Race, Religion & Politics

Senator Barack Obama is getting beat up in the conservative press for attending Trinity UCC Church in Chicago, where The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. has cultivated a politically active and unashamedly Afrocentric ministry (read NYT article here).  This makes me sick and angry on many levels . . . and yet it is this same (white, Christian) conservative movement that decries any attack on their faith as bigoted, hateful, and un-American.  I guess it’s ok to pick on black faith but not white faith.

42 years after Selma, yet so much more to do.

About Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. National Guardsman. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.
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One Response to Race, Religion & Politics

  1. Two questions:
    1) If he is supportive of an afrocentric church then can’t you surmise that he’ll also be more afrocentric than inclusive in the policies he’ll try to implement?
    2) Hasn’t it usually been the practice to attack white Christians and to leave the black church alone? As far as I can tell (and i may be wrong about this) the white conservative church has been blamed for everything from being biggoted and close minded to making people poor, or whatever. I rarely hear attacks on the black church except from a few who are not representative of the conservative Christian movement. I say this as a person who is not a conservative.

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