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  • God gap: No gain for Obama with religious vote

    11/01/2008 5:07:00 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 803+ views
    mlive.com ^ | 11/01/08 | politico.com
    Barack Obama has courted white weekly churchgoers as avidly as any Republican-leaning bloc of voters, though it now appears his efforts may fall flat on Election Day. The Gallup Poll now shows Obama backed by 28 percent of white voters who attend church at least once a week — a group that makes up a roughly a third of all voters — which would be no improvement from the 29 percent of these voters who, according to exit polls, backed Democrats John Kerry and Al Gore in the previous two presidential election.
  • Christian Group Launches Pro-Obama Ads

    10/27/2008 11:19:33 AM PDT · by sciencefreeper · 61 replies · 1,591+ views
    THE PAGE ^ | Monday, October 27th, 2008
    Group says ads will air on Christian music stations in Michigan, Colorado, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Virginia and North Carolina.
  • *Vanity Alert- despicably disguised 'pro life' flyer I rec'd- beware the Obama lying abortion squads

    10/22/2008 10:50:11 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 526+ views
    10-22-08 | Starwise
    After Mass, I walked out onto the public pavement (this Church is right on the pavement in Chicago, so there's no 'church property' per se in front of it), and there were 2 men standing outside greeting the parishioners with flyers. One man was in a sport jacket and bow tie and looked like an academic; the other was rather young, punky looking and in black leather. On reading the title, "What Are The Moral Obligations of the Pro-Life Voter?," I expected it to be a call to conscience, and complemented the older man, who said, "thank you .. I...
  • Left Wing and a Prayer

    10/21/2008 8:10:37 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 4 replies · 383+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 10/21/2008 | Mark Steyn
    Diana West looks at the hopes and prayers of the Obamacons: Here, taken from a couple of such endorsements, is what I mean: President Obama will (I pray, secularly) surely understand that traditional left-politics aren’t going to get us out of this pit we’ve dug for ourselves. —Christopher Buckley I sure hope Obama is more open, centrist, sensible—dare I say, Clintonesque—than his liberal record indicates, than his cooperation with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid portends. —Ken Adelman In other words, they hope Obama will not revert to Leftist type. Or, if you like, they're "hoping" he'll "change", and break with...
  • Soros Funds Catholic Groups Making Obama Seem Pro-Life

    10/20/2008 3:45:20 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 7 replies · 497+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 20, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- A Catholic pro-life group says new information adds to the criticism a couple of Catholics organizations have already received for trying to make Barack Obama seem pro-life on abortion. Leading abortion activist and billionaire George Soros is behind the groups.
  • The Christian Game Plan

    10/14/2008 5:22:17 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 12 replies · 592+ views
    Townhall ^ | Monday, October 13, 2008 | Nathan Tabor
    Recently, Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden made the observation that past is prologue. Perhaps that’s why the Obama camp is courting Christians so hard this election year. Certainly, there is evidence from the past showing clearly that evangelical Christians can make the difference in the Presidential race. Back in November of 2004, the Washington Post ran a story that included this telling statement: “…Christian activists led the charge that GOP operatives followed and capitalized upon.” Staff writers Alan Cooperman and Thomas B. Edsall noted that grassroots activists in Ohio, Michigan, and Florida praised President Bush’s political adviser, Karl Rove, with...
  • Give Me That Old-Time Religion

    09/25/2008 8:10:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 528+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The canyons of Wall Street are ringing with Democratic politicians and liberal pundits crying out for the renewal of ancient values and a return to basics. The political right wants market failures to be punished with Old Testament ruin. The financial crisis has brought calls for a return of ethics, standards and rules -- and not just on Wall Street. Dan Henninger tells Kelsey Hubbard how these themes are affecting the campaign trail. (Sept. 25) So we're all agreed: Standards of behavior matter. All that remains is to see if this week's left-right consensus on standards can be extended to...
  • Mrs. Obama stresses need for faith, prayer in Ohio stop Ohio Baptists give her warm welcome

    09/13/2008 2:33:14 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 77 replies · 296+ views
    The Toledo Times ^ | 9/11/08 | JIM PROVANCE
    'We can either settle for the world as it is or ... we can fight ... for the world as it should be,' Michelle Obama said.CINCINNATI - "I come here today as a Christian,'' Michelle Obama said yesterday to a standing ovation at a convention of mostly black Baptists. She appealed not only for their prayers but for their votes for her husband. "This election is going to change the world,'' she said. "This election will determine the course of an entire generation. Just think about that. "I know that no one here wants to look back and think, 'Wouldn't...
  • NY POST: Rev Wright the other man in steamy sex scandal!

