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    Rev Wright in a different light- Obama's Pastor Slurs Italians in Latest Magazine

    [QUOTE][B]Obama's Pastor Slurs Italians in Latest Magazine
    Penny Starr
    Senior Staff Writer[/B]

    Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago where Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been a member for two decades, slurred Italians in a piece published in the most recent issue of Trumpet Newsmagazine.

    "(Jesus') enemies had their opinion about Him," Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue. [B]"The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans.[/B]

    "From the circumstances surrounding Jesus' birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus' death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style. ..." Wright wrote. "He refused to be defined by others and Dr. Asa Hilliard also refused to be defined by others.

    "The government runs everything from the White House to the schoolhouse, from the Capitol to the Klan, white supremacy is clearly in charge, but Asa, like Jesus, refused to be defined by an oppressive government because Asa got his identity from an Omnipotent God," said Wright.

    Every issue of the magazine published last year included Wright's column, "The Message," in which he covered a range of subjects, including his views on other African-American churches as expressed in his April 2007 commentary "Facing the Rising Sun."

    "In a world that is controlled by white supremacy, in a country that is on its way to hell in a hand basket because of lying politicians, in a culture that still thinks 'white is right' and with young people who do not have a clue as to our story, our history, our legacy or our destiny, we still have African-American Christians who are more concerned about 'bling bling' than about freeing our minds," Wright wrote.

    In a nationally broadcast speech on March 18, Obama distanced himself from Wright by saying he "condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy." But Obama also said, "I could no more disown him than I could disown the black community."

    According to his federal income tax return for 2006, Obama gave the Trinity United church that year $22,500 in contributions.

    The Clinton campaign has not commented on the controversy, but in an interview Tuesday with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) said actions speak louder than words.

    "He would not have been my pastor," Clinton said. "You don't choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend.

    "You know, I spoke out against Don Imus (a radio talk show host who was fired for making racially insensitive remarks about black female basketball players at Rutgers University), saying that hate speech was unacceptable in any setting, and I believe that," Clinton said.

    "I just think you have to speak out against that. You certainly have to do that, if not explicitly, then implicitly by getting up and moving," she added.

    Trumpet Newsmagazine started publication in the 1980s in Chicago and distribution expanded in March 2006 to several other cities, with broader circulation through subscriptions. On the magazine's masthead, Wright is named as the magazine's CEO and Wright's daughter, Jeri Wright, is the publisher.

    Requests for comments from Jeri Wright, the magazine's marketing staff, and the Obama campaign were not answered by press time.

    The last Trumpet to be published was the November/December edition, a double issue that featured a remembrance of "Pan-Africanist" Hilliard and a profile of Louis Farrakhan, who was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement "Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter" award at the magazine's 25th anniversary gala late last year.

    Farrakhan has called Judaism a "gutter religion" and said Jews are "bloodsuckers," as reported in The New York Times.

    Trumpet Newsmagazine also included myriad articles and regular features geared toward the black community, ranging from health, parenting, music and the arts, to profiles of successful members of the community and tips on everything from dating to spiritual well-being.

    Many political observers have said that Obama's speech last week limited the damage of the ongoing Wright controversy, but others say the issue is continuing to hamper his campaign.

    "I don't think it's going to go away," Ralph Reed, a long-time conservative activist and political strategist who now runs Century Strategies based in Duluth, Ga., told Cybercast News Service.

    "Because while Obama's speech was thoughtful and eloquent, it didn't address the central issue, and that's why he would have someone as such a close spiritual advisor with such extreme views," Reed added.

    "Let me be clear," Reed added. "I don't think any candidate should have to answer for the theological views of their pastor, church or denomination. But (Wright's) were not theological views, but political statements."

    "I think it's more likely to be a serious issue in the general election, more than in the primaries," Reed said.

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    [url]http://www.crosswalk.com/news/11571660/[/url]

    let the justification of rev wrightgeousness begin!!

