Saturday, January 14, 2017

Media distortion from Yahoo and the Christian Science Monitor on Obama and religion

Trinity United Church of
Christ in 2008
Someone named Amy Sullivan writing for Yahoo and the Christian Science Monitor spewed out a couple of dozen or so paragraphs on Barack Obama and his religious beliefs. While the lame duck's longtime membership in Trinity United Church of Christ is mentioned, there is no mention of the pastor there, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr. Nor was there a word about the that Wright's hateful anti-American philosophy and his racist Black Liberation Theology. It was Wright who, on the Sunday after the 9/11 attacks, shouted "Not God bless America but God d*mn America" and "America's chickens have are coming home to roost."

Wright presided over Obama's wedding and he baptized his daughters. He was not some peripheral character in Obama's life--he was the man he credited for his conversion to Christianity.

When the Rev. Wrong became too controversial for even Obama, he quit Trinity United, shortly after he declared, "I can no more disown (the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.) than I can disown my white grandmother."

This is the sin-of-omission of media bias, Ms. Sullivan.

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