Monday, September 19, 2011

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright discusses President Obama with Chris Hedges at Truthdig.

This interview can be read here.

The title of the piece is “

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Recalls Obama’s Fall From Grace”

You will of course remember our president distancing himself from his long time friend and pastor, the man who married him and Michelle, as well as the one who baptized their two daughters.

It was a long, agonizing affair which culminated in a speech about race relations, etc. This interview, as Paul Harvey used to say, tells the rest of the story.

I have often thought about this incident, but never really knew the details leading up to the break between the two friends, and about the fiery sermon that was the purported reason for the pastor’s fall from (White House) grace, the infamous “God damn America” sermon.

Here is a long excerpt from that sermon and another one as well.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright, former pastor to the president, excerpts from two famous sermons.

After listening to this a few times tonight, I can’t find fault with Reverend
Wright’s sermons, or the conclusions drawn. I can find fault with our president though for deserting his friend, leaving him twisting in the media windstorm that ensued.