#1 DNC Interfaith Gathering - Black Liberation Theology08-20-2008, 02:52 PM
Meet Jeremiah Wright in a skirt.
"Democrats have been, are and will continue to be people of faith - and this interfaith gathering is proof of that. As Convention CEO and a pastor myself, I am incredibly proud that these esteemed leaders from the faith community will be with us to celebrate this historic occasion and honor the diverse faith traditions inside the Democratic Party."
Rev. Leah D. Daughtry is the Chief Executive Officer of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee and head of the DNC's religious outreach. She holds the same belief system held by Obama’s controversial former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Below the sanctuary, in the fellowship hall, a banner for slavery reparations proclaimed, “They Owe Us.”
Her eyes brightened when she recalled those demonstrations and the assorted groups that joined together to give them strength, just as her voice took on extra passion when she discussed black liberation theology and the writing of James Cone. LINK
It was this writing that Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s longtime pastor, cited to support the sermons that led Obama to cut ties with Wright in April. Daughtry didn’t want to comment on the sudden distance Obama put between himself and his pastor, except to say that it pained her to see such a meaningful and private relationship come to such a public and distorted end. But she didn’t put any distance between herself and Cone’s book “A Black Theology of Liberation,” which she suggested I read and which relies on the words of Malcolm X to make its religious arguments.
Her acceptance of God’s call to lead, to make herself visible and to make herself heard, converged with her commitment to liberation theology, as she exhorted herself and the congregation: “I am on the rise! I am the power and not the pig! I am on the rise! I am the master and not the mastered! I am on the rise!” Her voice seemed to hold no doubt that she was carrying out God’s plan. “I am on the rise! I am on the rise! I am on the rise!”
I plan on attending the event. :DAt least once every human should have to run for his life, to teach him that milk does not come from supermarkets, that safety does not come from policemen, that news is not something that happens to other people. ~ Robert Heinlein
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08-20-2008, 06:30 PM
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- Jun 2008
Leah D. Daughtry :
She had a lot of influence on the Democratic Platform.
08-20-2008, 06:51 PM
"Black liberation theology", hmm. I wonder how long before that subject replaces Social Studies or Math in public schools.Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
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08-20-2008, 10:39 PM
She looks like she's related to Bugs Bunny.Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.
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