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  • Barack Obama facing criticism for his "dial-a-pastor" advice line

    03/21/2009 2:49:47 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 29 replies · 1,650+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | March 21, 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Barack Obama is under fire after replacing his estranged pastor Jeremiah Wright with a new circle of religious confidantes whose views are dramatically at odds with some of his political goals. The president is now taking spiritual guidance from no less than five different pastors, whom he phones for advice at moments of stress or when making big decisions. But a year after the incendiary rantings of Rev Wright threatened to derail Mr Obama's presidential campaign, revelation of the "dial-a-prayer" sessions has prompted critics to declare that he has a new "pastor problem". Four of the president's inner circle of...
  • Remember Rev. Wright?

    02/21/2009 8:55:57 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 12 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Weekley Standard ^ | 2/23/09 | Meghan Clyne
    Back in May, when the furor over Jeremiah Wright threatened to derail the Obama campaign, the candidate mournfully explained his decision to leave the controversial Trinity United Church of Christ. "We don't want to have to answer for everything that's stated in a church," Obama said. "On the other hand, we don't want to have a church subjected to the scrutiny that a presidential campaign legitimately undergoes." After Obama parted from Wright, the preacher and Trinity United became the campaign issue that dared not speak its name.
  • Prepared National Day of Prayer Remarks

    02/05/2009 8:29:39 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 32 replies · 834+ views
    The Oval Office ^ | 1/5/09 | WhiteHouse
    http://i.usatoday.net/news/TheOval/Obama-prayer-breakfast-2-5-2009.pdf Read the lies, half-truths, and dripping hypocrisy.
  • Worry, be happy

    11/09/2008 3:50:42 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 41 replies · 725+ views
    Pray that President Obama achieves greatness in office. Our overriding concern must always be the country we love, not the success of a party or an ideology. Don't assume that Obama is always wrong. Judge all of his positions on the merits; don't conclude that a position is wrong just because he takes it. Be patient in your opposition. Don't mimic the left (this is always good advice) and conclude that because the country isn't getting mad about policies that bother you, Obama is therefore a "Teflon president." In fact, you should stop reading the first 10 pundits who call...
  • Trinity church rejoices: 'Yes, We did!'

    11/09/2008 3:11:43 PM PST · by pissant · 35 replies · 264+ views
    CHicago News ^ | 11/9/08 | Margaret Ramirez
    At Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side, where President-elect Barack Obama embraced Christianity, the congregation rejoiced today and shouted, "Yes, We did!" Hundreds of worshipers packed into the sanctuary for a joyous service that celebrated the church's role in the spiritual awakening of a future president. Trinity's pastor, Rev. Otis Moss III, said history would note that Trinity was the holy place where "God stirred a young man's soul and put him on the path to the presidency." "You have much to be proud of this morning," Moss said. "We rejoice today." In his memoirs and campaign...
  • Pastor Problems -- How many pastors will Obama have to disown?

    06/03/2008 5:00:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies · 104+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2008 | John Fund
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger was a busy preacher on Sunday, May 25. In addition to his mocking criticism of Hillary Clinton in a sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ – which yesterday Barack Obama severed his ties with – he gave another sermon at his own church in which he issued the following healing statement: "Racism is still America's greatest addiction. I also believe that America is the greatest sin against God." Mr. Pfleger had earlier apologized for his Clinton comments. It's unclear how he will react now that his second sermon has been made public. While the 59-year-old...
  • Obama’s Church Applauded Pfleger’s Racist Hate Speech

    06/01/2008 2:49:57 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies · 227+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 06/01/08 | Bill Levinson
    Obama also accepts testimonial from 9/11 conspiracy theorist who equated 9/11 to the Reichstag Fire Please view Priest Michael Pfleger Campaigns for Obama at Trinity United at YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGgRaApkcP8). Pay attention not only to what Michael Pfleger is saying, but also to the audience’s reaction to “There were a whole lot of white people crying.” (Two screen shots appear below.) They didn’t get up and walk out in disgust. They didn’t sit in embarrassed silence while pretending not to hear. They applauded wildly, and many stood up to give “There were a whole lot of white people crying” a standing...
  • Obama and Moss Talked About Split for Months

