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  • Aide: Obama's Decision to Leave Church 'Not Political'

    06/01/2008 3:56:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 153+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who says there's no humor in politics? Obama communications director Robert Gibbs went on ABC's This Week today, and in one of the best bits of deadpan comedy seen since Buster Keaton, actually said that Barack Obama's decision to quit the Trinity United Church of Christ was "not political." GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: In Philadelphia, just in April, Senator Obama said of Reverend Wright "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community." Now he's cut all ties to Reverend Wright, and left his church. What is it a mistake to wait this long? ROBERT GIBBS: No, George....
  • Pfleger Speaks After Obama's Split With Church (With Revealing Video at St. Sabina Church)

    06/01/2008 5:20:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies · 220+ views
    CBS2-TV Chicago ^ | June 1, 2008 | Pamela Jones
    Sunday, Father Michael Pfleger addressed his congregation about the controversy surrounding his sermon for the first time. He told the congregation he's received more than 3,000 threatening emails – some calling for his death. The messages caused the church to beef up security for Sunday's services, as CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports. "YouTube and headlines and soundbites can now and have now become an instrument that creates the story rather than tells the story," said St. Sabina Church's Father Michael Pfleger. Pfleger sounded off giving a sermon entitled "Beyond YouTube," chiding the media and the Web site, saying the clip...
  • 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...
  • End of days

    06/01/2008 2:03:45 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 14 replies · 198+ views
    End of days Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito As Hillary Clinton sprints to the end of the primary finish line and Obama crawls in the dust behind her -- it will be her rival, Barack Obama, that will declare himself the winner by the end of the week. And there does not appear to be a superdelegate within sight that is willing to consider anything other than getting in line with all of the other cool kids.
  • 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...
  • Spokesman: Obama Decision to Leave Church Not Politically Motivated

    06/01/2008 10:33:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 141+ views
    Spokesman: Obama Decision to Leave Church Not Politically Motivated June 01, 2008 12:58 PM ABC News' Ben Newman reports: Sen. Barack Obama's decision to cut ties with Trinity United Church of Christ was not politically motivated, Obama's communications director Robert Gibbs asserted this morning. "I think what [decision] Barack Obama made in the past few days is a deeply personal, not political decision," Gibbs said in an exclusive appearance on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” (Click HERE for video of Gibbs' appearance). A member of the church for 20 years, Obama faced mounting criticism for his relationship to Trinity after...
  • Pfleger a headache for Obama. Axelrod documentary on Pfleger

    06/01/2008 11:40:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 99+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 31, 2008 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON -- The Rev. Michael Pfleger's "I'm white! I'm entitled ... black man stealing my show" outburst about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton from the pulpit of the Obama family church, Trinity United Church of Christ, created a political problem for likely Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama that won't disappear. Pfleger's crusades against guns, prostitution, porn and tobacco have made good copy for years for a fairly admiring local press corps hooked on cheering for the underdog, the poor and the powerless. Pfleger is the subject of a documentary being made by Chicago-based David Axelrod, Obama's top strategist. On Friday, Axelrod...
  • 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...
  • Text of Obama's church remarks

    06/01/2008 8:40:31 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 32 replies · 57+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/31/08 | POLITICO STAFF
    TRANSCRIPT Barack Obama Press Avail Aberdeen, South Dakota May 31, 2008 Q: On the church decision do you feel this will put the issue behind you politically or do you feel it will persist and having done this now, do you wish you had done it several months ago? BO: Well, you know, after the National Press Club episode, as I said, I had a long conversation with Michelle and also had a long conversation with Reverend Moss. We prayed on it and you know, my interest has never been to try to politicize this or put the church in...
  • 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...
  • Obama Cuts Ties to Longtime Church ( After 20 years... )

    06/01/2008 5:52:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 67 replies · 62+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 1, 2008 | John McCormick and Manya A. Brachear
    Seeking to put a string of controversies involving his longtime Chicago church behind him, Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday said he and his family are withdrawing their membership from Trinity United Church of Christ. Severing more than two decades of ties to his spiritual home on the city's South Side, Obama said he made the decision for his own political needs and in an effort to allow the church a return to some normalcy. "This is not a decision I come to lightly, and frankly it's one that I make with some sadness," he said at a hastily arranged evening...
  • Obama: Actually, I can quit you

