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  • IRS Political Appointee Defended Obama’s Church in IRS Inquiry

    07/18/2013 9:00:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 18, 2013 - 6:15 PM | Ryan Kiernan
    IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins, one of two Obama political appointees at the agency and whose office reviewed certain Tea Party tax-exemption applications starting in early 2010, is a lawyer who defended Obama’s denomination, the United Church of Christ (UCC), when the IRS questioned its tax-exempt status following a speech by then-Senator Barack Obama in 2007. “We were so interested in the case, we offered to do it pro bono,” said Wilkins. … At the time of the IRS investigation, William J. Wilkins was working as a lobbyist for the WilmerHale legal firm, which eventually took up the cause of...
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM (This Week)

    09/01/2010 2:55:18 PM PDT · by Syncro · 122 replies
    Ann Coulter.Com ^ | Sept 1, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIMSeptember 1, 2010 The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist. Leave aside Obama's fanatical opposition to allowing Illinois hospitals to save the lives of babies with God-given souls inadvertently born alive during abortions. Also leave aside the fact that neither of his parents were Christians. And leave aside his current crop of "spiritual advisers," which is a collection of Mother Earth worshippers, polytheists and other nonbelievers. Now rest from all that "leaving...
  • 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.
  • Eleanor Clift: Wright Had 'Prophetic Theology', Rick Warren 'Extremely Ignorant and Offensive'

    12/22/2008 1:57:15 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 29 replies · 1,295+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2008 | Ken Shepherd
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a voice crying in the wilderness that the mainstream media and middle class America weren't quite ready for and megachurch pastor Rick Warren is an ignorant evangelical rube who isn't totally without hope, given his awareness of AIDS and other favored liberal causes. That's essentially what Eleanor Clift preached to her choir in her December 19 "Capitol Letter" column, "Choosing a Church: Obama's next big decision -- and its implications." Wrote Sister Eleanor (emphasis mine): Black religious leaders did not stand up for Wright even as they understood and sympathized with the prophetic theology he was...
  • Wright visits Trinity pulpit, lashes media

    12/07/2008 3:51:17 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies · 1,045+ views
    Chicago Breaking news ^ | December 7, 2008 | Manya A. Brachear
    For the first time since his retirement last spring, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. returned to the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ this morning with two goals: glorifying God and vilifying the media. In honor of Trinity's 47th anniversary, Wright preached Sunday worship services in place of Rev. Otis Moss III, who was attending his father's farewell from the pulpit of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland. Citing the revelation to Mary by the angel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God, Wright said Mary's disbelief was similar to the doubts...
  • Despite Campaign Claim, Obama Told Paper He Attended Trinity Church ‘Every Week’

    11/13/2008 10:13:21 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 1,920+ views ^ | November 13, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    ( – President-elect Barack Obama said in 2004 – while he was a state legislator running for a U.S. Senate seat – that he attended services at Trinity United Church of Christ every week. This is in contrast to what Obama, as a presidential candidate, said this year after controversial anti-American remarks by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright surfaced. Obama then told news outlets that he did not attend the church frequently and was not aware of Wright’s comments. The comments from Obama about his church attendance appeared in the transcript of an interview posted Tuesday on the religious news Web...
  • Old hatreds resurface

    11/11/2008 10:05:38 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 31 replies · 174+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 11, 2008 | Editorial
    It seems America owes an apology to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the one-time spiritual leader of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and Barack Obama's former pastor. He says those now-infamous, anti-American statements he made from the pulpit were taken out of context. "The world doesn't know about my 41 years of ministry, or my writing of books, because it was all taken down to a 10-second sound bite that the media chose to show about a sermon that was delivered seven years ago," the Rev. Wright said Thursday night at a gathering in Milford. "The media didn't care...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive Look at Jeremiah Wright's Mansion - Foxnews Video

    10/29/2008 6:05:59 PM PDT · by Fred · 41 replies · 1,677+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 10/29/08 | Jesse Watters
    Exclusive Look at Jeremiah Wright's Mansion - Foxnews Maybe Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango could stay a spell.
  • Obama’s Assault on Our Unum

    10/20/2008 6:09:30 PM PDT · by rmlew · 9 replies · 576+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 20, 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    "Out of one, many.” That was how Al Gore famously botched “E Pluribus Unum,” the motto chiseled on the great seal of the United States. Barack Obama’s Latin may not be any better than Gore’s — he did have to admit being an English-only kinda guy this summer . . . after complaining that Americans embarrass him with their lack of language proficiency. Understand this, though: If we hear the Democrats’ standard-bearer saying, “Out of one, many,” it won’t be a mistranslation. It will be a succinct statement of his ideology. It’s the “fundamental change” he has in mind for...
  • Tape Discovered of Obama Listening to Rev. Wright Sermon (October Suprise???)

