Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Trinity United Church of Christ

The Pastor [Jeremiah Wright - ed.] as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:

1. A congregation committed to ADORATION.
2. A congregation preaching SALVATION.
3. A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
4. A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
5. A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
6. A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
8. A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
9. A congregation committed to RESTORATION.
10. A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY.

Jeremiah Wright, accompanied Louis Farrakhan to Libya in 1984, where they met with Moammar Khadafy.

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan received the "Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright,Jr. Lifetime Achievement Trumpeteer" Award at the 2007 Trumpet Gala at the the United Church of Christ.

Andrew Sullivan

St. Louis Examiner

Chicago Tribune

Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. is a racist anti-Semite, anti-white demagogue who spews profanity laced sermons based on Black Liberation Theology.

New York Times:

CHICAGO, March 5 — The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., senior pastor of the popular Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and spiritual mentor to Senator Barack Obama, thought he knew what he would be doing on Feb. 10, the day of Senator Obama’s presidential announcement.

After all, back in January, Mr. Obama had asked Mr. Wright if he would begin the event by delivering a public invocation.

But Mr. Wright said Mr. Obama called him the night before the Feb. 10 announcement and rescinded the invitation to give the invocation.

“Fifteen minutes before Shabbos I get a call from Barack,” Mr. Wright said in an interview on Monday, recalling that he was at an interfaith conference at the time. “One of his members had talked him into uninviting me,” Mr. Wright said, referring to Mr. Obama’s campaign advisers.

Some black leaders are questioning Mr. Obama’s decision to distance his campaign from Mr. Wright because of the campaign’s apparent fear of criticism over Mr. Wright’s teachings, which some say are overly Afrocentric to the point of excluding whites.

American Thinker:
Given the anti-Semitism that is sadly so often associated with other leaders and groups that have emphasized black separatism and empowerment (think Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton) perhaps some qualms might be warranted, particularly given some of the actions and statements of the Church's minister.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Jr. is the long-time Pastor of Obama's church, and Obama has credited him as being an inspiration and guiding light for him. He is a spiritual mentor to Obama and coined the term the "audacity of hope" that Obama has essentially made a theme of his campaign as well as the title of a book. He also has, in the words of the Chicago Tribune, a militant past.

Moreover, Pastor Wright has beliefs that might disturb some of Obama's supporters. He is a believer in "liberation theology," which makes the liberation of the oppressed a paramount virtue. The language of liberation all too often veers off into anti-Jewish rants. For example, one of the founders of the movement, Gustavo Gutierrez, has stated that the infidelities of the Jewish people made the Old Covenant [between the Jews and God] invalid." Pastor Wright is also a supporter of Louis Farrakhan, and in 1984 traveled with him to visit Col. Muammar al-Gadaffi, an archenemy of Israel's and America and a firm supporter of terror groups.


linearthinker said...

So Simon, where will the Jewish liberals stand on this after Hillary self-destructs?

M. Simon said...

My mom (88) gets wet for Edwards.

It is pretty strange hearing her talk about him. She gushes.

David said...

Please read this response from the UCC:


M. Simon said...

UCC Responds

BTW My objection is not that the Church is racist. I don't believe I said that or alluded to it.

My objection is their affinity to Jew haters like Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton. Which is a fact.

The fact that they have white members is not an issue for me. It proves nothing one way or another about their attitude towards Jews.

M. Simon said...

I will say that I did quote some one who called the church racist.

However, Nation of Islam doctrine is that white men are devils.

I think honoring a man whose religion has that attitude does show an inclination. Remember that when Malcom X gave up hating some NOI members killed him. Whether they did it on their own or were instructed is still an issue for me.

M. Simon said...

Ah. I see how it is done. They say that because UCC is in general X that we should ignore Trinity and Wright who are Y.


Eom said...

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright,Jr is a hate monger and a Racist...Nothing profound here but this Anti American piece of garbage should be arrested for Treason and Hate speech. He accuses the white of being the root of all blacks problems...Get real you sheeples, this guy is the Anti Christ and the enemies of Americas best friend. PS Do Not Vote for Obama when he supports this kind of hate speech whether he admits to it or not we know he does.