Friday, March 14, 2008

Barack Obama: Righting the Wrongs of Wright

BREAKING: In a stunning blog post (!) at the Huffington Post, Barack Obama addresses the inflammatory statements made last year by now-retired Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, which the Senator and his family attend:

The pastor of my church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who recently preached his last sermon and is in the process of retiring, has touched off a firestorm over the last few days. He's drawn attention as the result of some inflammatory and appalling remarks he made about our country, our politics, and my political opponents.

Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. 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.

Read the entire post and experience the heartfelt, thoughtful, and beautifully sculpted writing of a profoundly intelligent man. Bravo, Senator, and not a moment too soon.

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