RFFM.org Commentary by Daniel T. Zanoza
I know most of you have heard just about enough from the so-called Reverend Jeremiah Wright. I'm sure Barack Obama has. But let's face it, to Republicans and Hillary Clinton, Wright is the gift that keeps on giving.
Nothing more really needs to be said. The man is a bona fide hater and those who receive his hate-filled wrath are in some good company.
On April 28th Wright spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D. C. Besides the usual tirade, Wright entered into some revealing dialogue after he was asked about his relationship with Louis Farrakhan.
Wright said, "Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He did not put me in chains. He did not put me in slavery. And he didn't make me this color."
Did you catch that? It seems these words flew right over the heads of those in the mainstream media. A more cynical person might say the dominant press ignored what Wright said because it would have the potential to further damage Barack Obama. However, Wright couldn't hurt Obama any more than he's been doing for a number of weeks now.
But back to Wright. With millions of Americans watching on live television, the pride of Black Liberation Theology said God was his enemy. No wonder Wright is so bitter. That's a heavy burden for anyone to carry around, especially for a so-called minister. When I heard these words, I was amazed, though it doesn't take long while listening to Wright to realize he is mad at someone. But the saddest thing to learn was that Wright is mad at God because He made Wright a black man. So much for African-American pride.
Yes, even conservatives like me are getting tired of the Rev. Wright Show. Yet, as a Christian, I have pity on a man who harbors so much anger within his heart. Wright's words were not a result of some kind of rhetorical slip either. I'm sure he truly is mad at God and he wants the world to know it. Remember, in some of the early videotapes taken of sermons from the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Wright called Christ a black man. Therefore, the full message is Wright is mad at God for making him a black man and Wright sees Jesus as a like-victim of what he interprets as God's poor judgment. Wright even fantasizes about being in slavery and being in chains.
If I were a psychiatrist, I'd say the man is suffering from a persecution complex.
Suddenly, it all makes sense, doesn't it? Barack Obama gently nudged his former Pastor aside in his attempt to win the presidency. Here again, Wright was persecuted. This time by Barack Obama. And now the good Reverend is bound and determined to make Obama pay the price politically. But Obama deserves all he gets from his association with Wright because he failed to make a clean break with the man.
Obama demonstrated poor judgment in his dealings with an individual who Obama knew espoused radical views for more than 20 years. Thankfully, the Almighty exposed the flaws in Obama's judgment before it was too late.
Those who believe all men can find redemption through Christ should not be overjoyed at the rantings of this troubled individual. Wright himself needs to settle his argument with God. He is a man who is truly in need of prayer.
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