    10/09/2008 4:49:07 PM PDT · by DocT111 · 35 replies · 3,266+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/09/08 | John McCormack
    Here. Okay...I use the word "discovered" a bit loosely--the way one might "discover" a Big Mac at McDonald's. But now that I have your attention, the point is that most voters don't have a clue that Obama writes in his memoir that the very first time he attended Trinity United Church, he heard Rev. Wright rant that "white folks' greed runs a world in need." As you may recall, Obama said, following Rev. Wright's infamous press club appearance in April, that "The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago." The racist Rev. Wright...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama's Church Sanitizes its Web Site

    10/04/2008 4:32:26 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies · 3,215+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/04/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Content of "disappeared" Trinity United Church of Christ bulletins could cost Obama the election. Napoleon's general Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle once told an associate, “My friend, any hussar who does not die by thirty is a blackguard.” We would not have appointed someone with this attitude to a command during the horse and musket era of warfare, because cavalry was too expensive an instrument to throw away in swashbuckling, glorious, but suicidal enterprises. Our ideal commanders would have instead had enough common sense to stay well away from intact infantry formations that presented solid hedges of fixed bayonets, but enough...
  • Is Your Vote Worth $10.17? Then buy--and CIRCULATE--Barack Obama's Book. [For undecided voters]

    10/04/2008 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 565+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/04/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    If a Presidential candidate was not only an enabler of racists and anti-Semites, but also an actual racist, would it be worth $10.17 to know that before you vote? $10.17 is the price for Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father, and used copies can be purchased for considerably less. As opposed to the smears and urban legends that are circulating about Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin, the following quotes from Dreams From My Father (paperback, ISBN 978-1-4000-8277-3) all have page numbers so you can verify for yourself that Barack Obama wrote this material. If you can find the book at a...
  • Christian Doctrine of Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago)

    09/24/2008 1:46:18 AM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 23 replies · 1,890+ views
    Trinity United Church of Christ ^ | Jan. 2007 | Trinity United Church of Christ
    Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts: 1. Commitment to God 2. Commitment to the Black Community 3. Commitment to the Black Family 4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education 5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence 6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic 7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and...
  • Report: Rev. Jeremiah Wright Has Affair With Another Man’s Wife

    09/09/2008 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 70 replies · 555+ views ^ | September 09, 2008 | FOXNews
    Barack Obama’s former pastor has been cavorting with another man’s wife, whom he romanced while she worked at a church in Dallas run by one of his disciples, according to a report in the New York Post. Elizabeth Payne, 37, told the Post that she and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, 67, had a sexual relationship this year and that she was fired from her job when the affair was made public. Payne had been working at Friendship-West Baptist Church as a secretary to the Rev. Frederick Haynes III, a longtime Wright protege.
  • Uncle Jeremiah Wright returns

    08/31/2008 5:42:10 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 40 replies · 871+ views
    Wright returns. Says Obama to be first U.S. president to “have a black woman sleeping” in White House “legally” “Uncle” Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, the former pastor of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)’s former church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago (both tossed under the Obama bus), made an appearance today at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Houston, Athena Jones at MSNBC’s First Read reported. Mike Snyder of the Houston Chronicle wrote that Wright has been “a regular guest minister at Wheeler Avenue for more than 15 years” although a “scheduled appearance in March was canceled because of...
  • Attention Obama’s Church Challenged Israel’s Right to Exist