    06/01/2008 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 65 replies · 194+ views
    Obama: Actually, I can quit you Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito WASHINGTON -- After the second Academy Award-winning performance by a pastor at his family's church, Trinity United in Chicago, Sen. Barack Obama quit his parish. Robert Gibbs, Obama's campaign communications director said Obama had resigned from the church "over the last few days."
  • There's a new Hitler in town

    05/31/2008 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Meggers · 55 replies · 124+ views
    Flagged For Removal ^ | 05-31-08 | Meg Kelso
    Black Liberation Theology Obama has "distanced" himself from Trinity Church. For a moment, that seemed to be a good thing but as the Presidential candidate spoke it became clear that he was leaving so that Trinity would be free to worship without the watchful eye of the media. Obama confirmed that fact later when a reporter asked him why he won't denounce the controversial church with the answer, "I'm not going to denounce Trinity because Trinity isn't worthy of denouncing." Regardless of how that sounded, he meant it in a good way. More disappointing than the Senator's refusal to denounce...
  • Obama Quits Trinity

    06/01/2008 3:51:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies · 219+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has resigned from his controversial church, Trinity United Church of Christ. “We don’t want to have to answer for everything that’s stated in that church,” Obama told reporters in Aberdeen, South Dakota during a rare Saturday night press conference. Obama’s church came under intense scrutiny after videotapes were discovered of Obama’s longtime friend and former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright making anti-American and racist statements in sermons earlier this spring. Obama’s initial reaction was to defend Wright, until Wright engaged on a media tour and reiterated many of his most offensive remarks. Questions about the...
  • A Matter Of Judgment (Obama, Pfleger and his "former" church--Trinity UCC)

    05/31/2008 8:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 113+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 31, 2008 | Duane R. Patterson
    CNN reported this morning, story here, that The Obamas have confirmed they've resigned from Trinity United Church of Christ in the wake of the latest outburst of a sermon, this time by Father Michael Pfleger. While Senator Obama hopes this ends a very nagging problem to his candidacy, the move today raises many more concerns about his judgment. In Senator Obama's A More Perfect Union speech in Philadelphia last March, the one he later had to walk back from after Jeremiah Wright's National Press Club performance led Obama to quickly disown his pastor, he made a very careful effort to...
  • Rev. Pfleger - a prince of a guy

    05/31/2008 6:55:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 236+ views
    You’ve seen the latest video rant from Trinity featuring a Catholic priest in the lead role? Apparently the guy is just what you’d expect to find in any Catholic parish [/snark]: Ambushed by a Bill O’Reilly camera crew, Pfleger stated: "He (Farrakhan) has—first of all, he has not called Judaism a gutter religion of blood suckers. That is not what he has said because I have heard that talk. I stick up for Louis Farrakhan because he is another person that the media has chosen to define how they want to do it. And they demonize how they want to...
  • Obama lost the election today.

    05/31/2008 6:04:20 PM PDT · by Krankor · 126 replies · 169+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/31/08 | Ben Smith
    Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, had notified the church in a letter Friday that they “were withdrawing as members of Trinity,” in part because of “a cultural and a stylistic gap.”
  • [Obama's friend] Rev. Pfleger: 'They want to kill me'(Boo-hoo!)

