Ahh, Rev. Wright, what a guy. He has really outdone himself in the past few days, saying that the “attacks” on him are actually on the “black church.” He has suggested that he is not Obama’s spiritual mentor by calling such a reference “voodoo.” He stands by his ridiculous position that the HIV virus was invented by the U.S. Government as a way of eliminating minorities. (I guess the numerous white americans with Aids are just collateral damage).
He discussed how white people clap on the 1 and 3 beat of songs and black people clap on the 2 and 4 beat–Wha? He made numerous references to how every aspect of our culture is dominated by “white culture.” I guess he hasn’t seen the Billboard charts or the slew of professional athletes that are minorities or the amazing acting of people like Denzel Washington and Halle Berry, I suppose he hasn’t noticed that there are minorities on the Supreme Court, in numerous major offices in this Country like, Mayor of Philadelphia, New Orleans, Detroit, Atlanta and numerous others.
So what in the heck is wrong with this guy? Well, oddly, Rev. Otis Moss, his replacement seems to have some of the same problems:
Wow, so apparently Rev. Wright and Jesus are very similar. Wow! Something must be wrong here.
The website for the Trinity United Church of Christ says “Black theology is one of the many theologies in the Americas that became popular during the liberation theology movement. They include Hispanic theology, Native American theology, Asian theology and Womanist theology.” Womanist theology???? You know what that is—it is a theology that focuses on the suppression of Black Women primarly by White Women. Very inclusive.
So we are to believe that as a white Eurocentrist we simply do not understand that Black people are different, and worship differently and have a different theology. Does this sound like the type of “Change” we need to “unite us all,” that Obama keeps talking about? And yet, Obama continues to defend this man and this church.
This type of rhetoric is exactly what causes and fosters racism in our communities. For years, America was guilty of segregating Black Americans because of their skin color. Rev. Martin Luther King said, ” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” But of course, we can’t do that according to Rev. Wright, because the white man simply doesn’t get it.
Rev. Wright, You are not Jesus, you don’t even come close. You can continually spew your hindsight driven explanation for your vile comments and attempt to convince us all that you are not a hate-mongering, Anti-American, divisive racist. You can continue to say that your words were “taken out of context” or were simply small “snipits being looped over and over” and were therefore misunderstood. You can continue to say that you are a patriot and that you love our Country all the while calling our military Roman Soliders and stating that the war is based on a lie. You can continue to state that the US Government has a goal of suppressing and even murdering African-Americans simply because they are black. You can do all of that because you ARE a free man, you have the right to speak your mind, you have the right to act the part of a fool, but…
WE WILL NOT BELIEVE IT! We will chose not to be ignorant. Because as a famous black preacher said many years ago, “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” You would do well to take heed to Rev. King’s words.