Thursday, March 13, 2008

This May Leave a Mark

People are judged by the company they keep. Barack Obama is not only keeping company with a racist America hater, he also regards Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of his home church, as a mentor and adviser.

From ABC:

An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright's sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans.

"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people," he said in a 2003 sermon. "God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda's attacks because of its own 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," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.
One cannot hold Obama accountable for what Wright has said, but Obama should comment on why he continues to attend a church where such things are spewed on a regular basis.

h/t Power Line

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