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Posted on 03/14/2008 5:16:16 PM PDT by SkyPilot
Obama says his pastor 'pained and angered me' 'Denounces' anti-American, racist rhetoric, insists he never heard such talk in person
Responding to mounting controversy over radical anti-American and racist statements by his pastor, Sen. Barack Obama issued a statement today to the Christian Broadcasting Network saying he strongly condemns and denounces remarks by Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. that disparaged the country or degraded people.
Obama referred to the "firestorm over the last few days" from unearthed video segments of Wright's sermons that the senator described as "some inflammatory and appalling remarks he made about our country, our politics, and my political opponents."
The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said he was not in attendance when Wright made any of the statements and never heard such talk in private conversations.
"Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy," Obama said. "I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue."
Late today, Wright stepped down from his formal role in Obama's campaign, as a member of his African American Religious Leadership Committee, said the Politico's Ben Smith, citing campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor.
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So, when’s Barakobama gonna leave Wright’s church? That’s what I’m waiting for.
If a pastor ever pained and angered me, I would find another church. ;-)
He’s a liar and a not very effective one at that.
Obama’s definitely in a pickle. There’s no doubt about it.
I thought he was his mentor for 20 years? True or a bigger lie than not being raised a muslim. hmm.
20 years this fraud went to that racist church.
Never saw anything wrong until now.
In all of his twenty years there he never heard this kind of talk.
Obama musta brought a pillow every Sunday for twenty years.
And you want to be my latex salesman . . .
Not buying it. And apologies to all for that Seinfeld reference. But it is time to mock the bigots.
OH PLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! He thinks we are STUPID...SIMPLY STUPID!! Where has he been for the last 20 years he was a member of that evil church...UNDER A ROCK? HELLO, I don’t think so!
After 20 years of this guy as his “pastor”, suddenly he’s pained and angered??? He’s even more of a phoney than Hillary.
Who are those two white guys?
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