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Pelosi Defends Obama Over Rev. Wright Ties
newsmax.com ^ | June 25, 2008 | Jim Meyers

Posted on 06/25/2008 10:47:35 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has come out in defense of Barack Obama over his ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying the controversial pastor won’t affect voters’ decisions in November.

“Look, I am just glad [Obama] went to church,” Pelosi told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday night.

Pelosi, a Catholic, said she doesn’t believe that politicians “should be held accountable for everything that their pastors say in their church.

“I have disagreements with some of … my own pastors and churches that I go to and if I had to walk out every time I had an area of disagreement, then I would be hard put. It’s a disagreement.”

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1 posted on 06/25/2008 10:47:36 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sucha adisaster is coming. Pelosi may be right, nothing will affect voters’ choices in November. They will elect Obama despite his being a radical racist with policies that suck.


2 posted on 06/25/2008 10:53:41 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pelosi’s record of demonstrating, and proving, she is a total moron and dangerously inept politician, to say nothing about her radical support of socialism, continues almost daily. Every time she opens her moronic liberal mouth, it sprays in all directions. We can thank the voters of 2006 for her....


3 posted on 06/25/2008 10:56:01 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Williams

Good to know that if it turns out McCain attended a KKK church it shouldn’t matter to voters.


4 posted on 06/25/2008 10:56:07 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, Pelosi has differences with her pastor. He believes abortion is a mortal sin and she believes it’s a constitutional right. She refuses to abide by the most sacred tenets of the religion she professes. She shouldn’t walk out - she should be thrown out. And excommunicated.

As for Obama, I don’t believe he’s a Christian. I believe he’s an Obamist.


5 posted on 06/25/2008 10:57:22 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I have disagreements with some of … my own pastors and churches that I go to and if I had to walk out every time I had an area of disagreement, then I would be hard put. It’s a disagreement.”

Yep, Nan, that abortion issue is really a tough one...


6 posted on 06/25/2008 10:59:38 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...”I have disagreements with some of … my own pastors and churches that I go to and if I had to walk out every time I had an area of disagreement, then I would be hard put. It’s a disagreement.”...

This has “lie” written all over it. First, Pelosi uses the old disclaimer, “I’m just glad he goes to church”, a convention that is used to excuse people from many things. Second, Pelosi, a “Catholic” uses the term “pastors” rather than “priests”, the latter being what you find in a Catholic church. This tells me she is not truly religious or a practicing Catholic. Third, how many churches does she go to, and if she goes to many I seriously doubt she has had a chance for “disagreements” because she would not know the priest very well. All in all, a string of disingenuous remarks comprising a big, fat lie.


7 posted on 06/25/2008 11:00:40 AM PDT by astounded (The Democrat Party is a Clear and Present Danger to the USA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pelosi: “Besides, Obama probably slept through those 20 years.”


8 posted on 06/25/2008 11:07:18 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: EagleUSA

9 posted on 06/25/2008 11:08:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“I have disagreements with some of … my own pastors and churches that I go to and if I had to walk out every time I had an area of disagreement, then I would be hard put. It’s a disagreement.”

Well, at least she disagrees with satan at least SOME of the time.

10 posted on 06/25/2008 11:17:33 AM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Williams

She’s a disgrace to the USA and to the RC religion. She opens her mouth and out comes insulting statements about her own religious group. As a Catholic I am astounded and irate! There is nothing remotely similar between what the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was spouting to his congregation for so many years and what is heard in the Catholic churches in America (Rev. Michael Pfleger excepted).

The church that Obama attended and donated to for 15 years - is a racist church. There is no other way to interpret it.


11 posted on 06/25/2008 11:23:04 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Pelosi, a Catholic, said she doesn’t believe that politicians “should be held accountable for everything that their pastors say in their church."

Well, if my Pastor slipped and said something profane or offensive during services, I would probably shrug it off and forget about it...but...if he said "God Damn America" and some of the other "wrightisms" I would certainly leave the church, or call for his replacement. The old adage, "fool me once shame on you, fool me for twenty years, shame on me" should apply here to O-bam-bam.

Especially, if I had been attending similar sermons for over 20 years.

I'm just tired of the likes of Pelosi, Sharpton, Jackson, and other democrats setting the bar as to what is permissible and what is not permissible (PC)to say in the US.

