Thursday, March 13, 2008


Gimme that old time (bigoted) religion

Exactly 12 months ago, I said this 'bout B. Hussein Obama's church:

Barack Obama is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. Anyone who knows anything about the United Church of Christ is well aware of the fact that it is just a shade to the right of the Unitarian-Universalist Association in terms of its fealty to left-wing political causes. Obama would be in pretty good shape, politically speaking, if he simply attended a church with left-of-center political leanings. He should be so lucky.

As the New York Times recently reported, Trinity Church of Christ is "more Afrocentric ... than standard black congregations." Indeed, Trinity's senior minister, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, has been criticized for espousing theological views that "some say are overly Afrocentric to the point of excluding whites."

I added:

If a Republican presidential candidate attended a church that stood behind covenantal statements pledging allegiance to the "White Community" and "White Institutions," the mainstream media's roar would be deafening.

After my original post, I received an e-mail in which I was told that Obama shouldn't be held accountable for things his church's pastor says in the pulpit. That might be true if Obama wasn't on record calling Jeremiah Wright his "mentor." Furthermore, Obama named his book of political musings - The Audacity of Hope - after one of Rev. Wright's sermons. Thus, Obama just doen't go to church at Trinity United Church of Christ. He's a four-square believer in the church's mission and the church's leadership.

Lest anyone continue to think that where Obama chooses to attend church is no big deal, check out this clip of Rev. Wright preaching that Jesus was a black man who was put down by rich white folks, i.e. the Romans. He then calls America the "U S of KKK A." Classy.

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