Skip to comments.Rev. Jeremiah Wright builds retirement home in Tinley Park
Posted on 03/29/2008 12:10:22 PM PDT by reg45
Trinity United Church of Christ is building Barack Obama's controversial former pastor a million-dollar Tinley Park home complete with an elevator, whirlpool, butler's pantry, circular driveway and four-car garage, building plans show.
The four-bedroom home being built for the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is in the Odyssey Club neighborhood, which boasts some of Tinley Park's largest homes and a mix of town homes. It backs up to the Odyssey Country Club and golf course.
See link for the full story.
Other stories list the price of the house as up to $1.6 million.
There goes the neighborhood.
A black person can never get ahead in the U.S.
there is also a TEN MILLION dollar extra fund in that beyond the price of the house for “furniture etc.”
Guess the Black neighborhoods were ‘tooo ghetto “.
Wish I could play the Race Card into a multi million dollar sweetheart deal like that...but then, I;m just a typical white person.
All those freebies, right in the middle of whitey.
I guess Rev. Wright was the kind of preacher who took the collection plate money, tossed it in the air and said “what ever God catches is his, what ever falls to the ground is mine...”
Elliot can introduce him to Kristen.
ELF should be notified of this.
Barak Obama said on “the View” that his church was just like any other United Church. If that were true, why isn’t Rev. Wrights pension the same as any other united Church ministers?
I can only guess that his salary while he was preaching wasn’t in keeping with the United Churches policies either.
Must need a $1.6 million dollar, 10,400sqft house inside a gated community so he can better understand the problems a poor black man experiences? (see video)
ya been hoodwinked, bamboozled
Rather ugly architectural design if you ask me.
I know, no one asked me.
No sin of “middleclassness” for the Rev. Thats for the Hoi Polloi...
BUT, it’s for THE CHILDREN!!
Wonder who is coming to the block party when construction is complete....
That's what they said when I moved to Tinley. . .
Uh, no...Obama has his 54 DD t-shirted girls according to Pastor Manning!
Since the church holds the title, it will not go on the tax rolls!
Well....he ain’t really black....
I was looking at your web page, at your section on green collar jobs. Green collar jobs have been a priority in WA State for a few years. The problem is that the tech schools require two years of algebra for admittance. The idea is to train college qualified students to do manual labor jobs because the private industry jobs just aren’t available and an over educated workforce is not a happy workforce.
I am not sure he is a "True Black Man" He is even lighter than Obama.
Also noted on that show that when he was asked about Wright he said something to the effect that if he’d heard “those” comments he would have felt uncomfortable staying there.
That statement hardly equates to leaving the church..
I suppose it depends on state laws, but I can tell you that even an adjacent piece of property owned by a church is not automatically tax exempt, unless it is used for religious purposes. Now, I suppose he could do a home service of some sort once in a while, so who knows.
My, my and to think how much he could have helped Africa
with that money if his heart was right.
I'm pinging someone who knows this southwestern Chicago suburb very well.
Don't go away, hah.
Reverend Wright moves to Whiteyville. I love it!
Jeremiah Wright even looks like a white person, so he’ll fit right in.
I hope his new neighbors aren’t garlic nosers, Jews or other typical white persons.
The minister is living in a material world
And he is a material guy.
The Kingfish hit it big.
Rev J Wright’s mother was the vice-principal (discipline officer) for the most academic girls’ public high school in Philly. His father was a pastor, and he went to the male equivalent of the school where his mother taught. Both were majority white schools. They lived in the area called Germantown - large homes and tree-lined streets.
His career and now Obama’s are the choice to be race hustlers.
I’m sure that BO and HRC believe that - as with everything else - more FedGov bucks will “fix” it.
Yo, just wait til’ he puts some rims on it!!
What Obama believes in is class envy and redistribution of wealth. The collapse of the capital markets would suit him just fine. Then the government would have to move in and restructure everything without the CEOs and top management. Obama would like to take over the Spitzer jihad against Wall Street giants.
Movin’ on up!
If by "those people" you mean hypocritical haters who take from the poor (in God's name) and build mansions on this earth, you're not a bigot - you're speaking the truth.
If by "those people" you mean well educated, privileged black ministers who teach hatred because it sells, you would not be a bigot, you'd be speaking the truth.
Duh.....what am I doing wrong?
I suggest that you identify a subset of the population with a shared psychopathology and then found a cult to exploit it. Not that there seems to be anything wrong with that.
“Rev” Wright’s chickens have found a REALLY nice place to roost.
Everyone should read the comments after the story. There were some good ones, including the person who said some of his tax money probably went to pay public assistance for the people who paid into the church.
Also, one person mentioned that a house in that neighborhood ought to cost more than $1 million, and that something was fishy about it.
Then there were the usual blind, idiots who said Rev. Wright was speaking the truth and was a saint. How deluded can people be?
thanks..I’m going to work on that one.
Interesting website that gives details of the financial transactions.
It appears that the home occupied by the Rev up to now was no shack.
>3900 sq ft, .38 acre, @585.000.
Also in the information is mention of a Trinity Landscape and [something] corporation; President: Jeremiah A Wright, same address as Trinity UCC.
I think this “rev” is as sleazy as they come.
I also think that his “neighborhood” connections are what launched Barry into the world of Chicago politics.
Thanks for the information and the link. He wouldn’t be the first shyster to take advantage of the poor and ignorant and he won’t be the last. *sigh*
Or Mr.Wright assumed that he was Caesar.