    09/09/2008 10:07:55 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 55 replies · 528+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9-10-08 | sam goldsmith
    He almost wrecked Barack Obama's presidential dreams, and now firebrand pastor Jeremiah Wright has helped destroy a Dallas church worker's marriage - and her job, The Post has learned. Elizabeth Payne, 37, said she had a steamy sexual affair with the controversial, racially divisive man of the cloth while she was an executive assistant at a church headed by a popular Wright protégé. When word of the unholy alliance got out, Payne's husband dumped her, and she was canned from the plum job at Friendship-West Baptist Church, she told The Post. "I was involved with Rev. Wright, and that's why...
  • What's the difference between Palin and Muslim fundamentalists? Lipstick

    09/09/2008 11:56:28 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 67 replies · 352+ views
    Solon.com ^ | September 9, 2008 | Juan Cole
    John McCain announced that he was running for president to confront the "transcendent challenge" of the 21st century, "radical Islamic extremism," contrasting it with "stability, tolerance and democracy." But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts. What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick. [READ MORE BELOW]
  • Fake Christian Group Endorses Obama

    07/31/2008 8:22:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 250+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | July 31, 2008 | John Ray
    Mara Vanderslice is a frenetic far-Leftist who worked for the Kerry campaign in 2004 — also then trying to con Christians into voting Democrat. Background on her here A new political group that claims to be a Christian organization has endorsed pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama. The Matthew 25 Network plans to run ads for Obama on Christian radio stations and in newspapers and magazines that appeal to Christians. The object is to try to pry away evangelical voters from supporting John McCain, who has already received the endorsement of a number of evangelical and Catholic groups and leaders.Mara Vanderslice,...
  • The Prophet Obama, the Book of Deception

    07/28/2008 3:47:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies · 116+ views
    Townhall ^ | 7/28/08 | Garnet92
    And there came to pass a plague upon the land and its name was Soros, and its name was moveon.org, and they begat gold and silver and riches to make a king. And there arose up a new savior over the land and his name was Obama. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be a mouth, and we shalt be to him a source of riches. Now therefore go, and we will be thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. And they will say Obama will be king. And Obama spoke. And...
  • The distraction of perfection

    07/26/2008 7:39:25 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies · 101+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 25, 2008 | Joel Warne
    The polished services at large churches today may be earnest, but spiritually, they can miss the mark. My friend Jennie is a singer with a worship team at a local "megachurch." Recently, while rehearsing songs for the next day's worship service, she found herself experiencing a deep sense of union with God. As the music faded away, she stood in silent worship, then noticed someone speaking her name. "Jennie," called the worship leader, observing the rehearsal from the front seats, "when you're worshipping, don't forget to keep your fingers evenly spaced on the microphone. Thanks, everybody. Take a break." Ouch....
  • Various videos of phony baloney false teachers

    07/25/2008 8:04:20 PM PDT · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 22 replies · 141+ views
    Deception Bytes ^ | various | various
    Want to see Todd Bentley, Binny Hinn, or other false teachers in action? Click the link for a page of about a dozen video links exposing the lies of Satan dressed up in false Christianity; John might call them as being of anti-Christ. Be not deceived.
  • Oprah's Different Gospel

    07/22/2008 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 73 replies · 180+ views
    Thermonuclear Thought ^ | 22 July 08 | Me
    The Mediator (the quarterly newsletter of the awesome evangelical outreach to Hollywood, MasterMedia Internatonal) reports that Oprah Winfrey now airs a one-hour daily radio show on her XM satellite radio channel that takes listeners through the 365 lessons in the New Age tome "A Course in Miracles." The folks at MasterMedia got their information from truthorfiction.com If you're not familiar with the teachings of A Course In Miracles (which were supposedly channeled to the author by Jesus) you can check out the quotes on the truthorfiction page above (some of the quotes are from other New Age books, but...
  • Obama Campaign Is Making Progress With Evangelical Voters

