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Attacks on his church trouble Obama
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | MARY MITCHELL

Posted on 03/15/2008 4:47:13 PM PDT by indcons

When Sen. Barack Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ 20 years ago, little did he know that the church’s charismatic pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., would become a flashpoint in a Democratic presidential primary.

Wright, an activist pastor who brought the South Side church from a 85-member congregation to an 8,000-member mega-church, has been under constant attack on Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes” as a “cult” and “separatist” church.

In an interview, Obama told the Chicago Sun-Times that, despite the controversy swirling around Wright over racial comments he made from the pulpit about Sen. Hillary Clinton, he is not abandoning his church.

“We are still members of the church,” Obama said.

At the same time, Obama strongly condemned the racially explosive language attributed to Wright.

“The particular statements that have been pulled out of Rev. Wright’s sermons are ones that I profoundly disagree with,” Obama said, adding that he has never been at Trinity when Wright made similar remarks.

“If I had heard Rev. Wright making those statements while I was sitting in the pews, I would have talked to him afterwards and said I am troubled by these statements. They do not reflect . . . how I feel about this country, how I feel about race relations.”

Campaign has put burdens on church

Apparently, Wright’s offense — at least in the video clip that is getting hits on YouTube — was telling his congregation that “Hillary has never been called a n - - - - -.”

For the last week, both campaigns have had to put out racial brush fires, beginning with Geraldine Ferraro’s widely quoted comment that Obama “would not be in the place he is if he was a white man.”

Under pressure from pundits, Ferraro, a chief fund-raiser for Clinton, was forced to resign from the candidate’s finance committee, but she stood by her remarks.

Obama’s predicament is different. Wright is not involved in Obama’s campaign, nor is Wright a fund-raiser.

Moreover, Obama has already distanced himself from Wright. Last year, when Obama announced his intention to run in the Democratic primary, he rescinded his invitation for Wright to give the opening prayer.

Obama acknowledges that his campaign has put “burdens” on Trinity and its members. The church has been under scrutiny by conservative talk show hosts since Obama announced his candidacy.

The parent church, the United Church of Christ, is now being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service for a speech Obama gave at a church convention attended by 10,000 people.

“It is tougher now to go to church, period, because of the attention that I draw . . . and obviously the controversy surrounding Rev. Wright,” Obama said.

Wright retiring in June

“They are constantly getting inquiries and having press people to show up reporting sermons. I feel bad about the burdens that I have placed on the other members of the church.”

In June, Wright will retire as the senior pastor, and the Rev. Otis Moss III will ascend to church leadership.

In a statement released to the Huffington Post, Obama said that because of his “strong” links to the Trinity faith community, the church where he married his wife, Michelle, and where his daughters were baptized, he does not think it is appropriate to leave the church.

But it’s also clear to me that Obama is troubled by how Trinity, a pillar of social activism in the black community, is being portrayed.

Wright “has preached for 30 years,” Obama said. “I don’t think this is a well-rounded portrait of him.”

Obama, who has been campaigning across the country since last year, is no longer among the Sunday morning worshippers at Trinity.

Although still a member of the church, Obama acknowledges that these ongoing controversies have put “strains” on his relationship with his pastor.

“I have felt frustrated by how the church has been characterized and by the suggestion that this is somehow a separatist church and by other statements made on these talk shows,” he said.

“Anybody who has been to the church knows this is a terrific, welcoming church,” Obama noted. Trinity “is a wonderful faith community that has done very positive things in the community and also in my life.”

As the gospel teaches, Obama is looking for a way to condemn Wright’s actions but still love the man.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacktheology; bo; jeremiahsmessiah; jeremiahwright; liberalracism; nobama; obama; otismoss; racism; trinityucc; ucc; wright
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1 posted on 03/15/2008 4:47:14 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

Hahahahahahahaha! What a pantload!


2 posted on 03/15/2008 4:49:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: indcons

Attacks by Obama’s church on America trouble me.


3 posted on 03/15/2008 4:49:31 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

Hopefully all of this troubles you equally as much!

