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Should Obama leave the Trinity Church if he wins the nomination?

Question by livefree: Should Obama leave the Trinity Church if he wins the nomination?
Trinity Church has a specific agenda and honors Farrahkan. How can he represent me if he belongs to a church that supports a racist hater like Farrahkan?
Racists are relevant if a Presidential candidate is a member of that church.
To the poster who told me to get a life, I am trying to educate people not to vote for a man who will destroy my country. I do have a life but I also have strong opinions.

Best answer:

Answer by avail_skillz
racists are only as relevant as you make them by asking questions like this.

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isn’t it strange it took a white priest, not his black reverend to make obama leave his trinity church?

Question by LEGGY SURFER BLONDE: isn’t it strange it took a white priest, not his black reverend to make obama leave his trinity church?
Cover up or is Trinity Church purposely ruining Obama’s chance after he denounced Rev. Wright?

Best answer:

Answer by greencoke
Why is that strange?

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Why did Obama decide to leave the Trinity Church in Chicago?

Question by Democrats hate facts!: Why did Obama decide to leave the Trinity Church in Chicago?
After 20 years, finding Jesus, getting married, baptizing his children all at the Trinity Church…..why did he decide it was too extreme for him and leave back in May of 2008?

Best answer:

Answer by Don’t be Mad, U asked
He did it just to get votes. He still believes what he was taught.

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In light of the continuing Trinity Church scandal, shouldn’t Obama withdrawal from the Presidential race?

Question by Huggy: In light of the continuing Trinity Church scandal, shouldn’t Obama withdrawal from the Presidential race?
The Trinity Church is a disgrace, the pastors are a disgrace, and Obama is a disgrace for attending Trinity Church for 20 years.

Best answer:

Answer by Jack
I would say yes.
The man doesn’t know the meaning of the word grace even if he did go to Harvard.
Unfortunately many people who support him do not realize he is not as squeaky clean as he appears.
He may do things legally but are they moral or fair? NO.

Obama has the Richard Daly Chicago Political Machine behind him. And you know how down and dirty they are.

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Obama calls planned Quran burning a `stunt’

Obama calls planned Quran burning a `stunt’
As President Obama joined a growing chorus of condemnation against a tiny Gainesville church whose leader plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of Sept. 11, some religious leaders said they plan to mimic the Florida pastor.
Read more on Miami Herald

Evangelical Church of Ghana trains youth in career development
Winkogo (U/E), Sept 7, GNA – The Evangelical Church of Ghana has trained 170 youth in Bolgatanga in career development at four-day camp at Winkogo The youth were drawn from Bolgatanga, Winkogo, Dakiu and Sakote undertook the training at a four day camp organised by the Church at Winkogo, near Bolgatanga.
Read more on Ghanaweb.com

Area deaths for Sept. 10
BART , Larrie K., 91, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; no local services. Aycock Funeral Home. CONRADY , Denise D., 46, of Beach City; call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Spidell in Brewster; service 11 a.m. Monday at Emanuel Christian Church in Perry Township.
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President Obama, a Christian formed in the American Black church

President Obama, a Christian formed in the American Black church

Considered a man of faith, Barack Obama, the American President of the United States, is formed as a Christian. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, pastor Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), Chicago, where the Obama’s worshiped for 20 years in Illinois is his Obama’s former minister. What kind of Christian was the Church? The church website proclaims: “We are a congregation which is unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian…”

Trinity United Church of Christ occupies a tan brick building on West 95th Street across railroad tracks from a public housing project, reports The Christian Science Monitor.

The President said about leaving, “Too much press harassment, people couldn’t’ worship in peace.” That wasn’t his reason for leaving, but a complaint on the news media attention. The reasons were politically controversial remarks by Trinity’s pastor, Reverend Wright.

Wright’s comments contradicted one of Obama’s central messages — that the candidate can transcend past divisions such as those involving race.

Regarding the Church, on Bill Moyers Journal, Wright says we are unashamedly Black. His philosophy embodies, “Use the culture of which we are a part.” He preaches there is hope, that life has meaning, and that God is still in control. “We can change. We can do better.” Black Liberation theology is Wright’s United Church of Christ (UCC) message. It is a UCC message he offers, since he is a UCC minister who studied under Martin Marty. Martin E. Marty, distinguished Lutheran Pastor, teacher, and writer who has been on the University of Chicago faculty since 1963.

Grounded in the history of the African-American, Black theology is powerful stuff. He is little sorry about his comments, but in Bill Moyer’s interview, Reverend Wright does appear sorry he made the comment “God damn America” in the Pulpit-if only for a few moments. But it wasn’t one remark, but a string of them that caused the significant distancing between the candidate’s spiritual advisor and then candidate.

The press in the United States spent a lot of time and space talking about President Obama’s faith during the campaign, his church, and how he is a Christian-the President said he is Christian himself, and that is also news. Religion makes news, despite separation of Church and State. Time magazine says more voters saw President Obama as a strongly religious person than they did every major presidential hopeful during the campaign but Mitt Romney, the Republican former governor of Massachusetts. Romney’s Mormonism drew extensive news coverage.

President Obama was married in Trinity church. His children were baptized in the church, and also like his wedding, Reverend Wright performed the solemnizations. The President said on leaving the church, “Trinity was where I found Jesus Christ, where we were married, where our children were baptized. We have many friends among the 8,000 members…” It is a church where he was moved many times. When Wright preached one Sunday about the sustaining power of hope in the face of poverty and despair, Obama says he found himself in tears.