    08/29/2008 9:39:10 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 10 replies · 778+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 8/28/08 | Bill Levinson
    Also published a blood libel of Israel plus a letter from a Hamas terrorist The following information was sent to to place it on record that, whose stated mission is to tell the truth about Barack Obama, is aware of these facts. Our own stated position on urban legends and smears is, “Unless you can show us proof, or a reference similar to the kind one would cite in a trade journal or research paper, don’t show us the material in the first place.” Honesty and fairness demands that we join in dispelling rumors and urban legends...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama's Racist and Anti-American Church [circulation encouraged]

    08/27/2008 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 451+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 8/27/08 | Bill Levinson
    This is the fourth piece in our series about Barack Obama's questionable campaign financing methods and his ties to racist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Semitic hate groups. Circulation as a viral E-mail is encouraged. If you want to use the images, though, please download and copy them instead of linking, as linking uses our bandwidth. Barack and Michelle Obama's Racist and Anti-American Church Key talking point: Jeremiah Wright is merely a symptom of the Trinity United Church of Christ's racism and hatred of America. The people who directed the church sanctioned the publication of Wright's hate speech plus a guest piece from...
  • Obama:2004 Interview (on attending Trinity: "Yep. Every week. 11 o'clock service.")

    08/05/2008 2:10:53 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 12 replies · 480+ views
    The Dude Abides ^ | April 30, 2008 | Cathleen Falsani
    Barack Obama:The 2004 "God Factor" Interview Transcript At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter (I am now its religion columnist) at the Chicago Sun-Times, I met then-State Sen. Barack Obama at Café Baci, a small coffee joint at 330 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, to interview him exclusively about his spirituality. Our conversation took place a few days after he'd clinched the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that he eventually won. We spoke for more than an hour. He came alone. He answered everything I asked without notes or hesitation. The...
  • If Obama is a Committed Christian, When was he Baptized?

    07/20/2008 10:02:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 49 replies · 82+ views
    Canadian Free Press ^ | July 18, 2008 | Dr. Don Boys
    "Obama has never been a Muslim, and is a committed Christian” Senator Barack Hussein Obama claims to be a Christian; however, he gives no evidence of that. In fact, his heretical statement indicates that he, like many others, is simply a professor rather than a possessor of Christ. His revealing statement: “I believe there are many paths to the same place.” He is correct if one wants to go to Hoboken but not if one wants to go to Heaven. Christ is still the only way. One does not have to be a Christian to be a good President, and...
  • Obama Re-invents his Trinity Church History

    07/14/2008 3:43:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 385+ views ^ | July 14, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    An interesting nugget from Newsweek's cover story on Obama and his faith: As young marrieds, Barack and Michelle (who also didn't go to church regularly as a child) went to church fairly often-two or three times a month. But after their first child, Malia, was born, they found making the effort more difficult. "I don't know if you've had the experience of taking young, squirming children to church, but it's not easy," he says. "Trinity was always packed, and so you had to get there early. And if you went to the morning service, you were looking at-it just was...
  • Barack Obama Knew That Rev. Wright Was A Racist I

    07/02/2008 12:27:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 1,514+ views
    7/2/2008 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This is the first in a long line of blogs that will show that Barack Obama knew that Rev. Wright was a racist, long before the You Tube video clips of Rev. Jeremiah Wright saying "white America, U.S. of KKKA" (among other things) surfaced. Barack Obama, according to his book, "Dreams From My Father," said that at the very first service he attended at Trinity United Church of Christ, and the very first time he heard Rev. Jeremiah Wright preach from the pulpit, he heard the following words spoken by Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Dreams From My Father, Page 293 '"......
  • Obama Won't Pick New Church for Now

    06/23/2008 1:22:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 91+ views ^ | June 22, 2008
    Sen. Barack Obama is taking a break from church until after the presidential election. Campaign staffers told the New York Post that Obama will visit different houses of worship while he campaigns, ending 20 years of attending regular Sunday services. After the election, he will decide on a more permanent church for himself and his family. Sources told the Post that by doing so, Obama will be able to avoid a scandal similar to the controversy that erupted over his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose racially charged sermons triggered a firestorm of criticism.
  • The Michelle Obama Rant Tape (Article + video)

