Considering Barack Obamas speech today regarding his pastor at Trintiy UCoC I have to admit that I am totally embarrassed.
Face it, Jeramiah Wright is a bigoted fruitcake. But thats OK because this is America, land of the First Amendment. Wright has as much right as anyone else to spew racial hatred as the white supremacist agrarian racist fruitcakes on the many southern born and bred websites. We may not like it and we may decry it but hey....like it or not...the guy has a right to speak his mind. (If you can call it that.)
My problem is twofold.
If Trinity is a church and churches are about preaching the gospel, then Trinity needs to have their tax free status revoked by the IRS as the message has changed from the gospel to politics and race issues.
The second problem stems from the fact that Wright seems to have lost what the gospel is really all about. If he were to preach the gospel..really preach the gospel would there be a need for racist fruitcake ranting from the pulpit? Does this man even know WHAT the gospel is? Does he even know who Jesus is? What kind of pastor...who supposedly has a call from God to preach uses Gods' name in vain in a sermon? What kind of pastor called by God to preach preaches hatred in Gods name?
I can appreciate Barack Obama addressing the racial issues, however I would like to hear him address how he can stand by a man who professes Christ yet shows everything that is the antithesis of Christ by his words.
That alone would be enough to sever this relationship...regardless of whether or not the pastor married him, baptized his children and was his spiritual mentor. If Barack Obama is a professing christian he needs to stand up and say that Wright is conpletely wrong and has left his first love. Which is what Christ is supposed to be to any professing Christian. (Now I know that all of you right wing religious Pat Robertson/Jerry Fallwell/Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity crazy assess out there will say that the first love is the repukelican party and taking dominion over society...but we really all do know how its' really supposed to be don't we?)
If Wright is the kind of spiritual mentor who is the antithesis of all things Christ why does Obama continue to cling to him? Who is the goat in this picture?
This bitch has to walk away from a church that she had been a member of for 15 years because the pastor left his first love....hard to do...but necessary to preserve the relationship with ...the first love.
Obama...rethink this...please. I am totally embarrassed for you and your church.
Wright....don't fight it if the IRS sends you a letter revoking Trinitys' tax free status...you brought in on yourself and the churches' members.