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“Hillary believed she’d win because she’s white.”–Obama’s new pastor has a guest speaker-yep, he’s a racist and victimcrat, too

May 30, 2008

Chicago Catholic Priest Father Michael Pfleger delivered quite a doozy of a “sermon” this past Sunday at Obama’s home church, Trinity United Church of Christ. Hard to tell what’s worse; his message, or the fact that he’s doing it from a pulpit. The theology of victimhood and less than subtle racism continues. Obama had NO idea this was going on in his 20 yrs at his church, either. Nope. None. Nothing to see there, just keep moving along…..

One point this “sermon” makes is that apparently I should forfeit my 401k plan as a form of reparations since, even though I’m not old enough to have owned any slaves, I have apparently prospered because of slavery, and I guess I have my ancestors to thank for that. Of course, my grandparents were the first in their families actually born in the U.S. in the 1920’s, so………. Oh, wait, wait, I don’t have the entire sermon here, so just disregard all of this as being “out of context.” It’s nice and convenient that way.

**Update**Obama has removed Father Pfleger’s endorsement from his campaign website. And he also issued this statement.

“As I have traveled this country, I’ve been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger’s divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn’t reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause,” Obama said.

That statement wouldn’t ring so hollow if this was Obama’s first publicity guffaw regarding race relations. Or if he hadn’t been friends with Father Pfleger for 20 yrs, hadn’t flown him to a campaign event, or if this had been Pfleger’s first appearance at Trinity. Somehow Obama just keeps finding himself surprised and disappointed by the views of his personal spiritual advisers. Poor guy, he should remember that you’re often known by the company that you keep.

“When you mix politics and religion you get politics,” Gene Carlson, retired pastor.