    06/21/2008 2:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 325+ views ^ | June 21, 2008
    The Michelle Obama Rant Tape was filmed between June 26th - July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women's Event. Michelle Obama appeared as a panelist alongside Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan and Mrs. James Meeks. Bill Clinton spoke during the Conference, as did Bill Cosby and other speakers, but not at the panel Michelle attended. Michelle Obama spoke at the Women's Event, but referenced Bill Clinton in her rant --- his presence at the conference was the impetus for her raving, it seems. For about 30 minutes, Michelle Obama launched into...
  • Murder Rocks Chicago Church Community

    06/19/2008 10:41:37 PM PDT · by Plummz · 31 replies · 1,843+ views
    GBMNews ^ | 12/25/2007 | David Jones
    Donald Young, a vibrant, charismatic choir director at one of Chicago's largest open and affirming black congregations, Trinity United Church of Christ, was found shot to death this past Sunday in his home. Young,47, was a longtime member of Trinity's choir, initially singing bass and then moving up the ranks to become one of its most electrifying and popular directors. He was also a faithful attendee at the conferences of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. The details about why and exactly how he died remain unclear; there is, however, one story that emerges with some semblance of clarity: a...
  • Barrack Obama Illegal Drug Use Allegations to be Corroborated at Press Conference

    06/13/2008 8:41:14 AM PDT · by pissant · 87 replies · 169+ views
    MMDNewswire ^ | 6/13/08 | staff
    Washington, D.C. - Despite death threats and an organized campaign to prevent him from speaking publicly, Larry Sinclair – on June 18, 2008, at 3:00 PM in the Lisagor Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045, will for the first time reveal the corroborating evidence for his claim that on November 6 + 7, 1999, Larry: (i) met Obama at a gay bar where Barrack Obama arranged for the purchase of federal Schedule II drugs, (ii) which Larry and Obama thereafter ingested and (iii) then engaged in hi-risk, homosexual activities. Larry’s story burst on...
  • "White Man's Greed" (1st Rev. Wright Sermon That Obama Heard At Trinity United

    06/12/2008 1:11:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 38 replies · 771+ views ^ | 3/30/2008 | Mickey Kaus
    Dreams of My Father ... Page 293 (paperback edition) Obama remembers a sermon by Rev. Jeremiah Wright: "... It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-a-Prince see in a year, where white folks' greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere ... That's the world! On which hope sits." And so it went, a meditation on a fallen world. While the boys next to me doodled on their church bulletin, Reverend Wright spoke of Sharpesville and Hiroshima, the callousness of policy...
  • Rev. Michael Pfleger is set to return June 16

    06/08/2008 6:51:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 13 replies · 103+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 8, 2008 | John Keilman
    The choir was booming, the dancers were swirling and open seats were scarce in the sweltering pews, but longtime members of St. Sabina Catholic Church thought Sunday's service was a bit flat in the absence of Rev. Michael Pfleger. Cardinal Francis George had ordered the fiery activist priest to take two weeks off after Pfleger's widely broadcast comments mocking Sen. Hillary Clinton and saying, in what he later called a slip of the tongue, that "America is the greatest sin against God."
  • Pfleger To Return To St. Sabina June 16

    06/08/2008 12:16:59 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 45 replies · 139+ views ^ | 06/08/08 | seebs
    CHICAGO (CBS) Father Michael Pfleger will return to the pulpit at St. Sabina Catholic Church on June 16, after Francis Cardinal George forced him to take a leave of absence over controversial comments about U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton. Pfleger created an uproar last month when he delivered a sermon at Trinity United Church Of Christ and mocked Clinton's tears on the campaign trail. George forced Pfleger to temporarily step down this week to reflect on those comments. "I have asked Father Michael Pfleger, Pastor of St. Sabina's Parish, to step back from his obligations there," the cardinal said in a...
  • Pfleger Surpassing Jeremiah Wright (reparations to come from white 401-K's

    06/05/2008 12:26:11 PM PDT · by prolifefirst · 70 replies · 630+ views
    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 YouTube skips ahead to one section: I must now to address the one who says, 'don't hold me responsible for what my ancestors did.' But you have enjoyed the benefits of what your ancestors did! And unless you are ready to give up the benefits — Throw away your 401 fund! [sic] Throw away your trust fund! Throw away all the money that been put away in the company...
  • Obama's church must not be forgotten

