Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."once again, these are statements that probably help him in the demcrat primary, but will not fly in the general. especially when people find out that he is part of the obama campaign.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."
also, on a more personal note, what kind of christianity is this pastor preaching? it doesn't sound very christian to me. aren't christians supposed to pray for their enemies? shouldn't our devotion be to Christ, and not a particular race or ethinic backround?
UPDATE: it's also hard for obama to distance himself from wright in light of this information:
The other Chicago connection that dogs the Obamas is Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., their pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ. Wright, who drives a Porsche and references Bernie Mac and Terry McMillan in his unorthodox sermons (“Take what God gave you and say, ‘In your face, mediocrity, I’m a bad mamma jamma!’ ”), officiated at Michelle and Barack’s wedding and baptized their two daughters. Barack took the title “The Audacity of Hope” from a sermon that Wright preached. In 2006, the Obamas gave $22,500 to the church.(h/t the corner)