Skip to comments.Obama and Black Liberation Theology: The Inside Story
Posted on 09/16/2008 7:36:43 AM PDT by GoingBacktoCali
We've all seen the shocking clips of Reverend Wright screaming, "God damn America," "US of KKK," and declaring with seeming delight in his heart -- a mere 5 days after the 9/11 attacks -- that "America's chickens have come home to roost." While Obama unconvincingly attempted to dismiss Wright's rantings as mere out-of-context "snippets," the reality is that such sentiments are entirely consistent with the theology of Obama's church -- that is, black liberation theology.
As Reverend Wright has explained, black liberation theology is based on the teachings of Dr. James Cone. So who is Dr. Cone and what does he espouse? In his most influential work, Black Theology and Black Power, Dr. Cone explained black liberation theology as follows:
Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community.... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy.
Wow. Just Wow.
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I want to know what controversial statements Obama has heard from the pews and in his conversations with Wright. Obama still denies hearing statements from the pews, eventhough he admitted in his big speech that he did hear some things that were controversial.
Somebody had a very good post earlier today about Obama’s “missing years,” namely, his entire university career, particularly when he was at Columbia in the late 80s. This was during the time that Bill Ayers was getting his doctorate in Education at Columbia Teacher’s College, and Bernardine Dorhn was also living there. Their old terrorist group, the Weathermen, was tightly tied in with violent black power groups such as the Black Panthers during the time their most violent crimes were committed. I think it would be interesting to find out exactly what Obama was doing during this period and about his connections with violent left-wing black power ideologues in New York, as well as with Ayers and Dohrn. What was his connection with Al Sharpton, for example, and what was he doing during the Tawana Brawley hoax?
The wierd thing is that Barry isn’t even “African American” in the classic sense and is glomming onto this stuff simply because he has a permanent medium sun-tan and it’s part of his attempt to create a persona for himself. Then, of course, there’s his angry, bitter, radical leftist wife - I wonder what she was doing during all this time?
When I first read Obama's church website's 'About us page' - I was knocked over in that they had zero references to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, yet nearly half a dozen references to blackness, racism, and the like (Note: this was pre-March 2008. I think they have since
covered cleaned it up).
And then I later read the Cone references to 'Black Liberation Theology'.
'Wow' is right. Yet another case of the 'god of this world' blinding the minds of the people so that they cannot see the light of the Gospel of Christ. Sad. Yet at the same time, anyone who was long a time member of this 'church' (as was Mr. Obama) is not fit to lead any political office. No more than a long time member of the KKK (although apparently that doesn't apply to Robert Byrd... but given that he's been 'out' since the 1940s (or 50s), I suppose he gets a pass).
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