    06/05/2008 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Eurale · 9 replies · 67+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2008 | James Lewis
    Senator Obama is now trying to erase his personal history by resigning from his radical Left church, after two decades of active membership -- that's more than 1,000 Sunday sermons over twenty years. The media will do their best to help him fuzz over that history, just as they have tried to eradicate the memory of the Twin Towers and Pentagon assaults seven years ago. Yet the evidence is overwhelming by now that Trinity United is a front for the hard Left, which is trying to turn American blacks into another angry proletariat, to be played and controlled by their...
  • St. Sabina protests Pfleger's fate

    06/04/2008 5:28:03 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 17 replies · 97+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | Lisa Donovan, Kara Spak, Cathleen Falsani, Shamus Toomey and Carol Marin
    Defiant St. Sabina parishioners demanded Cardinal Francis George reinstate their controversial pastor, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, just hours after he was removed Tuesday from his post against his wishes. "We respectfully request the cardinal immediately reinstate Father Pfleger as full pastor of St. Sabina," Gerald Stewart, president of the parish council, told an estimated 2,000 people packed into the South Side church Tuesday evening. The group included longtime Pfleger friend the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who has been blasted for his own controversial statements on race. Stewart said parishioners wanted an immediate meeting with the cardinal to discuss "the future of...
  • Not So Fast, Barack

    06/03/2008 6:22:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies · 95+ views
    IBD ^ | June 3, 2008
    Decision '08: Barack Obama is changing churches in hopes of changing the subject long enough to slip into the White House. But it won't change what he believes. Who'll pin him down?A careful reading of the transcript of Obama's press conference over the weekend reveals that he neither denounced his church nor permanently quit it. He twice left open the door to rejoining Trinity United Church of Christ after the election. He said he and his wife merely decided "it was going to be very difficult to continue our membership there so long as I was running for president." Typical...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Belonged to a Racist Organization

    06/02/2008 10:47:45 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 29 replies · 553+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 06/02/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Suppose that a political candidate of the Caucasian persuasion belonged to a church whose minister (call him JimCrow White for the sake of argument) consorted openly with the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and arranged an award for the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. The same minister proclaimed that the Black people in New Orleans got a wake-up call with Hurricane Katrina. This minister’s replacement then welcomed a guest speaker who proclaimed from the pulpit, with the church’s tax exempt resources, that “There were a whole lot of Black people crying” because the candidate’s African-American opponent...
  • 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 ( 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's Other Hateful Pastor [Obama's congregation cheers for Louis Farrakhan!]

    06/01/2008 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 29+ views
    YouTube ^ | skfreespeech
    Watch this YouTube video of Michael "There were a whole lot of white people crying" Pfleger ( or click the article link) defending Louis Farrakhan at Trinity United Church of Christ.Pay attention to the audience's reaction as well as to what Pfleger is saying. These are the people with whom Barack and Michelle Obama have attended church for the past 20 years.See also and watch as Obama's fellow congregants give a standing ovation to "There were a whole lot of white people crying." The reaction of the Obamas' fellow churchgoers to praise for Farrakhan and to racist hate speech...
  • 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 Cuts Ties to Longtime Church ( After 20 years... )

    06/01/2008 5:52:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 67 replies · 62+ views ^ | 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...
  • Axelrod documentary on Pfleger

    05/31/2008 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Inyokern · 20 replies · 232+ views
    Chicago Sun Times (Blog) ^ | 5/31/08 | Lynn Sweet
    Pfleger a headache for Obama. Axelrod documentary on Pfleger.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...
  • 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...
  • Priest Who Mocked Clinton Again Draws Spotlight (

    05/31/2008 12:36:26 PM PDT · by kellynla · 53 replies · 115+ views ^ | 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...
  • Pfleger puts Obama in unwelcome spot again

    05/31/2008 10:44:11 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 28 replies · 92+ views
    ChicagoTribune ^ | May 31st, 2008 | Manya A. Brachear and John McCormick
    Rev. Michael Pfleger's face is well-known in the Chicago area, one of the many iconoclastic characters who inhabit a city with a long history of racial division and political activism. So while his latest controversial statements may not be overly surprising here, they have generated another national firestorm for Sen. Barack Obama, whose campaign has been left shaking its collective head over how the presidential candidate could be embroiled in yet another flap involving his South Side church. Pfleger, who has had numerous run-ins with Chicago's Roman Catholic archdiocese involving his political activism, mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton from the pulpit...
  • CNN: Obama leaving his church