    06/01/2008 1:31:41 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 34 replies · 218+ views
    CBN ^ | May 31 | David Brody
    A source close to the Obama campaign tells The Brody File that Barack Obama and Michelle Obama approached Trinity United Church Pastor Otis Moss III a couple months ago to discuss whether Obama should remain with the church. This person tells me that Senator Obama asked pastor Moss how the controversy was affecting the church and the discussion focused in on what would be best for the church and best for Obama. The initial conversation took place after the Jeremiah Wright sermons became widespread public knowledge but before Jeremiah Wright's speech to the National Press Club. Reverend Moss knew about...
  • Barack Obama quits Trinity United Church of Christ (Barry's talking to Rev Moss did no good)

    06/01/2008 9:21:53 AM PDT · by milwguy · 25 replies · 102+ views
    sun times ^ | 6/1/2008 | LYNN SWEET
    In a painful episode of his quest for the White House, likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday his family withdrew their membership at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. The damage control came as his church -- and controversial sermons from the Trinity pulpit -- were increasingly becoming a target that threatened Obama's presidential bid. A source in the Obama campaign said Obama had been having conversations with Moss for weeks over his concerns that the scrutiny the church was experiencing because of his candidacy was causing problems -- and that Trinity should not provide a platform...
  • Obama's Preacher Problems Mean Nothing

    06/01/2008 7:12:42 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 35 replies · 294+ views
    America Talks ^ | 6/1/08 | David Zublick
    The Teflon candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, has resigned from his church following the latest scandal involving another preacher delivering racially charged comments. In this case, it was a guest speaker, a Roman Catholic priest, no less. Controversies surrounding the church have created persistent distractions to his campaign, so say his staffers. The problem is, this means nothing. It never has. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Reverend Otis Moss and now Rev. Michael Pfleger, whose videotaped guest sermon at the church Sunday showed him taunting Hillary Clinton and saying she felt “entitled” to the presidency because she’s white would have decimated the...
  • No End Of Bile From Obama's Bully Pulpits

    05/30/2008 6:48:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 185+ views
    IBD ^ | May 30, 2008
    Decision '08: Everybody knows the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his bigoted anti-American rants. We'll soon get to know the Rev. Michael Pfleger. With Barack Obama, you're not only waiting for the other shoe to drop. You're following a centipede.In April 2004, Sen. Obama told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times that he had three spiritual mentors or counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks and Father Michael Pfleger. On Sunday, May 25, Pfleger showed up at Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ doing his best Rev. Wright imitation. A radical priest at Chicago's St. Sabina Catholic Church, Pfleger told the congregation, "We...
  • Jeremiah Wright's Replacement, Rev. Otis Moss, Will Not Change Message Of Black Liberation Theology

    05/14/2008 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 10 replies · 79+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | May 14, 2008 | Rev. Lainie Dowell
    Rev. Lainie Dowell -- On Faith -- The Rev. Otis Moss has taken over leadership of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ. For those who think Moss will offer a change in philosophy to the much-maligned Rev. Jeremiah Wright, they are grossly mistaken. Moss preaches ...
  • New Obama Pastor Will Continue Wright's Legacy (& YouTube Videos Of Obama's "Wonderful Young Pastor"

    05/13/2008 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 190+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/6/2008 | Aaron Klein
    Otis Moss, the man slated to become the new chief pastor at Barack Obama's Chicago church, subscribes to the ideology of retiring pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and is expected to continue Wright's legacy, according to Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black panther Party... Obama, however said this past weekened he will continue his membership in Trinity. He referred to Moss as "wonderful." "Well, you know, the new pastor - the young pastor, Rev. Otis Moss, is a wonderful young pastor. And as I said, I still very much value the Trinity community," Obama told the New York...
  • Bulletins at Obama's Church Carry Their Own Controversy

