(originally posted March 15, 2008, just seems relevent again)
…I just didn’t know how soon it would. Well, I know Jeremiah Wright, he was one of the main reasons I wasn't going to vote for Obama. In Chicago politicians often choose one of the "Black" big churches to claim a membership (though they hardly if ever attend) Barak made the mistake of picking Trinity (I am sure he wishes he had picked Salem Baptist or Bishop Brazier's Church now).
Best thing for Barak to do is to disassociate. Wright's theology is shaky at best, way to Afro-centric and not "Christ" centric enough for my taste. Though honestly, I thought it would be Wright’s pro gay marriage stance that the Republicans were going to use against Barak, I guess Hillary and Co couldn’t go that route so they went after his so-called “pro” Palestinian comments first.
Since there are Palestinian Christians whom Christians SHOULD support, they couldn’t make that a complete “anti-Semitic” overture, so they went with the patriotic “He said bad things about 9-11” move.
Obviously, the Clinton’s have been skimming through Wright’s messages looking for ammunition against Barak, which is expected, however Barak’s people should have been going through Wright’s statements first and SHOULD have told Barak to clean cut / disassociate with Wright.
I am still supporting Barak, but he needs to cut ties with Trinity. I knew it would become a liability, I just didn't know when. As for Wright’s so-called “hateful” statement in a Christian Theological context, (from here) :
“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.”
Well, though I disagree with his delivery and the “State terrorism” part regarding Palestinians (I think the Palestinians bring a lot of unnecessary drama on themselves, but that’s another topic), looking at the statement in a biblical context, all he really was saying was (from the KJV):
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Galatians 6.7 KJV) Jesus did say in Matthew 26.52: "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”
The fact is that American foreign policy has done A LOT of dirt, and people like Osama Bin Laden, who are just murderous maniacs, are able to use that dirt the US has done to motivate some simpletons into doing the unthinkable. Wright wasn’t being hateful per se, just waaayyy unsympathetic and very insensitive to those who lost loved ones. Basically, WRONG TIME TO SAY: “I Told ya so…” or “Karma”, etc. What do you folks think?