Wednesday, March 19, 2008

From Other Sites on the Line: 19 Mar 08

Brite Divinity School to Honor Rev. Jeremiah Wright
by Barbara W. Sowell

“If Brite does not rescind this invitation to Jeremiah Wright, I will be compelled by conscience to repudiate my Theology degree from Brite Divinity School.”

Cross posted from Faultline USA:

On the heels of Obama’s race speech yesterday I learned on national TV that Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas is still planning on presenting an award to Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the Black Church Awards Banquet for his 40-year ministry linking divine justice and social justice. Brite will host the fourth annual State of the Black Church Summit and Awards Banquet on March 29.What is a ministry that links divine justice and social justice? Basically it’s short for Marxist born and bred Liberation Theology. Cutting out all the nuanced obfuscations of leftist Theological language and political correctness, Liberation Theology sees Jesus as the Divine Revolutionary leader intent on bringing social justice into this world. It’s a theology that calls for God’s Kingdom here on earth; not something to be attained in the hereafter. And if necessary, God’s Kingdom must be brought forth here and now on earth by any means necessary - even including violent revolution. I leave it to your imagination as to what country and which people must be dealt with!

It is imperative that traditional Christians from all denominations reach out to the young “middle class Christians” that are clueless as to what kind of heresy Brite and other seminaries are spreading. Here’s a typical response from a properly indoctrinated Marxist Brite graduate who is probably coming to pastor a church near you. Note that the blogger doesn’t have comments enabled.“Today I'm proud to be a graduate of Brite Divinity School, which has affirmed its decision to recognize Jeremiah Wright's ministry at this month's State of the Black Church awards banquet.I don't know that God would damn America, as Rev. Wright suggested God ought, but the Holy One surely grieves the nation's racist history and the blood-stained wealth that continues to influence its cultures, politics, and educational institutions.Recognizing the need to interpret Wright's statements with context, audience, and rhetorical intent in mind, Brite has made a courageous and just decision. . . .”He doesn’t know if God will damn America???

Today, Ariel Alexovich of the New York Times politics blog wrote “Open Caucus: On Race and Delegates”. Here’s an excerpt about Brite.“ . . .I heard on the news today that the Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University was bestowing an award to Rev. Wright this spring. How could this be? The answer is to explore the relationship between the evangelical left and the hard secular left and the interaction between the two. The Obamas were comfortable at Trinity United Church of Christ because the message and theology from Mr. Wright were consistent with the historical world view in which both were academically immersed in the Ivy League.

While the core tenet of the evangelical left is pacifism, the core thrusts of the secular left are distributional justice and social equality. These themes complement each other, and the evangelical and secular Left mutually reinforce each other’s respective positions. . .”The only correction I would make to Alexovich’s statement above is that Brite Divinity School is not an evangelical school. It is a Mainline Christian seminary!!! During the time that I attended Brite the majority of the students were from the United Methodist and Disciples of Christ denominations.

For more information on Black Liberation Theology please read Obama’s Marxist Liberation Theology ChurchThose who have followed my writing about Leftist Heresy in my blog, Faultline USA, are familiar with my stories of surviving and graduating as a traditional Christian from an extremely liberal mainline Christian seminary. I have always refrained from mentioning the name of the seminary because my intent was not to disparage any one institution but to inform other Christians about the dangers of heretical leftist Christianity. Today, however, I am so disgusted that I am revealing the hotbed of radical leftist “Christianity” seminary where I earned my degree. And I am coming forward with a public call for action.

If Brite does not immediately rescind this invitation to Wright, I will be compelled by my conscience to repudiate my Theology degree from Brite Divinity School. I am calling on all Brite alumni, who share my disgust with Brite for this appallingly stupid and racially divisive decision, to join with me in a public demand that Brite must IIMMEDIATELY RECIND THIS INVITATIN TO JEREMIAH WRIGHT! Sam Hodges from the Dallas Morning News quoted from a Brite statement affirming their decision:“ . . .

According to a statement posted Monday on its Web site, Brite affirmed its decision "after careful review" and "understanding the sincere concerns many have voiced in response to recent media reports."The statement continues:"Contrary to media claims that Wright preaches racial hatred, church leaders who have observed his ministry describe him as a faithful preacher of the gospel who has ministered in a context radically different from that of many middle class Americans." . . .

TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. said Monday that "TCU supports the right of free speech even when the opinions expressed are controversial. That is what a university is about. But giving an award is another matter, and in this specific case in light of Reverend Wright's recently discovered remarks, TCU would not give such an award." . . .Although Brite is on the TCU campus, it's a separate school with its own officers and board. Dr. Williams emphasized that the decision to honor Dr. Wright was Brite's alone. . .”

Yes, I will agree that Wright’s preaching is radically different from that of many middle class Americans, and we all must remember that context is everything to multicultural moral relativists! But America can no longer afford a double standard of multiple contexts when it comes to racially charged inflammatory speech. We are now living in “a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems,” and according to Obama that demands a context of unity! Ministers, no matter how much good they might have done, and no matter what the racial context, can no longer get a free pass for Anti-American, anti-Jewish or anti-White racist speech!!! Universities can no longer hide behind “the right of free speech” lie that rewards leftist anarchists and Anti-American traitors while silencing the voices and limiting the access of traditional Americans!

