“If Barack gets past the primary, he might have to publicly distance himself from me, I said it to Barack personally, and he said yeah, that might have to happen.”
Those are the words of Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ — which happens to be the place of worship for Presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Why would the pastor of a Presidential candidate have to make such a statement you might ask?
Well it has to do with the type of theology professed by Rev. Wright in his Church. The motto at Trinity United Church of Christ is, “Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian.” The theological principles preached by the Rev. Wright are what is known as “Black Liberation Theology,” which the Rev. and his church claims is a Christian theology.
Black Liberation Theology, is an a theological system gained major ground in the 1970’s and is an offshoot of the form of Liberation Theology practiced in Latin America — which is basically just what you would call socialism with a Christ centered focus.
Basically, liberation theology is similar to Islam in the sense that it combines religion with politics, but not to the extent of radical Islam — which is an all out political system in and of itself. Liberation theology is the combination of a Christ centered religion with political activism, particularly in the aspects of social justice, poverty and human rights.
Liberation Theology approaches religion from the viewpoint of the “poor” and “oppressed.” The Marxist principles of perpetual class struggle are a major factor in the religion. Emphasis is placed on the parts of the Bible where Jesus’ mission is described not in terms of bringing peace, but of bringing a sword, (Matthew 10:34, Luke 22:35-38 and Matthew 26:51-52.) These passages are interpreted as a call to arms to carry out what proponents see as a Christian mission of justice.
The foundation of the Trinity United Church of Christ is based on something that they call the Black Value System. [note: the link is to a .pdf file] Here are some excerpts:
We have prayerfully called the wisdom of all past generations of suffering Blacks for guidance in fashioning an instrument of Black self-determination, the Black Value System.
It is called the Trinity Church of “Christ” yet they prayed for the wisdom of past suffering ancestors and not “Christ.”
Commitment of God
“The God of our weary years” will give us the strength to give up prayerful passivism [sic] and become Black Christian Activist, soldiers for Black freedom and the dignity of all humankind.
Their commitment to God is to become activist soldiers and to give up prayerful pacifism?
Commitment to the Black Community
The highest level of achievement for any Black person must be a contribution of substance to the strength and continuity of the Black of the Black Community.
Call me naïve, but if you replace the word “black” and replace it with “white” it sounds like the kind of garbage you would hear at a KKK rally. Racist propaganda is racist propaganda, be it a white idiot with a pillowcase on his head — or a black idiot preaching this garbage.
Those so identified as separated from the rest of the people by:
Killing them off directly, and/or fostering a social system that encourages them to kill off one another.
Placing them in concentration camps, and/or structuring an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.
Seducing them into a socioeconomic class system which while training them to earn more dollars, hypnotizes them into believing they are better than others and teaches them to think in terms of “we” and “they” instead of “us”.
The best part about this is that it was liberal democrats (such as Barack Obama) who have helped to usher in all of the social programs (welfare) that they are claiming are encouraging blacks to “kill off one another.”
Then they go on to talk about, “we” and “they” instead of “us.” Sounds like socialist propaganda, with a racist tinge to it to me.
And then, according to the New York Times article that I linked at the top of this post:
On the Sunday after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Mr. Wright said the attacks were a consequence of violent American policies. Four years later he wrote that the attacks had proved that “people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West went on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.”
So not only does Barack Obama belong to a church that preaches radical black socialism with a racist bent, but also the pastor at his Church is also apparently deeply anti-American. I think that it is a fair question to ask, but time will tell if the Main Stream Media will —- ask Barack Obama if he endorses these views held by his church and his pastor? Especially in light of this:
He has said that he relies on Mr. Wright to ensure “that I am speaking as truthfully about what I believe as possible.” He tends to turn to his minister at moments of frustration
Call me an “evil conservative” even call me a “right wing bigot” if you want, but I have to ask. Is Rev. Wright the person we as Americans of all colors want our President to be looking to for guidance in times of another potential national crisis on the scale of 9/11? I sure hope not.
Hat Tip goes to the American Conservative Forums, where I first heard about the Rev. Wright.
UPDATE: More info at Southern Sass On Crime