    05/31/2008 3:19:17 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 17 replies · 132+ views
    Baltimore Sum ^ | 5/31/08 | John McCormick
    CNN is reporting this afternoon that Sen. Barack Obama is leaving Trinity United Church of Christ, his longtime religious home on Chicago's South Side and a place that has triggered repeated controversies during his presidential bid. Obama press aides could not immediately be reached to confirm the report. The latest controversy erupted this past week when an Internet video emerged from an appearance at the church last weekend by the Rev. Michael Pfleger.
  • Obama resigns from his church (breaking CNN)

    05/31/2008 2:49:26 PM PDT · by byteback · 550 replies · 1,235+ views
    CNN story. Apparently Obama sent a letter to his pastor but that has yet to be released.
  • Obama Squarely in Bed with Racists and Race Baiters (Church resourses misused AGAIN)

    05/31/2008 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 143+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 05/31/08 | Bill Levinson
    Obama supporters AGAIN alleged to misuse United Church of Christ tax exempt resources to campaign for Obama Chicago Catholic pastor Michael Pfleger, speaking Sunday at Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ, implied Clinton was a white supremacist who believed she would win the nomination because of “white entitlement.” “We must be honest enough to expose white entitlement and supremacy wherever it raises its head. …Reverand Moss, when Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on, I really don’t believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought, ‘This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m...
  • Obama: I have a deep faith (2004 story about Obama, how often he attends Trinity and Father Pfleger)

    05/30/2008 6:28:29 AM PDT · by milwguy · 37 replies · 89+ views
    sun times ^ | 4/5/2004 | cathleen falsani
    Barack Obama is alone on this Saturday afternoon in the city, his press secretary nowhere in sight. He's not carrying anything with him. Not even notes. Yet he appears confident as he answers questions about his spiritual life, a subject that would make many politicians -- on or off the campaign trail -- more skittish than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Still, Obama is unapologetic in saying he has a "personal relationship with Jesus Christ." As a sign of that relationship, he says, he walked down the aisle of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ...
  • 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...
  • Obama ‘Disappointed’ by Pastor’s Remarks That Were Critical of Clinton

    05/29/2008 7:20:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies · 55+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 29, 2008 | Jeff Zeleny
    Senator Barack Obama said Thursday that he was “deeply disappointed” for new controversial statements that a friend of his delivered from the pulpit of his Chicago church. This time, the words were not from his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., but rather from a Catholic priest who was mocking Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. During a guest appearance last Sunday at Trinity United Church of Christ, the Rev. Michael Pfleger delivered a blistering critique of Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy. Mr. Pfleger, a wellknown activist Chicago priest and a friend of Mr. Obama, said Mrs. Clinton felt entitled to the...
  • Obama and his church

    05/29/2008 6:12:50 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies · 42+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/29/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Not content with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama has other ministers at Trinity United Church who deliver racist rants as sermons to a cheering congregation. I will let others take issue with Father Michael Pfleger. At this point it matters little who the cast of characters are who spout racist, anti-Semitic hatred of America and its people. What is most disturbing is the audience reaction. I say “audience” because the people listening to these “sermons” are in no way a church congregation; they are an audience listening to a speaker they heartily agree with. They cry out, their stand...
  • Breaking: Obama's new pastor controversy goes MSM(ABCNews)

    05/29/2008 1:42:45 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 68 replies · 74+ views
    Priest and Obama Ally Mocks Clinton's Tears from Obama's Church's Pulpit May 29, 2008 3:34 PM Father Michael Pfleger, a fiery liberal social activist and a white reverend at an African-American church -- St. Sabina’s Catholic Church on the South Side of Chicago -- is a longtime friend and associate of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, having known him since the presidential hopeful was a community activist. In September, the Obama campaign brought Pfleger to Iowa to host one of several interfaith forums for the campaign. Their relationship spans decades. Pfleger has given money to Obama's campaigns and Obama as a...