Monday, November 03, 2008

The Crown Jewel Of The Black Church?

Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr., former Pastor and now Pastor Emeritus of the Trinity United Church of Christ; and, as we have all come to know, the Pastor of Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Obama sat under the sermonizing of Wright for twenty years, imbibing the African-Centered gospel of bigotry and sedition, otherwise known as Black Liberation Theology. Wright subscribes to an heretical theology that clothes hate and militancy in the guise of Christianity. Black Liberation Theology finds its foremost apostle in James Cone, an associate of Malcom X: who viewed Christianity as a white man's religion. Cone propounded a Marxist gospel of social, economic, and political "justice."  Justice being interpreted as equality of outcome, the equal distribution of wealth and the application of a social fairness doctrine. Wright is the theological offspring of Cone and propagates a perverse gospel which functions as a conduit for Marxist ideology. "A scarcely concealed, Marxist-inspired indictment of American capitalism pervades contemporary 'black-liberation theology'." (Stanley Kurtz, National Review) Today, Black Liberation Theology is recast euphemistically as African-Centered. Trinity United Church of Christ describes itself thus:

"The Center for African Biblical Studies is AFRICAN-CENTERED... seeking to implement and promote Bible Study from an African perspective."

“We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian...our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and we remain “true to our native land”, the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. 
It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation; and we constantly affirm our trust in God through the cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black community.”

It is in this milieu of Marxist ideology and racist indoctrination that we find Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Obama's shameless association with this church reaches back twenty years and defies any attempt at equivocation. Obama sat under the bloviating of Wright as he raged for the damnation of America and heaped accolades on rabid terrorists. It is a natural outgrowth of Wright's view of America as inherently racist and evil. Is it any wonder that Obama desires to spread the wealth around in furtherance of collectivist principals? He assumes the role of the authoritarian deliverer who has arrived on the scene to deliver the foundering proletariat from its economic and social oppressors. Obama is only being true to his theological progenitors and will, if freed from the fetters of public approbation, fully exercise himself toward the furtherance of the collectivist dystopia. After all, Obama describes Wright as "the best that the black church has to offer." 

"What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven." F. Holderlin


white christian said...

Jeremiah Wright may be the crown jewel of the black United Church of Christ in Chicago, but he certainly doesn't represent the black church in the U.S. as a whole. I've been to a few predominantly black churches in my travels, and they all have preached the gospel in positive and uplifting ways. Someone like the late Reverend James Cleveland was much more of a role model for the black church as a whole than Jeremiah Wright. Obama may not have always agreed with Rev. Wright, but I'm sure that he at least sympathized with some of Wright's controversial view points.

As far as Obama being a Muslim, that is just not true. His father may have been a Muslim, and Barack Hussein Obama may have his father's name, but there is no evidence whatsoever showing that he's ever been a practicing Muslim. My father may be Jewish, and I may have a Jewish first name, but I am a Christian. I am not Jewish at heart. I am a Christian through and through. Barack Hussein Obama may not be the type of Christian with whom you can agree, but a Muslim he is not.

John said...

White Christian,

I didn't say Wright was representative of the black church. I encourage you to reread the post. Nor did I say that Obama is a Muslim. In fact, the word "Muslim" isn't any where to be found in the post. Again, reread the post. Perhaps, you are confusing Marxist with Muslim?

As to Obama's sympathies, would you attend a church for decades where you disagreed with the fundamental and routine teaching of the pastor? I assume from the tenor of your comment that you are probably not a Rush Limbaugh fan. Would you actively seek out, expose your wife and children to the teachings of Rush Limbaugh, not for a period of months or for a hand full of years but for two decades? Think objectively. How is it conceivably possible that Obama disagrees with Wright's radical liberation theology? Common sense brings you to the conclusion that Obama is cut from the same cloth as Wright.

white christian said...


You didn't say Obama was a Muslim, but the attached political cartoon seemed to imply that going to Wright's United Church of Christ wasn't any better than being a Muslim, or since Obama was clearly lying in the second window of the cartoon about not ever having seen Jeremiah Wright before, then maybe he was even lying about being a closet Muslim too. Readers can often find the meaning they're looking for in political humor, so I wanted to address the interpretations people may have had.

You didn't say that Wright was a representative of the black church, but if Obama said that Wright was the best that the black church has to offer, I wanted to defend the black church as a whole and tell people that most African American Christians wouldn't agree with that at all.

Either Obama accepted the message of Jeremiah Wright, or he was using Wright for political gain in Chicago. One way or the other, it certainly didn't help Obama on a national level.

