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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:27 AM
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obama told wright, "it's best for you not to be out there in public."
but he remained A SPIRITUAL ADVISOR TO THE CAMPAIGN !!!!!!!!!

a spiritual advisor to the campaign spilling his hate (or as obama put it his pain) on to the campaign.

No wonder hillary gets to be called, "a monster".
No wonder Bill Clinton's Jessee Jackson comments get to be reframed as racists.
No wonder Geraldine Ferraro gets to be called "an old bitch."

And ... still, (probably under the spiritual counseling of rev. wright) Baracka Obama gets on national television and says that he is the bridge between the past pain and the future hope.

But Barack Obama has been about stirring up the rage which accompanies the pain.
And he says so smoothly, and so swiftly ... like a con man ... or GWB ... lying through his teeth, that he is the bridge to the future of hope

A campaign of hope does not turn-on the spigot of pain or rage.

Maybe his black brothers and sisters in congress who stand with Hillary know something about BO that the rest of us don't know.

For sure they know that Hillary is the better candidate.

They know that Hillary's policies offer the hope of better jobs, more security, better health care, more people insured, affordable education, a better way to pay off college loans.

Maybe they don't like Obama's under the radar pursuit of incendiary passions.

All this reawakening of pain and rage is a road that leads me to think about the Mau Maus in Africa.

Baracka Obama is said to have admired his father who is said to have admired or have had ties with the Mau Maus in Africa.

Already there have been threats that if he does not get the nomination, that if he does not get the presidency there will be riots in the streets of america,

Baracka Obama is not who he portrays himself to be.

Wright is said to have resigned from being a spiritual advisor to the campaign. HOwever, Baracka Obama has not cut his ties to wright. He continues to think of him as a family member. Family members have access to each other. Wright may not be advising the campaign. But BO is certainly still giving him his whole ear, heart and soul for wright to ply and mold and instruct and counsel.

Fidel Castro was never a communist, until he admitted that he was one ... long after it was too late to do anything about it.

Spitzer swore that he never cheated on his wife ... that is, until he got caught.

In this crucial time, this nation needs to be alert and awake...and it needs not to let itself be lead into false spiritual promised lands which might turn out to be the hellish nightmare everyone is wanting to avoid.

Dan Quayle is no Jack Kennedy.
Barack Obama is no Martin Luther King Jr. much as he says he is.

The time to wake up is now, sooner rather than later.


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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:28 AM
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1. Interesting albeit nasty reframing of reality.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 12:52 AM by AtomicKitten
:crazy:
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:30 AM
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2. I hope you finally get TSed for your racism.
nt
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:31 AM
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3. He told us tonight that for 17 years he sat in the pews of Rev Wright's
church but never heard him make any of the comments on tape. He's oblivious to his mentor's teachings. Quite an incredible lie for the American people to swallow.
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writes3000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:37 AM
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6. I'm going to trust the thousands of people who attend that church weekly...
And I'm going to trust the national UCC organization who have given Wright awards.

It seems to me that those folks probably know more about Wright's philosophies and sermons that YOU do.
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:35 AM
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4. Alerted this POS and putting your dumb ass on ignore.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:37 AM
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5. funniest post all day
though I suspect the humor was wholly unintentional.

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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:37 AM
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15. We really need a DUzy for unintentional humor
You could call them the DUMBzies.
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DianeG5385 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:39 AM
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7. Impressive. This is the GOP roadmap laid out for all to see
Pay attention people.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:43 AM
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8. Wright is pretty impressive in his own "right"........
so you demonizing him is just more of the game you are playing with the GOP!


Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.



Personal Information

Born on September 22, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sr. and Dr. Mary Henderson Wright; married Ramah Reed; children: Janet Marie, Jeri Lynne, Nikol, Nathan, Jamila
Education: Virginia Union University, 1959-61; Howard University, BA, 1968, MA, 1969; University of Chicago School of Divinity, MA, 1975; United Theological Seminary, DMin, Black Sacred music, 1990.
Religion: United Church of Christ.
Military/Wartime Service: U.S. Marine Corps, private first class, 1961-63; U.S. Navy, hospital corpsman third class, 1964-67.
Memberships:
Selected: Ministers for Racial and Social Justice, United Church of Christ, 1972-; Black Theology Project, Board of Directors, 1975-95; Evangelical Health Systems, Board of Directors, 1986-89; Chicago Theological Seminary, Board of Trustees, 1999-2000; Virginia Union University, Board of Trustees, 2001-.

Career

Zion Church, interim pastor, 1968-69; Beth Eden Church, assistant pastor, 1969-1971; American Association of Theological Schools, researcher, 1970-72; Trinity United Church of Christ, pastor 1972-. Chicago Center for Black Religious Studies, executive director, 1974-75; Chicago Cluster of Theological Schools, lecturer, 1975-77; United Theological Seminary, professor, 1991-97; Chicago Theological Seminary, professor, 1998; Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, professor, 1999.

