First of all, I debated whether or not to post anything about this. I am angered enough by it, that I am posting. I'm angered because what Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright talks about as Christianity is far, far from it. Suffice it to say, Jesus Christ would never have sat on Hannity & Colmes speaking like JW did.
I confess, I could be a bit more informed about the presidential candidates. However, with what I know, I'm not thrilled with any of the choices and the guy I wanted, well....big shocker, he's already out.
Here's my beef and be forewarned, I'm on a soapbox. I completely support each American's freedom to make their own decision and vote for the candidate they see as most fit. I also believe each person has a right to his/her own opinion...hence, the reason I can write this post.
First of all, our choices will be between a Democrat and Democrat posing as a Republican.
Second of all, can we really nominate a man who's middle name is Hussein? I don't get that.
By the way, why is Barack labeled as a black man? He has a black father and a white mother. That doesn't make much sense to me. But, I don't think he should be elected because he's white or black so why can't we just stop talking about his race?
*sigh and big exhale*
I'm sure you've all seen or heard about Obama's pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright's extremely inflammatory comments/"sermons"/rants. If not, check out what JC has posted. By the way, Sean Hannity exercised more patience here than I believe I would have...to say the least.
Now, I wouldn't assume Obama holds every view that his pastor does. Just like I wouldn't want my pastor's views and opinions assigned to me. Most likely, they would be very similar. However, just because my pastor says something, I do not necessarily feel the same way. I think we should give Obama the same courtesy. However, I would like to address what the pastor says. I have a few issues with this video.
Jesus was poor. He was not a black man as Jeremiah portrays Him to be while claiming to be in "Bible Country".
Jesus wasn't a white European either. He was most likely Arab.
He was definitely treated harshly because of who He is, but it was not because He was a poor black man, it was because He is the Son of God and the people directing hatred towards Him didn't believe that.
Jesus is love. He is THE expression of love. Despite being talked about much worse than you or I have ever been, despite having more rumors spread about him than candidates in the nastiest election, despite being scorned and beaten, He made a way for me, and for all of mankind, even those He knew would mock and reject Him, to be with Him forever. Now that, I don't get.
I accept it and I am eternally grateful, but I don't get it.
I am angered by, embarrassed for and sad for Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright.