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March 24, 2008

New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim Of 'Lynching'

Easter Sermon, New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim Of 'Lynching' Compares him to Jesus

Fox News


The new pastor of Barack Obama’s church delivered a defiant defense of its retiring reverend Sunday, comparing media coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to a modern-day lynching that resembles Jesus’ death at the hands of the Romans.

In a sunrise Easter sermon, Rev. Otis Moss III never mentioned Wright by name, but implied that his mentor, who has delivered sermons in which he likened the U.S. to the Ku Klux Klan and declared it damned for its “state-sponsored terrorism,” is facing the same challenges Jesus did.”No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching,” Moss said.

“The lynching was national news. The RNN, the Roman News Network, was reporting it and NPR, National Publican Radio had it on the radio. The Jerusalem Post and the Palestine Times all wanted exclusives, they searched out the young ministers, showed up unannounced at their houses, tried to talk with their families, called up their friends, wanted to get a quote on how do you feel about the lynching?” he continued.

The criticism surrounding Wright has not softened the services at Trinity United Church of Christ, where Obama has been a congregant for 20 years. Instead, Moss defiantly defended their method of worship, referencing rap lyrics to make his point.”If I was Ice Cube I’d say it a little differently — ‘You picked the wrong folk to mess with,’” Moss said to an enthusiastic congregation, standing up during much of the sermon, titled “How to Handle a Public Lynching.”

Wright’s sermons were criticized for casting the country as institutionally racist and Obama sharply condemned Wright’s remarks as racially divisive in a high-profile speech Tuesday, though the candidate would not renounce the pastor himself. Church officials said Wright, who is now on sabbatical and entering retirement after nearly 40 years of service with the church, was not attending any service Sunday.

Obama and his family were spending Easter on vacation and also were not attending services.

Though the church recently moved a once-prominent section on its Web site about the “Black Value System,” the congregation still describes itself as “unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian.” A plaque states this prominently behind the front desk.

The sermons Sunday, which kept references to Wright as a common thread, implied that the firestorm over Wright’s remarks has taken the church’s teachings out of context.

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the first female bishop in the AME Church, also delivered a sermon, in which she talked about visionaries like King and Gandhi and “Jeremiah” (it was unclear whether she meant Wright), and argued that their words weren’t about “anger,” but about “a passion that demands confrontation.”

“The purveyors of information are trying to be judge and jury over prophetic utterances,” she said.
The church program handed out Sunday also included an essay called “Not on My Watch” from the Rev. Samuel B. McKinney of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle. McKinney said he was “greatly disturbed” by the “media feeding frenzy that has tarnished everyone in the process.”
“Dr. Wright represents the best among us … An attack on this man of God is an attack on all those of the cloth who believe in the social Gospel of liberation. And I will not stand for it,” he wrote.

Moss issued several pleas to congregants to donate to what he called the “Resurrection Fund,” stressing that during this time of battle, money is needed to defend the church. He offered no additional specifics about the fund, telling churchgoers he didn’t want to get into it because Trinity is streaming the service live on the Web and the services are available for purchase on DVD.

He concluded with another analogy, saying, “In order to crucify him you’ve got to lift him up … he had more visibility on the cross than he did during his entire ministry.”

Wild Thing's comment.....

Hmmm... where was this “church” and this pastor and B.Hussein Obama when Clarence Thomas was being " lynched" ? THAT what a media/leftist lynching really looks like, in case they need help identifying it.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 24, 2008 02:55 AM


Rev Wright attacked first with his rantings and ravings. I guess they figure that's okay, but let a white man of God say the same things and it's not okay. It's always that the white man started it first. No, this time, a black man did. He should not use the pulpit for political gain. That's not what it is for.

Posted by: Lynn at March 24, 2008 05:09 AM

Donate to the "Resurrection Fund"? What some religious phonies won't use to make a buck.

Posted by: BobF at March 24, 2008 07:16 AM

Trinity United Church of Christ is a racist church. The pastor changes, but the racist message remains the same. I hope this is the downfall of Obama. He refuses to repudiate either the message or the messenger. Therefore, he at least endorses racist rhetoric and probably is a racist himself.

Obama's speech very cleverly turned the Black racism of Wright around and blamed racism on Whites including his own White grandmother.

