-804-1872


LOS ANGELES, May 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Rev. Al Sharpton is coming under fire for his silence over the vulgar attack against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice by shock jocks Opie and Anthony last Wednesday. Opie and Anthony engaged in crude and graphic discussions with one of their guests about raping and beating Condoleezza Rice, First Lady Laura Bush, and Queen Elizabeth. The two apologized Friday. "The Opie and Anthony Show" is carried by XM Satellite Radio. Outspoken conservative author and activist Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson ripped the shock jocks and pointed out the hypocrisy of Al Sharpton regarding this matter:

"Opie and Anthony have crossed the line and should at the very least be fined for their disgraceful remarks. Even as 'shock jocks' they cannot promote abusing and raping women," said Rev. Peterson. "Where's the outrage from Al Sharpton on this attack of a Black women? Does his selective defense of Black women only apply to non-conservative women?"

Sharpton spurred the firing of talk show host Don Imus last month from CBS and MSNBC for his derogatory remarks about the Rutgers' women's basketball team.

"This incident shows Sharpton's hypocrisy and that he's not interested in helping Black women. I hope that XM Satellite Radio will address this issue with Opie and Anthony to make sure that these kinds of comments are not repeated," said Rev. Peterson.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is Founder and President of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny); a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization. He's also an author, columnist, and sought after speaker, who appears in the media as an expert commentator on race, family, and gender issues. For more information, visit www.bondinfo.org