Life's Work

Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. is one of the most widely acclaimed black preachers in the United States. Combining social concern, spiritual growth, and political activism, Wright, who preaches in a black traditional style, brings a message of hope, redemption, and renewal. In 1972 he became pastor of a small United Church of Christ congregation in the inner city of Chicago. After over 30 years in the pulpit, his congregation has grown to 10,000 and is the largest United Church of Christ congregation in the United States.

Wright was born on September 22, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sr. and Dr. Mary Henderson Wright. His parents were his earliest influences, instilling in him a deep religious faith and a strong, positive image of his African-American culture. His father, who served as the pastor of Grace Baptist Church for 62 years was one of the first African Americans to receive a degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, earning a master of sacred theology degree in 1949. Wright was educated in the public schools of Philadelphia.

In 1959 Wright enrolled at Virginia Union University, in Richmond, where he remained until 1961. That year he left school to join the military. He served in the Second Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 to 1963, achieving the rank of private first class. In 1963 he graduated as valedictorian from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, and from 1964 to 1967, he served as a cardio pulmonary technician at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. During 1965 and 1966, he was awarded with three Presidential Commendations from President Lyndon B. Johnson.

After his discharge from the military, Wright continued his education. He enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1967, and was awarded a bachelor's degree in 1968 and a master's degree in 1969. He then entered the University of Chicago Divinity School, receiving a master of arts degree in 1975. He ended his formal education in 1990 when he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in black sacred music from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

While continuing his studies, Wright also began making forays into a career in the ministry. Between 1968 and 1971 he served short-term stints first as interim pastor and then as an associate pastor. From 1970 to 1972 he was a researcher for the American Association of Theological Schools. He was also a columnist for Chicago's Independent Bulletin during 1972. Then, on March 1, 1972, 31-year-old Wright was hired as the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, a position he continues to hold.

When Wright joined the staff of Trinity United Church of Christ as senior pastor, the inner city church boasted just 87 active members, most of whom came from the neighborhood surrounding the church. Wright embraced his new congregation and took up the phrase coined by his predecessor Rev. Dr. Reuben Sheares, "Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian." Within months the church had adopted the phrase as its motto and vision. Under Wright's leadership, fueled by his passion, and motivated by his preaching, the congregation began to grow by leaps and bounds. By 2004 there were over 10,000 members, with people coming from across the metro area. The congregation, which proudly notes its diverse socio-economic mix, dedicated a new 2,700 worship center in 1997.

According to Wright, the Christian call extends in two directions: upward to God and outward to the community. As a result, Wright takes seriously the need to reach out to others, especially Chicago's inner-city residents. Trinity has 70 ministry programs, 22 of which target youth. Half of the programs target the community, including adult education, literacy, computer, child care, and education for unemployed or low-income families. For Wright, religion, social outreach, and political activism go hand in hand. He vocally opposed the U.S. involvement in Iraq beginning in 2003 and has tackled such previously taboo issues such as AIDS from the pulpit.

As Wright's reputation grew as a powerful and dynamic preacher in the black sermonic tradition who incorporated music, politics, and social issues into his sermons, he became a sought-after lecturer and preacher. In 1993 he was named second on Ebony's list of the top black preachers in North America. Once admitting that he had considered a career as a seminary professor, Wright satisfied his desire to teach by accepting invitations to lecture and teach at numerous universities and seminaries. He first stepped in front of a classroom in 1974 as an adjunct professor at Chicago Theological Seminary. In 1975 he was an adjunct professor at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and from 1976 to 1992 he served as an adjunct professor for the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education. He has also taught courses at United Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Wright has authored several books, including Africans Who Shaped Our Faith, Good News! Sermons of Hope for Today's Families, and What Makes You So Strong? Sermons of Joy and Strength from Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. According to Cleophus J. LaRue in The Heart of Black Preaching, in his title sermon of What Makes You So Strong, Wright "demonstrates the power of the mighty sovereign at work in the lives of black people in twentieth century America. This sermon focuses on the root of black strength and survivability. Wright makes it clear throughout the sermon that the source of all strength, and especially black strength, is none other than the Spirit of God." As in his preaching, in his writing Wright focuses on the dual issues of corporate concern and spiritual sustenance. His latest publication, What Can Happen When We Pray: A Daily Devotional, was published in 2002.

In recognition of his contributions, Wright has been awarded seven honorary doctoral degrees. He has also served on a number of boards and commissions, including serving on the board of trustees for Virginia Union University and Chicago Theological Seminary. He continues to be a highly sought after preacher, teacher, and lecturer.

Awards

Selected: Howard University, Dean's List, 1968; The Fund for Theological Education, Rockefeller Fellowship, 1970-75; three Presidential Commendations from L.B. Johnson, 1965-66.

