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Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Truth Shall Set You Free, but won't get you elected President.

Hillary Clitoris will probably keep her head low on this one, but Obama Rama Ding Dong has got a problem with The Rev. Jeremiah Wright who is the Pastor at the church he goes to.

The problem does not lie in the fact that Rev. Wright is wrong, or that anything he says is misleading or has an ulterior motive. No, what he says is right on the money, but where we get into difficulties is that a lot of Americans will not only disagree, but will even go so far as to call him a rabble rouser or even (God forbid) a traitor! Especially the Republicans!

A "Perspective" review of dozens of Rev. Wright’s sermons found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans.

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

Sen. Obama told the New York Times he was not at the church on the day of Rev. Wright’s 9/11 sermon. “The violence of 9/11 was inexcusable and without justification,” Obama said in a recent interview. “It sounds like he was trying to be provocative,” Obama told the paper.

Rev. Wright, who announced his retirement last month, has built a large and loyal following at his church with his mesmerizing sermons, mixing traditional spiritual content and his views on contemporary issues.

As for Obama, the Truth might set you free, but it sure won't do much for your presidential aspirations, AND the Rev. has to remember that as far as his detractors go.............. two wrongs don't make Wright, right! ........Right?

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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