Trinity United Church of Christ defends Rev Jeremiah Wright
The Trinity United Church of Christ of Chicago isn’t happy with the media coverage of their former Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Here’s a couple of snippest of what he said that has drawn the heat:
Hillary was not a black boy raised in a single-parent home; Barack was,” Wright says in a video of the sermon posted on YouTube. “Barack knows what it means to be a black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people. Hillary! Hillary ain’t never been called a ‘nigger!’ Hillary has never had her people defined as a non-person.”
“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, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”
“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.
“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,”
Now, best I can tell, I can’t see a religious message in any of those sermons. All three that are coming under media scrutiny are completely political messages. Now, Obama states very clearly that he does not get his political guidance from Wright, he just gets his spiritual guidance from Wright. That bugs me just as much. This is 2008. In my lifetime, for the most part, blacks have suffered the same “discrimination” everyone else has. Never will people be completely color blind, it’s just not man’s nature. We look for ways to distinguish ourselves from each other. That’s just how the mind works. That doesn’t however, give anyone any unfair advantage. Just ask Obama. To even mention the fact that being black gives him an unfair advantage got Geraldine Ferraro in a world of hurt. So, the only people allowed to talk about Obama being black are people like Jeremiah Wright. And, the only message allowed to be given by the Jeremiah Wrights is although a black man is running for President of the United States, and winning, this is still a horrible country to live in for many reasons. In other words, it’s a message of hate and distrust of the government that Obama is trying to lead. What kind of spiritual guidance is that for possibly our next president?
I think Obama needs to do a lot more than just distance himself from Wright’s political message. He needs to flat out repudiate and denounce it. As long as black people are given the cop-out that they can’t succede in America purely because of their skin color, a LOT of them will meet those expectations. That’s not a black thing, that’s a people thing. It’s so much easier to get by meeting the lowest expectation than it is to excel. That takes a lot of work for anyone. That takes a lot of self motivation. That takes a lot support from your peers. The most important peer a lot of people have is their spritual guide. In this case, their Reverend. So, the Trinity United Church of Christ can complain all they want, but it sounds to me like Rev. Wright’s message has been a bad one for a long time. We’re not quoting a snippet here, we’re quoting stuff going back at leat five years. I hope the Church gets someone now that tells their congregation that they can succede, they can do well, and they can be happy in this country if they push themselves and set their standards high. And, if they do that, they can be just like Barack Obama. Is that really so difficult?
Apparently it is. No sooner than I posted this than Hotair’s Allahpundit noted that Obama’s taking a hit over all this. Seems 56% of possible voters ( no voter in a poll before an election is any more or less likely to vote IMO ), are less likely to vote for Obama because of his affiliation with Wright. However, within the black community, only 18% felt that way. Now, two things can be read into this in my opinion. One, 82% of the black community feel Hillary is still that much worse than Obama. I can’t argue with that sentiment as I have never felt Obama has given anyone to disagree with. Primarily because he refuses to elaborate fully on anything he plans to do as President. Or, two, they’re gonna vote black come hell or high water regardless of who the candidate is. That, I do have an issue with.
People complain all day and night about the losers we get in Washington. Then, promptly go to the polls and vote for candidates based on nothing more than skin color, gender, or something else that has no relevance to their ability to craft legislation or lead.