Works
Selected works

What Makes You So Strong? Sermons of Joy and Strength from Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. (ed. by Jini Kilgore Ross), Judson Press, 1993.
Good News! Sermons of Hope for Today's Families (ed. by Jini Kilgore Ross), Judson Press, 1995.
(With Colleen Birchett) Africans Who Shaped Our Faith, Urban Ministries, 1995.
From One Brother to Another: Voices of African American Men (ed. by William J. Key and Robert Johnson-Smith II), Judson Press, 1996.
(With Frank Madison Reid III and Colleen Birchett) When Black Men Stand Up for God : Reflections on the Million Man March, African American Images, 1996.
Great Preachers: Jeremiah Wright (VHS recording), Odyssey Productions, 1998.
Let Your Will Be Done (sound recording, with the Trinity United Church of Christ Sanctuary Choir), 2001.
What Can Happen When We Pray: A Daily Devotional, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2002.
http://www.answers.com/topic/jeremiah-wright

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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:35 AM
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13. A Shout Out To Randi Rhodes - This Is A Real Impressive Career - .
I'm flabbergasted at all he did and all he does.

I listened to your show today and was a bit taken aback by your discussion of this matter. Obviously - you saw and listened to the videos that were being played over and over again by MSM. I'm sure that what we viewed was just the most provocative parts of what this man sermonized. Randi - I hope you read the above resume of Rev.Wright and talk about this again on Monday. You indicate that you do a lot of research to back up your positions. Please take this into account. This man served in our military - saw a lot of life - and continued his personal education right up until 1990. He was awarded with three presidential commendations. It appears that he built a following - not on hate - but on truth and hope.

I don't know the man. I've never seen nor heard of him until I saw the videos being played today. Yes - he is fire and brimstone in his delivery - but - I don't think I could disagree with anything he said.

What is happening in the MSM is to attack a man based on perceptions. The perception I got when I viewed the excerpts of the videos is the stereotypical black angry preacher. I didn't know any better until I read this bio of what this man is made of and from whence he came. I have a completely different perception now and would like to now view the rest of the video that MSM didn't show us. I have to think that we were being manipulated here.

For the sake of letting you understand where this is coming from - I'm a 60 y/o white catholic and lived most of the life (from a historical perspective) that the Rev. did - in terms of what we experienced through history that brings us collectively to today. I can understand where some of Revs. vitriol is coming from cause I guess I'm angry too.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:39 AM
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17. Reverend Wright is a joke. {EOM}
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:29 AM
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9. Your post is ignorant, racist, and ...it isn't worth the time to respond...pffft!
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:32 AM
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10. Yet the sheep with rose colored glasses
just keep trodding along behind the Pied Piper of bullshit.
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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:34 AM
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12. Please don't refer to Hillary that way.
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:44 AM
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19. The Pied Piper was a woman?
Well I'll be damned.

She must have got her penis from a trans gender operation.
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loveangelc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:34 AM
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11. where did he say that? link?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:37 AM
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14. Hillary is no leader! Where is her tax return? n/t
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:38 AM
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16. You know, I never realized this side benefit of having Obama as our nominee
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 01:43 AM by jgraz
We get to identify and clean out all the racist crap from DU. :toast:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:43 AM
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18. MORE bigoted crap from you, chuckles?
psst...you might want to check your hood and sheet at the door when you come to post here.
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:52 AM
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20. This is all pretty tame stuff compared to what the GOP has in store.
If Obamanians are upset because YouTube let a secret out about BO's pastor, and if they feel it is unfair to attempt to link BO himself to him, then they will absolutely be driven out of their minds when the Republicans begin to unleash one attack after another like this. When that happens, unlike when he was running against Hillary, the MSM won't rush in to protect BO.

This current flap is NUTHIN compared to what is coming out against Obama.
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Eric Condon Donating Member (761 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:15 AM
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22. So you're saying the GOP plays dirty? Nuh uh!
You mean the Rethugs might actually try and discredit Obama during the GE campaign? No way! I guess we'll have to nominate Hillary then, since, you know, the GOP will work in harmony with the Dems to ensure that she gets elected. :sarcasm:
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:18 AM
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23. Exactly.
All these sermonette loving hypnotics will be treated to a decimating demolition the likes of which nobody has yet seen if the republican Hindenberg ever gets to unload on him.

I'll enjoy it. :popcorn:

My vote damn sure won't be part of the mistake again.

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Eric Condon Donating Member (761 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:12 AM
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21. Link to Obama saying that he IS Martin Luther King Jr.?
Hadn't heard that one. I'm curious to hear the speech in which Obama claims to in fact be MLK.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:30 AM
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24. Is there a Democrat you support, or did you wind up on the wrong board?
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 02:31 AM by bhikkhu
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:44 PM
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25. Locking.
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