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May 06, 2008

Stanley Kurtz on the Church of Wright: Infused With Radicalism

National Review's big article isn't available online, but Powerline has a bit of it.

[Kurtz:] "Nearly every sermon Wright preaches, as well as his now-infamous bulletins and church magazines, is filled with his radicalism, and it's therefore impossible not to conclude that Obama was broadly attracted to Wright's politics."

Significantly, Wright's radicalism sparked a mass exodus from the church on several occasions. By 1975, nearly all of the members who had invited Wright to become their pastor in 1972 had defected. In 1983, "a group of particularly active and prominent members uncomfortable with Wright left Trinity. . .for a local Pentacostal Apostolic church." Wright's radicalism also caused his relations with the United Church of Christ to be rocky at times.

Meanwhile, the evidence mounts that Barack Obama was indeed a Muslim in his youth, helping explain why he'd be so attracted to the firebrand ravings of the ex (?) Nation of Islam preacher Wright.

Thanks to someone.


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