Should Barack Obama denounce his Pastor?
Lloyd Whitefield BUTLER, Jr.
Should Barack Obama denounce and reject his pastor for questionable pronouncements? Should Black Folk in America denounce and reject the Founding Fathers of America who were slave traders, man-stealers, and plantation wardens.
Should Black Folks damn, denounce, and reject America for promising the enslaved Africans freedom for fighting and dying in the US Revolutionary War of Independence (1775-1780)—which they did by the thousands—only to be double crossed and returned back to bondage and slavery?
Should Black Folks damn, denounce, and reject the United States of America, the Founding Fathers, and the U.S. Constitution for recruiting the enslaved African to fight in the U.S. Civil War (1860-1865)—which they did by the thousands—only to be double crossed again and sentenced to “Jim Crow” apartheid segregation and neo-slavery that lasted from 1865-1965?
Should Black Folks denounce and reject Rev. Jeremiah Wright for calling America a “Liar” when the U.S. News & World Report’s 02/23/87 front-page proclaimed “LYING IN AMERICA” – ‘Public Concern Over Honesty and Standards of Behavior Has Reached the Highest Level Since Watergate.’ ‘Government officials dissemble. Scientists falsify research. Workers alter career credentials to get jobs. What’s going on here? The answer, is an alarming decline in basic honesty.
Should Obama denounce and reject Rev. Jeremiah Wright for saying “The stuff we have done overseas is brought right back into our homes” when referencing September 11, 2001? ...
‘The public sees a clever dodge as no different than someone telling you a fat, bald lie. The politician sees it as a rule of the game.’ Christopher Matthews, former [White] House staffer.’”
... Should we reject and denounce Reverend Jeremiah Wright for saying
U.S. News & World Report front-page January 24, 1994 reads:
New York Post, Saturday, August 4, 2001 page 17: “CIA hired ‘double agent’: report” ‘Miami – The CIA reportedly paid an organization run by former Peruvian spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos $1 million a year to fight drug trafficking—despite evidence Montesinos was working with Columbian traffickers.’”
“God Gave U.S. ‘What We Deserve,’ Falwell” writes Washington Post Staff Writer John F. Harris September 14, 2001. ‘God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve,” said [Jerry] Falwell, appearing yesterday on the Christian Broadcasting Networks “700 Club,” hosted by [Pat] Robinson.’
‘Then Falwell broadened his blast to include the [US] federal courts and others who he said were “throwing God out of the public square.” He added: “The abortionist have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way—all of them who have tried to secularize America—I point the finger in their face and say, “You helped this happen.’”
According to Wikipedia: `Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. (born September 22, 1941) is a former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), a largely African-American megachurch in Chicago with 10,000 members. He retired on February 10, 2008, after 36 years as the senior pastor of that congregation.
Wright was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Jeremiah Wright, Sr, was a Baptist minister, who pastored Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, from 1938 to 1980. In 1959, Wright entered Virginia Union University, a historically black university, but became disenchanted and left in 1961. He then joined the United States Marine Corps and later transferred to the United States Navy where he worked as a cardiopulmonary technician.
Wright then enrolled at Howard University, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1968 and a Master’s degree in English in 1969. In 1975, he earned an additional Master’s degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in 1990 where he studied under Samuel DeWitt Proctor. He also has eight honorary doctorate degrees and has taught courses at many seminaries and universities in the nation.
So the answer is very simple as to whether Barack Hussein Obama should denounce his Pastor. No thank you.