Reverend Wright Is Wrong: Audacity, As In Rude and Disrespectful … or Is He Bold and Hopeful?

Report from ABCNEWS Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent: “The Wright Message?”

Reverend Jeremiah Wright is the man Barack Obama credits for the title of his book, Audacity of Hope.  Reverend Wright also performed the marriage ceremony for Barrack Obama and Michelle Obama at the Trinity United Church of Christ [MAP/SAT].

The following partial transcripts from ABCNEWS show Reverend Wright uses the gospel for political means …

The government gives’em the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three strike law, and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America’ … no no no …
not God Bless America, God Damn America. That’s in the Bible for killin’ innocent people. God Damn America for treating us citizens less than human.

— Reverend Jeremiah Wright in 2003

ABCNEWS Obama’s response soundbyte?

I don’t think my church is particularly controversial.
— Senator Barack Obama

ABCNEWS reviewed more than a dozen sermons offered for sale by the church and found Reverend Wright going to the extreme …

Reverend Wright refers to the U.S. as under the influence of the Klu Klux Klan:
“And they [the government] will not only attack you for trying to point out what’s goin’ on in white America [pause, that is] U.S. of KKKA.”

Reverend Wright regularly mocks black republicans as sellouts.
“… they live below sea level … Clarence, Colin and Condemnesia.”

In Reverend Wright’s first sermon after September 11, 2001,  Reverend Wright said the U.S. had brought on the attacks with its own state terrorism:

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians, Black South Africans, and now we are INDIGNANT! Because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are comin’ home to roost.”

Not shown in the ABC reports video, Reverend Wright said about Bill Clinton, “He did us like he did Monica Lewinski …  Ridin’ dirty” [while demonstrating the sex act with his hips].

Reverend Wright has also claimed that the U.S. created or started the AIDS virus.

Church member: I wouldn’t call it being radical; I’d call it being black in America.

ABCNEWS reports that Reverend Wright left a lasting impression on church members and Senator Obama. Members and attendees of the Trinity United Church of Christ include Oprah Winphrey, WLS-TV co-anchor Cheryl Burton, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, a professor at Princeton University.

FOXNEWS host Bill O’Reilly is claiming the mainstream media is not covering Reverend Wright’s comments, but believes this story is not going away and that ‘the far left media’ will be forced to carry the story.

Related web pages …
Trinity United Church of Christ —
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. —