Here’s all any Conservative needs to know about Barrack Hussein Obama:

Special Interest Group Ratings:

Planned Parenthood - 100% Support
National Right To Life - 0% Support
NARAL - 100% Support
Americans for Tax Reform - 0% Support
ACLU - 83% Support
NEA - 100% Support
NOW Hags - 100% Support
Citizens Against Government Waste - 13% Support
Gun Owners of America - 0% Support
NRA - “F” Rating
Federation for American Immigration Reform - 0% Support
US Border Patrol - 8% Support
Unions - 82% - 100% Support
Population Connection - 100% Support (These are the ‘Zero Growth’ freaks)

http://vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=BS030017

[Barrack Hussein Obama’s record in the Illinois senate:]

- Opposed the Defense of Marriage Act; would work to repeal it in the U.S. Senate; would not vote for any legislation that would restrict the ability of gays and lesbians to marry.
- Opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times in Illinois. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate 98-0. The Born Alive bill would have prohibited a baby from being born alive but left to die according to the mother’s wishes. Obama inexplicably opposed this bill not once, twice, or three times, but four times.
- Obama took almost $90,000 in bundled contributions from the Council for a Livable World. The council is a well-known anti-defense organization.
- Obama puts rigid ideology before what’s best for the people of Illinois, and presumably he would do that as President as well. He has on several occasions made public his opposition to the NAFTA trade agreement and his belief that it must be negotiated. All the while thanks to NAFTA, Illinois exports $1.3 billion in agricultural goods to Canada.
- Obama refused to vote for a bill in the Illinois State Senate that would have increased penalties for drug traffickers.
- Obama voted against a bill that would have delivered the death penalty to gang members who murder first responders.
- Finally, just in case you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to vote against a bill that prohibited early release for sexual predators.

Can’t kill the innocent fast enough, can’t free the guilty soon enough!


4 posted on 03/15/2008 4:51:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: indcons
***“We are still members of the church,”***

Obama must agree with the “church's” message and therefore he must be a racist.

5 posted on 03/15/2008 4:53:05 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: indcons

Here it comes. The DBM blaming this examination on THE VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY. Ring a bell FReepers?


6 posted on 03/15/2008 4:53:52 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: indcons
Obama’s predicament is different. Wright is not involved in Obama’s campaign, nor is Wright a fund-raiser.

B.S. He just got removed from the campaign yesterday. We must not bakc down from this fight because it is going to bring this bastard down. This man must NOT become President. He is a foul America hater.

7 posted on 03/15/2008 4:54:07 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Bump


8 posted on 03/15/2008 4:54:25 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons
The parent church, the United Church of Christ, is now being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service for a speech Obama gave at a church convention attended by 10,000 people.

I am no fan of Obama, or his church, or his hate-mongering preacher, but someone needs to yank the IRS leash HARD and do it NOW. They start going after churches and I start thinking "Gestapo"

9 posted on 03/15/2008 4:55:15 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: indcons

This writer is spinning so fast I’m surprised her head doesn’t fall off.


10 posted on 03/15/2008 4:56:36 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: All

11 posted on 03/15/2008 4:56:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: indcons
He's only ‘troubled’ by the America hating, Caucasian hating rhetoric from his beloved spiritual adviser? I suspect he's going to have to do better than that to regain his adoring white fans. I think even they will be repulsed by this type of hatred emanating from the front of a church.
12 posted on 03/15/2008 4:56:41 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: indcons

“Attacks on his church trouble Obama”

But he isn’t troubled over the attacks the church has made on the country.


13 posted on 03/15/2008 4:57:29 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: LiberConservative

Sorry, but if you want the “tax free” status you agree to live by certain rules. If they violate them they should be investigated.


14 posted on 03/15/2008 4:57:37 PM PDT by beandog (Quit serving me mud and telling me it's chocolate pie.)
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To: PGalt

Won’t fly!! The pastor and his follower, Osama Hussein Obama, hate America and they got caught; case closed. Don’t leave out the others in the congregation who were yelling their approval at all the bile being spewed. Everyone in that church hates America, whites and Jews, equally.


15 posted on 03/15/2008 4:57:39 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ilgipper

Yes....he is a foul racist and a “Hate America First” cheerleader. This fraud must be defeated.


16 posted on 03/15/2008 4:57:42 PM PDT by indcons (Buraq was the name of the horse on which Mohammed supposedly "travelled to heaven and back.")
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To: indcons
charismatic pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.,

Charismatic? You've got to be kidding me, Charismatic?
Try radical_race-baiting_extremist_racist for starters.

