Curiouser and Curiouser: Barack Denounces, Church Defends

Curious.

Denouncing them, Barack Obama says Jeremiah Wright words were

“inflammatory and appalling. These are a series of incendiary statements that I can’t object to strongly enough.”

“I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it’s on the campaign stump or in the pulpit,” Obama continued. “In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.”

At the same time, because Pastor Wright’s profane remarks were revealed, the church (Trinity United Church of Christ) officials rail against the media saying in a statement that

“Wright’s character is being assassinated in the public sphere.”

Curiouser and curiouser.

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3 thoughts on “Curiouser and Curiouser: Barack Denounces, Church Defends

  1. arm5

    Eventhough he has denounced the comments that Rev.Wright made. It is to late for him to salvage his campaign .He basicly has given Hillary the democratic nomination in a brown paper sack so to speak. And it is sad when rascism enters a church I am wondering if this church has any love whatsoever.

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  2. My what a mix we have, Rev. Wright and Senator Obama. I find it hard to except some of the comments coming from Senator Obama and his effort to distance himself from his, “spiritual advisor, and the baptizer of his children.”

    One of the problems or questions that I have been posing is, what affect will the ability to post a video of anyone at any place doing any thing, have on any personas life, reputation or desire of an office?

    What will be the outcome?

    Mervi

    Mervi, we must reckon with the fact that anything we say anywhere, anytime, is apt to be published around the world. We are responsible for our own words. If the words are taken out of context, that’s another thing. In this case, that does not seem to be an issue.

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  3. “The African American Church was born out of the crucible of slavery and the legacy of prophetic African American preachers since slavery has been and continues to heal broken marginalized victims of social and economic injustices,” Moss also said. “This is an attack on the legacy of the African American Church which led and continues to lead the fight for human rights in America and around the world.”

    See http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/03/17/obamas-church-lashes-out-at-media-for-character-assassination/

    Helen, the curious part is that while Mr. Obama denounces the words, the church defends them.

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