Sunday, March 16, 2008

Minister Off Obama Team for Contraversal Sermons (Assoc Press March 15, 2008) Obama Denounces Pastor's 9/11 Comments, (This Pastor has been at Obama'

BS Ranch Perspective
Obama has been going to the same Church for over Twenty Years!! These are this candidates Comments that he is not a United States Hate Monger, yet the Church that he Attends admires People Like Luis Farrakhan then he makes comments like the United States Were asking for the Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001! I think that these are the belief's of this Presidential Candidate, After all if this was a church that you were visiting and you heard this Sermon you would change to another Church, and think that this Pastor was a Creep! 
If you were going to this church for over Twenty Years and suddenly the Pastor came out with a sudden change of his sermons you would suddenly feel offended by the Church that you were at for over Twenty years and leave and go to another Church! Then if you were at a Church for Twenty Years you would know this Pastor, Especially if you were a Congressmen and even though you were elected to the U.S. Congress, The Pastor of Your Church Does Reflect upon Your Beliefs, and if Obama believes that we were asking for September 11, 2001, then it is no wonder that he didn't want to go to WAR Against Anyone for the Wrongful KILLING of UNITED STATES CITIZENS, Who were just trying to make a living and nothing more!!
The BS Ranch says that Obama is an Embarassment for a Presidential Candidate to Run as a Democrat let alone any Party!! I don't care if he has pulled the wool over the eyes of all the people in the Continental United States, and got them to vote for him, it is a sad day when they are going to vote Blindly for this Man without looking at his total Substance, as a man!! 
After all A Man who will not FIGHT for his Country, When it is UNDER ATTACK, and already Almost 4000 have died, and none of the enemy have paid any price, and Obama Says He didn't want to fight in a WAR Against the TERRORIST'S! I certently have questions as to what kind of American this guy is that goes to a Church that preaches Blake and White Division, known only as Reverse Racism!!
This man should not be voted for. OBAMA Needs to go home back to IL. and shown the door via his Congressional Seat as well!! I have to say that I have learned to much about this man to have any like for him as any Representation for this country at all!!
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Minister Off Obama Team for Controversial Sermons

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All Things Considered, March 15, 2008 · Barack Obama's minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was removed from his honorary post on the senator's Spiritual Advisor Committee. The move comes after broadcast and publication of some of the pastor's more controversial speeches and sermons. Obama refused to repudiate the Rev. Wright but strongly condemned his remarks.

Obama Denounces Pastor's 9/11 Comments


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, shown here with his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, March 10, 2005. Obama on Friday March 14, 2008 denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism. Associated Press © 2008


Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks to press on the plane as he headed from Chicago to Washington, Thursday, March 13, 2008. Associated Press © 2008


Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.

Obama called the statements appearing on television and the Internet "completely unacceptable and inexcusable" in a Fox News interview and said they didn't reflect the kinds of sermons he had heard from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright while attending services at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.

Obama, a member of the church since the early 1990s, said he would have quit Trinity had such statements been "the repeated tenor of the church. ... I wouldn't feel comfortable there."

Earlier Friday, Obama responded by posting a blog about his relationship with Wright and Trinity on the Huffington Post. Wright brought Obama to Christianity, officiated at his wedding, baptized his daughters and inspired the title of his book, "The Audacity of Hope."

Obama wrote that he's looked to Wright for spiritual advice, not political guidance, and he's been pained and angered to learn of some of his pastor's comments for which he had not been present. Obama told MSNBC that Wright had stepped down from his campaign's African American Religious Leadership Committee.

"I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies," Obama said in his blog posting. "I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Reverend Wright that are at issue."

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."

Obama told MSNBC that he would not repudiate Wright as a man, describing him as "like an uncle" who says something that he disagrees with and must speak out against. He also said he expects his political opponents will use video of the sermons to attack him as the campaign goes on.

Questions about Obama's religious beliefs have dogged him throughout his candidacy. He's had to fight against false Internet rumors suggesting he's really a Muslim intent on destroying the United States, and now his pastor's words uttered nearly seven years ago have become an issue.

Obama wrote on the Huffington Post that he never heard Wright say any of the statements, but he acknowledged that they have raised legitimate questions about the nature of his relationship with the pastor and the church. He wrote that he joined Wright's church nearly 20 years ago, familiar with the pastor's background as a former Marine and respected biblical scholar who lectured at seminaries across the country.

"Reverend Wright preached the gospel of Jesus, a gospel on which I base my life," he wrote. "And the sermons I heard him preach always related to our obligation to love God and one another, to work on behalf of the poor and to seek justice at every turn."

He said Wright's controversial statements first came to his attention at the beginning of his presidential campaign last year, and he condemned them. Because of his long and deep ties to the 6,000-member congregation church, Obama said he decided not to leave.

"With Reverend Wright's retirement and the ascension of my new pastor, Rev. Otis Moss III, Michelle and I look forward to continuing a relationship with a church that has done so much good," he wrote.

Also Friday, the United Church of Christ issued a 1,400-word statement defending Wright and his "flagship" congregation. The statement lauded Wright's church for its community service and work to nurture youth and the pastor for speaking out against homophobia and sexism in the black community.

"It's time for all of us to say no to these attacks and to declare that we will not allow anyone to undermine or destroy the ministries of any of our congregations in order to serve their own narrow political or ideological ends," John H. Thomas, United Church of Christ's president, said in the statement.


AP Religion Writer Eric Gorski in Denver contributed to this report.


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