Skip to comments.Obama Quits Trinity
Posted on 06/01/2008 3:51:33 AM PDT by Kaslin
Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has resigned from his controversial church, Trinity United Church of Christ.
We dont want to have to answer for everything thats stated in that church, Obama told reporters in Aberdeen, South Dakota during a rare Saturday night press conference.
Obamas church came under intense scrutiny after videotapes were discovered of Obamas longtime friend and former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright making anti-American and racist statements in sermons earlier this spring. Obamas initial reaction was to defend Wright, until Wright engaged on a media tour and reiterated many of his most offensive remarks.
Questions about the church were renewed last Sunday when another one of Obamas Chicago friends, Father Michael Pfleger, made racist statements pointed at Obamas Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
"Rev. Moss, when Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on, I really don't believe it was put on," Pfleger said, recalling Clintons tearful press conference during the New Hampshire primary. "I really believe that she just always thought, 'This is mine! I'm Bill's wife, I'm white, and this is mine! I just gotta get up and step into the plate.' And then out of nowhere came, 'Hey, I'm Barack Obama,' and she said, 'Oh, damn! Where did you come from? I'm white! I'm entitled! There's a black man stealing my show!
Obama expressed regret at having to leave his church of over 20 years. I did not anticipate my fairly conventional Christian faith being subject to such challenge and such scrutiny, he said in South Dakota.
Obama noted his resignation should not be interpreted as a denouncement of the church. Its not a church worthy of denouncing, he said. Obama said his critics theyve seen caricatures of the church and accept those caricatures despite my insistence thats not what the church is about and theres not much I can do about it with a defeatist tone.
TUCC issued a statement that said: Though we are saddened by the news we understand this is a personal decision.
Obamas decision came shortly after a contentious meeting ended in Washington D.C. by the Democratic National Committee to determine how delegates from Michigan and Florida should be seated. Both states were punished by the DNC for moving up their primary dates and were thus stripped of their delegates.
The DNC decided Saturday to seat half of the delegates from Florida and Michigan and to specially allocate 69 of Michigans delegates to Clinton and 59 to Obama.
The compromise was fought intensely by Clintons surrogates who are unhappy with the outcome of the meeting. Clinton campaign strategist Harold Ickes said at the conclusion of the meeting that Clinton had asked him to reserve the right to challenge the compromise with the Democratic Credentials Committee. This tactic has been deemed the nuclear option by political analysts since it would likely extend the Democratic contest until the Democratic convention in Denver.
And it only took him 20 years to do it.
What a guy.
Notice that he quit after a WHITE, CATHOLIC priest took to the pulpit. Very Clever!!
What a Boobama, LOL!
Well that makes him presidential /sarcasm
I expected Father Flim-Flam to break out in a stirring rendition of Mammy!
He can always join Pfleger’s church.
Just another politician...
“And it only took him 20 years to do it.
What a guy.”
You are who you hang with.
And one of the people he “hangs with” is an unrepentant terrorist bomber.
I assume the MSM’s take on this will be that it innoculates him from further criticism.
Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has resigned from his controversial church, Trinity United Church of Christ....
now b. HUSSEIN can come out of the closet and go to the mosque of his choice!!!
I’d really like to know which dummy is making him talk.
Can Osama Barraka say to late?
Now that he has thrown christianity under the bus he is free to go back to his muslim mosque where they preach the same thing as trinity.
There is a lot of stuff under that bus and it may not be able to move now.
“Despite my FAIRLY CONVENTIONAL CHRISTIAN FAITH!”
B.O.HUSSEIN, There is nothing conventional about your Faith, even remotely, it is a Hate filled Racist Mismash of retoric and your own Muslim ideaology germinated over your lifetime and pretending it disapeared yesterday wont hide your black theology beliefs from the American Public, at least the Americans with Brains. Ann Coulter has told us that if Democrats had any brains they would be Republicans. We can only pray they will wake up and see You for who you are and VOTE REPUBLICAN To Save America!
Mr. Obama believes if we just sit down and talk with those who hate us we can turn Iraq around. Funny that he couldn’t do it with his own church.
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