Rev. Wright is Innocent (Breaking News)

<p>!!!! Rev. Wright is Innocent!!!!</p>

<p>YouTube</a> - FOX Lies!! Barack Obama Pastor Wright</p>

<p>"God Damn America", around 3 minutes he says that he is QUOTING an interview from an ambassador of FOX NEWS after 9/11. The entire controversy had been engineered!</p>

<p>I am glad I watched the entire clip-</p>

<p>I don't get it...</p>

<p>if he's innoncent then why did Obama disown him?</p>

<p>Wow! That is one eloquent, if provocative, preacher! He seems to be intelligent too. I see now why Obama stayed with his congregation. Thank you for that link. I saw some of those other clips there too. </p>

<p>Not that I agree with "God Damn America", or "chicken have come home to roost", but those statements make more sense when taken in full context of what he is saying.</p>

<p>icypineapple37- Obama did NOT disown him.</p>

<p>Are you kidding me, icypineapple37??</p>

<p>Obama said clearly in his speech that he did NOT disown Wright, that it would be like disowning his own grandmother. He renounced the "God damn America" part of the his speech and the idea that Wright seems to see America's treatment of racial injustice as static (trapped in the past) but he did not denounce the reverend.</p>

<p>I think what he said is he is quoting a U.S. Ambassador who had spoken on Fox News, not an ambassador of Fox News as the OP indicates.</p>

<p>And hopefully this will get the full coverage the out of context comments have gotten. Not likely but hopefully.</p>

<p>As to the comments, well U.S. History has at its core the concept of "manifest destiny" which, like the Crusades, has justified violence against others in the guise of the inevitable/acceptable (imperialistic) expansion of this country; a concept which is at the heart of the distaste others have for us.</p>

<p>Ha! So what do you know? Context matters after all. Gee, who would've believed it?</p>

<p>Wow. I wonder why this isn't in the news? I mean his comments and previous footage was apparently taken so out of context and to give an entirely different meaning. The parts that were shown previously now appear to be him quoting an ambassador who spoke on Fox News and are not his own thoughts on the issue.</p>

<p>Curious too, where is this news "breaking". Can't find any mention anywhere on the net, etc.</p>

Ha! So what do you know? Context matters after all. Gee, who would've believed it?


<p>No, it doesn't. Responding to distorted media in a reactionary, misguided way is too fun.</p>

<p>His speech: "American chickens are coming home to roost" was totally taken out of context, but that was a different sermon from when he said "god damn America"</p>

<p>YouTube</a> - Barack Obama Pastor Jeremiah Wright anti-American and racist</p>

<p>You will see that he has a different attire on when he said "god damn America" </p>

<p>I have been very disgusted with the media in this election cycle. People are loosing their homes, innocent people are dying in Iraq, people are spiraling into poverty, bad schools in appalachia and the inner cities, people with no health insurance, some bad people around the world planning to bomb this country daily, people are homeless, veterans are suffering debilitating illnesses as they come back from war, most of them can't find jobs. Developing clean energy and taking care of the evironments, etc etc etc etc </p>


<p>Innocent? What was he guilty of in the first place - being opinionated?</p>

<p>Yep. An opinionated black man.</p>

<p>Only white folks are allowed to have opinions, evidently. ;)</p>

<p>mommusic, that's not true, and, as a white person, it only makes the chip on my shoulder bigger when you say that. Only white <em>men</em> are allowed to have opinions. Duh.</p>

<p>(On-topic: it's not terribly shocking that the media capitalized on this, but I'm preparing my toilet for the oncoming surge of vomiting when Saint Barack spins himself into the victim. Why are we finding this out from Youtube? Shouldn't this have been the first thing in Obama's speech on race? What does it say about Obama that he did not bring these videos? That he bowed so easily to public opinion? In my opinion--and perhaps it is simply because of my family's military background--that is not the profile of a Commander-in-Chief.)</p>

<p>Nice try Tyler, apparently you didn't notice that the video you posted and the video that's getting all the airtime are different. Check out what the pastor is wearing. Keep trying to explain away Obama's ties to a bigot though.</p>

<p>Interestingly though, it also wasn't spliced together like the one getting all the airtime.</p>

<p>And wow, bigot eh? How do you define that exactly?</p>

<p>They have to splice them together because they don't have the time to show all his bigoted remarks. You can't fit the whole "govt created aids then gave it to blacks" speech all in one clip. I consider anybody who makes racist remarks on a regular occasion a bigot. This wasn't a "slip of the tongue."</p>

<p>It does contribute towards making people who jumped on this like it was a video of Obama shooting Kennedy looking pretty silly.</p>

<p>Lame damage control in this thread.</p>

<p>I thought Roland Martin's comment on was worth sharing: Commentary:</a> Race, faith and politics -</p>

<p>For those who are interested in actually exploring more about Pastor Wright, beyond the endlessly-looping clips, here's a link to different sermons by Pastor Wright. You can even ignore the commentary and just go straight to the YouTube links: Street</a> Prophets: The Wright Stuff: The Videos Main Stream Media Won't Show You</p>

<p>And if anyone is really, really interested, I strongly recommend reading something by James Cone; the 20th anniversary edition of his "A Black Theology of Liberation (Ethics and Society)" is considered a leading work in the area of black liberation theology. It's neither an easy read nor a comfortable read, but it is an important key to understanding what motivates the sermons sometimes given by a Pastor Wright or someone of similar schooling.</p>

<p>It probably doesn't hurt to read from the prophets Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, or Ezekial either. When commentators talk about the prophetic style of preaching, they are not talking about anything related to prophesy (a misunderstanding I've encountered more than a few times this week amongst my friends). It instead refers to the prophets and they way they spoke to God and to their people.</p>

<p>I merely offer these as suggestions if someone is interested in moving beyond the media hype. I personally believe that dialogue is a good thing, even when we're asked to confront both the best and the worst of ourselves and our country.</p>