March 21, 2008


Obama's church pushes controversial doctrines (Margaret Talev, 3/20/08 McClatchy Newspapers)

Jesus is black. Merging Marxism with Christian Gospel may show the way to a better tomorrow. The white church in America is the Antichrist because it supported slavery and segregation.

Those are some of the more provocative doctrines that animate the theology at the core of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Barack Obama's church. [...]

Wright, who hasn't been giving interviews since the controversy broke, told conservative TV talk-show host Sean Hannity last year that Trinity's black value system also had parallels to the liberation theology of laypeople in Nicaragua three decades ago. There, liberation theology became associated with Marxist revolution and the Sandinistas, and split the Roman Catholic Church. [...]

[James Cone, who founded the modern black liberation theology movement] stands by his message, and sometimes Obama echoes it.

Consider this passage: "Hope is the expectation of that which is not. It is the belief that the impossible is possible, the 'not yet' is coming in history."

Those words sound as if they were pulled from Obama's latest campaign speech. Instead, they're from a memoir Cone wrote in the 1980s. In it, Cone said blacks shouldn't limit their hope to what the Republican and Democratic parties stand for. Then he posited a thought that voters are unlikely to hear from Obama:

"Together, black religion and Marxist philosophy may show us the way to build a completely new society."

...can you prove the Senator was there on any of the Sundays that the core message of the cult was enunciated?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 21, 2008 4:25 PM

Who needs to. About half of your rich white Suburban neighbors are Marxists - made all the more dangerous because they are to dumb to realize it.

The larger probability is that Obama loses big to McCain. OTOH, the idea that there is no path to victory in an environment of economic uncertainty is pretty Pollyanaish.

IT wasn't the media or Hillary or McCain that released the videos. The timing was all in Obama's favor, where it would do the least damage, and where it would look like beating a dead horse in the General.

But hey, McCain has Karl - "No W, don't release the DUI on Oprah, let's let Gore do it on Friday before the election" - Rove, and...

Ken "who cares about Foley?" Mehlmen running on "Bush's 3rd term."

So no worries, mate.


Posted by: Bruno at March 21, 2008 5:16 PM

A fatal wound is a fatal wound, regardless of timing. The question I have is why the heck didn't John Edwards make sure this got released 4 months ago? He would have been the primary one to benefit.

Posted by: b at March 21, 2008 5:31 PM

"Black religion and Marxist philosophy"

What George Orwell could have made of that.

Posted by: jim hamlen at March 21, 2008 6:53 PM

It's not about particular friends or days at church. Keep spreading the word about Obama's theology. See:

Posted by: Christian Prophet at March 21, 2008 7:18 PM

Fatal wound?

The schools you send your children to for the last 30 years have been teaching Wright's curriculum absent the rhetorical flair.

Some where between 45 and 55% of the populace is left disarmed by that crap, and few of the specialized ignorati have noticed it.

Really, as long as the the portfolio and real estate values keep climbing, who cares what the idiocracy is teaching your kids?

Posted by: Bruno at March 21, 2008 10:16 PM

Bruno, if there is one thing oj's blog proves, it is that nobody ever changes their mind about anything. If 55% believe something, they would believe it if they were taught it in school or not. The fact they are taught it in school makes not one wit of a difference to those who don't already believe it.

And if you disagree with me, ask yourself this: is there anything I could say to make you change your mind?

I didn't think so.

Posted by: Randall Voth at March 21, 2008 11:48 PM

The kids came home yesterday with the Easter stuff their teachers had given them. Public schools bear so little resemblance to Bruno's fever dreams it's hilarious.

Posted by: oj at March 22, 2008 8:00 AM

Bruno, those clips of Rev. Wright jumping around and yelling "G- D- America" and "United States of KKK-A" are going to be on the channels that every sports bar in America has on this fall. Sen. Obama is going to be tied hand and foot to Rev. Wright, so that wehn Joe and Bill and Stan are having a couple of beers and watching football, they are going to hear this and see it.

They will remember it. And it will devestate Sen. Obama and the Democrats, and perhaps change the racial debate by throwing the accusation right back into the teeth of the accusers.

This is going to be hilarious.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 22, 2008 10:40 AM