Posted by americandust on March 3, 2008
Okay, enough worried about if Obama is a Muslim. Sure, his dad was a Muslim, his Step-dad was a practicing Muslim who used to take him to Mosque when he was young (till he was 6 or so). Supposedly his step-dad became an athiest (says a lot when your defense is “no, no, I was raised by an athiest!).
Anyway, my point is… forget that stuff. We should focus on his CURRENT beliefs. What better way to do that then look at his religious leader… his preacher…. the controversial Rev. Wright. (Make this point clear: Obama can’t have it both ways… if he wants to take the Muslim issue off the table then his current church is fully on the table as an issue).
Here’s some highlights (or lowlights) of the Rev. Wright’s views (which Obama either agrees with or pretends to be a Christian as he sits numbly through his sermons).
Members of Obama’s church are required to donate to “black causes” that uphold “Black Value Systems”…
Rev. Wright veiws successful African-Americans who were appointed by Republicans as sell-outs… this includes not only Condie Rice but he has also criticized Colin Powell.
Wright attacks Black preachers who worked with President Bush’s “faith-based initiatives” for doing so… so obviously Rev. Wright opposes initiatives that help black people if they are tainted by white people’s participation. Or at least Republican participation (afterall, when the Whites in charge of the Democratic party plucked Obama from his obscurity to deliver the keynote address at the Dem convention in 2004 Wright never attacked Obama for “selling-out”). http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/obamas_controversial_past.html
Furthermore Rev. Wright has actually suggested that you cannot understand God unless you are black.
***Wright also said “Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run.” If Obama doesn’t agree with this statement, then why does he still look to Rev. Wright as his spiritual leader?
In addition Rev. Wright has called Zionism racism, compared Isreal to South Africa, and said “White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just ‘disappeared’ as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.” It sounds as if Rev. Wright REJOICED THAT WHITE PEOPLE DIED ON 9/11.
REV. WRIGHT IS RACIST AND ANTI-SEMETIC. No wonder Louie Farakhan likes him… but we now must wonder why Obama likes him.
Oh, and don’t think Obama doesn’t owe Rev. Wright… afterall, Obama’s big-selling book is titled “the Audacity of Hope” which is a line lifted from a sermon by Rev. Wright.