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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Apology for Jeremiah Wright

By Eddie Griffin

Can I apologize for Pastor Jeremiah Wright? In an article, Jeremiah Wright and Firestorm Coming to Fort Worth, I announced that the controversial former minister of Trinity United Church of Christ was coming to TCU to receive an award from Brite Divinity School.

That will not happen. TCU cancelled the event for security reasons. The Brite Divinity School’s State of the Black Church forum was then rerouted to Dallas at Paul Quinn College, and the awards ceremony banquet was re-scheduled at Friendship-West Baptist Church.

That will not happen, either. Pastor Wright cancelled and cited security concerns for the institution and for himself and his family.

Now what I cannot apologize for is his words. The media found something to chew on forever, or for the rest of Jeremiah Wright’s life, which ever comes first. I admit my own desire to ask him face-to-face some tough questions, without a pulpit between us. His cancelled engagement is a missed opportunity to make his answer for his words about 9/11 and God damn America. I would have loved to have challenged his use of the pulpit to say things I have a problem with.

This would have been just Eddie Griffin versus Jeremiah Wright. If the media just wanted something to chew on, I could make Jeremiah Wright look like a baby when it comes to radicalism. The media dare not quote me, as they quote Wright. And, I’d say it over and over again… even with threat to life… he that lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Pastor Wright need not answer to the media. The media is not big enough to hold his words. America can barely bear to hear it. Oh no, you don’t want to hear what Eddie Griffin has to say. Not even, Jeremiah Wright wants to hear it.


Eddie Griffin

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008 Jeremiah Wright and Firestorm Coming to Fort Worth



Pastor Jeremiah Wright & President Bill Clinton

1 comment:

  1. WHERE'S THE MEDIA ON THIS ONE?

    Blacks4Barack presents:
    Hillary's Religion (cult ?) 'THE FAMILY'
    Very Scary !
    Prays To Jesus For The Elite To Rule The World


    The media has repeatedly aired the short clips of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's rhetoric in attempt to discredit and smear Barack Obama. But what's even more interesting is the fact that the media never discusses Hillary Clinton's religion, which is extremely telling and even frightening. A closer look into her 'religion' gives one a clearer picture of why she is the way she is.In a recent article by Steven Brandt many truths about Hillary's religion, called ' The Family' will make you shutter. The question is....where's the media on this one ?

    Brandt writes, "You don't choose your family, but you choose what church you want to attend." said Hillary Clinton, to reporters and editors of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Tuesday the 25th. This is an interesting choice of words, since -- while we mostly hear about her Methodist upbringing -- Hillary Clinton has chosen to associate herself with The Family (also known as the Fellowship), a very conservative, fundamentalist organization started by Abraham Vereide...
    "...an immigrant preacher who in 1935 organized a small group of businessmen sympathetic to European fascism, fusing the Far Right with his own polite but authoritarian faith. From that core, Vereide built an international network of fundamentalists who spoke the language of establishment power, a "family" that thrives to this day. In public, they host prayer breakfasts; in private they preach a gospel of "biblical capitalism," military might, and American empire. Citing Hitler, Lenin, and Mao, Doug Coe, the Family's current leader, declares, "We work with power where we can, build new power where we can't."
    This quote is taken from the book on The Family by the same name which will be published in May... a book which claims to
    "...dramatically challenge conventional wisdom about American fundamentalism, revealing its crucial role in the unraveling of the New Deal, the waging of the Cold War, and the no-holds-barred economics of globalization. The question Sharlet believes we must ask is not "What do fundamentalists want?" but "What have they already done?"
    A long article was written about Hillary Clinton's participation in this organization last September in Mother Jones, and The Family, itself, was the subject of an extensive article in Harper's in March of 2003. And on March 21st, The Nation published an article on Hillary and The Family by Barbara Ehrenreich that was published on The Huffington Post and CBS News' web site.
    The Family avoids the word Christian but worships Jesus, though not the Jesus who promised the earth to the "meek." They believe that, in mass societies, it's only the elites who matter, the political leaders who can build God's "dominion" on earth. Insofar as The Family has a consistent philosophy, it's all about power - cultivating it, building it and networking it together into ever-stronger units, or "cells."
    ...wrote Ms.Ehrenreich.
    Is it possible that Hillary's participation in this fundamentalist group -- which apparently preaches the "gospel of military might" -- would help explain her vote in favor of authorizing President Bush to attack Iraq? Is it possible her pro-NAFTA stance during her husband's administration comes from its embrace of "the no-holds-barred economics of globalization"? Is it possible that the sense some get that Hillary feels entitled to be president comes in part from this group's belief that "it's only the elites who matter"?
    I encourage any reporter covering Hillary's campaign to ask her about all this.

    At a time when so many people are wondering what sort of effect the Rev. Wright's sermons may have had on Barack Obama, I think it's only fair to ask what sort of effect The Family's fundamentalist mission has had - and continues to have - on Hillary Clinton. We know that George Bush engages in truly fundamentalist thinking. There is no person or new information capable of challenging his belief that what he already knows is right. Is Hillary Clinton like this in some way? I am not sure.

    But the opinion I have formed from this is that - while Hillary Clinton may be considered a Liberal by many - on the inside she is a deeply Conservative person... possibly as close to being a Republican today as she was when she was a young woman supporting Senator Goldwater. This helps explain, to me, why she and John McCain are such good friends. They are both drawn to the use of military power and free market capitalism... and to taking money from lobbyists. The other opinion I have formed is that those who say there are no policy differences between Hillary and Barack haven't taken into account how their religious differences might impact the policies they would actually seek to implement as president.
    (end of article)

    So now a few things make more sense about Hillary. In review, she's in a kinda power-hungry cult which is actually run by her fellow Republicans which she is secretly one of ! It also makes sense why she could care less about detroying the Democratic Party. Also, beware of her claim to work toward ending the Iraq war. That is another great lie that she is telling. If you listen to her claims she commonly repeats ' I will start getting troops out within my first 60 days '.....How many ? 3....1000...10,000 ? Don't be fooled. Hillary has no desire to end the war. She'll bring 5 troops home then say that she kept her word.

    The media should be called out for not exposing this cult. Problem is, they would also be revealing the truths about their fellow Republican's plan and prayers to 'rule the world' by any means. So it's up to us, regular Americans like you and I, to help spread the truth in spite of the media.....For The Re-Birth of America !

    Greg Jones
    Visit: www.Blacks4Barack.org (A Multi-Racial Organization)

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