Trinity UCC Experts Proclaim National Sacred Conversation on Race
Trinity United Church of Christ has appointed itself the national experts on race now that their pastor was caught G-Damning America, blaming the government for AIDS and 9-11, attacking garlic-nosed Italians, and propping up anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan as man of the year.
Religious leaders and parishioners listen as Rev. Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, accompanied by Rev. H. John Thomas, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, and Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, speaks at a press conference at his Church Thursday, April 4, 2008 in Chicago announcing that the UCC , joined by the NCCC in the USA are calling for a nationwide ‘sacred conversation’ abut race in the United States. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
–That’s screwball priest and Farrakhan supporter Father Michael Pfleger standing in the background.
The wounds inflicted on Barack Obama by the hateful speech of his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, are serious and profound.
Why else would ministers gather at Obama’s church in Chicago—Trinity United Church of Christ—to hold a news conference demanding a “sacred” national dialogue on race?
“The intersection of politics, religion and race has heightened our awareness of how easy it is for our conversations about race to become anything but sacred,” Rev. John Thomas, president of the United Church of Christ, said last week. “That’s why we are calling for sacred conversations, and for the respect of sacred places to begin right here and now.”
In other words, listen up you reporters: Back off.
Clearly, it’s difficult enough to pray and reflect upon the story of the Good Samaritan without pesky reporters asking you to defend Wright’s indefensible, hateful words.
It’s got to be tough when reporters ask about that 10,000-square-foot suburban mansion the church bought for Wright, the one along the golf course, the one with the $1.6 million mortgage held by the church.
Wright has damaged Obama by cursing America from the pulpit, breaking one of the 10 Commandments along the way, shouting “G-d damn America!,” blaming our nation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks and suggesting our government infected people of color with AIDS.
“And, they will attack you, if you try to point out what’s going on in white America, the U.S. of KKK-A!” Wright was quoted as saying.
Now that he’s retired, I wonder if he’ll play a tape of that one while he’s out on his deck, perhaps holding a new titanium driver, smiling, absently listening to himself shouting “white America, the U.S. of KKK-A!” but also thinking ahead, to the water hazards and sand traps on that back nine.
But seriously… You all know that it is your fault that the Rev. Jeremiah’s Wright “God D**med America”, right?
And, until we all apologize for his hateful racist rants will this nation be healed.
It’s all your fault.
Related… Infidels Are Cool wonders why more has not been said about Obama’s pastor being a former radicalized Muslim?