Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rev. Wright cancels appearances. Why?

First, parts of a CNN story, then my comments below the star line.

From CNN - - -

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, has canceled his plans to speak at church services in Houston, Texas, this weekend in the wake of the recent uproar over portions of his past sermons. …

Wright was scheduled to speak at three services Sunday at Houston's Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. But the Rev. Marcus Cosby, the church's pastor, said Wright decided to cancel the appearances amid safety concerns. …

The church, Cosby said, had planned to take extra security precautions for Wright's services this weekend, but said the decision to cancel the appearances was Wright's entirely.

Cosby said his church had not received any threats directly ahead of Wright's scheduled appearances. …

Wright is also scheduled to make a stop in Dallas, Texas. A stop at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, however, was canceled Wednesday, according to the school.

Joan Harrell, the minister of communications for Wright's former church, told the Dallas Morning News the schedule is still pending, but would not elaborate.

Harrell has not yet returned CNN's request for further comment on Wright's schedule. …

The entire CNN story is here.


I doubt safety concerns explain the cancelled appearances or the uncertainty about other appearances.

I think what explains them is this: Rev. Wright and Sen. Obama’s campaign staff haven’t figured out a way to successfully talk around the hate-speech Wright’s engaged in over the years and just recently. Have you read the latest from Wright about Italians “with their garlic noses” and the U. S. government running the klan?

For all the denials, excusing and downplaying of Wright’s racism and anti-American by Obama supporters, including those at major news organizations, tens of millions of Americans are rightfully very angered by the hatred Wright preaches.

The Obama/MSM dodges - “they’re just snippets,” “out-of-context,” “beloved pastor,” “his generation,” and “the black church” - are working fine with Obama’s base. Most anything would.

But they’re not working, polls consistently show, with independents whose votes Obama must have to win the presidency.

So Wright’s holding off on public appearances for now until he and the Obama team can agree on what to “sell” to the American people and how to package it.


Anonymous said...

Wright gets the "John Dillinger" award for political homicide and Obama the "Marie Antoinette" award for political suicide. The only way he sees the White House is on guided tour.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that Wright's rantings have specifically included the English as yet, so I'd like to offer this for the good Reverend's approval:

From "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

French Soldier: No chance, you English bedwetting types. I burst my pimples at you and call your door opening request a silly thing! You tiny-brained wipers of other peoples bottoms.

Yes, I think this would work for him.

john said...

The unReverend Wright is hiding out because he cannot defend his statements. This man really believes this Black racist diatribe. He has built his reputation and a very affluent life on Black Liberation Theology*.

A recent article in the McClatchy Newspapers with the headline Obama’s church pushes controversial doctrines** begins with the following:
WASHINGTON — Jesus is black. Merging Marxism with Christian Gospel may show the way to a better tomorrow. The white church in America is the Antichrist because it supported slavery and segregation.

Wright has said that a basis for Trinity's philosophies is the work of James Cone, who founded the modern black liberation theology movement out of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Particularly influential was Cone's seminal 1969 book, "Black Theology & Black Power."

The only way unReverend Wright can open his mouth in public now is to deny what he has been teaching his congregation for decades now.

Public exposure of Wright and his church has focused attention on rampant Black racism that is being taught in many institutions today that identify themselves as Black.

The term Black has been selected by the Black Liberation Theology Movement as an identifying term.

An interesting blog post at Racism Today points out why the terms Black & White when use racially actually facilitates racism. It notes that Obama missed an excellent opportunity to rise above race to declare himself neither Black or White.

The more we learn about Obama’s minister and church, the more we can understand why he considers himself racially Black.
(*Click to read about Black Liberation Theology in Wikipidia)
**(Click to read McClatchy Newspapers article)

Anonymous said...

John -

The "Reverend" Wright is not the only questionable character Obama has surrounded himself with. Do an an Advanced Google Search on McPeak, Obama and Israel (on separate lines) and see what you come up with. One wonders why Obama keeps surrounding himself with people like McPeak.

Jack in Silver Spring

mac said...

Wright probably isn't speaking anywhere at the present time because he's helping his builders decide where to put the hot tub, and is trying to decide whether or not to add a bidet to the guest bathroom in his new mansion. The one the church purchased for him for $1.6 million, with a church-owned 10 million dollar line of credit.

Wright is the one who has repeatedly demonized the black middle class. It's an old, old story, you know: keep 'em poor and dumb, and you can retire in great style.

Anonymous said...

John -

The "Reverend" Wright is not only questionable person Obama has around him. Do an Advance Google search on McPeak, Obama, Israel (all on separate lines), and see what you come up with.

Jack in Silver Spring

mac said...

It's obvious that this is not going to go away, and most Americans will not forget.

What has surprised both black America and white America is what the other is thinking: black America apparently thought this was old news; white America had no idea that this type of venomous discord was being sown in (many) black churches.

That shows how segregated Sunday services are, and how nearly everyone was taken by surprise by our self-segregation...

Except for others, of course: those persons who have taken a special interest in the Duke Lacrosse Hoax were not surprised at all; they recognized the would-be lynching as a harbinger, and that it also illustrated a present reality.