Monday, April 28, 2008

Moyers Interview of Wright

I saw the interview on Sunday morning. From what I can see Reverend Wright is preaching a perverted version of the Social Gospel. He claims he wants to give his congregants hope in this life, not in the afterlife. That's a legitimate school of thought. But Reverend Wright confuses hope with hate. Trinity United can have an HIV outreach program but what good is it if he insists the government deliberately caused the disease. How are you giving your congregants hope when you insist to the high heavens that "we took this country by terror."? Moyers played extended version of his sermons of September 16, 2001 (when he said, "America's chickens are coming home to roost.") and April 13, 2003 (when he said, "Not G-d Bless America. G-d Damn America!!!). Wright can decry the "corporate owned media" repeatedly playing the clips for "nefarious purposes". But if anything the extended versions of his sermons actually make him look worse. BTW, it wasn't like he was being recorded in secret. Trinity United sold the tapes for whomever wanted to see and hear what he had to say. Granted, if Wright weren't associated with Obama he would be just another crank. But he isn't just another crank. He's a crank who will have the ear of the man who might very well be the next President of the United States. Yesterday, he spoke before the NAACP and today he's speaking before the National Press Club. He's but one 3 a.m. phone call from the White House.

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