Posted by: TomR at March 24, 2008 10:38 AM

Ah for the good ol days when religious hucksters were running the PTL Club and shouting "out evil nicotine devils".
...seriously isn't this "church" preaching a style of hate not unlike the mosques of the Islamic lie?

Posted by: Sierrahome at March 24, 2008 12:39 PM

Long gone are the days when the media can sweep this crap under the rug, blame whitey and get away with it. Sierrahome has nailed it exactly. The self righteous ministers and their followers are no different in their hatred of the white man, this nation and all it stands for than their muzzie counterparts. They, just like the muzzies hide behind religion to perpetuate their anarchist ideology and cult of hatred.

Look at all the organizations for, by and promoted by the black community, they'll go nuts and riot in the streets, just like the muzzies in the Netherlands and France, destroying anything around them if anyone promotes anything remotely resembling white support. Could anything be more racist than establishing separate and racist promotion?

All the lootermen will be led by the "reverand's", Sharpton, Jackson and Farrahkan out front egging them on, yet no law enforcement or member of Congress will not ever hold them accountable, fear of a riot or of their losing a vote allows this racism to fester.

Like you said WT, where were these champions of equality and moral turpitude when Clarence Thomas was drawn and quartered for being an American, one who applied himself to rise above all the racist crap only to be brought down by the blacks and the media like wolves bringing down a rabbit.
As a nation we all saw how they reacted in Louisianna, the nation was blamed for the disaster, most never lifted a finger to help themselves, then once relocated the nation is then again blamed by New Orleans for not repopulating the city with more of the same as before. Those Federal aid moneys dried up as did some of the corruption and we are to blame?

Don't like this nation? If memory serves me there is a 'free colony' where they can go, assimilate and self govern, that place is Liberia. The name Liberia stands for "liberty" or "Land of the Free" as the country was colonized by freed African American slaves in 1822, and they founded the country in 1847 with the support of Government of the United States creating a new ethnic group called the Americo-Liberians. Look at their self rule in Liberia and compare that to what Hussein wants for this nation.

A generation is placed at around 20 years in span, this means that since 1868, there have been approximately 7 generations of freedom from slavery with the last 4 generations held slaves to the New Deal system. Like in Matthew 14:13-21, a hand up is not a lifelong commitment, where 3 or 4 generations in sucession have to rely on welfare as wards of the state, they have enslaved themselves with their overwhelming sense of entitlement. When jobs are lost, sometimes a family has to migrate to the location where the new jobs are, sometimes that means they have to adapt, learn and assimilate in new surroundings, instead the government spends enormous amounts keeping ghost towns alive as enclaves of slums and slum lords.

No one in my lineage ever owned slaves, neither were any of my ancestors born with a silver spoon in their mouths, being dirt poor sharecroppers like many freed slaves after 1868 and I'm sick and tired of the accusations made by them of we being their slavemasters and oppressors for events long since rectified. I have assimilated into the melting pot called America without a hyphenated patriotism, hyphenated surname or some quazi-muzzy name, when will they assimilate?

Posted by: Jack at March 24, 2008 03:30 PM

The pastor in my church made a very good point
Rev wright in his rant went against the Teachings
of Jesus and Martin Luther King which was and is
total forgiveness.As for me Wright isn't any
better than David Duke,AKA the Grand Dragon..

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at March 24, 2008 11:40 PM

Lynn, I really understand better now then ever before what is meant by bully pulpit. Maybe that is not what it is in the description but it reminds me of that saying.

Glad I never went to a hate preaching church. I would have walked out.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 25, 2008 12:03 AM

Bob, yes isn't that something, like you said anything for a buck.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 25, 2008 12:05 AM

Tom, yes Obama can never convince me he does not agree with Wright.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 25, 2008 12:09 AM

Sierrahome, yes it is all hate. And stupid too, because Islam does care if these people are black or white or anything. If they are not Moslem then bye bye you are dead.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 25, 2008 12:12 AM

Jack, your right, and about New Orleans too. Good comment Jack, thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 25, 2008 12:16 AM

Tincan Sailor, your minister was right, this church of Obama's is not different then the KKK.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 25, 2008 12:19 AM