Obama leaves his church not because he denounces it's ways....

United States
June 2, 2008 11:14am CST
Obama leaves his church not because he denounces it's ways....but because his affiliation causes hurt for the followers in the church. He makes it clear he is not denouncing it...so those of you who think the man is getting his act together after twenty years of hearing how bad white people are..think again. He makes it clear he is trying to protect his brothers and sisters from the hardship of this election. He still thinks whites are "typical white folks" and his wife still thinks black America needs to wake up. What will they do next? Announce that whites will line up to the left to be slaves? And with the white people voting for this racist, they will obey.
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Do you really believe this 'white slavery' nonsense? You're making Rev Wright seem like the voice of reason. I wonder whether any African American could run a successful campaign for President without this kind of alarmist, racially motivated response. It has been a typical trait of some white communities to not see past the color of someone's skin, and it is about time that Black America took more of a role in running the country.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Except this time it is a black community not seeing past the color of someone's skin! If the hundreds of people (and I don't know how many it could be thousands)who attend Trinity Church do not or did not agree with the teachings of the pastor(s) then why stay? I'll tell you why and the attitude goes something like this "It's time we made whitey pay for all the wrongs he has done to us"! Now, for the record, I want you and any other American, white or black to know, I have never ever owned a slave, my father never ever owned a slave, my grandfathers (neither side)never ever owned a slave, in fact, as far back as I can find I find no one in my immediate family or our predicessors ever owning a slave! I do not owe the black man or his creed one thing!! Am I sorry their forefathers suffered through this time? Of course! Is it a travesty how the black culture has been treated in this country for decades? Very much so, but, with every passing year it gets better and better for the black man/woman in this country and what it comes down to is which black man or woman is going to run with it and which ones will choose to live in the past! The ones who continue to think I or any other white person owes them something strictly because I am white is just as wrong as the slave holders of 150 years ago were and they will be enslaved forever by their own minds!
• United States
2 Jun 08
There is no way, that we can seperate Obama from the subject of race. He makes it an issue.
• United States
2 Jun 08
Rodney, you hit the nail on the button! You are so right....
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Wow I remember the good ole days when they kept religon out of politics as our forefathers intended, this experiment called democrosy wished. I feel the hate! Thanks !tdemex
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Unfortunately, Obama's church likes to mix religion and politics...along with hate. It's someeeee stew!
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Sadly his church issues are not about religion, they are about racism. Nobody is faulting him for being a Christian, or being associated with a Christian pastor. It's about him being a member of an organization that preaches hatred towards people who are not black, and him calling a racist pastor his spiritual mentor.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
2 Jun 08
The only reason Barack Obama has "resigned" his church that he has so willingly attended for the last 20+ years is because the stupid things they keep saying and doing are gutting his campaign! Lets get this one thing straight right now; Barack Obama will say and do anything to further his career in politics! If it is adversly affecting his campaign he will denounce it no matter if he just embraced it fifteen minutes ago! Barack Obama made this a racially motivated presidential race when he publically announced that he was running as a black American man--not a mixed white and black American man, not a man with more white genes than black but a black American man! There is nothing he can do to change that because it was the way he felt then and it is the way he feels now! Unless cornered, you will never hear him talk about the people who nurtured and raised him to be the well spoken, well educated American he is today! Why is he so ashamed of his white heritage? Because it will not get him one vote!
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• United States
2 Jun 08
I agree. He couldn't care less about those people in his church. He appears to care about things and people who can further his career. He did not leave because he cares so much about the people in his church. He left because he needs to start looking better. What he forgets is that some of us can do the math. Being in that church for 20 years has inbedded a lot of hate in him. If he thought that church was such a bad place he would have left a long time ago.
