Reverend Jeremy Wright’s Theology Exposed

Reverend Jeremy Wright’s Theology Exposed


In a set of “talking points” on the Trinity United Church of Christ web site, Wright proclaims himself an exponent of “black liberation theology.” He cites James Cone, a distinguished professor at New York’s Union Theological Seminary, whom he credits for having “systematized” this strain of Christianity.

Here is a quote from Cone, explaining black liberation theology:

Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community. … Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.

Mr. Obama continues to reject the Rev. Wrights vitriolic sermons now that the evidence is out and plans a major speech tomorrow concerning race. We call this “Olympic Backpedaling” at it’s finest.

Rich Lowry at National Review writesbefore he ever thought he would have to deploy Clintonesque spin to try to get himself out of a campaign controversy, Barack Obama wrote (an achingly good) memoir. In the book, Obama makes it clear that Wright when he first got to know him was pretty much the same Wright we’re getting to know now (the one that Obama is at pains to say is on the verge of retirement).

Lowry furthernotes that Obama’s 1995 memoir, “Dreams of My Father,” cites a Wright sermon called “The Audacity of Hope,” the title of which Obama borrowed for his own campaign slogan. Without evident disapproval, Obama quotes a passage from that sermon in which Wright describes “a world … where white folks’ greed runs a world in need,apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world! On which hope sits!”

As we wrote in the post below, like the fisherman who lost the “big one” and retells his story over the years the fish grows bigger. Unfortunately for America and the people who believe in Mr. Obama’s promise of “hope and change” the story is a big lie. Stay tuned because this fish is about to grow bigger. Indeed!


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