We're not supposed to "stereotype", but if it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck...it's probably a duck. Perception is reality, whether on nose picking or race relations.
12 posted on 06/25/2008 11:23:47 AM PDT by FrankR (OBAMA is the VAST WRIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY...)
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To: Argus
I don’t believe he’s a Christian.

Never been baptized - - he's a Christian only because he says he is.
13 posted on 06/25/2008 11:34:13 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: Beckwith

More importantly, he clearly has no personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I was a Christian before I was ever baptized, and Obama could be, too...except, as the 8 ball says, “all signs point to no.”


14 posted on 06/25/2008 12:04:59 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nancy Pelosi is deeply disturbed


15 posted on 06/25/2008 12:07:46 PM PDT by SmithL (Look at Hillary's marriage, and tell me she won't settle for second place)
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To: Williams
With Obama’s relationship with several radical individuals, all socialists, what do you think his cabinet will be like?

Obama is a socialist and so will this country be after four years of Obama and his sitting 2-3 even four Supreme Court judges.

16 posted on 06/25/2008 12:15:05 PM PDT by BillT (God said it, that settles it whether I believe it or not! (Bible rules))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Attending a “Hate Whitey” church isn’t a disagreement, it’s a way of life.


17 posted on 06/25/2008 12:17:42 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Barack Hussein Obama=Jimmy Carter II)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Attending a “Hate Whitey” church isn’t a disagreement, it’s a way of life.

I will never vote for this black-panther, racist, socialist, abortionist, gun-grabbing, crotch-grabbing, flip-flopping, homosexual-lifestyle-loving, anti-American, Word-of-God twisting, terrorist-loving man. Period.

18 posted on 06/25/2008 12:41:41 PM PDT by frogjerk (Barry Hussein is Neville Chamberlain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama's Preacher/Wife Problems Mean Nothing to Hussein ObamaMessiaHamas's Fanatical Cult and to Hussein ObamaMessiaHamas. The core/base of their pseudo Chrislim religion is hating America and Whitey!

Behold the Evil Whitey!

Adios Trinity! I'm out of here for now!

This is my church, the one I never quit.


19 posted on 06/25/2008 2:22:40 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Kerry was a Uber Liberal, Hussein ObamaMessiaHamas makes Kerry look like Jesse Helms!)
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To: Tex Pete
He also picks and chooses the parts of the Bible to which he subscribes.
20 posted on 06/25/2008 3:37:09 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: Beckwith

I totally agree. I was just pointing out that not being baptized is the least of Obama’s spiritual worries.


21 posted on 06/25/2008 3:59:17 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Tex Pete
I was just pointing out that not being baptized is the least of Obama’s spiritual worries.

I don't care about Obama's spiritual worries - - I am concerned about his dissimulation and mendacity.

Answering one of Rev. Wright's "altar calls" and swearing allegiance to the Black Value System does not make one a Christian - - no matter what anybody says.

If baptism is no longer a requirement of Christianity, then why did Obama have his children baptized?

Unlike traditional Christianity, which Mr. Obama bemoans for its "call to evangelize and proselytize," the good senator’s faith is strictly a personal and private affair. Although he has no qualms about parading it in public in hopes of bolstering his political career, he would never dream of preaching it to others in hopes of converting them to Christ.

At the core of Obama's faith -- whether lapsed Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two -- is African nativism and the racist Black Liberation Theology.

The most prominent theologian in this religion, James Cone, teaches that, "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."

Obama's Religion


22 posted on 06/26/2008 5:30:35 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: Beckwith

“Answering one of Rev. Wright’s “altar calls” and swearing allegiance to the Black Value System does not make one a Christian - - no matter what anybody says.”

Agreed again. Of course, I still believe Obama is a muslim...just like most muslims do.


23 posted on 06/26/2008 11:14:37 AM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Tex Pete

On February 27th, 2007, Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.”

In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent.”

The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the Shahada:

“Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... “

According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim’s complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam.

Obama knows this from his Quranic studies — and he knows the New York Times will publish this fact and it will be seen throughout the Islamic world.

Regardless of Obama’s religion, what message is he sending the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims?

I suppose it’s easy for Obama to remember the Shahada for the 35 years since he left Indonesia — and in ‘first-class’ Arabic — especially since he believes the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.”

The fact that Obama can recall the Shahada after 35 years and the fact that he believes that the daily call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth” say that those Muslim prayers run through his head often — what does that make him?


24 posted on 06/26/2008 3:08:16 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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