Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright on iTunes

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.


Anonymous said...

Come on we know Obama is not going to win a general election since this racist stuff came out about him. Funny watching the Obama cult followers twisting into pretzels trying to make this seem Wright.

Latest Obama blunder is his pastor saying Italians have Garlic Noses. How about if IMUS said all blacks have BIG LIPS.

Anonymous said...


This is actually kind of funny. From Fox News:

A two-week FOX News investigation, however, has uncovered where Wright will be spending a good deal of his time in retirement, and it is a far cry from the impoverished Chicago streets where the preacher led his ministry for 36 years.

FOX News has uncovered documents that indicate Wright is about to move to a 10,340-square-foot, four-bedroom home in suburban Chicago, currently under construction in a gated community.

While it is not uncommon for an accomplished clergyman to live in luxury, Wright’s retirement residence is raising some questions.

I'm sure someone can explain the "context" for this.

I have no problem with a pastor being treated well for years of hard work, but this seems a bit much - especially when you consider what the church could have done with a couple million.

Public records of the sale show Trinity initially obtained a $10 million bank loan to purchase the property and build a new house on the land.

But further investigation with tax and real estate attorneys showed that the church had actually secured a $1.6 million mortgage for the home purchase, and attached a $10 million line of credit, for reasons unspecified in the paperwork.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Anonymous trolls suck.

Kellybelle said...

This "controversy" made me skip on over to Amazon and purchase a collection of Wright's sermons. Politics aside (if that's possible), his biblical scholarship is dynamic and timely. But since he wasn't telling folks how to get rich like Creflo'nem, he wasn't as popular.

Jorge Vega said...

Anyone ever hear Tim Wise speak in person? A white guy talking to white folks about racism in rather unconventional, slightly confrontational ways... here's something he recently wrote in response to the Pastor Wright flare up. Interesting stuff.

jjbrock said...

UBM I love to here pastor Wright preach. The way I see it he was not preaching to the outside world he was preaching to his church family.

UBM see how hate will find you? I bet those anonymous people have been all over the net trying to find somewhere to drop that hate.

Monique said...

Check out this website for a wealth of information on Wright, Obama, and Farrakhan...hhmmm.

Monique said...

sorry, forgot the site

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why more people aren't upset with how Rev. Wright is being portrayed. It is absolutely insane that he is being painted as a racist - he merely is telling the truth. I just don't get why there isn't an outcry about this. (I am a white Jew, BTW)

Undercover Black Man said...

^ It's all about destroying Obama. I saw Newt Gingrich on Fox the other night saying that even Wright's "Audacity to Hope" speech (which Gingrich liked) contains the "racist" term "white greed."

WTF? Is that the best they can come up with?

Diana said...

But why aren't people speaking up and explaining that it's not racism, it's the truth? At best, people are saying in that patronizing tone, oh, he's from another generation.