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Every denomination needs one of these...

Jeremiah Wright for UCC President

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm guessing that about half the people viewing that headline just had a stroke and fell over. For the rest of you still reading, stick with me here.

John Thomas' tenure as the President and General Minister of the United Church of Christ will end next year when a new President will be elected at General Synod. The search committee is already beginning the process and they've already asked for names of potential candidates (just email gmpsearch@aol.com). I'd like to be the first to kick off the "Wright for UCC President" campaign and I hope you will join me by emailing gmpsearch@aol.com with a strong recommendation that Wright be considered.

Why should Wright be the next United Church of Christ President?

1) Wright epitomizes the leadership of the UCC and the transition to President will be a smooth one. His "God Damn America" sermon wasn't all that different from John Thomas' claim that the Axis of Evil “runs the length and breadth of Pennsylvania Avenue.”

2) Wright already has the full support of the United Church of Christ executive council. This is a big step to getting elected as President.

3) The United Church of Christ would save at least $2-3 million in advertising costs - Wright is a walking, talking publicity machine! He literally pays his own salary for 10 years on the first day.

4) John Thomas has already destroyed our interfaith relationship with the Jewish community, Wright can only be seen as an improvement.

5) Sales of United Church of Christ merchandise and DVD's of Wright's speeches would explode based on what the news media would purchase and profits could fund new church starts all over the country

That's enough reasons for now, I'm sure people will chime in with more ideas.

Forward this to as many friends as you can and be sure to suggest Wright for President of the United Church of Christ by emailing gmpsearch@aol.com today!

posted by UCCtruths, Wednesday, April 30, 2008


commented by Anonymous Drew, 3:31 PM  
yes we can
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 3:38 PM  
They would do it, wouldn't they? If they dare try to do this - they might as well kiss it all good-bye.
I am going to suggest it.
I think I just felt ejected out of the pew!!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 1:55 AM  
I know you are only joking, but.....if it does happen, "I'm outta here!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 8:15 AM  
I am 100% serious.
commented by Blogger UCCtruths, 9:21 AM  
You know why this might be a good thing? We elected our ecumenical officer last time, someone who had worked for over a decade to unite Christians, and he turned out of oversee one of the most destructively divisive decades of our short history. Maybe there's a brain-reversal thing that happens in this office.
commented by Blogger Don Niederfrank, 9:27 AM  

Think how much more engaged the local churches (and members) would get if Wright were President. He's a lightning rod... but maybe that's what we need right now.
commented by Blogger UCCtruths, 9:35 AM  
did you say engaged or enraged? what we need to do is not put racists in charge of anything. we've got a good church but we can't keep swinging left or the synod will split.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:13 AM  
The theory is that if we swing so far left we finally end up all the way back to the Wright.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:59 AM  
Oh great. We can then call ourselves United Church of HATE. Wright is one of the most hateful public figures I have seen in a long, long time.

But then again ... how could it get any worse? Oh, it is worse, now, BECAUSE of WRight. James is your idea that the UCC would destroy itself (more than it is now) and we can start over?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 1:03 PM  
Rev. Wright is retiring from Trinity. It would be a time transition.

And that million dollar house still looks like its under construction.
commented by Blogger Living the Biblios, 9:08 AM  

Wright is Wrong
and placing such hate filled individuals in any position of power is a denomination KILLER!


commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:42 PM  

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