    05/31/2008 6:01:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 542+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 31, 2008 | Dave Newbart
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger, who helped reignite Barack Obama's pastor problems by mocking Hillary Clinton, said this evening he's received "thousands of hate threats" since his videotaped pulpit rant. "They want to kill me," Pfleger told parishioners during a service in a St. Sabina Church chapel on Chicago's South Side this evening. "It's been very ugly." The firebrand Catholic Priest made his controversial Clinton comments last Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ, home church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's former pastor. Pfleger mocked Clinton for crying on the campaign trail, and suggested it was "white entitlement" leading Clinton...
  • Obama quits Chicago church after long controversy (Update)

    05/31/2008 5:18:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 112 replies · 195+ views
    May 31, 2008
    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and more recent fiery remarks at the church by another minister. Obama campaign communications director Robert Gibbs said Obama had resigned from the church "over the last few days."Campaign aides said they weren't immediately certain how the resignation took place, whether by letter or in some other fashion, and were trying to find out. Messages left for a church spokeswoman in Chicago were not immediately...
  • 'O' Rev. Rapped by Higher Power

    05/31/2008 5:29:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 156+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 31, 2008 | Geoff Earle
    The archbishop of Chicago yesterday sharply criticized the Rev. Michael Pfleger for launching a "personal attack" on Hillary Rodham Clinton from the pulpit of Barack Obama's longtime Chicago church. "While a priest must speak to political issues that are also moral, he may not endorse candidates nor engage in partisan campaigning," Francis Cardinal George said after Pfleger's racially tinged comments about Clinton drew outrage. "Racial issues are both political and moral, and are also highly charged. Words can be differently interpreted, but Father Pfleger's remarks about Sen. Clinton are both partisan and amount to a personal attack. I regret that...
  • 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...
  • Obama resigns from his church (breaking CNN)

    05/31/2008 2:49:26 PM PDT · by byteback · 550 replies · 1,235+ views
    CNN
    CNN story. Apparently Obama sent a letter to his pastor but that has yet to be released.
  • Mocking of Clinton at Obama’s Church Reverberates

    05/31/2008 1:53:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies · 129+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2008 | Susan Saulny
    Reverberations from the Sunday sermon of a Roman Catholic priest who mocked Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at Senator Barack Obama’s home church here continued to spread Friday, after the priest offered an apology and the archbishop of Chicago gave him a public reprimand for “partisan campaigning.” In a guest appearance at Trinity United Church of Christ, the priest, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, who resigned about two weeks ago from an unpaid position on the Obama campaign’s Catholic advisory council, delivered a tirade against Mrs. Clinton that included fake tears, a high-pitched voice and top-of-the-lungs screaming. He also gave a racially...
  • Obama’s political opportunism is coming home to roost

    05/31/2008 1:39:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 118+ views
    The Walker County Messenger ^ | May 11, 2008 | Larry Brooks
    Anyone who has followed the Rev. Jeremiah Wright story saw nothing new from the pastor of Barack Obama when he addressed the National Press Club last week. Honestly, the comments Wright made were rather mild when compared with similar ones he has made from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ — again, the point being there was nothing new from his performance. The real surprise was witnessed at the press conference following Wright’s appearance when Obama finally threw his preacher underneath the bus. Or, was it Wright who threw Obama underneath the bus? Regardless, Obama came to the...
  • White Trash (Obama's Father Pleger "incident")

    05/30/2008 2:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 221+ views
    Cathie from Canada ^ | May 29, 2008
    This is why Obama should have laughed off Rev Wright. Hillary would have. She would have just snorted "That's a minister for you, always preaching hellfire and damnation. Of course I'm not responsible for anything a minister says!" But Obama didn't do that. He accepted the Republican frame that he was tied at the hip to the preacher in his church. He took it all seriously. So now here we go again -- this time with a white guy, a Father Michael Pfleger, who belted out a mean-spirited, ugly, gratituous anti-Hillary skreed last Sunday at good old Trinity United: "....
  • Video: More Hate Speech at Barack Obama's Church

    An amazingly hateful anti-Hillary, anti-white tirade at Barack Obama’s church in Chicago by Catholic priest Michael Pfleger. You won’t believe this. Michelle Malkin has a transcript.
  • Father Michael Pfleger, Surpassing Jeremiah Wright at Trinity

