Senator Obama: “Give Me A Break”

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom 

After 20 years attending the same church with the same pastor and donating $22,000.00 to the church in one year, Senator Obama apparently wants Americans to believe that he didn’t hear any of his pastor’s anti-White and Anti-American rantings — and nobody ever made him aware of these ugly “sermons.”

I attend a church called “Holy Martyrs of Vietnam.”  I can assure you, if the pastor told the congregation that the U.S. government was helping the HIV/AIDS epidemic along as a form of genocide against “persons of color” I would hear about it.

I would know.

And I don’t even speak Vietnamese very much: practically the only language spoken in this church.

Yet Senator Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. told his congregation that the Government of the United States was waging a war of genocide against people of color using HIV/AIDS.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama's wedding ceremony and held a largely ceremonial role on a campaign committee.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama’s wedding ceremony and held a role on an Obama for President campaign committee. (Photo by E. Jason Wambsgans — Chicago Tribune)

And the Senator was clueless.

Even after the Senator was informed, he refused to say he would no longer attend this “church,” which is really a house of hate speech.

The Senator is either stupid or lying to the American people or naive or a gross combination of all three.

Or he thinks I am stupid or naive.

I know I’ll be called a racist for this.  That’s the way the Obama machine wages counter-attacks.

Or I’ll be told I don’t understand “Black Culture,” which is what some people said when I wrote about Michael Vick’s stupid and illegal dog fighting escapades.

This isn’t good “Black Culture” any more than suicide bombers represent Islam and the teachings of the Koran.

This is a twisting together of “religion” and hate.  And I deplore it.

And I tell you in all honesty: any person of any color who tells me the U.S. government is intentionally killing off its citizens by any means deserves condemnation — unless certain proof can be put on the table.

Some of Rev. Wright’s sermons have been called “revolutionary,” inflammatory” and “unAmerican.”  And no wonder.

Rev. Wright, former pastor (although the church’s web site says he is still pastor) at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, married the Senator and his wife, baptized his children and preached to him on Sundays for about 20 years.  Senator Obama told Major Garrett of the Fox News Network that he frequently made donations to the church and hired Rev. Wright to assist as a campaign advisor. 

Senator Obama also prayed with Rev. Wright before the Senator announced his run for the presidency.

In a sermon on the Sunday after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Wright suggested the United States brought on the attacks.

“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,” Wright said. “We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

In a 2003 sermon, he said Blacks should condemn the United States.

“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. 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.”

He also gave a sermon in December comparing Obama to Jesus, promoting his candidacy and criticizing his rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Barack knows what it means to be a black man to be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,” Wright told a cheering congregation. “Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger.”

Well, I am sorry Senator Obama, but if these are samples of the “sermons” and “prayer” eminating from your “church,” you have lost my vote.
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I agree with Juan Williams of National Public Radio, Senator.  A United States Senator should not participate with a group of people who cheers remarks like those of Rev. Wright.  He should stand up and set he record straight.
Juan Williams

Photo: Stephen Voss ©2007 NPR

And a man seeking the vote and confidence of all Americans who stays in a church that cheers comments like Rev. Wright’s is a loser.

I don’t agree with Bill Clinton much.

The former President said during the New Hampshire primary about Senator Obama, “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

Mister President, you seem to have spoken too soon.  But I agree with you now — on this one.

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4 Responses to “Senator Obama: “Give Me A Break””

  1. jim kennedy Says:

    I am surprised that noone has brought up the issue of the tax-exempt status of the United Church of Christ which is the center of all the current attention.

    Churches enjoy tax exemption status through 501 (c) (3) section of the Federal Tax Code. HOWEVER,

  2. jim kennedy Says:

    I am surprised that nothing has been said about the possible violation of the tax-exempt restrictions on political statements from the pulpit by this Rev. Wright of the United Church of Christ.

    Churches are tax-exempt organizations by virtue of the 501 (c) (3) provision of the Federal Tax Code of the IRS so long as they refrain from making political statements, back candidates or persuade the congregation on how to vote on a particular issue.

    Catholics are often upset with the clergy when they refrain from telling the congregation how to vote on life issues from the pulpit or what candidate they shoould vote for. The Church would be in danger of losing their tax-exempt status if they did so.

    I often wonder how Jesse Jackson gets away with what he does and keeps his tax-exempt status ! Hello, IRS, are you there?

  3. Rich Gano Says:

    I watched a Hannity re-play of a 2007 very confrontational interview with Wright. Wright was quite full of himself and veered off topic by the old tactic of answering a question with a question, to wit had Hannity ever studied “liberation theology.” As the confron tation got more heated, he continued on in a depricating and self-important manner to ask the interviewer if he had ever read the works of another African-American named Cone dealing with this theology, all the while knowing that the answer was undoubtedly no.

    I looked up this theology, and I found it to be most UN-religious view of the function of theology from the viewpoint of the “oppressed.” It narrowly interprets a few passages of the Bible to the political and financial advantage of the lower-rung of society. This is what this fool bases his sputterings on.

    The function of theology and the churches adhering to it is to see to the spiritual well-being of the congregants. BLACK theology is essentailly a sub-set of liberation theology and is nothing less than rabble-rousing in with a separatist bent.

  4. Debbie Says:

    His church is being investigated by the IRS, but they generally don’t do much other than send a reprimanding letter.

    We should continue to follow Obama, whether or not he REALLY was or was not present at these sermons, and as I have asked … If these sermons, taken from his BEST OF DVD’s are not the usual Sunday sermons, then WHERE ARE THE DVD’s from the sermons that Obama remembers? Where are the sermons that preached love for America, love for our fellow man (including White people)? Where are they if they do exist???

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