Now get out and vote, everyone!

Flatfoot said...

I fail to see what is "racist" about the church's statement, if that is a statement from the church.

I's also like to know what Marxist theory Barack Obama has applied to his presidential campaign.

The post SEEMS to try and establish a connection between militant black thought and Senator Obama, when there are no other factors that point to that besides a "guilty-by-association" premise.

Eager to hear your thoughts...

intellegencematters said...

If Obama is cut from the same cloth as Wright then Sarah Palin is cut from the same cloth as the Wasilla Assembly of God.

Joecanuck said...

Whether you agree with Obama's a church affiliation or not, he goes to church almost every Sunday with his family and he is accused of being a Muslim.

John McCain by his own admisssion rarely goes and you call him a good Christian.

How ironic.


Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...


You can search long and hard on this blog. Nowhere have we called John McCain a good Christian, or even a Christian for that matter. He isn't the one out there calling his pastor a remarkable man.

Nice try, though.

Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

and your point is???? that's a good thing!!!

John said...

White Christian,

It is refreshing to engage in a dialogue with someone decent and mannered. You are absolutely correct about the cartoon. However, the question as to Obama's Muslim affiliation was not the gravamen of the post's assertions. But, I do have suspicions that Obama has Muslim proclivities, given his anti-zionist stance (prior to the presidential campaign), his Palestinian consorts, and the Muslim influence throughout the Black Liberation Theology movement. You may disagree with this assertion but I hold it as a plausible proposition.

As to the nature of the black church in America, I whole heartedly agree with your sentiments. I do not wish to disparage black churches en masse, but I do denounce the heretical teachings prevalent at the United Church of Christ. "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ..." Romans 16:17,18

Again, thank you for your considered comments.

marilyn said...

For the record, I am a white 52 year old female and I consider myself a Christian. I have found some comments on this blog positive and interesting. HOWEVER,I have read nothing written by this person John (and I'm sorry to say I wasted my time reading most of them) that has been worth any of my time (except for mere shock value). He is obviously just a narcississ who enjoys seeing his name and words in print and probably gets the ultimate thrill out of thinking that he is influencing some poor week- minded people that the things he has posted have some merit. I have read some recent posts by the creator of this blog that say things like race and religion don't matter to them when picking the next president. It is very obvious to me that "dear" John has a completely different mind set. John, I want to say its time for you to crawl back under your rock and leave us alone, but instead I will pray for you. You need some real help.

John said...


We would construe that as a compliment to Governor Palin's charachter. With reference to your comment, "intelligencematters" is an oxymoron.

An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or, more rarely, oxymora) is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms. Oxymoron is a loanword from Greek oxy ("sharp" or "pointed") and moros ("dull").


Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

Marilyn, I don't think it's any of your business telling John what he can and cannot write. If you wish to not read his posts, simply utilize the scroll function on your computer, or the on/off button. That's the beauty of freedom.

John calls a "spade a spade", and I guess that doesn't sit well with the weak at heart.

John said...


I know the arguments are complex and challenge you intellectually. Instead of becoming frustrated and attacking me, marshall your evidences and challenge me. I dare you. Obama has given "our side" plenty of "ammo": Ayers, Wright, ACORN, "spreading the wealth around", etc. Ad nauseam

satiate said...

Like Colin Powell said when he publicly endorsed Barack Obama, is there something wrong with being a Muslim? There are so many different faiths here in America, which I find contributes to the beauty of this country. So what if he was a Muslim, does that make him a bad person? Are all Muslims then considered bad? In my opinion, no, it doesn't and I would not care if he was Muslim, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, whatever, because I will judge him based on what I think he can do for our country.

Also, I think we have to take his association with Rev. Wright in the proper context. Rev. Wright preached at the church that Obama and his family went to. Does that mean he agrees with everything the preacher says? Not quite. Catholics across America still fervently go to church even after countless numbers of Catholic Priests have been found guilty of child molestation. Should they then shun their church? Or should they move on because their religion is a relationship between themselves and their god and not a relationship with themselves and their preacher, pastor, reverend, monk, etc.

Ayo said...

Before judging Wright and his church, why don't you watch the entire footage of that infamous video. What you are seeing are pieces and not the whole picture. If you take a moment to watch the video, maybe you will get a better understanding of those "offensive" remarks that became so famous. Hopefully doing that will put you at ease. If that doesn't help, I would suggest that you travel across town to a predominantly African-American community or church and search for understanding from the true people. Keep in mind education is the key. Oh, it wouldn't hurt to befriend a black person (or someone from a minority group) too. Let me know how it turned out. Peace