He said in one speech during the Presidential campaign:

* “For one thing, I believed and still believe in the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change… Because of its past, the black church understands in an intimate way the Biblical call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked and challenge powers and principalities. And in its historical struggles for freedom and the rights of man, I was able to see faith as more than just a comfort to the weary or a hedge against death, but rather as an active, palpable agent in the world. As a source of hope.”

It is the claim of Reverend Jeremiah Wright that Trinity is a church of Black theology. The Reverend Doctor John Cone, the Harvard Professor and African-American theologian interviewed on American Public Broadcasting System (PBS) by commentator Bill Moyers says on the PBS website:

* “As we examine what contemporary theologians are saying, we find that they are silent about the enslaved condition of black people. Evidently they see no relationship between black slavery and the Christian gospel. Consequently there has been no sharp confrontation of the gospel with white racism. There is, then, a desperate need for a black theology, a theology whose sole purpose is to apply the freeing power of the gospel to black people under white oppression.”

Cone says:

* The Cross is the same as the lynching tree for the Black American in a Harvard Speech. The Christian Reverend Cone wants to start a conversation on this subject. He offers that lynching was terrorism that “worked to a certain degree.” This includes spectacle lynchings where 5,000 would gather to watch.

Religion is one place where you have an imagination that no one can control.” Black Churches are a place of the spirit… (even though you are living under the shadow of the lynching tree).” … There were 246 years of slavery, and 100 years of segregation and lynching.   America does not see itself as “not innocent,” according to Cone. “No human being is innocent.”  

Reverend Cone is ordained in the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. which is one of the city’s largest black churches and not far from Obama’s home in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park.

Apparently the President did not turning his back on Black theology yet, per se, since he spoke from the pulpit at that same mega-church in Chicago, which has 20,000 members and is also considered a Black American church. This in 2008.

It is the history of the African American church in the United States that it is a center of Black community life speaking to the needs of the church and larger community in social and political ways. But not in so partisan a manner as was recently ascribed to the theology and preaching of the Reverend Wright. So the perception became. But he still associates himself with the African American church in general.

President Obama spoke of the role of Black fathers and their responsibilities, perhaps more a campaign speech than sermon from a “religious” man whose campaign motto is “Change That Works for You.” Will he again become a member of a Black Church while serving in Washington, D.C. Time will tell. Nonetheless, there his Christian roots lie.

It is from the Black Church that President Obama learned many things about hope. Can he really take himself out of the African-American church ethos, as he has known it? Perhaps the Reverend Wright thinks not, though he is not saying. His official press release remark on then President Obama and his family’s leaving was, “…We are saddened by the news …”

 

 

Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA (north of San Francisco).

My blog:
http://www.petermenkin.blogspot.com

Will we hear the truth about Obama from the members of Trinity Church now?

Question by Blue Horseshoe: Will we hear the truth about Obama from the members of Trinity Church now?
Now that he has insulted and betrayed them will the members of Trinity Church come forward about Obama’s racist views?

Will we see videos of him standing on the pews and screaming “Testify to me Pastor!” during the “God Damn America” sermon?

Best answer:

Answer by syphybag
Yes, if there is money to be made in it, they will come forward en masse.

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Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., Former Pastor of Barack Obama, Pens Fascinating History of the Church that Birthed the First Black President


Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2010

Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., pastor emeritus of the historic Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, releases his new book on February 25, 2010, titled, “A Sankofa Moment: The History of Trinity United Church of Christ.” “A Sankofa Moment” gives the 48-year history of the Trinity United Church of Christ with a major emphasis on the building of the largest United Church of Christ congregation within the denomination that developed several ministries and several entities under the pastorate of Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

“A Sankofa Moment” refers to the following:

The Akan people of Africa have an important symbol known as Sankofa. It is expressed in the Asante Adinkra symbols as a bird whose body is heading in one direction, but whose head is turned in the opposite direction. What the symbol is teaching is that we cannot go forward without first going back to our past to understand how it is we got to where we are (Introduction, pg. 17).

This fascinating read will be released on February 25, 2010 by St. Paul Press. Be sure to get a copy and be sure to tell family and friends.

The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. is a man of faith, a homiletic genius, a theological scholar and a pastor’s pastor. He is a family man who enjoys spending quality time with his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Dr. Wright is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, the “Dean of Black Preaching”, had this to say as the Center for African American Theological Studies inaugurated its Annual Lecture in honor of Dr. Wright:

“People who love the Lord and who embrace the noblest concepts of our democracy will enthusiastically applaud the establishment of the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Lectureship. The Lectureship appropriately salutes the Pastor and mentor who prepared President Barack Obama for the role of President of the United States.

“Mr. Obama had hardly any grasp of the meaning of being a Black person in the United States. By example and exhortation, Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., cured that deficiency, sending to Washington a President qualified to give America a chance to actually become a democracy!”

For more information about “A Sankofa Moment,” visit Dr. Jeremiah Wright online at: www.JeremiahWright.com.

To book Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., for speaking engagements or book signings, please contact Jeri Wright at The Grace of God, NFP at info@jeremiahwright.com or at 312-607-3848.

“A Sankofa Moment” is available wherever fine books are sold, including: www.Amazon.com, www.BlackCBC.com, www.StPaulChristianBookstore.com, and www.GospelLightBookstore.com.

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Why won’t Obama give his blessing to the St Nicolas Church project at Ground Zero, does he dislike Santa Claus?

Question by Obama W. Bush: Why won’t Obama give his blessing to the St Nicolas Church project at Ground Zero, does he dislike Santa Claus?
There is something really strange about giving his blessing to the Cordoba Project. And rejecting the Church of St Nicolas

Best answer:

Answer by Trust Me!
Nothing strange about it at all, right up his muslim alley.

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