Skip to comments.The truth about the Black Liberation Theology taught by Reverend Wright at Obama's Church
Posted on 03/22/2008 8:08:21 AM PDT by Jeff Head
Despite the efforts of most of the main stream media (and Obama himself) trying to spin the incidents regarding Barack Obama's preacher and spiritual advisor into something acceptable to Americans, and his speech regarding race, by doing some individualresearch, it becomes clear that the spin will simply just not wash.
The Trinity Church subscribes to Black Liberation Theology. I believe that Obama will not leave that Church for one simple and obvious reason. Despite his new found disgust in "some" terminology that Wright employed, Obama must agree with the theology that the church teaches. He is raising his kids in it, and intends to stay with it.
Most of us feel strongly about the Christian churches we attend. If the clergy depart from the theology that we accept in our hearts, we leave them and find a congregation and doctrine that we subscribe to and will make better men and women of us (through the atonement of Jesus Christ) and allow us to help others. If the clergy sticks with the theology we accept in our hearts, we stay with them.
Obama is staying with the Trinity Church and continues to remain close to Wright, despite Wright's disgusting statements...and not statements from one or two sermons alone. No, Reverend Wright is an adrent supporter and preacher of Black Liberation Theology which is at the heart of who he is and what he has said.
This same Black Liberation theology subscribed to by Trinity is clearly what Obama subscribes to. His actions in this regard tell us as much.
He's been going and donating to that particular church for over twenty yerars. As stated, he is raising his kids in it, immersing them...baptising them into it. And Reverend Wright has done the immersing and baptising.
That church has done a lot of good in the black community, helping them to rise socially. But the underlying doctrine must be understood in order to bring into focus the good it does and reconcile it against the hate its preacher also spreads.
That theology can easily be reconciled to its good actions in the black community and the hateful rhetoric is emplys by simply studying it. This is something the most of the main stream media has either not done, or refuses to do, because the underlying doctrine is so repulsive that it should negate any major candidate in any way closely associated with it. Again, Black Liberation Theology is the admitted theology of Reverend Wright and the congregation. It is something that has helped form Obama and his views and it is therefore worthwhile to understand if we intend to consider him for all of our President.
It is not your traditional Christian message in the least.
Wright admits that he preaches his brand of that theology which is based, in part, on the works of one James Hal Cone, the recognized pioneer in the black brand of this theology, and who has been the Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.
Wright refered to Cone and his "pioneering" efforts in his contentious interveiw with Sean Hannity on Fox News in 2007, HERE.
Cone himself is much written and describes that theology in his book A Black Theology for Liberation, which is one of many books he has written. One notable quote in that book decribing Cone's interpretation of Black Christian Theology that he calls Black Liberation Theology is 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. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."
That theology accepts a perverted and wrested interpretation of Jesus Christ where it describes him as a poor black man (or man of color) living under oppressive white European rule (the Romans) and that he was as much about social change and bringing down government as he was about spiritual liberation. He therefore meets Cone's (and adherants to this perverted view of our Savior) criteria for a God who supports their black power insurgency against what they describe as the ruling rich white men and women in America.
This interpretation perverts the love of all men, the peace, the forgiveness, and inner focus (spiritual focus) of Christ and His atonement which teaches us that the change His atonement brings about within us, which heals us spiritually, creates a new man fashioned after Christ who teaches by example, love, and long suffering.
Speaking of these qualities, Cone sarcastically states in the book:
"There is no use for a God who loves white oppressors the same as oppressed blacks. We have had too much of white love, the love that tells blacks to turn the other cheek and go the second mile."
As if this love, and Christ's own words regarding it are somehow a construct of the white race to keep people of color down. Disgusting, and really very, very tragic that people are being raised on this hate...because that is exactly what it is...and Cone says so.
"Black hatred is the black man's strong aversion to white society. No black man living in white America can escape it... While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism. "
Thus Black Liberation Theology changes Christ, the God of peace and love, into a God of their own construction, a God of hate and revenge, who is hell bent on political and social change at any cost and who supports that hate and "revenge" to suit their needs.
