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Obama has been listening
to his racist and anti-American mentor and pastor, Jeremiah Wright, for over 20 years.

 

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The Real Story Behind Black Liberation Theology Doctrine "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement.  That's it.  No ifs, ands, or buts.  His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections.  That's all I know.  I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."
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Obama was aware of Wright’s views Indeed, the specifically political character of Wright’s liberation theology is what drew Obama to Christianity.
 
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Left in Church Deep inside Obama's church bulletin, Trumpet. -- quite good. link
Providing Context For Reverend Wright:  The New Audio Of His Sermons Hugh Hewitt played great portions of Rev. Wright's sermons from April 13, 2004 and from September 16, 2001.

Wright has a legitimate complaint that only sound bytes have been played, but until today I had no other material to work with. The pastor could help us all if he would release recordings of all of his sermons.

Please be aware that due to technical issues beyond our control, there is a thirty second ad at the beginning of each clip.

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Jeremiah Wright's 'Trumpet' To the question of the moment: -- What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it? -- Answer: Obama knew everything, and he's known it for ages. link
Liveblogging Wright at the National Press Club: The "black church" is under "attack;" The leading theorist of Black Liberation Theology is James Cone.  Overtly racist, Cone’s writings posit a black Jesus who leads African-Americans as the "chosen people."  In Cone’s cosmology, whites are "the devil," and "all white men are responsible for white oppression."  Cone makes this point without ambiguity: "This country was founded for whites and everything that has happened in it has emerged from the white perspective," Cone has written.  "What we need is the destruction of whiteness, which is the source of human misery in the world."

If whiteness stands for all that is evil, blackness symbolizes all that is good.  "Black theology," says Cone, "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.
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Falsani interviews Obama about his beliefs. The profile of Obama that grew from the interview at Cafe Baci became the first in a series in the Sun-Times called "The God Factor," that eventually became my first book, The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People. link

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