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Maybe I Spoke Too Soon…The Denunciation Comes

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So this morning I state my admiration that Barak Obama has "stuck with" his minister-friend Jeremiah Wright even though he has had to distance himself from his words.  Looks like I spoke too soon.

Today Obama responded publicly to his pastor, Rev. Wright’s appearances on television and in speeches given over the weekend.

He said in part:

"I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday,"

"The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago,"

"I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia explaining that he’s done enormous good. … But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS. … There are no excuses. They offended me. They rightly offend all Americans and they should be denounced."

Wrights words DO look inflammatory…although I have not hear/read them all in detail.  The point made in my former post about African American preaching is still true.  And I do still find it a fascinating time to live when preaching is so publicly discussed in the secular media.  Maybe I’m Pollyannaish, but I believe that some good can come from it.  Anyway, that’s the update from here!

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