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April 28, 2011

On the President's Choice of Preachers

Topics: Political News and commentaries

I heard O'Reilly address this issue in his show last night, and had just been pondering pretty much the same thing myself. I was thinking that the president had to base his choice of pastors on either ideology, or by sheer ignorance of their racism. But on the other hand ... he sat in the pews of Jeremiah Wright's racist, anti-American church for 20 years and only left when Wright's venomous preaching became a problem during his election campaign. And on Easter Sunday, in one of his very rare appearances in church, where does he go? He goes to listen to yet another racist-spewing pastor whose church just happens to have been founded in 1863 by freed slaves. This was the first Presidential visit to Shiloh Baptist Church, and one can rightfully assume that this inaugural visit was more than just a coincidence. Shiloh's pastor sees racism around every corner, preaches white hatred like Jeremiah Wright, and equates talk radio with the Klu Klux Klan:

As Rush Limbaugh aptly notes:

While this pastor is a little less flamboyant than Jeremiah Wright in both tone and wardrobe, the evidence is in: Obama prefers and actively seeks out these churches, race is our President's primary motivation on a variety of decisions, and the media will actively provide cover for minority racists as long as it fits their narrative.
Which brings us back to O'Reilly, who is far more politically correct than I am, and far more polite, but nonetheless cuts right to the chase:
If anyone can explain to me President Obama's choice of preachers, please do so because I am very confused. You would think Obama would have learned his lesson after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright debacle, where his pastor of 20 years was exposed as an America-hating zealot. Then, after being outed, Wright turned on Obama.

But on Easter Sunday, the president and the first lady took their kids to Shiloh Baptist Church, where the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith holds court. The pastor is a race-activist who last year said this at a private Christian college: "Now Jim Crow wears blue pinstripes, goes to law school and carries fancy briefs and cases. ... He doesn't have to wear white robes anymore because now he can wear the protective cover of talk radio, or a regular news program on Fox."

I have worked at Fox News for nearly 15 years and don't know any racists on or off the air. At the very least, Smith is irresponsible in making that statement. And the whole tone of that diatribe is unfair and undisciplined. No fair-minded person indicts lawyers as racists. Obama went to law school.

This whole deal is troubling. After the Wright fiasco, shouldn't the president's staff be more protective of their guy and not put him in front of another bomb-throwing preacher? Or did the president insist on going to that service? If so, why?

Read the rest here ...

As O'Reilly goes on to ask, why does Obama want to hear the pastor's bitter prattle from the pulpit? Obama, himself, is an example of a man being allowed to reach his full potential, is he not? In what other country could a mixed-race child from a broken home grow up to lead his nation? Does that not speak well of America?

Which still leaves us without an answer ... other than that Barack Obama wants to hear it.

Posted by Hyscience at April 28, 2011 9:14 AM

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