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Washington Post editorial: It's about Wright, not black churches

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From the Washington Post editorial page:
THE REV. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose incendiary and controversial sound bites have knocked the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) off balance, strutted to the microphone of the National Press Club and made an audacious claim: "This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright. It is an attack on the black church." No. The harsh spotlight under which the Chicago pastor finds himself is exactly where it belongs.

As pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for 36 years (he recently retired), the Rev. Wright has a record of good works. From services for the homeless and the elderly to the poor and those in prison, his church has practiced the most giving and generous teachings of Christianity. But with the good came charged rhetoric that has come back to haunt him and Mr. Obama. Most famously, in a 2003 sermon, the Rev. Wright said, "The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, not God bless America. God damn America, that's in the Bible, for killing innocent people."

Yesterday, the Rev. Wright was unrepentant. He refused to disavow his oft-repeated belief in the sinister myth that the AIDS epidemic is a genocidal government plot to exterminate African Americans. He stood by his blame-America-for-Sept. 11 stance, saying, "You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back to you."
posted by UCCtruths, Tuesday, April 29, 2008

3 Comments:

Eugene Robinson has an op-ed on the very next page of the same paper here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/28/AR2008042802102.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns

"Where Wright Goes Wrong"
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:23 AM  
Good article - I'm posting on it now
commented by Blogger UCCtruths, 9:42 AM  
And the sick thing is many people believe this whacko. Even some people on this blog. His references to the Bible in his rantings are false. After watching him at the Nat'l Press Club it is quite clear that "it's all about Wright" and he may just be out to destroy Obama. Afterall ...
• if Obama wins, Wright will have a hard time keeping his people down like he has, (past rantings have been saying things like, "a black will NEVER be president).
• If Obama loses, (and I think Wright wants him to lose) he can say, "see! I told you so! America hates us!"

Too bad Obama didn't denounce him months ago.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 7:11 AM  

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