According to Barack Obama, his former beloved pastor, Jeremiah Wright, is a “supremely gifted preacher” whose controversial comments are often and unfortunately taken out of context. However, Obama’s attempt to whitewash Rev. Wright’s outlandish diatribes cannot possibly serve as cover-up with anyone but the most credulous among us, as the following proves.
In the late 1980s, when Barack Obama worked as an organizer of Chicago neighborhoods, he was repeatedly advised to join an African-American church, in order to gain credibility in the African-America community. In direct correlation to this oft-repeated counsel, Mr. Obama began attending Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ.
According to his own admission, Barack Obama selected Trinity because he was so taken with its pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Trinity’s liberal pastor was well-known for dabbling in radical politics and delivering profanity-laced sermons. Never before had Mr. Obama encountered a pastor like Jeremiah Wright, who made religious pilgrimages to Africa, who preached Afrocentric theology, welcomed female clergy, had no problem with gay parishioners, and crooned Teddy Pendergrass rhythm and blues from the pulpit.
Barack Obama quickly came to the place where he proudly professed Rev. Jeremiah Wright to be his “spiritual adviser.” Crediting Wright with converting him from religious skepticism to religious faith, Obama tapped his newfound spiritual father to perform his and Michelle”s wedding ceremony, baptize their two daughters, and dedicate their house in Chicago. In fact, the title of Barack Obama’s second best-selling book, The Audacity of Hope, which was also the theme of his first presidential campaign, was lifted from a sermon preached by Pastor Wright.
Obama’s beloved former pastor is a long-time friend and supporter of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam—a black supremacist cult that believes white people were created from a germ. According to the Nation of Islam, better known as Black Muslims, white people are devils and less than fully evolved human beings. One of Wright’s and Farrakhan’s infamous joint ventures was a trip to visit Libyan strongman Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, who was not only at the time our sworn enemy, as well as Israel’s—our staunchest Middle Eastern ally—but also a well-known supporter of international terrorism.
According to Jeremiah Wright, the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks upon our nation was to be laid at the feet of “White America.” This infamous day in our history was described by Rev. Wright as simply a “wake-up call” to “White America,” reminding all white people 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.”
According to Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Rev. Wright’s comments on 9/11 were indicative of “a certain deeply embedded anti-Americanism.” Whether it is rage and profanity-filled rants from his Chicago pulpit against America’s perceived rampant racism, his invective indictment that America alone poses “the greatest threat to global peace,” or his constant bemoaning of the fact that African Americans have to live in the “United States of White America,” Rev. Wright’s anti-Americanism is indisputable and undeniable, no matter how much our former president tries to deny it.