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4/28/08

Jeremiah Wright Claims Criticism is Against Black Church

Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's friend and former pastor, makes the claim that all the heat he is taking for his racist remarks are an attack against the black church.

The AP article cited below refers to him as "The Rev. Jeremiah Wright." I will not make the same mistake. 'Reverend' he is not. Not only is he not my pastor, but he sees Christianity as a black-white thing. In fact, he wants this discussion to be focused on race, not Jesus.

Give me more Jesus, less skin color, Mr. Wright. Otherwise, take your neo-marxist social gospel and join a black version of the KKK.

With Jesus Christ, there is no white church. There is no black church. True, segregationists like Wright prefer to think of God's Body in this way, but this serves only to divide.

Malcolm X, and later, Louis Farrakhan wanted to see people as white and black too. Neither man has ever claimed Jesus as their savior, but the idea is similar.

Barack Obama was either naive, mislead, in denial, or lying as he sat under Wright's teaching. Presuming Obama agrees with Wright is naturally in error, but trusting Obama's judgment on the basis of him being a believer is similarly in error. Nor does Obama's poor judgment increase the spiritual depth of his direct competitor, Hillary Clinton, or the Republican contender, John McCain. None have demonstrated any dependence on the wisdom of God. This is one reason I am not a member of either party.

Read more on the issue of racial reconciliation and the church.

Obama's ex-pastor says criticism is attack on the black church
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says criticism surrounding his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church.

Barack Obama's longtime pastor says he hopes the controversy will have a positive outcome and spark an honest dialogue about race in America. Wright says black church traditions are still "invisible" to many Americans, as they have been throughout the country's history.
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