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[[Image:Barack Obama Jeremiah Wright.jpg|left|thumb|Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright.]] The '''Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.''' was the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, a large [[Chicago]] church with a black congregation. He had a relatively privileged upbringing in [[Philadelphia]], where his father was a [[Baptist]] minister in the Germantown section and his mother was Vice-Principal at the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Girls.  Jeremiah Wright himself attended the Central High School for Boys, which was a selective school that ranked among the very best in the [[United States]]. Wright was the mentor of [[Democratic]] presidential candidate [[Barack Obama]]. Wright married Obama and his wife, baptized his children and had been a close spiritual adviser to [[Obama]] for twenty years. Wright even inspired the title of Obama's book ''The Audacity of Hope''. Wright came under fire for anti-American statements he has made, and for implying that the [[AIDS]] virus was spread by the United States government to wipe out the black population and that the United States got what it deserved on [[9/11]] and that the Jews are evil white people.
 
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[[Image:Hitlerspeech.jpg‎|thumb|325px|right|Some of the hateful anti-American tirades by Wright could easily have been uttered by Hitler]]
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The '''Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.''' was the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, a large [[Chicago]] church with a black congregation. He had a relatively privileged upbringing in [[Philadelphia]], where his father was a [[Baptist]] minister in the Germantown section and his mother was Vice-Principal at the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Girls.  Jeremiah Wright himself attended the Central High School for Boys, which was a selective school that ranked among the very best in the [[United States]]. Wright was the mentor of [[Democratic]] presidential candidate [[Barack Obama]]. Wright married Obama and his wife, baptized his children and had been a close spiritual adviser to [[Obama]] for twenty years. Wright even inspired the title of Obama's book ''The Audacity of Hope''. Wright came under fire for anti-American statements he has made, and for implying that the [[AIDS]] virus was spread by the United States government to wipe out the black population and that the United States got what it deserved on [[9/11]] and that the Jews are evil white people.
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Wright's comments were condemned across America. Only when it became politically important, Obama finally distanced himself from Wright.
 
Wright's comments were condemned across America. Only when it became politically important, Obama finally distanced himself from Wright.

Revision as of 22:19, 5 November 2008

Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. was the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, a large Chicago church with a black congregation. He had a relatively privileged upbringing in Philadelphia, where his father was a Baptist minister in the Germantown section and his mother was Vice-Principal at the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Girls. Jeremiah Wright himself attended the Central High School for Boys, which was a selective school that ranked among the very best in the United States. Wright was the mentor of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Wright married Obama and his wife, baptized his children and had been a close spiritual adviser to Obama for twenty years. Wright even inspired the title of Obama's book The Audacity of Hope. Wright came under fire for anti-American statements he has made, and for implying that the AIDS virus was spread by the United States government to wipe out the black population and that the United States got what it deserved on 9/11 and that the Jews are evil white people.

Wright's comments were condemned across America. Only when it became politically important, Obama finally distanced himself from Wright.

Jeremiah Wright is a staunch supporter for the Nation of Islam. Wright received an award from none other than Louis Farrakhan.

Liberal defenders of Obama like to point out that not everyone was shocked at Wright's preachings and that he was actually defended by Mike Huckabee. Mike Huckabee stated: "We've got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, "You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can't sit out there with everyone else. There's a separate waiting room in the doctor's office. Here's where you sit on the bus." And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had a more, more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me."[1] Huckabee went on to say that "...no one can defend the content of Wright's statements."