The Rev. Lance Moore joins James Douglass as a theologian who has thought long and hard about the JFK assassination. In a piece publised in Op-Ed News yesterday, Moore, an ordained Methodist minister, asks of JFK’s murder, “Why are they still lying to us?”
In his book “JFK and the Unspeakable,” now out in paperback, Douglass argues that the truth is not known because of our reluctance to face the reality of evil in the world. Good answer.
The two men are of different faiths. Moore is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, while Douglass is an exponent of Catholic liberation theology. But both see the JFK story as relevant to our deepest spiritual beliefs.
While I’m an agnostic myself, I confess I find their views especially compelling because they have experience with the human struggle to explain morality and the workings of the world.
“I am not a kook. Several parchments from prestigious institutions hang on my wall to assure me that I’m not crazy. I’m not a 911 ‘Truther’ or a ‘Man didn’t land on the moon’ conspiracy nut. Yet, when I began promoting my book about the JFK assassination, I observed some curious things. Major news outlets circled their wagons around the ‘official’ government story that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone nut, nixing any dissenting opinions. Pro-Warren Commission, pro-lone-gunman pundits (a dying breed) were trotted out on CBS, ABC and even PBS. Credible experts who offer proof of government complicity were dis-invited.”