Friday, April 11, 2008

Wright to address NAACP in Detroit

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Just to keep up to date, the noxious Rev. Jeremiah Wright will speak at the Detroit branch of the NAACP 53rd Annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner. I would have jumped on this one yesterday, but given that NAACP chair Julian Bond has compared the GOP to the Taliban, given an award to someone who called Condoleeza Rice a murderer, and engaged in bizzare conspiracy theories about Hurricane Katrina, it is far more predictable than outrageous (though it is that also).

On a lighter note (because of the honkiness), I learned a little more about the relationship betweeen Wright and Oprah Winfrey. Recently, there had been a report that Oprah had left Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ several years ago, over some of his more militant sermons.

However, in a piece on Oprah’s “spirituality” by Jesse Walker at Reason’s Hit & Run blog, there is a link to a 2002 article from Christianity Today, in which Wright is quoted as saying, “Somebody who makes $100 a week has no problem tithing. But start making $35 million a year, and you’ll want to renegotiate the contract. You don’t want to be a part of ‘organized religion’ at that point.”

Oprah might have more credibility than the guy who thinks the US created the AIDS virus, though one cannot dismiss the possibility that Team Oprah was trying to undo some of the damage she has suffered from hitching her star to the Obamamobile.

Rev. Wright will fit right in at that NAACP function.

It's sad to see what's happened to a once great organization.

The NAACP is no longer a civil rights organization. It proved that when it did nothing but enabled the civil rights violations Mike Nifong and certain Durham Police committed against members of both races.

Hat tip: Instapundit


mac said...

Has anyone from the New Black Panther Party asked Reverend Wright to speak to their little group? They're snakes from the same pit, and should charm each other quite well.

I'm sure that the NCNAACP would likewise be delighted to have Reverend Jeremiah Wright speak with them. And so would Wahneema and the rest of the 88. Hopefully invitations be as perpetually forthcoming as Lubiano's scholarly publications.

mac said...

Oprah is likely to have been experiencing second thoughts about Obama: she was once duped by a writer who wrote a fictional account of his experiences, and she took him down with a thud.

Let's see if she has the courage and wisdom to do the same with this imposter.

Anonymous said...

The NAACP, like most labor unions, was once needed, but today has become corrupt and of little value to anyone but those who run the scams.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...


"Rev. Wright will fit right in at that NAACP function"

Let the Lovefest begin.