    07/17/2008 9:36:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 307+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 17, 2008 | Liz Halloran
    Randy Brinson says he "almost fell out of my chair" when he heard that expected Democratic nominee Barack Obama had chosen Zanesville, Ohio, as the setting for a recent speech in which he embraced the concept of using faith-based groups to help carry out government social service efforts. It wasn't that Zanesville struck Brinson as an odd locale. Quite the opposite. It was that Obama had clearly figured out something that Brinson already knew. "Zanesville is Ground Zero for conservative evangelicals in Ohio," says Brinson, who, as founder of the voter registration organization "Redeem the Vote," knows a thing or...
  • Fred Phelps the Viper: Clues to What's Driving Him-- Al Gore? [God-hates-faXs ping]

    07/01/2005 2:11:39 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 74 replies · 4,330+ views
    Several Sources Linked | July 1, 2005 | Arthur Wildfire! March
    Free Republic Exclusive Fred Phelps, leader of the "God-hates-faXs" movement, is planning on crashing the funeral of one of our War Dead on July 4th. Why? To spread his message of anti-homosexual SPAM in the most inappropriate way imaginable. There's a time and a place for everything. He's a publicity whore, as far as I'm concerned. Here are snips from an earlier FR Report: "A SF SGT E-5, James Stewart, will be buried in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 4, 2005. It's wholly appropriate that he be buried on our nation's birthday, because Sergeant Stewart gave his life for our...
  • Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Tony Snow’s Funeral

    07/13/2008 11:16:27 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 281 replies · 1,491+ views
    MsUnderestimated.com ^ | 7/13/08 | MsUnderestimated
    Dear God, please let the Patriot Guard Riders know about this ahead of time. The Phelps gang is ready to strike, and they outline their intent here.
  • Iowa Church Is a Beacon After Immigration Raid

    07/11/2008 4:33:16 PM PDT · by DemonDeac · 22 replies · 82+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 12 2008 | Samuel Freedman
    "Once a month or so, Father Ouderkirk drove back to St. Bridget’s to officiate at a wedding or baptize a baby. He savored those rituals, proof that the Hispanic immigrants who had arrived over the past decade to work in Postville’s kosher-meat plant were setting down roots. Some had bought their own homes. Their children had graduated from high school, even been selected for the National Honor Society." "Then came the morning of May 12, when both satisfaction and retirement ended for the 75-year-old priest. Federal immigration agents raided the Agriprocessors factory, arresting nearly 400 workers, most of them men,...
  • Obama’s Unveils Faith-Based Initiatives Plan

    07/01/2008 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies · 287+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 1st, 2008 | Bonney Kapp
    Today marks the second day of Obama’s “Enduring American Values” week. Today’s topic: faith. The Illinois senator will unveil its plan to overhaul the Bush Administration’s Faith-Based and Community Initiatives by helping religious organizations better learn how to apply for federal aid with a “Train the Trainers” program, and focusing the groups to provide summer learning programs to children. Obama’s plan will not “scrap” the current program, the campaign says, but will fix it. “President Bush came into office with a promise to “rally the armies of compassion,” establishing a new Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. But what we...
  • Obama Courting Evangelicals Once Loyal to Bush

    06/30/2008 7:39:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 84 replies · 477+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/30/08 | Johnny Broder
    WASHINGTON — Politically speaking, Susan Speakman is a different kind of evangelical. Mrs. Speakman, 59, a pastor and educator at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville, Pa., an activist evangelical church southwest of Pittsburgh, backs Senator Barack Obama in the presidential race. Along with her 23-year-old son, Stephen, she supports Mr. Obama because of his stands on the Iraq war and matters of social justice. The two of them plan to spread the word in their community and beyond. “What caught my attention early on was his comment that we don’t want red states and blue states, but we want to...
  • Evangelist accuses Obama of 'distorting' Bible

    06/24/2008 7:46:37 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 44 replies · 184+ views
    CNN ^ | pdated 1:25 p.m. EDT, Tue June 24, 2008 | CNN
    (CNN) -- A top U.S. evangelical leader is accusing Sen. Barack Obama of deliberately distorting the Bible and taking a "fruitcake interpretation" of the U.S. Constitution. ~~~ Responding to Dobson's comments Tuesday evening, Obama sharply disputed the suggestion he was distorting the Bible. "Someone would be pretty hard pressed to make that argument," he told reporters aboard his campaign plane. "It is a speech that affirms the role of faith not just in my life but in the life of the American people, that suggests that we make a mistake by trying to push faith out of the public square."...
  • James Dobson responds to Barrack Obama

