Barack Obama

It is too late for Barack Obama to quit his racist church

If Senator Barack Obama was solely a white politician and just now we learned he had attended a church for two decades founded on the principle of ‘white theology’ calling for “the destruction of the black enemy,” his run for the presidency would be over and calls for his resignation from the Senate would be heard from nearly every American. Yet he is not solely white.

From this morning’s Washington Times:

The church where Sen. Barack Obama has worshipped for two decades publicly declares that its ministry is founded on a 1960s book that espouses “the destruction of the white enemy.” Trinity United Church of Christ’s Web site says its teachings are based on the black liberation theology of James H. Cone and his 1969 book “Black Theology and Black Power.” “What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love,” Mr. Cone wrote in the book. Mr. Cone, a professor at the Union Theological Seminary in New York, added that “black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy.”

Obama’s racist and anti-Semitic spewing pastor

The Reverend Jeremiah said 'God damn America' and 'the United States had brought on al Qaeda's attacks because of its own terrorism' yet Barack Obama sat through two decades of his sermons.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., and CNN’s 9/11 memorial tribute (Click on the image)

At length, syndicated talk-radio host Mark Levin took Senator Barack Obama to task for his two decades of attending the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s hate-filled sermons:

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.


Those that seek to divide America cannot see past the color of their own skin when judging others.

America was attacked by Japan on December 7, 1941, and by Islamic-fascist terrorists on September 11, 2001. My father, like millions of Americans of all races — including Japanese-Americans — fought for America during World War II. In 1945, Army units, including those with many thousands of African-Americans in them, were headed for the Pacific to invade Japan. Low estimates at the time were at least 250,000 Americans and several million Japanese would die during the invasion. On 9/11, terrorists did not care what they were when they murdered 3,000 people; they indiscriminately slaughtered four children “of color” along with Jews, Muslims, Christians, and agnostics of all ages. Yet my brother-in-law, like many other Catholic Caucasian firefighters (and many others), ran upstairs trying to save them all.

Mark Levin’s inferred question is a valid one: how could Barack Obama attend that church and listen to two decades of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons without agreeing with him? I could not have sat there, not because of the color of my skin, but because I oppose racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric, no matter who is spewing it.

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