    05/29/2008 4:05:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 54 replies · 633+ views
    NRO Campaign Spot ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Thursday, May 29, 2008 BARACK OBAMA Father Michael Pfleger, Surpassing Jeremiah Wright at Trinity This YouTube is now being sent to me by many readers. I'll have a transcript in a moment, but it features one of Obama's close friends, Fr. Michael Pfleger, preaching at Trinity United. This seems like an oddly-timed sequel to the Wright brouhaha, as we now have another Obama mentor giving a strikingly similar message. UPDATE: Much like written words don't do justice to Jeremiah Wright's sermons, the video must be watched to be believed. Pfleger is introduced as "a friend of Trinity", and then the...
  • Hillary Clinton - possible strategy (involves Michelle Obama 'Whitey' Tape)

    05/18/2008 6:59:59 PM PDT · by CharlotteVRWC · 42 replies · 1,070+ views
    WOT Research - ^ | May 16, 2008 | Old Spook
    just saw this on another web site -WOT Research: http://www.rantburg.com:81/warticle.php?D=2008-05-16&ID=239214&HC=3 #12 I’ve been hearing this one from political people I had contact with when I was trying to help with the THompson campaign out west. Been hearing it for a month. Goes like this: 1) Hillary has it. 2) Hillary knows that no matter what, the idiots who have bought into Messiah Obama will blame her and abandond her if she “steals” the nomination from ObamaChrist. 3) Hillary also knows that the next 4 years are going to be rough - we cannot relaly disengate form Iraq, and oil supplies...
  • It was never a 'pastor issue'

    05/18/2008 4:20:33 PM PDT · by Snurple · 5 replies · 101+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | May 15, 2008 | eric rush
    Three things factor into why the "controversial pastor" phenomenon wasn't nearly as momentous as it ought to have been: 1. Many Americans are prepared to overlook black racism. Last week in this space and citing Rev. Wright, I disputed the idea that blacks still had legitimate reasons to perpetuate resentment of slavery and segregation. I also pointed out the fact that those who engage in this are "given a pass" by whites motivated by a misplaced sense of guilt or the fear of denigration for denying blacks their response to past social injustice. 2. Spirituality isn't important anymore. While making...
  • Sinclair & murdered, gay choir director make it to RealClearPolitics

    05/15/2008 8:24:51 AM PDT · by prolifefirst · 43 replies · 108+ views
    What does Democratic presidential front-runner Illinois Senator Barack Obama, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a man named Larry Sinclair and Trinity United Church of Christ’s murdered homosexual choir director have in common? According Mr. Sinclair, maybe quite a bit. According to Sinclair, he has given new evidence to Chicago police linking Obama to the murder . . .
  • 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 ...
  • African-American Gay Community Scared Over Deaths (Trinity United Church)

    05/11/2008 10:55:57 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 42 replies · 889+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Dec 27, 2007 | Mike Parker
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Activists fear gay African-Americans are being targeted for murder. Two openly gay men were killed recently on the South Side, as CBS 2's Mike Parker reports. African-American gay and lesbian groups are talking about the murders of two openly gay Black men in the past month. On November 17, 24-year-old Larry Bland was shot to death in his Englewood home. Bland, a security guard at Northwestern Hospital was shot more than once after struggling with a man who had entered the house through an unlocked basement door. Then on December 23, 47-year-old Donald Young, the choir director...
  • Jeremiah Wright's 'Trumpet' (Trinity UCC's Church magazine confirms our worst suspicions)

    05/09/2008 11:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 733+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 19th, 2008 Edition | Stanley Kurtz
    To the question of the moment--What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?--I answer, Obama knew everything, and he's known it for ages. Far from succumbing to surprise and shock after Jeremiah Wright's disastrous performance at the National Press Club, Barack Obama must have long been aware of his pastor's political radicalism. A careful reading of nearly a year's worth of Trumpet Newsmagazine, Wright's glossy national "lifestyle magazine for the socially conscious," makes it next to impossible to conclude otherwise. Wright founded Trumpet Newsmagazine in 1982 as a "church newspaper"--primarily for his own congregation, one gathers--to "preach...
  • 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...
  • Denomination Wrestles With Pastor’s Statements