    06/24/2008 6:12:54 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 27 replies · 347+ views
    Focus On The Family ^ | June 24, 2008 | n/a
    Dr. James Dobson responds to a speech made by Barack Obama in which the presidential candidate, while discussing the role of religion in government, compares Dr. Dobson to political activist the Rev. Al Sharpton. Dr. Dobson also updates listeners on the battle to preserve traditional marriage in Arizona, and pays tribute to late broadcast journalist Tim Russert. Joining Dr. Dobson for a discussion of these important issues are Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and Tom Minnery, Focus' Vice President of Public Policy. "76 percent of the [American] people identify themselves as Christian ... [but Barack Obama is] diminishing...
  • Dr. Dobson, Barack Obama and this ‘Catholic Moment’

    06/24/2008 6:07:58 PM PDT · by tcg · 16 replies · 162+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/25/08 | Deacon keith Fournier
    Now it begins. The Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, has begun his outreach to faith based voters. Dr. James Dobson, a respected voice within the evangelical protestant community and beyond, has engaged the debate. The media is screaming “Bible Wars”. What is this all about? What does it mean for Catholic Christians? How should we respond? As someone who has had the privilege of meeting Dr Dobson, I have great respect for the wonderful work he is doing and has done for the “poorest of the poor”, children in the first home of the whole human race, their mothers womb....
  • Capitalist Ron Nash: "The New Face of Marxism - The Religious Left / Jim Wallis-Sojourners

    10/22/2004 11:31:05 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 12 replies · 2,447+ views
    Issues, Etc. ^ | Monday, October 11, 2004 | Ronald Nash, PhD
    Issues, Etc.Scroll down to Monday, October 11 KFUO Host: Todd Wilken Hour 1 WMA [] Hour 1 MP3 free download "The Religious Left" (Everything you'll ever need to know about them.) Dr. Ron Nash (pictured guest)
  • Many See The Miracles Of Obama

    06/08/2008 5:55:09 PM PDT · by writer33 · 69 replies · 122+ views
    Counterjab ^ | 06/0/08 | Chris Davis
    Chicago, IL—Rush Limbaugh refers to him sarcastically as “The Messiah,” but Mary Magdalene, a 47-year old divorce lawyer doesn’t find that humorous. “He’s a typical pig,” Mary claimed. “He probably doesn’t believe in anything.” Mary’s belief in Obama didn’t happen overnight. At first, she was skeptical, but does admit that watching Obama give a speech on television was “mesmorizing.” It wasn’t until one day when she was in a hurry to get to her bustling law practice that all of that changed. “I was having a bad hair day,” Mary noted. “I was running late, scurried to my Toyota Prius,...
  • Pfleger: 'Hillary and McCain would wish they had a preacher with the integrity of Jeremiah Wright.'

    06/01/2008 7:01:19 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 59 replies · 240+ views
    CampaignSpot ^ | 06/01/2008 | Jim Geraghty
    I don't know how many of Joel Osteen's flock were thinking of voting for Barack Obama, but I'd like to make sure every last one of them hears this comment from Fr. Michael Pfleger, longtime friend of Obama and one of the Democratic candidate's spiritual mentors: "Hillary and McCain would wish they had a preacher with the integrity of Jeremiah Wright. … They got some old weak preacher…some old Joel Osteen cotton candy preacher." Let's just come out and say it — Pfleger is an A-1 jerk [perhaps not the first word that came to mind], and Obama only started...
  • Priest Who Mocked Clinton Again Draws Spotlight (

    05/31/2008 12:36:26 PM PDT · by kellynla · 53 replies · 115+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | May 30, 2008 | staff
    CHICAGO -- He's a white priest at a largely black church. He's held hands with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. He's been arrested dozens of times and battled anyone he thinks has wronged his parish _ from gun dealers to a local Catholic sports league. Now the Rev. Michael Pfleger is something else: the latest thorn in the side of presidential candidate Barack Obama. Racially charged comments Pfleger made last week mocking Obama rival Hillary Rodham Clinton _ as a guest at Obama's church, no less _ triggered a quick response from Obama, who wants nothing to do with...
  • The Truth regarding Anti-Mormon nonsense!