This is the message about Obama's "church" (and others like it) that needs to be spread. I do not believe it is at all subscribed to by most blacks in this country, and certainly not by society at large. But it has been hidden, growing...festering, and flying under the radar in these radical churches and because of political correctness it has been heretofore untouchable. But now the cat is out of the bag.
It is shocking, is is disgusting...and it is dangerous.
It is in no way related to, or a derivitve of American foreign policy or society. The fact is America, despite its problems and mistakes, has set more people free (even through a horrific civil war of our own) and and given them individual liberty (and thus individual accountability) and therefore truly assisted more people's on this earth than any other nation on it.
...and there is the rub. Christ teaches that all men are created equal and that they are individsually responsible for their actions with an inate ability to "Come unto Him" and be free. The American constituion, despite changes that required fire and blood to address (and, OBTW, that blood was shed in the civil war principally by white men fighting to to, among other things, preserve the Union and free the blacks), sets down in law the same principles.
This theology, Black Liberation Theology, is a blatant attempt to mix and wrest and perevert Christianity into a construct for the age old battle against individual rights. It is a Marxist ideological, collective, and ultimately tyranical construct committed to destroying individual freedom.
This same type of liberation theology has been used for decades in Latin America to pervert Catholics and goad them into rising into Marxist rebellions in class warfare.
That is what this is...and it is the version accepted and practised by black radicals in this country and it is intent on changing this country into a socio-marxist state where wealth, opportunity, and position are not earned by individuals, but instead are handed out by the state...and in this case they simply want to be the ones in control of redistributing it all for their purposes and what they call "their" people.
This doctrine was born out of the radical hate of the 1960s and has been festering ever since.
We had best be very careful when analyzing Obama. He either must, forthwith, completely and wholly disassociate himself from this radical ideology and the Church that teaches it (or any others subscribing to it), or he can in no way be condiered a candidate for Presidency...or any other elected office in these United States IMHO. This is not religion. This is political insurrection in the color of religion. Hiding behind and taking advantage of our religious freedoms...ultimatley to destroy them.
If such warped ideology ever attains the Oval Office, the nation entire is at risk (as if it wasn't already).
Amen......and Amen again!
May be worth keeping an eye on but I don’t have to understand it. These people go to these churches and are preached to with hate. They go home after services hating everyone and with the feeling they are at the bottom of the barrel. Then they give these preachers $10.00 every Sunday and make them rich. How many churches do you know of that preach hate?
So sad and tragic that a candidate for President has come so far, and has the potential Obama has with this in his closet.
Spread the word. Point people to this thread or my site. They can follow the links and do the research themsleves.
Thanks for the srticle and the ping.
People need to know this.
Informative post. It would be nice to have source documents.
Really scary stuff.
Good one, Jeff!
Is there any wonder why racial tensions have continued unabated for the last 50+ years (since the end of Jim Crow)? I sat through numerous classes in the military, government, and private industry that were designed to help us ignornat white people to understand blacks and their issues. Now it turns out that all of that was totally one-sided - we made the efforts they clung to hatred...
Referenced similar in the Mark Steyn thread. But this blows the lid off of the veneer of the uniter, Obama.
Obama’s true actions speak to marxism born of his work with the radical Saul Alinsky and his ‘pastor’ who he can not disown.
How would a white politician get ‘off’ if he refused to disown his 20 year relationship with David Duke.
How do you think the liberals/leftist would report on that let alone the moonbats on their loon sites?
He is speaking in a conclave of Black Liberation ministers - and alludes to the “Quiet Riot” that was simmering in LA BEFORE the Rodney King riots - and THEN says that the “Quiet Riot” is still simmering - a thinly veiled illusion to what they have planned in the cities across this land...
“Obama Warns Of ‘Quiet Riot’ Among Blacks”
There are also many other outrageous statements in this piece - he was speaking in friendly territory and said things he won't say to the general public over which he hopes to rule.
We need to keep posting this video - can someone put it on YouTube? We need to email it to everyone in our address list - we need to email it to Hannity, O'Reily, Rush
Thought that you guys might be interested in this article by FR pard Jeff Head.
No, we need to wait until after the Obamination gets the nomination.