Obama said yesterday he is quitting his church. What took him so long? As you read the following piece of an Associated Press story, don’t you just get a little sick? He says he’s quitting the church, but it’s not because he’s running for president and has run smack dab into a hornet’s nest of criticism, it’s because he doesn’t want to harm his church anymore.
DOES HE EVEN CARE ABOUT AMERICA? OBVIOUSLY HE CARED ABOUT REV. WRIGHT MORE THAN HE CARED ABOUT THE COUNTRY HE DESIRES TO LEAD FOR FOUR YEARS.
Well, we’ve become used to Obama’s unique ability to slant the news his way and this is no exception. He is a SPIN ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE.
This is part of the story by TOM RAUM, Associated Press Writer
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Barack Obama said Saturday he has resigned his 20-year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago “with some sadness” in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and more recent fiery remarks at the church by a visiting priest.
THIS IS REALLY JUST AN OBAMA ADVERTISEMENT. HE’S A SPIN DOCTOR!
“This is not a decision I come to lightly … and it is one I make with some sadness,” Obama said at a news conference after campaign officials released a letter of resignation he sent to the church on Friday.
THE SADNESS IS THAT EVERY TIME HE SEES A NEWSPAPER HE’S BEING CRITICIZED FOR STAYING IN THAT CHURCH WHERE REV. WRIGHT IS ALLOWED TO CASTIGATE AMERICA AS THE REASON AFRICAN PEOPLE HAVE AIDS ET AL.
“I’m not denouncing the church and I’m not interested in people who want me to denounce the church,” he said, adding that the new pastor at Trinity and “the church have been suffering from the attention my campaign has focused on them.”
SEE HOW NICELY HE WALKS BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET. THE INDIANS CALL IT SPEAKING WITH A FORKED TONGUE. AND YOU WANT HIM AS YOUR NATIONAL LEADER?
Obama said he and his wife have been discussing the issue since Wright’s appearance at the National Press Club in Washington last month, which reignited the furor over remarks Wright had made in various sermons at the church.
“I suspect we’ll find another church home for our family,” Obama said.
I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THIS TIME HE TRULY INVESTIGATES THE CHURCH, IN A SPIRITUAL WAY. THAT HE READS ALL THE LITERATURE, ATTENDS MEETINGS, AND GIVES IT A REAL THOROUGH LOOK BEFORE HE LEAPS. BUT MOST OF ALL I HOPE HE PRAYS TO GOD ABOUT HIS CHOICE. TO BE A CHURCH GOER IS DIFFERENT THAN BELIEVING IN GOD. IF HE BELIEVES IN GOD HE MUST BELIEVE GOD CAN ANSWER HIS PRAYERS.
“It’s clear that now that I’m a candidate for president, every time something is said in the church by anyone associated with Trinity, including guest pastors, the remarks will imputed to me even if they totally conflict with my long-held views, statements and principles,” he said.
“I have no idea how it will impact my presidential campaign but I know it was the right thing to do for me and my family,” he said.
“This was a pretty personal decision and I was not trying to make political theater out of it,” he added. BUT HE DID