    05/31/2008 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Frank Fantasia · 105 replies · 877+ views
    6/2008 | Frank Fantasia
    Parts of my article found at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/840079/posts (disproof-inserts added by Bro. Frank Fantasia) "And so it was said that his name would be known for both good and evil." --D&C I am going to be rather bold here. I am both a proud and active member of the LDS Church and of the Fraternity of Freemasory. I have also had the privalege to study under a 9th generation Witch who is also a friend of mine. Becoming an author, I am also a University Student in Theology, History, Literature, Creative Writing, Fantasy, Philosophy and Poetry. I have been a practitioner...
  • CAPTION: Hillary at church service & beach party in Puerto Rico

    05/25/2008 12:10:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 30 replies · 137+ views
  • Christians copy Christ killers, says Obama pastor's magazine

    05/20/2008 6:22:40 PM PDT · by hope · 40 replies · 217+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/20/08 | Asron Klein
    By Aaron Klein © 2008 WorldNetDaily JERUSALEM – White Christians are "make pretend" believers and conservative Christians emulate the people who killed Jesus, according to articles in a controversial magazine run by Sen. Barack Obama's longtime pastor that paint traditional Christianity as false and racist. Stanley Kurtz, a National Review Online contributor, concluded after reviewing two years of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trumpet Magazine that the Trinity United Church of Christ pastor practices a black liberation theology brand of Christianity that "sees his own form of Christianity as profoundly different from Christianity as typically practiced by most American whites and blacks."
  • Uh-oh, Here We Go Again: Meet Obama's New Pastor

    05/03/2008 6:28:30 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 108+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | May 01, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – More pastor problems for Sen. Barack Obama? The man slated to become chief pastor at the Trinity United Church of Christ has called blacks "lepers" with a "skin disease," claimed U.S. entertainment corporations operate with "disdain" for black people, and in a fiery sermon claimed retired pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright was "lynched" by the media and compared the embattled pastor to Jesus. Otis Moss III, lauded this week by Obama as a "wonderful young pastor," also recently refused to deny claims by Wright that the U.S. government was involved in distributing illegal drugs to minorities or spreading the...
  • Fair Play for False Prophets - Right Wing Preachers vs Black Preachers

    05/01/2008 9:42:38 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 16 replies · 168+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 2nd, 2008 | E. J. Dionne
    Do white right-wing preachers have it easier than black left-wing preachers? Is there a double standard? The political explosion around the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was inevitable, given Wright's personal closeness to Barack Obama and the outrageous rubbish the pastor has offered about AIDS, Sept. 11 and Louis Farrakhan. After Wright's bizarre and narcissistic performance at the National Press Club on Monday, Obama would have looked weak and irresolute had he not denounced him. But if there was a moment of courage in this drama, it was not Obama's condemnation of Wright but his earlier and now much-criticized effort to avoid...
  • United Methodist Church formally declares political mission, rejects salvation mission

    04/30/2008 7:05:29 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 60 replies · 2,638+ views
    United Methodist Church General Conference in Fort Worth ^ | 29 April 2008 | United Methodist Church, General Confer
    Yesterday, 29 April 2008, at 3:32 PM, the United Methodist Church formally and explicitely rejected it's long held and Biblically-based mission to make disciples of Christ by saving souls, and declared officially that its mission is to transform the world. This codifies in the Book of Discipline of the UMC, its book of law, what was already the de facto case in practice. Here's the new text: The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.Here's the previous text: The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ....
  • Wright Appearance Sparks More Rejection From Obama, Recriminations By Critics

    04/28/2008 10:17:06 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 44 replies · 273+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 29 April 2008
    Barack Obama on Monday once again distanced himself from his retired pastor, Jeremiah Wright, as the reverend grabbed the spotlight for the fourth day in a row by suggesting the furor around his controversial remarks is an attack on black churches in America. Plagued by the ongoing uproar regarding Wright, Obama said Wright does not represent his views or vice versa. “I have said before and I will repeat again that what some of the comments that Reverend Wright have made offend me and I understand why they’ve offended the American people,’ Obama told reporters while traveling in Wilmington, N.C....
  • NAACP assails N.C. Republican ad (an effort to smear the black community and “prophetic ministers”)