    05/03/2008 5:59:34 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 26 replies · 101+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/3/08 | NEELA BANERJEE
    Ministers said they heard in Mr. Wright’s language “the same kind of passion and hyperbole as the Hebrew prophets,” said the Rev. Richard Wagoner of Union Congregational Church, a United Church of Christ church in St. Louis Park, Minn. Clergy members have cited the prophet Amos, who cursed all the nations, saving his harshest words for his own. But many congregants heard something different, Mr. Wagoner said, and were angry about Mr. Wright’s sermons. After his speech at the National Press Club, more frustration surfaced. “Many in our congregation are resonating with Obama’s talk of raising the discourse and that...
  • The Evolution of Obama's Church's Website

    04/29/2008 10:59:19 PM PDT · by I still care · 15 replies · 72+ views
    TUCC website | April 30, 2008 | vanity
    I've been keeping careful tabs on Obama's church for over a year. The site has been continually changing, and I thought I would document it for FR. Last year it was very marxist and black separatist. Then it became still radical, social justice oriented, but a lot of the most severe separatist stuff was removed. Tonight I checked and suddenly it is overtly Christian. Either the church has changed substantially or somebody is trying to deceive the public. Here is the statement from the statement of faith in 2006: "We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian......
  • 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'...
  • America is being fooled by Barak Hussein Obama! [Many Muslims are Members in (Wright's) Church]

    04/29/2008 9:49:29 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 34 replies · 502+ views
    "Sons of Apes and Pigs" ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | Usama K. Dakdok
    N.B. bold red-letter emphasis is mine. The original article's emphasis is making the case that Barack Obama is a Muslim. My emphasis is that Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ claims to have "many Muslim members." --Dajjal http://www.sonsofapesandpigs.org/2008/02/press-release-america-is-being.html Press Release: America is being fooled by Barak Hussein Obama!! [posted by] ibn Misr on February 15, 2008 We ask for your immediate attention, and viral dissemination of this news. America is being fooled by Barak Hussein Obama!! "YES, MUSLIMS ARE MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH." "WE HAVE MANY MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH WHO ARE MUSLIMS." I am Usama K. Dakdok,...
  • Obama's pastor replies to critics ( That would be the Rev Wright of Chicago)

    04/28/2008 12:08:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 102+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 28 April 2008 18:24 UK 17:24 GMT, | BBC Staff
    Obama's pastor replies to critics Clips of Rev Wright's sermons caused a storm in March Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of the US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, has hit back at critics of his fiery sermons. In two speeches, to journalists and African-American activists, Mr Wright said that attacks on him were attacks on the black church. And he said that his six years of service in the military was proof of his patriotism. Senator Obama rejected Mr Wright's language in a speech last month. Publicity campaign Mr Wright remained silent when old sermons containing politically charged remarks...
  • Obama's Minister Problem

    04/09/2008 2:36:00 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 15 replies · 32+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/9/08 | Lanny J. Davis
    In his eloquent Philadelphia speech, Mr. Obama likened Rev. Wright to a beloved, but politically extremist, family member with whom one profoundly disagrees but whose rage one understands. But this comparison just doesn't work for me. I don't get a chance to choose my family members. I do get a chance to choose my spiritual or religious leader and my congregation. And I do not have to remain silent or, more importantly, expose my children to the spiritual leader of my congregation who spews hate that offends my conscience.Mr. Obama made a choice to join the church and to ask...
  • Obama Found a Home in His Church

    04/03/2008 8:15:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 27+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/3/8 | KAREN HAWKINS and CHRISTOPHER WILLS, Associated Press Writers
    A young Barack Obama was searching for answers, and perhaps a place to belong, when he decided to visit a fast-growing church recommended by friends. What he heard left him in tears. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached that day about suffering — about the seemingly endless problems of the world and of individuals. But he also talked about the importance of hope, the audacity of believing things can be made better. "Hope is what saves us," Wright said. That message moved Obama to embrace Trinity United Church of Christ, along with its philosophy of translating faith into action. But it's...
  • Obama's church founded on radical creed

    04/01/2008 4:01:33 AM PDT · by JZelle · 15 replies · 79+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-1-08 | S. A. Miller
    The church where Sen. Barack Obama has worshipped for two decades publicly declares that its ministry is founded on a 1960s book that espouses "the destruction of the white enemy." Trinity United Church of Christ's Web site says its teachings are based on the black liberation theology of James H. Cone and his 1969 book "Black Theology and Black Power." "What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity,...
  • Obama's Pro-Hamas Church

