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March 15, 2008

Some History Of B.Hussein Obama and Jeremiah Wright

Obama's Church: Cauldron of Division

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August 9th, 2007

Presidential candidate Barack Obama preaches on the campaign trail that America needs a new consensus based on faith and bipartisanship, yet he continues to attend a controversial Chicago church whose pastor routinely refers to "white arrogance" and "the United States of White America."

The connection between the two goes back to Obama's days as a young community organizer in Chicago's South Side when he first met the charismatic Wright. Obama credited Wright with converting him, then a religious skeptic, to Christianity.

"It was ... at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had," Obama described his spiritual pilgrimage to a group of church ministers this past June.

Since the 1980s, Obama has not only remained a regular attendee at Wright's services in his inner city mega church, Trinity United Church of Christ, along with its other 8,500 members, he's been a close disciple and personal friend of Wright.

Wright conducted Obama's marriage to his wife Michelle, baptized his two daughters, and blessed Obama's Chicago home. Obama's best-selling book, "The Audacity of Hope," takes its title from one of Wright's sermons.

Several prior remarks by Obama's pastor have caught the media's attention:

* Wright on 9/11: "White America got their wake-up call after 9/11. White America and the Western world came to realize people of color had not gone away, faded in the woodwork, or just disappeared as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns." On the Sunday after the attacks, Dr. Wright blamed America.

* Wright on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway: "Black women are being raped daily in Africa. One white girl from Alabama gets drunk at a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and gives it up while in a foreign country and that stays in the news for months."

* Wright on Israel: "The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for over 40 years now. Divestment has now hit the table again as a strategy to wake the business community and wake up Americans concerning the injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism."

* Wright on America: He has used the term "middleclassness" in a derogatory manner; frequently mentions "white arrogance" and the "oppression" of African-Americans today; and has referred to "this racist United States of America."

Wright's strong sentiments were echoed in the Sunday morning service attended by NewsMax.

Wright laced into America's establishment, blaming the "white arrogance" of America's Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks.

To underscore the point he refers to the country as the "United States of White America." Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made.

The sermon also addressed the Iraq war, a frequent area of Wright's fulminations.

"Young African-American men," Wright thundered, were "dying for nothing." The "illegal war," he shouted, was "based on Bush's lies" and is being "fought for oil money."

In a sermon filled with profanity, Wright also blamed the war on "Bush administration bulls--t."

Wright first came to national attention in 1984, when he visited Castro's Cuba and Col. Muammar Gaddafi's Libya.

Wright's Libyan visit came three years after a pair of Libyan fighter jets fired on American aircraft over international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, and four years before the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland — which resulted in the deaths of 259 passengers and crew. The U.S. implicated Gaddafi and his intelligence services in the bombing.

In recent years, Wright has focused his diatribe on America's war on terror and the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Obama attributed Wright's controversial views to Wright being "a child of the '60s" who Obama said "expresses himself in that language of concern with institutional racism, and the struggles the African-American community has gone through."

"It is hard to imagine, though, how Mr. Obama can truly distance himself from Mr. Wright," writes Jodi Kantor of The New York Times. On the day Sen. Obama announced his presidential quest in February of this year, Wright was set to give the invocation at the Springfield, Ill. rally. At the last moment, Obama's campaign yanked the invite to Wright.

Wright's camp was apparently upset by the slight, and Obama's campaign quickly issued a statement "Senator Obama is proud of his pastor and his church."

Since that spat, there is little evidence, indeed, that Sen. Obama has sought to distance himself from the angry Church leader. In June, when Obama appeared before a conference of ministers from his religious denomination, Wright appeared in a videotaped introduction.

One of Obama's campaign themes has been his claim that conservative evangelicals have "hijacked" Christianity, ignoring issues like poverty, AIDS, and racism.

This past June, in an effort to build a new consensus between his new politics and faith, Obama's campaign launched a new Web page,

On the day the page appeared on his campaign site, it offered testimonials from Wright and two other ministers supporting Obama. The inclusion of Wright drew a sharp rebuke from the Catholic League. Noting that Obama had rescinded Wright's invitation to speak at his announcement ceremony, Catholic League President Bill Donohue declared that Obama "knew that his spiritual adviser was so divisive that he would cloud the ceremonies."