    04/26/2008 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies · 194+ views
    FayObserver ^ | 4/26/08 | Mike Baker
    NAACP assails N.C. Republican adBy Mike Baker The Associated Press Published on Saturday, April 26, 2008 RALEIGH — The North Carolina branch of the NAACP said Friday a Republican advertisement that includes a clip of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s former pastor is racially divisive. NAACP leaders blasted the North Carolina GOP for producing an ad that shows footage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s fiery comments about the U.S. The group said the ad takes Wright’s words out of context in an effort to smear the black community and “prophetic ministers.” “It’s a fundamentally race-baiting ad,” said Rev. William Barber, state...
  • The statements of Jeremiah Wright aren't controversial and incendiary; they're wicked and stupid.

    04/07/2008 2:31:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies · 258+ views
    Slate ^ | March 24, 2008 | Christopher Hitchens
    It's been more than a month since I began warning Sen. Barack Obama that he would become answerable for his revolting choice of a family priest. But never mind that; the astonishing thing is that it's at least 11 months since he himself has known precisely the same thing. "If Barack gets past the primary," said the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to the New York Times in April of last year, "he might have to publicly distance himself from me. I said it to Barack personally, and he said yeah, that might have to happen." Pause just for a moment, if...
  • Hillary’s Pastor Problem

    03/28/2008 12:53:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies · 1,093+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 28, 2008 | Mark D. Tooley
    The pastor of the Methodist church that Bill and Hillary Clinton attended during his presidency is now defending Obama’s retiring pastor Jeremiah Wright. This intervention will perhaps serve to remind that the Clinton’s own church was once a source of national controversy. "The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is an outstanding church leader whom I have heard speak a number of times,” proclaimed the Rev. Dean Snyder in a statement he posted on the website of his Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. “He has served for decades as a profound voice for justice and inclusion in our society. He has...
  • Taking Christ out of Christianity (You are NOT going to believe this!)

    03/22/2008 6:56:04 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 182 replies · 3,686+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 22, 2008 | The Globe and Mail
    That triumphal barnburner of an Easter hymn, Jesus Christ Has Risen Today – Hallelujah, this morning will rock the walls of Toronto's West Hill United Church as it will in most Christian churches across the country. But at West Hill on the faith's holiest day, it will be done with a huge difference. The words “Jesus Christ” will be excised from what the congregation sings and replaced with “Glorious hope.” Thus, it will be hope that is declared to be resurrected – an expression of renewal of optimism and the human spirit – but not Jesus, contrary to Christianity's central...
  • McCain's pastor a sharp contrast to Obama's

    03/22/2008 4:43:40 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 42 replies · 1,236+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 03/22/08 | Ed Stoddard
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - John McCain's Phoenix pastor, Dan Yeary, is a folksy patriotic Southern Baptist who opposes abortion and believes homosexuality to be a biblical sin, but says Christians have an obligation to love such sinners. That puts Yeary, who heads the church attended for the past 15 years by the Republican presidential candidate firmly in the U.S. Southern Baptist mainstream, and in line with the Republican Party. He offers a sharp contrast to Democratic contender Barack Obama's former preacher Jeremiah Wright, who has stirred controversy with his fiery comments on race and America. Obama had been seen by some...
  • The Division Bell

    03/22/2008 1:51:22 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 14 replies · 466+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3/22/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Why can’t Democrats just come right out and condemn discrimination? Let’s be honest: Barack Obama’s “I Go To Extremes” speech is little more than the “Mend It, Don’t End It” speech of the 2000s. Just as President Clinton could not fully bring himself to condemn racial preferences thirteen years ago, so too can Obama not fully reject the rough rhetoric of his longtime pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. This sort of cowardice will only hamper the further improvement of race relations in this country. Are Democrats truly interested in racial progress? I’m afraid the answer is no. I’ve felt this way...
  • The truth about the Black Liberation Theology taught by Reverend Wright at Obama's Church

    03/22/2008 8:08:21 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 201 replies · 5,059+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 22 March 2008 | 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...
  • Liberal Religious Organizations – A Subterfuge