17 posted on 03/15/2008 4:59:38 PM PDT by MaxMax (I need a life after politics)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Try getting the DBM propagandists to amplify your take on that.


18 posted on 03/15/2008 5:00:04 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: indcons
If he repudiates the church, he is going to loose the black vote - I'm sure he has already lost some.

Rock - "O" - hard place.

Gotta love it

You know, it occurs to me that these folk should never have invoked God's name or His Son's Name (they even claim Jesus is black! I haven't seen any one pick up "O" on that one yet. "Why does your Rev. say "Jesus was a black man!"?

Anyway, it occurs to me that just maybe God is pis*sed, like the rev said - but not for the reasons the rev said.

He does not take lightly people using His name or the name of His Son, for nefarious purposes - and He is maybe orchestrating this.

19 posted on 03/15/2008 5:00:42 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: indcons

Obama = Fraud

Wright = Typical America hating Liberal


20 posted on 03/15/2008 5:01:25 PM PDT by Rosemont
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Obama strongly condemned the racially explosive language attributed to Wright.

“We are still members of the church.”

Obama's bamboozling us.

21 posted on 03/15/2008 5:02:20 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: indcons
“We are still members of the church,” Obama said.

He wouldn't dare leave. His wife would hang him out to dry. They fully believe every word spoken by the good rev.

He's in pickle -


22 posted on 03/15/2008 5:03:11 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: PGalt

The drive bys are reporting on this story with utmost reluctance. Their chosen candidate just destroyed the “moderate” image that the drive-bys created for him.

I won’t be surprised to see the MSM spin this as Buraq’s Sista Souljah Moment.


23 posted on 03/15/2008 5:03:27 PM PDT by indcons (Buraq was the name of the horse on which Mohammed supposedly "travelled to heaven and back.")
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To: indcons
An old newsmax article places Obama at at least one of the hateful sermons http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/8/8/194812.shtml?s=lh
24 posted on 03/15/2008 5:04:12 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: maine-iac7

This whole g_d awful mess indicates that BO is an empty suit.


25 posted on 03/15/2008 5:04:50 PM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: indcons
Wright is not involved in Obama’s campaign

He was until it got too hot! No excusing here

26 posted on 03/15/2008 5:04:54 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: indcons
As the gospel teaches, Obama is looking for a way to condemn Wright’s actions but still love the man.

Garbage. One may love a man but disassociate himself from that man. Obama has failed to do so for decades. That's the issue.

27 posted on 03/15/2008 5:05:30 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: LiberConservative

Rev. Rul. 2007–41
Organizations that are exempt from income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as organizations described in section 501(c)(3) may not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.

26 CFR 1.501(c)(3)–1: Organizations organized and operated for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/rr2007-41.pdf


28 posted on 03/15/2008 5:06:09 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: LiberConservative
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Reverend Al Sharpton

These too need to be looked into by the IRS.
Don't think Gestapo, think illegal gamers.

29 posted on 03/15/2008 5:07:10 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ()... Cevapi & Slivovitz for everyone....()
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To: indcons
LOL! Sorry, guys, this dog ain't hunting. Too many film clips of Uncle Jeremiah out there ready for Hill's team to inject them into the public consciousness. Obama's had one chance to distance himself from this rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth racist and he flubbed it. He'll be given another, but is he even capable of taking it?

Already there has been one disastrous attempt to spin this affair by his own people, in the form of strident cries of "what has Wright said that's wrong?" Plenty, as it happens, the old attempt to bully people out of questioning it by accusations of racism is simply not going to work this time.

And so at last we do end up having that "dialogue on race" that the liberals have been forever babbling about but terrified to actually enter. This one, unlike the predecessors, isn't going to consist solely of accusations on the one side and apologies on the other.

As important as the candidate is the team he or she will bring to office. In this particular case the prospect of empowering a gaggle of resentful, aggrieved hatemongers is one that no one in the MSM has had the courage to consider. Do these people speak for Obama's team? Does his wife? Is this sort of vicious, hate-filled rhetoric to become enshrined as canon within the Democratic party? Or is it already?