He noted that Wright "has a record of giving racially inflammatory sermons and has even said that Zionism has an element of ‘white racism.' He also blamed the attacks of 9/11 on American foreign policy."

Donohue acknowledged that Obama may have different views than Wright and the other ministers on his Web site, but "he is responsible for giving them the opportunity to prominently display their testimonials on his religious outreach Web site."

Political pundits have suggested that Obama's problems with Wright are not ones based on faith, but pure politics. The upstart presidential candidate needs to pull most of the black vote to have any chance of snagging the Democratic nomination. Obama's ties to Wright and the activist African American church helps in that effort.

But the same experts same those same ties may come to haunt him if he were to win the nomination and face a Republican in the general election.

The worry is not lost on Wright.

"If Barack gets past the primary, he might have to publicly distance himself from me," Wright told The New York Times with a shrug. "I said it to Barack personally, and he said 'yeah, that might have to happen.'"

Wild Thing's comment.......

This preacher is not preaching the gospel, he is simply preaching hate. I don't get why if someone hates America so much why they stay here. There are other countries they can move to.

Krauthammer said (about Wright) “ This is not a problem, this is a cancer”.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 02:44 AM


This guy is a real piece of work.
How dare he say these nasty things?
He's a schmuck.
No "real" man of God would say things like that.
My husband's Aunt Mildred would always ask her
preacher to pray for the Nation, as at the end of
every service, he would ask for requests for prayers. Every Sunday, this little congregation in a little bitty town in the middle of nowhere, America prayed for America's souls and that God would guide her in the right direction. That's what he should be praying for--her salvation, not her destruction!

Posted by: Lynn at March 15, 2008 09:42 AM

Obama is now going to try to put some distance between himself and Wright. In a few weeks he is hoping the public will overlook 20 years of a very close relationship. My worry is that the public is just ignorant enough to do that. Watch for great stirring accolades about Obama's great character in the next few months.

Posted by: TomR at March 15, 2008 12:21 PM

Let's face it, there is an awful lot of money in religion. We have subsidized most of the insidious cults on the face of the earth in the name of religion, they enjoy absolute autonomy under the laws of the land. Tax free at that.
They never get public scrutiny unless they are caught up in a blatent overture like the hateful outbursts of Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr or Rev. Fred Phelps, subversives like Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton get a pass for inciting their followers into insurrection, sedition and even riots. If any preacher, church, synagog or mosque wants to practice politics then let them do it as a political instution, not under the cloak of religion, hiding behind the first amendment's separation clause.
For these radicals, cut their tax free status and keep a wary eye on their activities.

There are far too many real institutions that deserve their tax free status for following their guidlines and for practicing the messages of good, love and salvation that they preach.

I reject the Madrasas of Farrakahn, Jackson, Phelps, and Sharpton for what they are, charlatans.

I do agree with Tom, watch the media accolades about that apostate Hussein's character from here on out.

Posted by: Jack at March 15, 2008 12:37 PM

Lynn, I agree. I never in my life heard a person speak like this, so much hate and from lies, his own horrible lies. He is really vile.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 06:59 PM

Tom yes that is probably what will happen. Heck they forget about 9-11 and the USS Cole and the Marine Base attacked so something like this they will not care about either in the coming months. Like you said too they will push now how he is such a good man and not like his preacher. sure right not!

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 07:02 PM

Jack and it is going to be sickening when they start in doing that too, the media accolades of Obama. I am just hoping that some at least have seen the truth and know this Obama is not pro America at all.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2008 07:04 PM

Supposed men of God: Judas & Jeremiah Wright?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 16, 2008 01:38 AM

Darth goood one!

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 16, 2008 09:47 AM

PS: Lynn & WT... in the end days beware of FALSE PROPHETS! - New Testament Revelation 2008 -
Remember that racist and bigot Al Sharpton is also a supposed REVERAND, eh?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 17, 2008 12:50 AM

Darth your right he sure is. We are surrounded. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 17, 2008 01:27 AM