April 28, 2008


Obama's former pastor says he has been 'crucified' by the media (Johanna Neuman, 4/28/08, Los Angeles Times)

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose fiery sermons as Democrat Barack Obama's former pastor set off a political firestorm last month, told reporters today that he has been "crucified" by the media and that attacks on him are really slams on the black church.

Recall that Clarence Thomas, with due humility, felt he was being lynched, whereas the Reverend Wright confuses himself with Christ.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 28, 2008 5:09 PM

After hearing more of Wright's 'messages', I wonder if there had been some kind of oversight (an elder board, a board of trustees, etc.) whether he could have served for so many years without being questioned or somehow challenged by someone. Granted, at a lot of churches the pastor has all the power (especially if the money is flowing in), but doesn't the UCC exercise some
interest or authority?

Now, Wright claims to represent the prevailing view (or style, to be generous) within the black church, but his messages seemed to be a little short on "church" and a little long on jazzing the MAN (at the expense of the Gospels).

Of course, the next step in this play is for the MSM to educate us as to the diverse theology and religious expression of the black church.

Posted by: ratbert at April 28, 2008 5:56 PM

I suppose if a bunch of Marines surrounded Wright on a street corner, he might think the Romans had come for him. But who is his Caiaphas?

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 28, 2008 10:54 PM

I just read that the Nation of Islam provided "security" for Wright today, at his performance at the National Press Club.

Just beautiful. And after Wright's act, I wonder if Bill Moyers wishes he had avoided him. Wright is a wolf in sheep's clothing, not of the fold at all.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 29, 2008 12:04 AM