If Hillary thinks this line of attack can be brought up to damage her opponent and then put back in the bottle she'd better wake up and smell the molotov cocktails. This stuff is incendiary, and it isn't going out with a cheery "Well, whatever, it's time for a healer, not a divider," when she crosses the finish line in Denver. But ultimately it is Obama himself who is going to take the rap for it, and he deserves to. IMHO.

30 posted on 03/15/2008 5:08:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: indcons
Maybe Obama should try crying. Worked for Hillary.

This is typical Liberal tactics. Make the perp into a victim and finger point.

“I have felt frustrated by how the church has been characterized and by the suggestion that this is somehow a separatist church and by other statements made on these talk shows

Yup it's all the talk shows' fault. Obama, meet fairness doctrine.
31 posted on 03/15/2008 5:09:14 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: indcons

I like how the singled out Fox News (Hannity & Colmes, specifically). Of course none of the other networks would dare...


32 posted on 03/15/2008 5:11:48 PM PDT by Zeon Cowboy (Pardon Ramos and Compean NOW! // R.I.P. William F. Buckley // Worst. Election. Ever.)
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To: mass55th

Right and let’s face it, he is ONLY concerned about his OWN campaign, he is falling from his golden pedestal now that the smoke and mirrors are getting clearer.


33 posted on 03/15/2008 5:12:48 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: indcons

When Sen. Barack Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ 20 years ago, little did he know that the church’s charismatic pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., would become a flashpoint in a Democratic presidential primary.

“Charismatic” is what the left calls black racism?...Gag me with a spoon!


34 posted on 03/15/2008 5:15:40 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: maine-iac7

if a candidate went to a church that preached that Jesus was the son of God and that the only path to salvation was to believe that he was born and died for the forgiveness of their sins he would be denounced as a right wing nut but obama gets a free pass in spite of going to a church that is the black equivalent of the KKK


35 posted on 03/15/2008 5:17:07 PM PDT by bigjackattack
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To: LiberConservative
They start going after churches and I start thinking "Gestapo"

No one forces a church, or any other “nonprofit” to voluntarily apply for tax-exempt status, with the concomitant voluntary quid pro quo of limiting their political advocacy speech.Churches, Red Cross, March of Dimes: all the same, when it comes to politics & taxes.

Nobody says they can't take the NRA route, and play on the other court.

36 posted on 03/15/2008 5:21:05 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: indcons
"If Barack gets past the primary, he might have to publicly distance himself from me," Wright told The New York Times with a shrug. "I said it to Barack personally, and he said 'yeah, that might have to happen.'"

But only as a public ploy - and only until he made it to the WH =

Just like the "uninvite" to open the meeting with prayer - but he had him backstage for a prayer before he went on.

Double speak = forked tongue

37 posted on 03/15/2008 5:21:12 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: indcons
“I have felt frustrated by how the church has been characterized and by the suggestion that this is somehow a separatist church and by other statements made on these talk shows,” he said.

I bet his wife does not agree! She is a separatist! And the more dangerous of these two!

38 posted on 03/15/2008 5:34:33 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: indcons

39 posted on 03/15/2008 5:40:01 PM PDT by The_Macallan
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To: indcons
Well, well!!!! after watching news clips of Rev. Wright sermons from the past, its 100% clear why Michele Obama has such a NEGATIVE opinion of the USA.......
40 posted on 03/15/2008 5:43:08 PM PDT by geo40xyz ((McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?))
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To: indcons

(IF LOVIN' THE U.S. IS WRONG) I DON'T WANT TO HEAR WRIGHT
Tune: "(If Lovin' You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" Original

If lovin' the U.S. is wrong
I don't want to hear Wright
If joinin' his church means hearin' his hatred
I'd up and change belongin' tonight

Obama, your pastor says it's a shame
It's a downright disgrace
America's problems, all the blame
Is the fault of the white man's race

Barack, you say it's the future
And healing is in your plan
But if you can't leave this kind of hate
Believe me, yes we can

If lovin' the U.S. is wrong
I don't want to hear Wright
If lovin' the U.S. is wrong
I don't want to hear Wright

Am I wrong to smell
The sewage he loves to spew?
Knowin' you wanna lead, then why do you waffle
Defendin' you know who?

