Barack Obama sat for twenty years in the pews at Trinity United Church of Christ with pastor Jeremiah “G-D America” at the pulpit. It looks like Wright’s teachings of social justice and racial hatred rubbed off on Barack.
Yesterday Obama offered this during his National Prayer Breakfast campaign speech.
“And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.'”
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“And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense. But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.'”
This nutty rewriting of scripture is like one of the twisted sermons you’d hear at Wright’s church.
Like Obama, Wright also liked to berate the rich.
People don’t realize that to be rich you’ve got to keep somebody else poor. Most of us don’t understand [that]. We enjoy the standard of living we have in the United States of America by virtue of how poor we keep so called developing countries and third world countries. [There is] no connecting of the dots at all, and that’s amazing and disturbing to me. One of the decisions my wife and I made about wedding rings when we got married was we’re not getting any diamonds until apartheid was over and until Mandela was free. Most people make no connection between the South African diamonds, the De Beers family, the Sterns, the diamonds in South America, and the diamonds we see all hip-hop singers and all movie stars dripping [in]. They make no connection….Ten, fifteen years ago nobody was making any connection between how many people were dying in order to talk about the miners and the plight of the miners in those countries.
And the goofiness never ends.