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Pat McMahon

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"I hate you because you're black." "I hate you because you're white."

"I hate Koreans." "That's because you're Japanese and you were raised to hate me. So I hate the Japanese."

"I hate you because you're Irish and Catholic." "I hate you because you're from Northern Ireland and Protestant." "Aren't we the same people?" "Yes, and that's why I hate you more."

"I'm Israeli." "I'm Palestinian and we're both Semitic, but you took our land." "The Bible says it was our land I hate you!" "We're both Muslim and Mohammed said we should love one another, but I'm a Sunni Muslim." "And I'm Shiite I hate you!"

"I'm a member of the Tutsi tribe of Rwanda you're a Hutu and I hate you because you slaughtered my people". "Yes, and as a Hutu, I am obligated to kill all Tutsis because we hate you."

And it goes on and on -- in every corner of the world -- hatred based on race, religion, sexual orientation -- just being different. Why is there this flaw in humanity? Maybe God shouldn't have rested on the seventh day. I think he may have left something out.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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