While Fox News continues to hype Jeremiah Wright as if he were the biggest issue facing the nation – (What war? What recession?) – members of Trinity United Church of Christ are waging their own public-relations campaign on the internets.
Last week one member launched a blog called The Truth About Trinity United Church of Christ. He (or she) has already produced 22 posts.
On YouTube, “TRINITYCHGO” has uploaded 37 videos over the past nine days, most of them featuring Rev. Wright in the pulpit.
And now... a number of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons are for sale at iTunes.
I am not a fan of Rev. Wright’s politics. Sounds to me like the same old hard-left rhetoric with some racial-nationalist woofing on top. But the bullshit Fox News tactic of combing through the pastor’s sermons to pull out the most inflammatory sound bites... for the sole purpose of crippling Barack Obama... is sickening.
But since Jeremiah Wright is now the most famous black preacher in the U.S.A., let’s hear him unload on President Bush, why don’t we?
I’m streaming a 7-minute excerpt of one of Rev. Wright’s iTunes sermons on my Vox blog. The 2006 EP is called “The People of God.” This sermon is called “In Freedom.”
In this passage, the minister slides from Old Testament exegesis into full-bore Bush-bashing before you can say “God damn America.” Click here to listen.