Barak’s Good Judgement in Question – February 20, 2008
If you want to be my president, you need to demonstrate the ability to use good judgement in making important decisions. While looking at the candidates, I noticed that Barak Obama has made the decision to attend Trinity United Church of Christ at 400 West 95th Street in Chicago, Illinois. . Visit their web site at: http://www.tucc.org/about.htm. Obama has been incorrectly called a Muslim, probably because his middle name is Hussein. That being said, I don’t feel any more comfortable with his choice, after learning some of the statements made and views held by his spiritual leader, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
Quotes from the church web site:
“We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.”
Perhaps this explains why Obama doesn’t always feel the need to put his hand over his heart when hearing the National Anthem of America, or join others reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to America. BUT HE DOES FEEL THE NEED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF AMERICA!
The Church web site has a link to “The Center for African Biblical Studies”. I’m still looking for its link to the Center for American Biblical Studies. I’m wondering if studying the Bible is different for Africa than it is for America. I mean, the Bible is “the Bible,” wherever you read it.
Though Obama affiliates with the Christian faith, it’s noteworthy that his church pastor has supported Palestinian causes in the past and in 1984 went to Tripoli with Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan to visit Lybian leader Muammar Ghadhaffi. This according to a story by CBS News at: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/20/politics/main2588082.shtml
This bothers me greatly. Is this the right influence for a President of the United States? Aren’t we opposed to terrorists, such as Lybia’s Ghadhafi and the Palestinian terrorist groups? And pardon me for saying so, but anyone with half a brain can see that Farrakhan is completely racist and often makes hate-inciting remarks which are completely false, calling into question his sanity. Why would a Christian pastor associate to any degree with a man like Farrakhan? Why would Obama choose such a pastor?
Obama’s defenders have asked us not to judge him by his pastor’s beliefs. I ask, why not? Obama has called him his mentor. Why would he join this church if he didn’t share the values and beliefs of the pastor? It’s my contention that he would find a church whose values and beliefs he shares. He has chosen this one and been a member long enough to know whether he “belongs” there or not.
Does this pastor have influence over Obama? I say yes, profoundly. How do I know? According to the CBS News article, “For nearly two decades, Obama has identified strongly with Trinity and hasn’t been shy about discussing his closeness to its pastor.” That’s twenty years, folks. Twenty years of closeness to a man who went to visit Ghadhafi in Lybia and sympathizes with Palestinian causes (read terrorism). Twenty years of allegiance to Africa rather than America.
Need more proof? Visit this web site for a news story that made me angry. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59887
The good Rev. Wright said some pretty unkind things about American teen, Natalie Holloway of Alabama, whom he does not know. He wonders why American media pays more attention to the disappearance and presumed murder of an American girl than they do of African girls. I have the answer. Because they are the American media in America writing for an American audience about a citizen and family of their home country of America. Why in the world should African news be more important to American media and American audiences than American news concerning American victims? You can see his mindset. Africa is first place with him and America – well, who knows what place he gives America.
“Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn’t make news,” Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.
But, “One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and ‘gives it up’ while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!” he added. “Maybe I am missing something!” Rev. Jeremiah Wright
REV. WRIGHT, YOU MOST DEFINITELY ARE MISSING SOMETHING! THE GIRL WAS MURDERED. SHE DIDN’T DESERVE TO BE MURDERED.
By the way, Rev. Wright says that the tragedy of Darfur doesn’t make the news. He’s totally wrong. I have never been to Africa and I know about it. How did that happen? I heard it on the news more than once. So has everyone else.
I question Barak Obama’s judgement associating with this pastor so closely for twenty years. I assert that this pastor and fellowship has had an enormous effect on Obama and does influence Obama’s beliefs and actions. I’m not interested in a President of the United African States. I want a true, easy to spot, way down deep in his heart American in the White House.
The following web site is an exchange between the Rev. Wright and host Sean Hannity on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes; Hear the Rev. for yourself.
I question Obama’s ability to use good judgement and put America first.