"Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing 'God Bless America' but 'God damn America.'Okay so you can be a member of a church but you don't stay there unless you LIKE the message you are hearing! you don't refer to him as "an uncle who says things you don't believe".... not when you are a public official -- no way -- you walk out, you speak out, something .... but you DON'T sit there and let it pass.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is 'inflammatory rhetoric,' including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own 'terrorism....
... An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright's sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans.
"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people," he said in a 2003 sermon. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."
In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda's attacks because of its own terrorism.
"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.
"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation ... '"
" .... "I wouldn't call it radical. I call it being black in America," said one congregation member outside the church last Sunday.
"He has impacted the life of Barack Obama so much so that he wants to portray that feeling he got from Rev. Wright onto the country because we all need something positive," said another member of the congregation.
Rev. Wright, who declined to be interviewed by ABC News, is considered one of the country's 10 most influential black pastors, according to members of the Obama campaign... "
This should scare the shit out of EVERYONE no matter the race or social level. If this were said by the pastor of David Duke's church could you imagine the up-roar??
To me this is very very much 'Black Panther' language, KKK language, and this is Domestic Terrorist language!!!!
Obama better denounce this man FAST ... retirement or not .... before it totally damages his reputation.
You know those commercials that say that kids learn from the enviroment they are raised in? Well the same thing happens with adults too. And remember that Obama and his wife have been raising their children to attend this church with this message.