    05/09/2008 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 156+ views
    Bulletins at Obama's Church Carry Their Own Controversy By Fred Lucas CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 09, 2008 (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) recently said his relationship with his long-time pastor and friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright "changed" after what Obama called the clergyman's "divisive and destructive" remarks at the National Press Club. Later, however, Obama stressed his loyalty to the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where he has been a member for many years. Articles published in the Trinity United Church of Christ bulletin in 2007 carried controversial comments written by people other than Jeremiah Wright. Those comments...
  • Replacement Obama Pastor Just As Controversial As Wright

    05/08/2008 11:45:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 70+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 7, 2008 | Newsmax Staff
    Barack Obama has finally distanced himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright after a_20-year_relationship, but the pastor who is replacing Wright at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ is likely to be just as controversial. New Trinity pastor Otis Moss has called Biblical patriarch Abraham a “pimp” and made other statements many would consider offensive. After Obama called Wright’s comments “divisive and destructive,” a questioner noted that Rev. Moss has defended Wright and asked if Obama would continue attending the church. “Well, the new pastor, the young pastor, Reverend Otis Moss, is a wonderful young pastor,” Obama responded. “And as I said,...
  • 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...
  • New pastor to head Obama's 8,000-member Chicago church [ The 37-year-old "hip-hop pastor,.....]

    04/30/2008 2:46:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 84+ views
    New pastor to head Obama's 8,000-member Chicago church Apr 30 04:14 AM US/Eastern By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) - When the Rev. Otis Moss III takes to the pulpit before a congregation that includes Barack Obama, he's as likely to preach about Tupac Shakur or one of his favorite authors as he is the Apostle Paul. The 37-year-old "hip-hop pastor," as he's called by congregants, will become the head of Trinity United Church of Christ in June, taking over at a time of turmoil for the 8,000-member church, the nation's largest United Church of Christ congregation, Moss'...
  • Obama's NEW Preacher of Hate

    04/02/2008 1:47:19 AM PDT · by viajero · 20 replies · 167+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/2/08 | El Viajero
    Meet Obama's new preacher, Otis Moss, the man who has replaced Jeremiah Wright. Is he any different than his demagogue predecessor? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
  • Did anyone save the YouTube of Rev. Otis Moss III

    03/28/2008 11:31:32 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Did anyone save the YouTube - National Action Network - Day of Decency Part 4 Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ ... Watch video - 4 min 6 sec - youtube.com/watch?v=BfnxiKrQ49k&feature=related
  • Obama Tied to More Racists

    03/24/2008 4:21:09 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 1 replies · 763+ views
    Obama Tied to More Racists By Sher Zieve As the leftist media valiantly attempts to bury any additional and factual racist-related stories about their presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), new information regarding Obama’s ties to racism and anti-Americanism are still emerging. And just as Obama’s former self-admitted anti-American/anti-white people/anti-Semitic pastor Jeremiah Wright has skulked off the pulpit of the inaptly named “Trinity United Church of Christ”, another apparently racism-preaching minister—Otis Moss—is picking up where Wright left off. And there is, yet, another one—Minister James Meeks. But, let’s begin with Moss. During this year’s Easter sermon, Moss (I will not...
  • Is Obama's New Reverend Anti-Jewish?

    03/23/2008 4:44:01 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 53 replies · 1,138+ views
    March 23, 2008 | Allan J. Favish
    A friend of mine sent me his comment on the "National Publican Radio" reference by Obama's new Reverend in today's sermon. See http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2008/03/23/wright-replacement-calls-npr-national-publican-radio. I haven't verified it, but my friend is generally very accurate. You might want to check it out: As a Roman history buff, I don't know how many other people will notice this, but when Rev. Moss calls NPR "National Publican Radio", there's an anti-Semitic crack buried in the reference. Publicans were Jewish tax collectors for the Romans. This was the primary definition until a recent flurry of political correctness forced Webster's to delete the word "Jewish"...
  • In Easter Sermon, New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim of ‘Lynching’

