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Radical Pastor, Obama Still Very Close

Radical Pastor, Obama Still Very Close

APRIL 28, 2008

The pastor who blamed the U.S. for causing the 2001 terrorist attacks and damned America for treating blacks less than human says he will try to change national policy by “coming after” his good friend Barack Obama if he becomes president.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright created a nightmare for his close friend Obama last month when the media exposed the inflammatory sermons that he regularly delivers as leader of the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago’s south side. In them he has blamed the U.S. government for giving blacks drugs and accused it of causing the September 11 attacks with its own terrorism.

In fact, in a sermon delivered the Sunday after 9/11, he said: "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." He added that the U.S. has “supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is brought back to our own front yards.”

Although Wright and Obama have been close for two decades and Wright married the Illinois senator and baptized his two kids, Obama publicly denounced the veteran Baptist preacher and immediately distanced himself from his church. Obama also removed Wright as an advisor to his presidential campaign.

This week, during a sold-out speech at Washington’s National Press Club, Wright revealed that it was all a sham. He said Obama did not really denounce him and didn’t even distance himself from his radical, anti-American views. Rather, the presidential candidate did what politicians do in order to appease the public; lie.

Wright implied that his good buddy Obama still agrees with his anti-American, racist views but had to do what politicians do. Then he assured that if Obama gets elected, he will come after him to change existing U.S. policies. The reverend also confirmed that Obama is still a member of his church and they are still quite close.

The good reverend’s story is vastly different than the presidential candidate’s. Forced to address the controversy during a mid April Democratic debate, Obama referred to Wright as “somebody who is associated to me that I have disowned.”

Incidentally, Wright is also a huge admirer and ally of Louis Farrakhan, the renowned anti-Christian and anti-Semite cult leader who has endorsed Obama and calls him the “hope of the entire world.” Wright actually honored Farrakhan with a prestigious award—named after the reverend—earlier this year, saying that the Nation of Islam leader “truly epitomizes greatness.” Perhaps Farrakhan can join Wright to help Obama shape national policy if he makes it to the White House.


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