Barack Obama’s pastor/spiritual advisor/spiritual mentor/campaign advisor evidently believes that his media storm last month was actually beneficial to Obama. So much so, that he couldn’t stay out of the spot light until Obama wrapped up the nomination. One can only assume as much. Otherwise, Jeremiah Wright would not be portraying the criticism he rightfully came under as a crucifixion:
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the embattled pastor of presidential candidate Barack Obama, gave a 45-minute sermon on Sunday that included a reference to his “public crucifixion” for past comments from the pulpit.
Jeremiah Wright may actually be right. He might have been crucified. But he forgets that two criminals were crucified next to Jesus Christ. Wright hasn’t broken any laws, but he has certainly caused as much damage to society as those two criminals to warrant a media “crucifixion.”
In an interview with liberal journalist Bill Moyers of PBS, Wright defended his outlandish statements from a 2003 sermon in which he encouraged his congregation to sing ‘God da*n America…’
Pastor Wright says it was “unfair” and “unjust” for media outlets to publicize sound bites of sermons in which he condemned the U.S. and Israel, and accused the government of infecting blacks with AIDS and flooding their neighborhoods with drugs. And during the interview with Moyers, Wright said the clips from his sermons were circulated for “devious reasons.”
All America desires is for Wright to explain the correct context for saying, ‘God da*n America…’ and ‘AmeriKKKa.’ We’re still waiting. Wright is a fool and a wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing.
But the best part came this morning when Wright spoke to the National Press Club. He explained his justification for sabotaging his spiritual protege’s presidential campaign.
This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright,” said Rev. Jeremiah Wright this morning at the National Press Club, explaining why he was emerging before a national audience, regardless of what harm it might do to the candidacy of one of his parishioners, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois. “This is an attack on the black church.”
Only a separatist bigot like Jeremiah Wright could translate criticism of ‘God da*n America’ to ‘attack on the black church.’ That would only be true if the entire black church was preaching the same atrocities as Wright. Since they are not and secretly wishing Wright would shut up and get out of Obama’s way, one can only assume Wright sees himself as some sort of reincarnate Christ whose leadership of the black church can’t be questioned, thus his pathetic crucifixion analogy. Which, if it were true, he wouldn’t have to go the NAACP and National Press Club to “resurrect” himself. And Obama would be on the rise instead of a downfall.