    03/01/2005 9:34:23 AM PST · by watchdog_writer · 19 replies · 520+ views
    March 1, 2005 | watchdog_writer
    Liberal Religious Organizations – A Subterfuge          The best way to convince Middle America and people in the red counties of the northeast and far left coast is to enlist the aid of purported religious leaders. Take for example the Faith Action Network (FAN), an operative of “People for the American Way”. This group, calling themselves Christians, opposes what they call the “religious right”, as if conservative Christians are the enemy.  According to FAN’s own manifesto, pro-life, anti-gay-marriage is a “divisive political agenda”.          I realize that this article will not be news to Freepers, but it is cathartic. The frauds who...
  • LIVE THREAD - Under Pressure, Obama Prepares for Race and Unity Speech

    03/18/2008 6:12:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 1,472 replies · 48,455+ views
    Fox News ^ | 18 March 2008
    Barack Obama is preparing to deliver a major address Tuesday on race, politics and unifying the country after being hounded by questions about his relationship to a pastor whose sermons have been laced with anti-American invective. In a speech whose religious significance could compare to one given in December by former GOP presidential hopeful and Mormon Mitt Romney, Obama may be forced to explain the philosophy of the 8,000-strong Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where the Democratic presidential candidate has been a congregant for 20 years. In announcing the morning address, to be delivered in Philadelphia, Obama would...
  • Attacks on his church trouble Obama

    03/15/2008 12:29:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 109 replies · 2,424+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3/15/08 | Mary Mitchell
    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...
  • Jeremiah Wright, the Sister Souljah of 2008 (does Hillary have Wrigh/Obama church video?)

    03/14/2008 10:34:21 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 49 replies · 1,217+ views
    campaignspot dot nationalreview dot com ^ | march 14, 2008 | Geraghty
    Jeremiah Wright, the Sister Souljah of 2008 If she needs it — and remember she's already way ahead in Pennsylvania — Hillary Clinton can go after Barack Obama, and turn Jeremiah Wright into this year's version of Sister Souljah. And the only folks who will complain will be the people who complained about Bill Clinton criticizing Sister Souljah - people who are not numerous enough to influence the election. Millions upon millions of Americans have a pastor, priest, rabbi or minister who they like, but may not always agree with in every sermon. But those Americans' religious leaders probably have...
  • Obama's Church's website

    02/12/2007 4:12:08 AM PST · by bobjam · 23 replies · 1,580+ views
    Trinity United Church of Christ ^ | current | Trinity United Church of Christ
    I guess "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the Name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember I AM with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:19-20) is not as important as "From each according to his ability to each according to his need" (Communist Manifesto) at TUCC.
  • An Open Letter to Barack Obama

    03/03/2008 10:33:42 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 14 replies · 167+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/4/2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    Dear Senator Obama: Our common denomination, the United Church of Christ, has a suddenly serious legal and financial problem with the Internal Revenue Service. You, personally, are the cause of this problem. Candidly? I think you owe it to those of us who are your fellow congregants to help repair the damage that you have done. As you know, on June 23, 2007, you gave a speech to the United Church of Christ's General Synod during our church's 50th anniversary celebration in Hartford, Connecticut. The invitation was extended well before you became a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. You...
  • Hillary Won't Disavow Racist Comments

    03/12/2008 6:30:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 847+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will not disavow controversial comments made by a high-profile supporter about Barack Obama’s race that his campaign says is part of an “insidious pattern” of attack. Former congresswoman and one-time vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro told a reporter for the California-based Daily Breeze, “If Obama were a white man, he would not be in this position.” “And if he was a woman he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept,” she added. Clinton told the Associated...
  • Obama's Racist and Extremist Associations

    03/12/2008 7:16:20 AM PDT · by Imperial Warrior · 17 replies · 2,471+ views
    Were Barack Obama a Republican, especially a conservative white male Republican, his political career would have been over before it started were his friends and close associates members of vile, violence espousing racist, race separatist, extremist groups that Barack Obama, liberal Democrat actually has demonstrable ties with. The biased and degenerate liberal media despite their Herculean efforts to shield their empty suit candidate, failed to squelch the long and disturbing record of Obama's associations with overt racists and domestic terrorists revealed only when the new media, ie: internet and talk radio did the journalistic footwork and heavy lifting the lapdog...