Friday, March 28, 2008

Obama's Pastor Slurs Italians

Obama's Pastor Slurs Italians in Latest Magazine
By Penny Starr Senior Staff Writer
March 26, 2008

( - Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago where Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been a member for two decades, slurred Italians in a piece published in the most recent issue of Trumpet Newsmagazine.

"(Jesus') enemies had their opinion about Him," Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue. "The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans."

Wright continued, "From the circumstances surrounding Jesus' birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus' death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style. ..."

Below is the link to the entire article. By the way, in 2006, according to his IRS record, Obama contributed $22,500 to Wright's church.

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