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.
Blacks are easier to control if they are kept in a common corral. The preacher who can keep his flock united is going to drive a bigger Cadillac and live in a bigger house than the one who can’t. Jerimiah Wright has a very good track record in banding his followers together in the common cause of hating America, especially Whites.
I can certainly understand why an ambitious young Black politician would choose this church. It was almost mandatory to political success in Chicago. Staying on for twenty years tells a different story. Obama’s own political track record shows he agrees with every Marxist principle Wright stands for. We are lucky he got unmasked by the new media. If we were still in the days of 3 networks, this would have never come to light.
Agreed...most of the MSM is complicit.
And how many mosques don't?
BTW, did you get permission from the author to post the whole article?
Wow. I didn't know you could dictate terms with God, did you?
Same candy...different wrapper. That’s why the radical Muslims (like Farakahn) and the Black Panthers support Obama.
Excellant. Just excellant.
This BLT (Black Liberation Theology)is so very similar to the Malcom X and Louis Farrakhan and Black Power messages and we ‘typical white people’ need to realize it.
Contrast this message of hate with Martin Luther King, Jr. While we may or may not agree with everything he preached, at least his message was one of unity and peace.
Yes. From the moment I first read the story and listened to Obama's message, WHILE listening to it, my terrorism alert alarm was going off with lights and sirens. I've been posting everywhere I can ever since that he wasn't WARNING of riots...he was CALLING for riots. And his mentor was right there supporting him.
Excellent. Thank you for doing the research and getting the word out. Hope you sent it to Rush.
Sending it to everyone in my address book.
Hell will be full of Wrights.
No different, IMO, than the mosques preaching hatred of the West even being done here in America. Clueless, moronic Liberals better wake up. These wackjobs will be knocking on your door one of these days.
Let me do it now.
... (tapping foot) ...
Okay, I have an answer! He says it is alright!
In truth, they will find soon enough that can't either.
I disagree. Obama was being groomed for a presidential run since before his DNC "One America" speech in 2004. The people grooming him know exactly what he stands for. He's the more dangerous candidate.
Did you get that in writing?
Sending the truth out via private email addresses and asking them to pass it on is a valuable tool in getting the truth out. Obviously, the Liberal MSM won’t do it. Too many Americans are clueless.
Obama may be a "piker" but he does not stand alone.
He has the full force of the Black Liberation movement behind him. He is their puppet - the Manchurian Candidate...
They fully intend to make Whitey pay - trillions of dollars for more affirmative action for blacks at home and to "rebuild Africa" their "Mother Land" - these are goals already stated -
and if not met - the simmering "Quiet Riot" - the same that broke out in the Rodney King riots, will break out across this country.
This has been STATED, by the "O" man himself.
"Obama Warns Of 'Quiet Riot' Among Blacks "
I hope you are kidding...
I disagree. With the point you make about Blacks not voting for Hillary of Obama is defeated.
Blacks will dutifly line up behind the democrat. That’s what they do. They have done it for years. Never mind the fact that Democratic policies like LBJ’s Great Society programs have enslaved them into a welfare state. Never mind the fact that liberal Democratic policies have shattered the Black American Family with a 70% illegitimacy rate. Never mind the fact that Democrats in Louisianna are responsible the the horrible aftermath of Katrina — Blacks will still vote for them.
And that blows my mind.