Do you believe in guilt by association? I don’t. Even if I did, I don’t think Reverend Wright is guilty of anything but anger at injustice.
I watched the video of Minister White- so much of what he said is easily taken out of context. I can’t say that I took issue with what he said- the language of the oppressed is always an offense to those who refuse to open their eyes to see things as “the other” sees them. for this is “the offense” that Christ spoke of and for which he was crucified… HE was a radical too.
Another friend’s perspective that I don’t disagree with either:
“What’s the big fuss about Rev Wright’s comments? I just saw it on MSNBC and all I could say was “hell yeah”. He’s right that Hillary will never know what it’s like to be black. We… our country… America… the USA has killed more innocent people in Iraq than were killed on 9-11 and never blinked an eye. We are guilty as hell. I don’t think God is happy with our actions. I don’t think war is what Jesus would do. (for those who focus on the Christian aspect of his commments.) I do think the rich white men like Bush like to keep the black man down and build bigger prisons. I hate the 3 strikes you’re out bullshit.”
Reverend Wright is a Marine, a biblical scholar, and has spent 30 years as a pastor preaching the social gospel. The UCC’s tenets are availabe online at UCC.org.
REGARDLESS, here Obama puts the issue to bed, as well as the Rezko molehill…
Does Hillary actually want to make a big deal out of a real estate deal like Rezko? [psst remember Whitewater?] Obama returned all of the money from Rezko and donated it to charity. What did she do with her questionable contributions from IPA? Sen. Hillary Clinton has declined to return the $170,000 from individuals at a company accused of widespread sexual harassment, and whose CEO is a disbarred lawyer with a criminal record, federal campaign records show.