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Mar 24, 2008 5:32 pm


NO "CRACKPOT CHURCH?"/update



Barack Obama continues to justify his Church's extremism. This morning he told morning radio talk show host Mike Smerconish that his was not a" crackpot church":

Understand this, something else that has not been reported on enough is despite these very offensive views, this guy has built one of the finest churches in Chicago. This is not a crackpot church. Witness the fact that Bill Clinton invited him to the White House when he was having his personal crises. This is a pillar of the community and if you go there on Easter on this Easter Sunday and you sat down there in the pew you would think this is just like any other church. ...

Forget that this was a line (made the trains run on time) used to defend tyrants from Mussolini not to mention Hamas and Hezbollah. Ignore the dig designed to remind listeners of Clinton's womanizing. The"poor man" did not know that somebody did take his advice and went to the church. There he listened to Barack's new pastor, Rev. Otis Moss III deliver a sermon calling the exposure of Jeremiah Wright"modern-day lynching:"

In a sunrise Easter sermon, Rev. Otis Moss III never mentioned Wright by name, but implied that his mentor, who has delivered sermons in which he likened the U.S. to the Ku Klux Klan and declared it damned for its “state-sponsored terrorism,” is facing the same challenges Jesus did.”No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching,” Moss said.

“The lynching was national news. The RNN, the Roman News Network, was reporting it and NPR, National Publican Radio had it on the radio. The Jerusalem Post and the Palestine Times all wanted exclusives, they searched out the young ministers, showed up unannounced at their houses, tried to talk with their families, called up their friends, wanted to get a quote on how do you feel about the lynching?” he continued.

The lynching line I read before. But to call NPR, the National Republican Radio is really crackpot as is comparing Jesus to Wright. FT editors are right Obama profits not from Jeremiah or from Moss, for that matter. He decided to follow Bill Clinton's example and tough it out. He counts on Democrats to fear Black violence enough to give him the nomination. He may be right. Will the country give him the presidency? I hope not.

Experience has repeatedly demonstrated that extremists do not moderate in office. The Palestinian, Iranian and Venezuelan experiences are recent cases in point. Yes, matters can get worse. And a president who spent 20 years listening to arguments about how his country deserves what it gets is not one I would like to see in office.

Update: 2nd Obama-linked pastor under fire for racist talk

Minister called U.S. mayors 'slave masters,' blacks who protect white men 'house n-ggers'

Oh, yes, Frieda reminds me, there is also the little issue of judgment.




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Keith Pearson - 3/25/2008

I truly feel like this whole issue goes far beyond character and judgement. It goes to worldview. I have 'willing suspension of disbelief' that anyone could expose themselves to such bilge for 20 years without it affecting your whole worldview. A wife and pastor are two of the most important, influental people a man can have in his life. Just take a look at their words, and that is the Obama that is hidden behind the political mask. IMO.