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    I can hear hussien now- "well my white mother was 1/16th Italian which makes me 1/32nd Italian and I am just as insulted as all the other typical guineas"....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2451609][url]http://www.crosswalk.com/news/11571660/[/url]

    let the justification of rev wrightgeousness begin!![/QUOTE]

    well, every link I went to was an article written by Penny Starr, so I will have to wait for other sources and see the full statement, thanks though for the diligent work Mrs. Starr

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    Oh man... it's on now.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;2451667]Oh man... it's on now.[/QUOTE]

    I didn't know the Romans used much garlic 2000 years ago...

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    What would the equivalent slur be to blacks for "garlic noses"?

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    Elsewhere from the Propaganda Network;

    Per Sean Hannity; [B]Obama shows Blatant disrespect for Americans[/B]
    March 26, 2008

    Rumors have circulated that Barack Obama may have tried on shoes at a mall without socks on. Radio host Sean Hannity confirms that a man who sold shoes at a Macy's in Hawaii back in 1976 remembers Obama shopping for shoes. He does not remember Obama having socks on while trying on the shoes. The 78 year old man said that "if Obama had no socks on it would show a complete lack of respect for people who would be trying on those same shoes if he did not buy them". Hannity was working his contacts all morning in preparation for his show to see if Obama indeed was not wearing socks and did not purchase those shoes. "A spokesman for Obama could not be reached for comment on this issue fueling speculation that this story could be true", said Hannity.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2451685]Elsewhere from the Propaganda Network;

    Per Sean Hannity; [B]Obama shows Blatant disrespect for Americans[/B]
    March 26, 2008

    Rumors have circulated that Barack Obama may have tried on shoes at a mall without socks on. Radio host Sean Hannity confirms that a man who sold shoes at a Macy's in Hawaii back in 1976 remembers Obama shopping for shoes. He does not remember Obama having socks on while trying on the shoes. The 78 year old man said that "if Obama had no socks on it would show a complete lack of respect for people who would be trying on those same shoes if he did not buy them". Hannity was working his contacts all morning in preparation for his show to see if Obama indeed was not wearing socks and did not purchase those shoes. "A spokesman for Obama could not be reached for comment on this issue fueling speculation that this story could be true", said Hannity.[/QUOTE]
    Don't give up your day job- you suck at stand-up!

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2451688]Don't give up your day job- you suck at stand-up![/QUOTE]

    why even waste the time responding to that irrelevent moron??? I've come to the conclusion it's a disrespectful waste of this fine sites resources...:yes:

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2451609]
    let the justification of rev wrightgeousness begin!![/QUOTE]
    I hope CLinton's paying you..

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    [QUOTE=piney;2451645]well, every link I went to was an article written by Penny Starr, so I will have to wait for other sources and see the full statement, thanks though for the diligent work Mrs. Starr[/QUOTE]

    right...I mean this is a guy who used his pastor's page to let a hamas terrorists write an opinion piece:

    [url]http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166165[/url]

    and has said in the same magazine he's used to slur italians that:

    "“[I]Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African American religious experience,” continues Wright.

    “His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation’s most powerful critics. His love for Africa and African American people has made him an unforget- table force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose.””[/I]

    so he definitely deserves the benefit of the doubt....:yes:
    Last edited by Come Back to NY; 03-26-2008 at 11:18 PM.

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2451676]What would the equivalent slur be to blacks for "garlic noses"?[/QUOTE]

    Watermelon heads. FU Osama.

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    [QUOTE=CTM;2451694]I hope CLinton's paying you..[/QUOTE]

    dude look- all this does is put another dagger into the rats- both of them....

    their supporters despise each other...clinton has little chance to win the rat candidacy based on delegate count and if obama gets the nod he comes out of the convention almost a lame duck candidate...

    the perfect storm is brewing....the more fuel to the fire against both sides the better...:yes:

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2451696]right...I mean this is a guy who used his pastor's page to let a hamas terrorists write an opinion piece:

    [url]http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166165[/url]

    and has said in the same magazine he's used to slur italians that:

    [B]"“[I]Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African American religious experience,”[/B] continues Wright.

