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16 March 2008

Bet this Sunday will be awkward for Barack Obama

Wow Barrack... way to throw your Pastor under the bus.

AP "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.

Obama called the statements appearing on television and the Internet "completely unacceptable and inexcusable" in a Fox News interview and said they didn't reflect the kinds of sermons he had heard from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright while attending services at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.

Obama, a member of the church since the early 1990s, said he would have quit Trinity had such statements been "the repeated tenor of the church. ... I wouldn't feel comfortable there."

Free speech my arse. This is a really annoying story. As someone who has been thrown under a number of buses over the years by both ministry leaders (on one side) and power players within ministries (on the other side)... this kinda sickens me a bit.

Believe it or not... this is a widely held... but rarely spoken opinion of many throughout the world regarding 9/11. And in the spirit of Obama's self preservation, a voice speaking what he sees as truth gets run over.

Is it ANY WONDER that Pastor's are gun shy of saying a darn thing to shake the status quo? Check out this clip... this guy is kinda "out there"... but hey... so am I.

So my question is... how big of a nerve do you have to have to throw your Pastor under a bus NOW?

I'd rather a guy living what he believes full on then in a mish mash of political gibberish.
I'm sure THIS guy's not going to change what he says, but how many church board's wouldn't get together after Obama's comments and plot the demise of their leader?

Our system is broken.

1 comment:

jeff said...

I am disappointed by how Obama treated his pastor, too. I think that a candidates pastor being an issue in a campaign is questionable at best but it is so easy for a politician to kick someone like that to the curb.

Even within the church there seems to be a trend to kick the little guy to the curb. I have seen dozens of associate pastors kicked to the curb by denominational officials in order to keep the peace and keep things quiet.

The guy down on the pecking order generally gets the short end of the stick. Sorry Pastor Wright. Even though I find your remarks quite bothersome, you were just made a political pawn by your most visible church member.

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