Obama has had to move from defending Jeremiah Wright to distancing himself from Jeremiah Wright. First he accused everyone of listening only to snippets of sermons, but then his spiritual advisor erased all doubts by his outrageous behavior before the National Press Club.
Still, Obama proclaims his loyalty to the United Church of Christ in Chicago. It seems not to matter that the new senior pastor Otis Moss is merely another tired old version of Jeremiah Wright. It also seems not to matter that the church itself sees fit to put in its bulletin messages like these.
In the April 15, 2007 church bulletin Reginald Williams, the associate pastor for social justice at Trinity United, said he was not surprised by the racially charged remarks that talk-radio host Don Imus made about the Rutgers University women's basketball team because "the major networks are run by right-winged conservatives who still see black people as subhuman and portray black people as such."
In the April 22, 2007 church bulletin Williams also called for shutting down the Pentagon's WHINSEC School of the Americas, saying the school "in no uncertain terms trains Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation. In short, the United States Army trains students at this school of terrorism."
Yet on Sunday, May 4, Obama told NBC's Tim Russert, on "Meet the Press," that he was still a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and said of the Wright controversy, "I think that the American people understand that when I joined Trinity United Church of Christ, I was committing not to Pastor Wright. I was committing to a church and I was committing to Christ. And it is a wonderful church."
How long before Barack will have to deny knowing what was going on at his church?