11/29/2012 11:57 am ET Updated Jan 29, 2013

Bill McCartney, College Football And The GOP's Civil War Over Racism

Ask yourself: If you heard the following comments, what kind of person would you guess said them?

I believe (I've benefited) because I'm Caucasian. I believe that black men have less opportunity, less tenure and shorter time (to prove themselves in the workplace) ...

I think men of color have a more difficult road to tread and I think many people don't realize it ...

I've heard (people) say it doesn't matter what color (an employee) is (when they fire him). To me that offends every person of color out there. It is as if to suggest that everything is done on a fair scale. It's not done on a fair scale. Men of color don't have the same privileges or opportunities and they are under greater pressure when they step in (to a job) ...

For some reason our culture has dialed up something that causes us to have less confidence in people of color.

Now ask yourself: What would your reaction be if you discovered that those comments were made not by a civil rights activist or a liberal politician subsequently being decried as a "race baiter" by right-wing media outlets, but instead by one of the best known Christian conservative icons in America? You'd probably have trouble believing that was true.