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@anniepa (26304)
• United States
3 Jun 08
"Obama leaves his church not because he denounces it's ways" What "ways" of this church should he denounce? Note I said "CHURCH", not "pastor". The CHURCH has done a lot of good work and from some reports I've heard is actually 90% white so where's the racism, where's the hatred against whites? I find it very sad and very telling that race has played such a big part in this election and that it's the African American candidate who is being accused of being a racist. I think AMERICA needs to wake up! Annie
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• United States
3 Jun 08
Watch the video of J. Wright. The pastor represented the church. Twenty years of bashing whites...that is what is meant by the the ways. Good work?!!! Sheesh. What you have heard is not true. Even the church website says it is a black church. 90% White? NO....what you have heard is not true. Obama made race an issue. He said he was running as a black man not a white man. Why didn't he just run? NOOOOOOOOOO, I am running as a black man. You are not informed. Where you get 90% white people in a black church is funny. Where are they? In the back washing dishes?!
@anniepa (26304)
• United States
3 Jun 08
"Watch the video of J. Wright. The pastor represented the church. Twenty years of bashing whites...that is what is meant by the the ways." I didn't just get off a spaceship from Mars so I've seen the video, certainly all I care to see of it. I don't see it as "bashing whites" either as a race or as individuals. He was talking about the U.S. Government. Maybe YOU should watch it, the whole thing, not just the 30 second sound-bites. "Good work?!!! Sheesh." It isn't considered "good work" if a church actually helps people in need? Sheesh! My mistake, I guess! "What you have heard is not true. Even the church website says it is a black church. 90% White? NO....what you have heard is not true." http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1811069,00.html?imw=Y "Obama made race an issue. He said he was running as a black man not a white man. Why didn't he just run? NOOOOOOOOOO, I am running as a black man." Tell me where you heard or read that statement. Of course, he couldn't say he's running as a white man and since when is mentioning the fact that can't be ignored, that being that Obama is the first African American candidate to have a serious shot at the nomination "making race an issue"? "You are not informed. Where you get 90% white people in a black church is funny. Where are they? In the back washing dishes?!" Saying I "am not informed" is what's funny! How many political and news shows do you watch on a regular basis? How many magazines do you subscribe to? Reading e-mails containing propaganda does not qualify as being "informed", I'm sorry to inform you. Annie
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@Samanthavv (1395)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Yeah, see, I'm not voting for Obama. I mentioned on another thread that I wouldn't vote for him, simply because he's against the BAIPA (Born Alive Infant Protection Act) which entitles all babies born alive (even from botched abortions) have the right to emergency medical care and stabilization no matter what anyone else wants. Mr. Obama was against that act.
• United States
3 Jun 08
That is true. And his wife, Michelle, considers it to be a "a legitimate medical procedure." She asked supporters to give $150 to attend a luncheon to discuss ways to stop people from trying to abort this procedure. A $150 to discuss killing babies. That is terrible. Please spread the word as much as you can.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
2 Jun 08
The following was found on The Trinity United Church of Christ's website: "We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community". Slavery and discrimination have been experienced by other races throughout history besides blacks. Why do never hear about it?
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• United States
2 Jun 08
You are right. There are other races who have experienced slavery. My grandmother (white) was treated like a slave from the time she was 4 years old until she ran away when she was 16 years old. She got through it and she did not look back. She worked hard. Most people do not know about this. Most people do not know that blacks are not the only race who have been slave. Why? Because most people who have gone through it have moved on. People who think like the people of Trinity United Church of Christ have not moved on. They are looking for payback. What I find interesting is that since they make it clear that this is a Black church, what was the white priest delivering his little message there for? The man is a Catholic Priest...white...and delivering a black racist message. I believe he must have been paid...
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
2 Jun 08
This new bread of politician the one who is going to change the way the government operates, the one who is going to give us hope. Is nothing more that the same old politician. He joined the church because it was the correct thing to do to further his political career, he increased his charitable donation when he was elected to the US Senate, he used his power to earmark millions to pay off his friends who got him elected. He is not new he is the same old corrupt Chicago politician. He is leaving the church because it is the correct political move for him. This is the man who wants to unite America. In one of his early speeches he said that he was the product of a white mother and a black father. To me that was the perfect time to say I am running as an American, but he announced that I am running as a Black American. He was the first to play the race card and then got mad when someone else tried to bring up the topic of racial issues.
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Try to tell that to Braven below...