    03/30/2008 3:11:00 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies · 831+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 3/25/2008 | Investor's Business Daily
    It's bad enough that Barack Obama's church took sick joy in 9/11 for "racist white America" supporting "Zionists." Now we learn that it also is a mouthpiece for anti-Israeli terrorists. Last July, Trinity United Church of Christ reprinted a Hamas manifesto written by a terrorist fugitive wanted by the FBI. It was published across two pages of the "Pastor's Page" section of the church bulletin. Rev. Jeremiah Wright's name is copyrighted at the bottom of the pages. For those who don't know, Wright is the anti-American, anti-Israeli bigot that Obama has consorted with for the past two decades. In his...
  • Disinvitation by Obama Is Criticized

    03/29/2008 4:29:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 695+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 6, 2007 | JODI KANTOR
    The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., senior pastor of the popular Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and spiritual mentor to Senator Barack Obama, thought he knew what he would be doing on Feb. 10, the day of Senator Obama’s presidential announcement. After all, back in January, Mr. Obama had asked Mr. Wright if he would begin the event by delivering a public invocation. But Mr. Wright said Mr. Obama called him the night before the Feb. 10 announcement and rescinded the invitation to give the invocation. Some black leaders are questioning Mr. Obama’s decision to distance his campaign...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright builds retirement home in Tinley Park

    03/29/2008 12:10:22 PM PDT · by reg45 · 53 replies · 2,747+ views
    SouthtownStar (Chicago Sun-Times Newsgroup) ^ | March 29, 2008 | KRISTEN SCHORSCH
    Trinity United Church of Christ is building Barack Obama's controversial former pastor a million-dollar Tinley Park home complete with an elevator, whirlpool, butler's pantry, circular driveway and four-car garage, building plans show. The four-bedroom home being built for the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is in the Odyssey Club neighborhood, which boasts some of Tinley Park's largest homes and a mix of town homes. It backs up to the Odyssey Country Club and golf course.See link for the full story.
  • Church builds mansion for Obama's former pastor

    03/29/2008 6:54:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies · 1,481+ views
    Southtown (Chicago) ^ | March 29, 2008 | Kristen Schorsch
    Church builds mansion for Obama's former pastor March 29, 2008 By Kristen Schorsch, Staff writer The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's four-bedroom home in Tinley Park will feature an elevator, a large family room with a fireplace and bar, a butler's pantry, a rubberized exercise room, a circular driveway, a four-car garage, a spare room for a future theater or swimming pool and a master bedroom with a whirlpool and custom shower as well as a fireplace and under-counter fridge, building plans show. He would add to the mix of townhomes and multimillion dollar single-family homes that make up Odyssey Club, which...
  • Obama suggests ex-pastor is contrite

    03/28/2008 3:54:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies · 1,158+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-28-2008 | CHARLES BABINGTON,
    Democrat Barack Obama seemed to suggest in an interview aired Friday that his former pastor has acknowledged that his controversial remarks were inappropriate and hurtful, although there are no public accounts of the minister having done so. "Had the reverend not retired and had he not acknowledged that what he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mischaracterized what I believe is the greatness of this country, for all its flaws, then I wouldn't have felt comfortable staying there at the church," ... Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the senator's remarks did not imply that Wright has...
  • Choir conductor found murdered (From Obama's church, Dec 2007)

    03/28/2008 7:42:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,809+ views
    ABC ^ | dec 24, 2007 | Michelle Gilardo
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man who worked as a choir conductor and school teacher was found Sunday shot to death. The victim is 47-year-old Donald Young. Young's death has been ruled a homicide. His body was discovered Sunday morning inside his South Side home at 2320 E. 69th St. Donald Young was the fourth of eight siblings. He was, according to those who loved him, the type of person who didn't take life for granted. He lived every day to the fullest. So whether it was in the South Side classroom where he taught, or at church conducting the choir...