Obama and Wright, up in a tree…
Posted by cann0nba11 on March 14, 2008
Obama’s relationship with his church is relevant. Just like it was for Mitt Romney. The press jumped on Romney like tots in a Hoppy House. Where’s their vim and vigor now? Hopefully the highly combustible nature of ‘Reverend’ Wright’s comments will finally draw some well deserved attention to his church.
The decision of which church to attend is a serious one for religious people. Faith presents a problem for supporters of Wright and his comments; many liberals are irreligious. Therefore they know not of what they defend. Many of them don’t realize what goes into choosing a church for your family.
As children we go to the church that our parents dragged us to. As adults, free from the rules and bonds of the pre-college years we have the opportunity to explore and experiment. To me, a church is a place to worship, a place to become part of a community, a place to be with people that share many of the same values that I live by. The Obamas have been members of Trinity United Church of Christ for more than 20 years. They have listened to Wright’s comments for two decades. If they disagree with his preachings they would not have stayed as members. They would not have been married by him. They would not have had him baptize their children.
They chose to remain members of the church.
Given the hateful, divisive nature of Wright’s comments I question Obama’s judgment. I question his intelligence. I question his deepest feelings on America. Here are the values espoused by this church. This list was obtained from the church’s official web site several months ago. It has since been removed and replaced with these Talking Points about The Black Value System:
- Commitment to God
- Commitment to the Black Community
- Commitment to the Black Family
- Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
- Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
- Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
- Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
- Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness”
- Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
- Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
- Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
- Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.
When you dig deeper into the Black Value System you find nuggets like this:
Commitment to the Black Family
“The Black family circle must generate strength, stability, and love despite the uncertainty
of externals, because these characteristics are required if the developing person is to
withstand warping by our racist competitive society. ” (source: page 1)
Try replacing the word Black with White and then post this at your church web site. How soon do you think Jesse Jackson would be in town calling you a racist?
America is a country where we can speak and pray as we like, perhaps Michelle could be proud about that? However, freedom doesn’t mean that just anyone can be our president. Barack Obama is a long-term member of a radical and divisive church and it can be argued that his judgment is not sufficient to lead our country.