I’d like to see this entire interview, and I’ll be looking for future ones. Listen to Rev. Wright…does he sound like some kind of maniac? I think he sounds perfectly reasonable – a veteran, an educated man who has spent his life in service to the Lord.
I’m going to have to look into the whole thing a little more, because the right is sure making a huge stink about it, no matter what Obama says.
I’ve certainly been in some crazy-ass Southern Baptist churches that have been absolutely insulting to women, well beyond what is supported by scripture. One Southern Baptist preacher actually said women in the military do different push ups then the men. This is not true, by the way. I was personally outraged.
Basically, there are wierdos everywhere. And pastors can’t be an exception – they’re just people – just like every other crazy out there.
Is it meaningful that Obama has been sitting in this guy’s church for 20 years? Maybe. But Barack is a thinking man, not a mindless sheep. Didn’t Billy Graham serve as spiritual leader for several presidents even though he was a serious anti-semitic for a long time (until he repented, of course)?
Listen for yourselves.