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Obama's pastor spouting anti-Israel hate speech

Many of you in the US have heard that leading Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama recently had to distance himself from his pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Not only did he dedicate a speech to distancing himself from his pastor, Obama has removed Rev. Wright's picture and information from the website.

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Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama and his pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

A recent investigation of Rev. Wright has discovered him to routinely demonize Israel, calling it an apartheid and racist state on the scale of South Africa years ago, and the blaming the US government for giving black people AIDS and blaming it for the September 11th attacks. The Reverend has reprinted on his Pastor's Page an op-ed piece by Mousa Abu Marzook, the Hamas kingpin whose organization calls for the violent overthrow of Israel, replacing it with an Islamic theocracy. Rev. Wright has also been found to be an adherent of Black Liberation Theology.

Rev. Wright has met with certain leaders who are known to be anti-Jewish hate mongers who vilify Jews, white people, Israel, and the west in general. For example, Rev. Wright's church publishing, Trumpet Newsmagazine, gave a "Trumpeter Award" to Louis Farrakhan, the black racist leader of the Nation of Islam who makes profound, thought-provoking statements such as, "The Jews helped get Hitler's Third Reich get on the road", blaming the Holocaust on Jewish cooperation with Hitler. Oh, and that Jews have victimized African Americans. And that Israel is an evil state of Jews, and we ought to do everything to help the Palestinians overthrow the evil occupier in order to bring about a worldwide Islamic nation.

Yes, man of the year indeed.

New revelations are being uncovered around Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. A church newsletter has been recently dug up in which the good Reverend demonizes Israel, calling the IDF "Israeli Death Squads", accusing Israel for collaborating with white supremacists, calling Jesus a "beautiful Palestinian boy" (ha!), blaming the Jews for every problem at every turn, and finally, accusing the state of Israel of building an ethnic bomb. You know, a bomb that kills only black people and Arabs.

Yes, I'm completely serious.

No, you couldn't make this stuff up.

Here are quotes from the newsletter of Reverend Wright, pastor of leading Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama:

"Don't miss the opportunity to drive five miles to south Bethlehem. Feel the ecstasy of entering the most dramatic cave in which the Virgin Mary delivered her beautiful Palestinian baby. During the Second Intifadah, the uprising against Israeli occupation, Muslim and Christian activists, chased by the Israeli death squads, were given refuge in the church.

You may go and see the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, only a thirty minute drive. Beware; don't plunge into the dirty and polluted waters. The river is almost dry. Its waters were diverted by the Israelis. Five miles west, near Jericho, you will pass by the Mount of Temptation where Jesus fasted for forty days. I can no longer walk up the steep mountain and pay respect to the Greek monks who chose to dedicated their lives to their Lord at their ancient and lonely monastery at the summit.

I must tell you that Israel was the closest ally to the White Supremacists of South Africa. In fact, South Africa allowed Israel to test its nuclear weapons in the ocean off South Africa. The Israelis were given a blank check: they could test whenever they desired and did not even have to ask permission. Both worked on an ethnic bomb that kills Blacks and Arabs.

Arabs have always supported the dismatling of this racist government."

Yikes. Should you swap out "Israel" for "Zionists", one might mistake this for a Mein Kampf citation. In 3 short paragraphs, I count 9 "blame it on Israel" moments. This guy is seething.

While Obama has publicly distanced himself from the Reverend Wright, I can't help but think the Reverend's theology has influenced Obama more than he is letting on. How much influence would a man have on you if he converted you to his religion, married you and your wife, baptized your kids, and preached at your house of worship for years?

I don't believe Obama or his pastor are covertly Muslim; I believe that to be yet another political cheap shot. However, what Obama's pastor is preaching one can hardly call Christian, and certainly not Scriptural, either from a Jewish standpoint or a Christian gentile standpoint.

I respect Obama, but because of the potential influence of his long-time pastor and spiritual mentor, I cannot vote for him, the risk is too great. We should never live to see the day when a black-supremacist, Jew-hating, anti-Israel, Nation of Islam-supporting President rules over this country. Though he may not be those things, it cannot be risked, and I cannot cast my vote for Barack Obama.


  1. I agree with you wholeheartedly. You summed up my feelings about Obama and his Pastor to a tee. Good for you !

    Concerned in Texas

  2. Hi Judah,

    Wow - you certainly made your case, didn't you? I completely agree with your sentiment about said it so well in that last paragraph of yours. In fact, I am now linking this post to my own blog as part of my reply to a poster, in order for people to see your great words for themselves.

    Peace, Love, Understanding and Respect,

  3. Imagine a nation in which black people were surrounded by white supremacist countries bent on their destruction, let's call it Freedomia. Imagine that a small band of the white supremacists worked in this black nation, and were "oppressed" but only to the degree that protected the blacks from the murderous intentions of the whites.
    Imagine further that these white supremacist nations had a multitude of representatives on the UN council, and could at will put forth anti-Freedomia resolutions demanding they cede land to the whites, and so forth.

    Well, one can't imagine such a thing, and yet this is what Israel and "Palestine" look like. Arab muslims are the most racist, xenophobic, bigoted, misogynistic, chauvinistic people on the face of earth. Of this there can be no doubt: the people that still have slaves, and only officially ended slavery within the last 50 years... the slavers, the traders, and the villains of many wars...

    And yet these racist Arab supremacists find support among the most liberal contingent of the West. Imagine these same liberals siding with the white supremacists against Freedomia. I will never understand this complete abandonment of principles... the Arabs are not an oppressed people, they are rich and powerful and have a vast history of Imperial colonialism and oppression. How did they become a leftist sob story of victimhood?

  4. Ben, thanks for the comment.

    I think the answer is that the left is using emotion-based reasoning. Emotion and empathy is felt for displaced Palestinians, and little or no other factors are taken into consideration.

    All rationality is discarded, and therein lies the problem. A rational and critical mind would look at the purpose and intent of both sides and make a judgment regarding which side, if any, is justified in their acts. But because of the emotional, "how does it make me feel" motive of the left, questions revolving around the greater issue of right and wrong are ignored.

  5. Ben, since you seem to enjoy allegories, you may want to read my post on Cops & Robbers.



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