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Poll: 8% Have Favorable Opinion of Jeremiah Wright

Monday, March 17, 2008

Part of me thinks it's kind of wierd (if not stupid) to do a national favorability poll on a pastor. As much as I despise Wright's comments, he isn't running for President and being a minister isn't a beauty contest. However, Rasmussen has done a poll and it isn't good for Jeremiah Wright. According to Rasmussen, Wright has an 8% favorability. From Rasmussen:

Pastor Jeremiah Wright, who has become part of the national political dialogue in recent days, is viewed favorably by 8% of voters nationwide. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% have an unfavorable view of the Pastor whose controversial comments have created new challenges for Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign.
I think the poll is important only for this reason: How does Wright's comments reflect on the United Church of Christ as a whole? Combined with the national office affirmation of Wright, this is a PR disaster for the United Church of Christ. Now, we could have a good debate on the value of PR as it relates to churches, but no one can deny that the UCC has been trying to play a PR game for a long time and the national office certainly tried to milk as much publicity as it possible could from Obama's speech at the General Synod last June.
posted by UCCtruths, Monday, March 17, 2008

2 Comments:

This is very bad for UCC PR. The national organization has tried mightily to get in the news and was largely ignored by the media, but now the media is full of Trinity as the public face of the UCC.

Many congregations have put up with the leftish policy stuff from National for a long time or even agreed with them. But how can they accept that their white steepled Congregational church is not the image most Americans will have of their denomination? Since the national organization has placed themselves clearly "in the tank" for Obama they cannot distance themselves.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 3:37 PM  
Obama's 20 year membership to this church and it's tragic Anti-American core is history; damage is done!!!

But now, where is the UCC church leadership? I don't see anyone coming forward denouncing such behavior. Does this mean the entire UCC Statement of Faith is bogus? This is a huge disgrace that the UCC doctrine can be allowed to be torn to shreds via verbal persuasion. WHERE IS THE CHURCH? Is this how you choose to be represented?

The UCC better do some serious 'damage control' or you too will be 'whirling the drain' right behind Obama. I am ashamed that the UCC has allowed this to evolve. I pray for you, the church and our great country!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:31 PM  

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