Today Barack Obama did what some think he should have done a long time ago. He sent his church Trinity United a letter stating that he and his family were leaving the church. In light of the remarks made by his former pastor Rev. Wright and the most recent remarks made by Father Pfleger he had no choice. When I heard the statements this spring made by Rev. Wright I found them disturbing but I did not think the short snippets represented the totality of the ministry. In some ways I felt sorry for Rev. Wright because I knew that his church has done a lot of good for that neighborhood and I felt the media attack was unfair, but when Rev. Wright reappeared before the National Press Cub I had to take a more critical look at Rev. Wright. He came across as very aggressive, flippant and almost arrogant as he performed on the national stage. This latest tirade by Rev. Pfleger was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It seems almost as if Trinity has turned it’s pulpit into a stage for political extremism. In looking at the priest on this past Sunday it leaves the viewer to ask “What would Jesus Do”? It was time for Sen. Obama to cut his ties with the church. Hopefully the hijinx at Trinity will no longer be a distraction this election season. This can only happen if the press stops giving Trinity United center stage.
Barack Obama Finally Leaves His Church
By musesofamom, on June 1, 2008 at 12:41 am, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, Current Events, Democrats, Election 2008, Father Pfleger, Fox News, Jeremiah Wright, MSNBC, politics, Preachers, Religion, Rev. jeremiah wright, Trinity United Church of Christ. 1 Comment
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