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Report: Wright Feels Betrayed

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

By Pastor Ted Weis, Congregational Church, Little River, KS

After the controversial remarks made by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. during the Q & A at Monday's National Press Club meeting, many pundits think Wright is intentionally seeking to bring down Barack Obama's presidential hopes.

Why
?

An unnamed source tells the New York Post:
"After 20 years of loving Barack like he was a member of his own family, for Jeremiah to see Barack saying over and over that he didn't know about Jeremiah's views during those years, that he wasn't familiar with what Jeremiah had said, that he may have missed church on this day or that and didn't hear what Jeremiah said, this is seen by Jeremiah as nonsense and betrayal," said the source, who has deep roots in Wright's Chicago community and is familiar with his thinking on the matter. "Jeremiah is trying to defend his congregation and the work of his ministry by saying what he is saying now," the source added. "Jeremiah doesn't care if he derails Obama's candidacy or not... He knows what he's doing. Obviously, he's not a dumb man. He knows he's not helping."
Ironically, in Wright's address before the National Press Club-- that is, his speech before the Q & A time, remarks that didn't make the sound clip bites-- Wright spoke eloquently about race and black church history, suggesting:
Maybe this dialogue on race, an honest dialogue that does not engage in denial or superficial platitudes, maybe this dialogue on race can move the people of faith in this country from various stages of alienation and marginalization to the exciting possibility of reconciliation.
I know a good place to start.
posted by Living the Biblios, Wednesday, April 30, 2008

1 Comments:

I've been thinking about the whole issue of Obama Wright and why. The conclusion that I have come to is that Rev Wright has never accepted Obama as being authentically black.

The good news about this whole sad story is that Wright is being seen as a completely fringe element of UCC - I heard him compared to the poligamist Mormons we've been hearing about.

Memo to JT: Rev Wright is a danger to the synod. Don't let your "he's my buddy" (wink, wink, nod) relationship with him, undermine the good works that the many thousands of us in the non-urban areas are doing.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:12 AM  

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