Obama Quits Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago

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The Associated Press reports that Barack Obama has resigned his 20 year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and more recent fiery remarks at the church by Father Michael Pfleger.

You would never know from the raucous, positive receptions Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger received that their racist, hateful words were anomalies at the Trinity United Church of Christ.

That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Obama never witnessed such hate speech in the 20 years he was a member of the church.

They must have only conducted such offensive speeches on days he was absent. Yeah, right.

Every whisper
Of every waking hour I’m
Choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool
Oh no I’ve said too much
I set it up

Oprah Winfrey was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ from 1984 to 1986, and she continued to attend off and on into the early to the mid-1990s.

She left for good due in part to some of the sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Consider this
The hint of the century
Consider this
The slip that brought me
To my knees failed
What if all these fantasies
Come flailing around
Now I’ve said too much
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

In related news, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd has discarded his Ku Klux Klan robe.

Another Day, Another Hateful Preacher at Obama’s Church

May 30, 2008 · Filed Under Father Michael Pfleger ·  

Introducing Father Michael Pfleger, another friend of Obama who, like Reverend Wright, surely never said anything of this sort in the company of Obama.

Pfleger was on the advisory board for Obama’s campaign and has been referred to by Barack Obama as a “key source of spiritual guidance.”

Father Pfleger was speaking at Trinity United (aka Obama’s church) during an “Hour of Power” Sunday service dedicated to a “sacred conversation on race.”

National Review Online has a transcript of Pfleger’s comments.

Again, Obama had to issue a statement to try and explain away one of his associations:

“As I have traveled this country, I’ve been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger’s divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which does not reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause.”

Barack sure has an interesting assortment of friends.

Maybe there should be a betting pool on the next skeleton to come out of Barack’s closet.