    [B]“His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation’s most powerful critics. His love for Africa and African American people has made him an unforget- table force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose.””[/[/B]I]

    so he defeinitely deserves the benefit of the doubt....:yes:[/QUOTE]



    I will be honest, Wright comes across as a guy who has no idea what he is doing to Obama right now

    but there is nothing there that is very inflammatory....

    I mean, I guess to make some people happy he should make sure to quantify the statement by denouncing Farrakahn....but is there anything wrong with what he is saying.

    I would want to verify the quote, but he can have whatever opinion he wants of Farrakahn as a religious leader and historical figure.

    Nowhere does it say he agrees with everything Farrakahn has said, which is basically what you are alluding to.

    It would be like calling me an anti-semite if I said, "Hitler was a very charismatic leader."

    If all of this is true, he really doesn't want to make things easy for Obama...

    but really, after the first debate, when this question get raised (if Obama is indeed the nominee) I can't see it having legs after Obama addresses the Wright issue again.
    Last edited by piney; 03-26-2008 at 11:26 PM.

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    [QUOTE=The Crusher;2451701]Watermelon heads. FU Osama.[/QUOTE]

    that's an awesome statement...really:rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2451703]dude look- all this does is put another dagger into the rats- both of them....

    their supporters despise each other...clinton has little chance to win the rat candidacy based on delegate count and if obama gets the nod he comes out of the convention almost a lame duck candidate...

    the perfect storm is brewing....the more fuel to the fire against both sides the better...:yes:[/QUOTE]

    I don't know. I'd rather face Obama and I think you guys are only decreasing the chances of that happening..

    Hilary will be strong come November with her loyal uneducated voters and the likely weak economy which will make people lorn for the days of Bubba

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    [QUOTE=piney;2451645]well, every link I went to was an article written by Penny Starr, so I will have to wait for other sources and see the full statement, thanks though for the diligent work Mrs. Starr[/QUOTE]

    good to see the liberal defense of this racist/bigot continues:

    [url]http://newsbusters.org/blogs/justin-mccarthy/2008/03/28/joy-behar-rev-wrights-anti-italian-slurs-compliment[/url]

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    [QUOTE=piney;2451645]well, every link I went to was an article written by Penny Starr, so I will have to wait for other sources and see the full statement, thanks though for the diligent work Mrs. Starr[/QUOTE]

    uh...here's another seperate source...

    [url]http://www.nbc5.com/news/15726560/detail.html[/url]


    let's see...whitey, Jews, Italians...can the Polish be far behind on the hit list of Rev Wrighteousness????

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2454901]uh...here's another seperate source...

    [url]http://www.nbc5.com/news/15726560/detail.html[/url]


    let's see...whitey, Jews, Italians...can the Polish be far behind on the hit list of Rev Wrighteousness????[/QUOTE]

    [B]Come Back to Earth[/B] is confused (what else is new) about who is running for president. He seems to think that rev. Wright is one of the candidates running for president. [B]Come Back to Earth [/B]starts, on average, 10-15 new threads about Wright each day, has his picture for his signature, and just won a pair of his boxers on ebay. You would think now that the presidential choices have been narrowed to three for some time that he would be able to keep up with the process. Then again, what else can be expected from someone who does not believe the data that the earth is warming can be trusted. Yet he presents, as fact, studies that show the temperature on mars, venus and krypton have all risen over the years. It never ends in the land of oz :zzz::zzz:
    Last edited by intelligentjetsfan; 03-28-2008 at 10:43 PM.

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    OMFG whats the word for hating Italians ?? How dare Obama's Pastor talk about Italians. How could they say such things .:cool:

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