And am I wrong to question
Your ability to unite,
Knowin' you got someone there at church
Dividin' black and white?

And are you wrong to give your tithe
To a racist man?
And is he wrong for tryin' to get God
Not to bless but instead to damn?

If lovin' the U.S. is wrong
I don't want to hear Wright
If lovin' the U.S. is wrong
I don't want to hear Wright . . .

Are you wrong to give your tithe
To a racist man?
And is he wrong for tryin' to get God
Not to bless but instead to damn?

If lovin' the U.S. is wrong
I don't want to hear Wright
If lovin' the U.S. is wrong
I don't want to hear Wright

I don't want to hear Wright
If it means hearin' his hatred
I don't want to hear Wright
If it means black against white . . .

41 posted on 03/15/2008 5:44:53 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: indcons
I won’t be surprised to see the MSM spin this as Buraq’s Sista Souljah Moment.

Spin (propagandize) they will. They get away with it 60/60/24/7/365.

42 posted on 03/15/2008 5:47:51 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: geo40xyz
Ooops: Photobucket 20 Years.........
43 posted on 03/15/2008 5:48:00 PM PDT by geo40xyz ((McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?))
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To: ApplegateRanch

Since when is political speech not religioous speech? The IRS is dead wrong on this one. Their gestapo tactics - gagging religious groups by denying their tax exempt as a nonprofit for engaging in political speech - is an abridgement of free speech.


44 posted on 03/15/2008 5:53:43 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: indcons
A. “If I had heard Rev. Wright making those statements while I was sitting in the pews, I would have talked to him afterwards and said I am troubled by these statements. They do not reflect . . . how I feel about this country, how I feel about race relations.” B.Moreover, Obama has already distanced himself from Wright. Last year, when Obama announced his intention to run in the Democratic primary, he rescinded his invitation for Wright to give the opening prayer. Why did Obama "distance" himself from Wright and "rescind" the invitation. I'll tell you, because B follows A and Obama knew what Wright had been preaching and doing and he knew this would be troublesome if it came to light and was connected with him. I guess he thought he would smother the spark that could erupt and destroy his campaign. It may not work.
45 posted on 03/15/2008 5:54:38 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: Aussiebabe
Obama's Church: Cauldron of Division
Jim Davis
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007

[snip] Wright's strong sentiments were echoed in the Sunday morning service attended by NewsMax.

Wright laced into America's establishment, blaming the "white arrogance" of America's Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks. To underscore the point he refers to the country as the "United States of White America." Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made.

The sermon also addressed the Iraq war, a frequent area of Wright's fulminations.

"Young African-American men," Wright thundered, were "dying for nothing." The "illegal war," he shouted, was "based on Bush's lies" and is being "fought for oil money."

In a sermon filled with profanity, Wright also blamed the war on "Bush administration bulls--t."

Is this what is called a Gary Hart Moment?

Also buried in that article:

Obama and Wright appear, at first blush, an unlikely pair. Wright is Chicago's version of the Rev. Al Sharpton.

It was no surprise that Sharpton recently announced that with Wright's backing, he was setting up a chapter of his New York-based National Action Network in Chicagoland. The chapter will be headed by Wright's daughter, Jeri Wright.

46 posted on 03/15/2008 5:56:03 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: indcons
Attacks on his church trouble Obama

Attacks on my country by his paster in church trouble me.
47 posted on 03/15/2008 5:57:09 PM PDT by Lord Basil
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To: Amos the Prophet
If you want Man's benefit, play by Man's rules. Otherwise, stay OUT of the world, and say what you will. Tax exempt status is not a God given right; it is a government bestowed privilege.

When in Rome, render unto Caesar, and submit yourself unto his laws. As I recall, that is, so to speak, orders from Headquarters; I leave it to you to look up Chapter & Verse, as an exercise for the student.

48 posted on 03/15/2008 6:04:18 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: beandog

Agreed!


49 posted on 03/15/2008 6:05:09 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies=Sodomites)
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To: Zeon Cowboy

“Of course none of the other networks would dare...”

ABC it the one that brought it out and Chris Matthews on MSNBC has devoted his entire show to it for three straight days.


50 posted on 03/15/2008 6:08:07 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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