    03/23/2008 10:06:08 AM PDT · by bamahead · 39 replies · 1,977+ views
    FOX News ^ | March 23, 2008 | Jeff Goldblatt and Judson Berger
    The new pastor at Barack Obama’s church used his first Easter sermon on Sunday to compare controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to Jesus’ death at the hands of the Romans. Sunday’s sunrise sermon, delivered by Rev. Otis Moss III, was called “How to Handle a Public Lynching” and focused primarily on the media firestorm that has focused international attention on this Chicago ministry, which is the church attended by the Democratic presidential candidate. “No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching. The lynching was national news. The RNN, the Roman News Network,...
  • In Easter Sermon, Trinity United Pastor Compares Rev. Wright to Jesus

    03/23/2008 8:47:15 AM PDT · by jsk10 · 52 replies · 4,355+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 23
    The new pastor at Barack Obama’s church used his first Easter sermon on Sunday to compare controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to Jesus’ death at the hands of the Romans.
  • Obama's pastor 'crucified' just like Jesus by Romans

    03/23/2008 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1,498+ views
    WND ^ | March 23, 2008 | staff
    The new pastor at Barack Obama's church says his predecessor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was in a sense crucified just like Jesus Christ at the hands of the Romans. According to Fox News, Rev. Otis Moss III titled his Easter sunrise sermon "How to Handle a Public Lynching," focusing mainly on the media firestorm over the Chicago church attended by the Democratic presidential candidate. Moss reportedly did not specify Wright by name, but told the congregation at Trinity United Church of Christ that Wright, who has delivered sermons in which he likened the U.S. to the Ku Klux Klan and...
  • In Easter Sermon, New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim Of 'Lynching' (Compares Him To Jesus

    03/23/2008 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 62 replies · 1,651+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 3/23/2008 | Judson Berger
    CHICAGO -- The new pastor of Barack Obama's church delivered a defiant defense of its retiring reverend Sunday, comparing media coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to a modern-day lynching that resembles Jesus' death at the hands of the Romans...
  • Wright Replacement Calls NPR 'National Publican Radio'

    03/23/2008 11:10:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies · 2,130+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's enough to make Rev. Jeremiah Wright's accusation that the government created AIDS for purposes of perpetrating a black genocide sound almost rational. OK, scratch that. Nothing will render reasonable that particular piece of moonbattery. But Rev. Wright's replacement did come up with something of like lunacy: the suggestion that NPR is . . . a Republican front operation. As per this Fox News article, the theme of today's Easter sermon at the Trinity United Church of Christ was “How to Handle a Public Lynching,” the victim in question being the Rev. Wright. The controversial pastor's successor, the Rev. Otis...
  • Obama's church lashes out at media for 'character assassination'

    03/16/2008 6:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies · 2,540+ views
    CNN ^ | March 16, 2008 | Steve Brusk and Alex Mooney
    Editor's Note: The following report contains objectionable language. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's former church sharply criticized the media Sunday for recent coverage of his past controversial sermons, saying in a statement that Wright's "character is being assassinated in the public sphere." The statement comes two days after Barack Obama, a longtime friend of Wright and attendee of the Trinity United Church of Christ, formally denounced the sermons that have recently become the subject of controversy, calling them "inflammatory and appalling." "It is an indictment on Dr. Wright’s ministerial legacy to present his global ministry within a 15- or 30-second sound...
  • Knowing Obama by the Company He Keeps

    03/16/2008 6:29:30 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 44 replies · 927+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I learned more about staying on the narrow path and avoiding trouble from my grandmother in five minutes than Barack and Michelle Obama seem to have learned in their whole lives. This lesson in human nature and relationships is pretty darned simple. And it gives no quarter to anyone; it applies to all human beings. "People will know you by the company you keep," my grandmother told me. "So, be very careful how you choose your friends, because a person's most valuable possession is his reputation, and once lost, a reputation is nearly impossible to restore." But the most valuable...
  • Obama Battles Through Bad Week

