Sunday, March 16, 2008

Should Barack Obama Be Responsible For His Former Pastors' Words?

Barack Obama, Rev. Jeremiah Wright


Well, guess what, now Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., is being dogged by ABC News.

As reported by Investigative reporters, The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."

In a campaign appearance earlier this month, Sen. Obama said, "I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial." He said Rev. Wright "is like an old uncle who says things I don't always agree with," telling a Jewish group that everyone has someone like that in their family.

Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle, baptized their two daughters and is credited by Obama for the title of his book, "The Audacity of Hope."

If you care, you can read the rest of the article here.

AAPP: Candidly, I could care less what Obama's former pastor says about America, in the context of Barack Obama's presidency. As I have said before, Barack Obama's former pastor is not running for the presidency.

at are reporting on how Obama's church is accusing the media of character assassination.
Barack Obama

CHICAGO – The church attended by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) fought back Sunday against mounting criticism of its pastor, accusing the media of character assassination and “crucifixion.”

Otis Moss II, the current pastor of Trinity United Church, used his pulpit to defend his congregation and its past minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., from a wave of controversy stemming from inflammatory statements made by Wright.

"We have listened and watched as the wonderful work of our church has been vilified this week," he told about 3,000 congregants on Palm Sunday morning. "This week should be special for us because I guess we know a little something about crucifixion."

The church also released a statement that began: “Nearly three weeks before the 40th commemorative anniversary of the murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s character is being assassinated in the public sphere because he has preached a social gospel on behalf of oppressed women, children and men in America and around the globe.”

Trinity United, an 8,000-member church on the South side of Chicago, came under intense scrutiny over the past week for statements made by Wright that harshly criticized American society as racist and blamed U.S. leaders for the Sept. 11 attacks. Read More HERE

AAPP: So what do you think about this situation? Do you think Obama will weather this media storm? Don't you think it is time to keep it honest in 08' ?

1 comment: said...

Thanks for stopping by Pundit as this is your home as well as mine. We just started this project but in the next few days we need to start getting the contact info out so that the media is put on notice that EVERYONE must be pulled to the carpet EQUALLY. We better hear more about Rev. Hagee & McCain as well as the Clintons & Ferraro....again equally. Fox needs to be pulled to the carpet for NOT highlighting Hagee's endorsement of McCain with the same veracity.