Friday, June 6, 2008

Wright Won't Go Away

Just last week, Obama finally decided to do what most people of sound judgment would have done much, much sooner -- Obama finally resigned as a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.

Now, Time Magazine's Steven Gray reports Reverend Wright, Barack Obama's former pastor and spiritual advisor of 20 years, refuses to relinquish his duties as senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ:

When Sen. Barack Obama severed ties with his Chicago church, most political observers saw the move as a way for the candidate to insulate himself from the controversies stirred by its retiring pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.

Greta Van Susteren discusses the issue with Steven Gray in the following video:

Obama only expressed concern about his now former church after videos Wright's hateful sermons were made available on the internet:

In response, Obama delivered his widely praised March 18 speech on race, in which the candidate repeatedly referred to Wright as his "former pastor."
But Obama refused to dissociate himself from Wright or the church.

Only after Wright's taunting speech and question-and-answer session at the National Press Club, did Obama see fit to denounce Wright.

Like Obama's audacious arrogance in refusing to get the facts about the success of the surge in Iraq, and his 20-year association with the crook Rezko, Obama's decision to continue his relationship with his radical church and Reverend Wright, long after most people would have dissociated themselves from such blatant hateful preachings, raises serious questions about Obama's judgment.

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