    03/15/2008 3:13:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 67 replies · 1,870+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 15, 2008 | JOHN COCHRAN
    What should have been a good week for Barack Obama has turned into one of the worst of his campaign. Despite winning the Mississippi primary and increasing his lead in convention delegates, he was thrown off stride by dealings with a former fundraiser and inflammatory remarks by his one-time pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that are getting wide play on YouTube and TV including "Not God Bless America. God Damn America." Obama worked hard Friday night on cable television news programs, trying to distance himself from Wright's remarks. On Fox he called them "completely unacceptable and inexcusable." Today, campaigning in...
  • Just What Did Obama Know About Wright's Past Sermons? (Plenty)

    03/15/2008 3:32:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 91 replies · 3,085+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | March 15 2008 | Jake Tapper
    In his Friday night cable mea culpas on the incendiary comments made by his spiritual adviser Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., repeatedly said, "I wasn't in church during the time that these statement were made. I did not hear such incendiary language myself, personally. Either in conversations with him or when I was in the pew, he always preached the social gospel. ... If I had heard them repeated, I would have quit. ... If I thought that was the repeated tenor of the church, then I wouldn’t feel comfortable there." Obama told CNN that he "didn't know...
  • Attacks on his church trouble Obama

    03/15/2008 4:47:13 PM PDT · by indcons · 65 replies · 1,916+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 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...
  • Transcript: Barack Obama's Tribune interview

    03/15/2008 5:16:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,036+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 16, 2008 | Tribune staff report
    Excerpt: And, you know, he hasn't been my political adviser, he's been my pastor. And I have to say that the clips that have been shown over the past couple of days are deeply disturbing to me. I wasn't in church during those sermons. The things he said and the way he said them I think are offensive. And I reject them, and they don't reflect who I am or what I believe in. In fairness to him, this was sort of a greatest hits, they basically culled five or six sermons out of 30 years of preaching. That doesn't...
  • Obama and Wright (Take the War on Iraq IQ Test)

    03/15/2008 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies · 1,328+ views
    The New Republic ^ | March 15 2008 | Michael Crowley
    Jeremiah Wright's 2003 "War on Iraq IQ Test" underscores that the now-infamous Wright clips playing on television were neither isolated outbursts nor mere efforts at being "provocative," as Obama described the post-9/11 tirade to the New York Times last April. (People didn't much note this at the time because a) the Times didn't directly quote from the sermon and b) seeing/hearing the rhetorical power--and anger--of Wright's rhetoric takes it to a different and jarringly visceral level.) It's also clear that the question of whether Obama was present for those particular sermons now in the news isn't really the issue. Wright's...
  • Obama Decries Racial Rhetoric

    03/15/2008 1:35:21 PM PDT · by GVnana · 128 replies · 3,621+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15 2008 | TOM RAUM
    Obama Decries Racial Rhetoric Via DrudgeReport.com PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday decried "the forces of division" over race that he said are intruding into the Democratic presidential nomination contest. "We have to come together," he told a town-hall meeting at a high school. Obama cited inflammatory remarks made by his pastor that are now being used as political ammunition against him—remarks that Obama has denounced. "If all I knew were those statements I saw on television, I would be shocked," Obama said. Obama suggested that more and more is being made of racial divisions as his...
  • New Clergy Group to Push Liberal Causes

    01/09/2004 9:29:37 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 16 replies · 299+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 01-09-04 | Tooley, Mark
    New Clergy Group to Push Liberal Causes by Mark Tooley Posted Jan 9, 2004 Frustrated that they continue to be overshadowed by conservative religious leaders, a new association of politically liberal clergy has emerged. Mostly comprised of old National Council of Churches (NCC) types, the Clergy Leadership Network (CLN) will focus on opposing U.S. military action and fighting for a larger federal welfare state, while criticizing religious conservatives. Several of CLN's leaders were also formerly leaders in the Interfaith Alliance, another liberal religious group founded ten years ago with the nearly identical purpose of counteracting the "Religious Right." "We're reaching...