Obama's Former Pastor Targets Clarence Thomas, GOP Candidates in Fiery Sermon

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By Paul Stanley, Christian Post Reporter
April 10, 2012|5:40 pm

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who prior to the 2008 elections was President Obama's pastor for 20 years, said during a revival in West Virginia that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas worships some other "gods."

"The god of Wall Street is not the god of Main Street," exclaimed Wright in a fiery sermon reminiscent of his controversial style during revival meetings at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, W.V., last week. "Those are two different gods and I'm not talking about Allah and Yahweh. Those are the same name for the same god and I'm not talking about black and white."

"Some of you think I'm talking about white folks," Wright rambled. "There's a whole lot of folks who look like you who worshipping some other god – somebody shout Clarence Thomas! Hallelujah!"

He not only touched on Thomas, but he also slammed the major news networks for spending $4,000 each to buy sermons "so they could hear what Barack Obama had heard for 20 years."

"Then they took an 8-year-old sermon and a 5-year-old sermon and took two clauses out of context to try to scare white voters away from Barack Obama," Wright said. "I ain't dividing, they dividing."

The Chicago pastor first rose to prominence in 2008 for his statements that the attacks of 9/11 were "chickens coming home to roost" and that the nation's motto should not be "God Bless America but God D*** America."

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The Rev. Darin Freeman who pastors the church in Charleston where Wright spoke claims that there is more to the Chicago pastor's message that what the sound bites indicate.

"If we could get beyond the sound bites, we could hear what was really said," Freeman told the Charleston Daily Mail.

The Christian Post attempted to contact the Rev. Freeman and Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston but was unable to reach anyone prior to publication.

Wright's comments during the revival covered other topics such as calling Thomas Jefferson a pedophile and suggesting that GOP candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney were expecting to gain access to heaven because of their beliefs.

He also drew racial distinctions between Pontius Pilate and Jesus.

"There are politicians who are making decisions about you, about your lives, about your future, about your family, about your children, and the real tragedy is they live in a different world from your world altogether," said Wright.

"There are people in power right now who have opinions about you based on their privilege of skin color," he said, adding, "Pilate was European, Jesus was not European."

 

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