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LibraryLady
05-31-2008, 06:14 PM
CNN: Obama leaving his church
Posted May 31, 2008 6:02 PM

by John McCormick


CNN is reporting this afternoon that Sen. Barack Obama is leaving Trinity United Church of Christ, his longtime religious home on Chicago's South Side and a place that has triggered repeated controversies during his presidential bid.

Obama press aides could not immediately be reached to confirm the report.

The latest controversy erupted this past week when an Internet video emerged from an appearance at the church last weekend by the Rev. Michael Pfleger.

Pfleger, who has had numerous run-ins with Chicago's Roman Catholic archdiocese involving his political activism, mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton from the pulpit during a guest appearance at the church. The priest also suggested the former first lady is a white elitist who felt entitled to the Democratic nomination.
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/05/cnn_obama_leaving_his_church.html

Zeus
05-31-2008, 06:34 PM
Obama is exhibiting a history of cuttin' n runnin' when the heat is applied. Sooner or later he is going to have to stand his ground and fight for what he truly believes in.

Sonnabend
05-31-2008, 06:47 PM
and fight for what he truly believes in.

No one knows that that is...not even Obama.

All he has is spin and rhetoric. Empty man, empty promises.

LibraryLady
05-31-2008, 06:55 PM
Wonder if Jeremiah Wright will issue a statement?

When Oprah left TUCC, he said it was becasue she didn't want to tithe.

megimoo
05-31-2008, 07:32 PM
Obama is exhibiting a history of cuttin' n runnin' when the heat is applied. Sooner or later he is going to have to stand his ground and fight for what he truly believes in.I don't think there is much really there ,He has been carried along by white liberals all of his life first at Harvard law and now by Soros as the presidential poster child for the DNC .

He has a tendancy to melt under pressure and plays well to the party elite in San Francisco Bay Area .They think they have a better chance with a black liberal against Mc Cain than with the white witch from New York with all of her past political baggage .

I don't think rual Souther America is much impressed by his slipping and sliding but his position against the military and anti-gun past make him most suspect and we don't need another slick president like Clinton in the White House.

wilbur
05-31-2008, 07:47 PM
Churches should stick to theology.

Sonnabend
05-31-2008, 07:53 PM
Churches should stick to theology.

Uh huh.And close all their charities, too?

gator
05-31-2008, 08:03 PM
Too little, too late.

He is only "leaving" because his relationship to a hate organization has been exposed. He is not leaving because of his convictions; he is leaving to diffuse his church membership as an election issue.

stickyboot
05-31-2008, 09:08 PM
Too bad he didn't do it 20 years ago when the gesture (and the man) might have represented more than just political pandering.

sgrooms
05-31-2008, 09:21 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24908975

"I'm not denouncing the church and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church," he said, adding that the new pastor at Trinity and "the church have been suffering from the attention my campaign has focused on them."

Sounds to me like he just got caught. What if none of this had come to light? Still sitting in the pew, listening to all that shit.

This man scares me to death.

wilbur
05-31-2008, 10:02 PM
Uh huh.And close all their charities, too?

Hey, good to see you again too Sonna! ;)

One might consider practicing and preaching good works part of their theology. Commentary on politics, however, generally isn't.

3rd-try
05-31-2008, 10:22 PM
'tis amazing how a pattern of at best much farther to the left than he's trying to sell himself as, to at worst plainly Anti-American associations Obama has kept. All voluntary associations BTW.

Damn, I guess I'm just being racist.

LogansPapa
06-01-2008, 12:01 AM
Too little - too late.:cool:

All McCain has to do is maintain a heart beat.

Shannon
06-01-2008, 12:05 AM
Too little - too late.:cool:

All McCain has to do is maintain a heart beat.

Nah. McCain will still manage to lose. He'll have to work hard at it...but he'll manage.

Eyelids
06-01-2008, 12:24 AM
Dont underestimate Obama's staff... that whole change schtick they pulled (I've been a Barack Obama supporter since the Convention in 04) was absolutely brilliant. They took Obama's one real glaring weakness (expeirience) and turned it into a strength.

lacarnut
06-01-2008, 12:50 AM
Obama is exhibiting a history of cuttin' n runnin' when the heat is applied. Sooner or later he is going to have to stand his ground and fight for what he truly believes in.

Cut & run is exactly what he will do in Iraq. If elected Prez, he will be a bigger whimp and appeaser than Carter.

Nubs
06-01-2008, 07:48 AM
Dont underestimate Obama's staff... that whole change schtick they pulled (I've been a Barack Obama supporter since the Convention in 04) was absolutely brilliant. They took Obama's one real glaring weakness (expeirience) and turned it into a strength.

You overanalyze.

It's not political savvy, It's because there are alot of really f*cking stupid people in this country.

gator
06-01-2008, 07:52 AM
Too little - too late.:cool:

All McCain has to do is maintain a heart beat.

Don't under estimate the power of Negro block voting, especially in the South.

Jumpy
06-01-2008, 08:01 AM
Who would've seen that coming? :rolleyes:

RV Fan
06-01-2008, 08:34 AM
Whats telling here is that he is leaving his church because of politics, not because of theology. The theology of racism, of class warfare and of victimization played well for 20 years. But now? Not so much.