Will Media Hold Obama To Repudiate His Pastor's Hateful Remarks?

Update: Don't expect Obama to repudiate these remarks.  He still hasn't addressed his friendship with the terrorists of the Weather Underground. 

Rev. Jeremiah Wright has been Obama's pastor for 20 years.  Obama named his book, "Audacity of Hope" after a sermon of his, and he and his wife were married by the pastor.  He is even a part of Obama's campaign.

Now video has surfaced of Rev. Wright preaching a very radical message where he accuses the government of creating drugs and giving them to the poor, creating AIDS to destroy blacks, and blaming America for 9/11. 

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.
“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

So, Obama asks Hillary to repudiate Ferraro’s remarks about him only being where he is because he is black, and she quits. When will Obama repudiate the message of hate from his own minister, who is a part of his campaign?

There is also the question of his pastor running afoul of the IRS because of politics from the pulpit for Obama.

During a Christmas sermon, Wright tried to compare Obama’s upbringing to Jesus at the hands of the Romans.

“Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,” Wright said. “Hillary would never know that.

“Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger. Hillary has never had a people defined as a non-person.”

In his Jan. 13 sermon, Wright said:

“Hillary is married to Bill, and Bill has been good to us. No he ain’t! Bill did us, just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was riding dirty.”

FOX News purchased the video recordings of Wright’s sermons from the church.

“It’s pretty clear an indirect endorsement of Barack Obama - that’s not something you’re supposed to do according to the tax code,” said Andrew Walsh, a professor at Trinity College who specializes in religion in politics.

The tax code bans churches from participating in or intervening in a political campaign. Violations can result in the loss of a church’s tax exempt status.

FOX has been reporting this like the damning story it is and ABC provided the video.  However, as of right now the story is nowhere to be found on the front page of CNN, MSNBC, and CBS.  The AP even defends Obama by stating the attacks are fearmongering.  O'Reilly pointed out tonight that the left wing media and the mainstream media ignored the story today, but that they will not be able to ignore it tommorrow.  We will see.  Will this story get the legs it should have, or will the media try to sweep it under the rug?

They didn't ignore Geraldine Ferraro's remarks that Obama asked Hillary to repudiate over race related tones.  Enough pressure was put on her that Ferraro quit.  Will the same standard be held to Obama to repudiate the real racist rhetoric from his pastor?

My personal question:  Does Barack actually bring his children to listen to this man preach such insanities?

2008 Presidential ABC Jeremiah A. Wright

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