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.
Not if Wright and Ferraken have anything to do with it.
Notice the Muslims aren’t interested in getting along with anyone unless they are muslim, and just like those who subscribe to Black Liberation Theology. Not surprising those two linked up, but where does that leave Obama. Not innocent by any means.
I have had a christian mentor for more than 25 years, and I am a product of her beliefs, prayers and instruction. I have emulated her, and taken on more of her characteristics than my own mother. NO you can not say that your mentor is some crazy uncle, because a mentor is the one you go to when you need advice. That advice will be based on what they believe spiritually, politically and personally.
Obama is a charismatic con man.
Exaclty. All the pieces fall into place when you look at the underlying doctrine and premise.
Your tube is a source that shows the FOX interview as it happened. It could probably be ordered. Hannity plays it all the time. The book and his other books are all out there and can be purchased.
“Quiet riot”???? Now he is threatening the rest of us if he is not elected? If that’s what they want!
Amen...but I would revise...BLALOAT.
I'm not willing to take that gamble with our country...
hard to believe there would be a candidate more dangerous than the hilderbeast - but there he is. And we CAN beat the hilderbeast - she is not nearly as popular as bubba - and if the "O" man is denied the dimRat nomination, blacks will NOT vote for her...
Such a candidate would no longer be a candidate. The MSM, the left, the GOP itself would force that issue. That the MSM and DNC will not, speaks volumes.
Exactly, and spot on.
Thanks for your research. Please publish in on the front page of the NY Times. /sarc
Any doctrine that promotes hate is of Satan and not of Christ.
I can't agree with that entirely. The overwhelming majority of the mass media identify themselves as "liberal", i.e: "progressive", AKA "social collectivists", otherwise known as communal socialists. They support revolution, subscribe to the evil of capitalism in that those at the top profit from the sweat of the common laborer and they believe in the fundamental justice of the dictatorship of the proletariot. They believe in communal property - like our energy rescources, renewable resources, water and our jobs. They believe Arab terrorism is all America's fault for supporting Israel's right to exist.
While there MUST be some members of the mass media who just don't want to know because the truth may repulse them enough to rethink their opinions of Obama and what he stands for, the bulk of them agree with everything Wright says.
That's exactly why we need to get this video out there. A week ago, no one would air it - but now, it's one more prime example of just who he and his flock are. They intend to make Whitey pay...
“Obama Warns Of ‘Quiet Riot’ Among Blacks”
Listen to it, bookmark it, email it to everyone know and tell them to spread the word, and email the link to ‘
WE have to keep this momentum going another 2 weeks - that will sink his boat
Sorry don’t agree with you. The Clinton Mob Machine is a proven entity, capable of controlling the media, destroying any opposition and fostering a more radical totalitarian imposition of the Shrillary agenda.
The bigger gamble is to allow the minions of the Clinton Mob Machine another round of traitorous and marxist maneuver on the domestic and international stage.
Obama is a piker who has already been exposed on his one selling idea. And that will only be shown more and more as time heads to November. His mythology will be exposed and his record as a ‘uniter’ will also be proven out as a total fraud.
Very good and insightful analysis, Jeffhead. The only point I somewhat disagree with is the likely reason most of the mass media want to give Obama a pass on his pastor, as stated in my previous post.
Thank you for the post. Very informative....it just baffles me how people can be duped into this type of thinking and way of life.....what a horrible life these people must lead. To be brought up in a way which leads these people to believe that they have always been oppressed b/c they live in an economically depressed community and feel that they have no way out b/c whitey is holding them down.....and never realizing that they have all the capabilities of everyone else to make whatever they chose out of their life.....but isn’t that socialism at its best. If you keep the masses ‘unwashed’ then it is easier to keep them under the yoke of socialism.