March 22, 2008


Barack Obama--Mentored by an anti-American, anti-Zionist Black Separatist (Edwin Black, March 17th 2008, The Cutting Edge)

In the end it was not the lies about his religion, but the truth about his religion that may have irrevocably splattered the image of Barack Obama. [...]

It is pivotal to understand that Obama’s potentially insurmountable problem is not about his mere membership in Pastor Wright’s Trinity Church, an affiliate of the nationally diverse United Church of Christ. Obama’s problem is the deep-vein mentoring with Pastor Wright himself. Obama was not just sitting in the pews for twenty years. The two men were and are tight--very tight.

It was Wright’s charismatic "in your face" African-American activism that first brought unaffiliated, young twenty-something Chicago neighborhood organizer Obama into the Trinity Church as a practicing Christian in the eighties. Obama became a regular attendee and took Wright’s inspiration with him when away. While at Harvard studying law, Obama morally tutored himself with tapes of Wright’s fiery lectures.

Wright was a moving force in Obama’s family as well. Pastor Wright married Obama to his wife, Michelle, and baptized their two children. The Pastor’s provocative sermon, "The Audacity of Hope," gave Obama the title for his bestselling book of the same name. Obama even huddled with his Pastor for spiritual guidance just before announcing his presidential bid. Wright was given a prominent advisory role in the campaign. Wright is more than an arms-length acquaintance. The Pastor is precisely the mentor and close personal advisor Obama has long declared him to be.

Wright explains, "When the Black radical liberals want support, they come to the Black church because they know we have the numbers. We pack the buses. Fifty buses with 50 people. For example, the Black church sent hundreds of men to the Million Man March."

It seems too late for Obama to distance himself or condemn the recently broadcast bigotry of Wright. The real question is how a man described by many as a leading anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-white agitator became Obama’s closest mentor for two decades?

"morally tutored"?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 22, 2008 5:44 PM

"nationally diverse"? No kidding. My parents live in the rockies and in a small old blue-collar mining town, there are two chuches, one being a UCC chuch whose website has the GLBT flag on it. In Hayden-freakin-Colorado.

Sounds like there's not much Gospel being preached in that denomination. More liberal than the Episcopalians?

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at March 22, 2008 7:59 PM

The more I read, the more it seems that this Wright fellow *formed* Obama. Sounds like he arrived an identity-confused mixed-race kid raised overseas by a white leftist mother and a series of step-fathers and grand-parents. Wright turned him into a "man".

Is Wright the single most important male figure in Obama's life? Perhaps the only male figure of import? Sure seems like it.

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at March 22, 2008 8:08 PM