To the most progressive President of Brite Divinity School, D. Newell Williams, and to Chancellor Boschini of Texas Christian University, I am reminding them of Obama’s speech Tuesday morning regarding Jeremiah Wright’s words. This is from the transcript which can be found here.“ . . .I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely - just as I'm sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm weren't simply controversial. They weren't simply a religious leader's effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead, they expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country - a view that sees white racism as endemic, and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America; a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam. As such, Reverend Wright's comments were not only wrong but divisive, divisive at a time when we need unity; racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems - two wars, a terrorist threat, a falling economy, a chronic health care crisis and potentially devastating climate change; problems that are neither black or white or Latino or Asian, but rather problems that confront us all. . . .”

Follow the comments on the Daily Skiff, the TCU student newspaper at Divinity school to present award to minister despite controversial remarks

If you’d like to share your thoughts with the President of Brite Divinity School, D. Newell Williams, or with Texas Christian University Chancellor Boschini, here is their contact info.

President of Brite Divinity School, D. Newell Williams n.williams(at)tcu.eduTCU Chancellor Boschini v.boschini(at)

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Latest update: Presentation ceremony moved off campus for alleged "security issues". Read the story in the Dallas News here:


  1. Terrific, bold and uncompromising piece Barb. We are proud of you.

    If anyone wonders what you're talking about when you refer to the leftist takeover of our mainstream churches, this should certainly clarify the issue, and hopefully set off some loud alarm bells before it's just too late.

    You have been right at the forefront of this battle, Barb, and we admire your courage and tenaciousness.

    Good work, my friend.


  2. Roger, thank you so much my good friend. I appreciate your kind words and thank you for cross-posting this vital story. There is some breaking news this evening that I will send to you concerning Brite. Things are moving in the right direction but not nearly enough. Brite must rescind the invitation to Wright. I will be keeping you updated as this story evolves.

  3. I am totally disgusted at the Brite school giving Wright this award, i live in the fort Worth Texas, area where this school is. I am looking for a group that may be going there to protest, so I can join them. I am a Christian and there is nothing Christian about Wrights hate filled speech. Obama is lying about not knowing he was like this for the 20 years he has been a member of this church.I saw on a CNN internet article where Tom Delay and the house committee started investigating Obama for possible marxist activity. Not to mention the Che Guevera poster and flags that Houston Fox tv affiliate found on Obama's campaign office walls about two months ago. If Obama wins the presidency, this country is shot. I sent a email to the e-mail address on the Brite school's website and protested Wright getting this award. If anyone knows of any group going to protest Wright if this award show is not cancelled, I would like to know

  4. I just posted. By the way, i want to say also that this is a very good article. It is sad what this country is coming to. and the world. People need to put a fight to keep the bad people from taking over. Like i said, i am a Christian and there is nothing Christian about Wright's ugly speech. Jesus taught love, kindness, tolerance, and acceptance of all races. Not this hateful garbage that wright spews.

  5. Right on Anonymous. Good for you too. I hope you do get together with a good protest group. This is totally outrageous and cannot be allowed to go uncontested. Thanks for the good words. Barb is not only a courageous warrior, but she's also an excellent writer. We're lucky to have her fighting for us in this just cause.

  6. Following the Second Vatican Council many participants grasped on the notion of ecumanism; One Church, Many Theologies.
    It went so far that even the "Chair" was reeling from the bloodshed of 'Liberation Theology' (Something Wright seems to have borrowed from Marxists in Roman Collars.)
    Let's face it. Wright's torrents are less about theology than demagoguery (sic) and control.
    He has endulged in the same kind of contempt for the Gospel as Torquemada or a Salem sheriff. He may have stood tall before his flock, could even have levied big bucks for his Chicago ministries. But where would he stand in a synod of his fellow catechists that might be joined in a universal message? I don't think he'd make points by claiming 'ritual exception'.
    But who's watching; GenX need a full tank to burn as they drive GenY to an environmental study, all the time hoping that their passenger isn't incubating a GenZ - without parental approval.
    And there's a Rock Star being assailed. A cause that will bring them together as in XYZ..Omega!

  7. Great comments Shawmut. I wish I could disagree. But of course I can't.

  8. If you are black you are RACIST that’s that. Seen it every step of the way. If you disagree with me ask yourself this, when was the last time something happened to a black by ANY other race and the black person was actually wrong; in your opinion? When was the last time the black wasn't completely perfect and a victim? Especially if what happened to them did in fact happen to them while committing a crime. You dont wait for the fact to see what happened. You wait for the facts to pervert everything to your argument. Even when others tell you your wrong. As a matter of fact when was the last time someone of another race told you, you were wrong and it WASN'T because they were racists? Just for the record, who on God's green Earth put blacks in charge of deciding who qualifies as a racist and who doesn't. The MAJORITY of blacks don’t have any say in their own lives. Ask them they'll tell you, it's all the White Man & the Jews. These are the people you want deciding who qualifies as what and who doesn’t. I say it should be the majority of America making this decision. Unfortunately majority usually equals "White" and therefore obviously EVIL. This is Democracy. Majority rules is the actual definition of Democracy. MINORITY RULES is the definition of FASCISM!!!! Just cause your black doesn’t mean you can’t qualify as a Nazi. that’s what the Nazis were………. Fascists.
    America believed Hitler would eventually attack the USA. He didn’t but his beliefs and way of life did.
    Now remember the most important part of all of this, if you are black, all you have to say is the White Man is the real racist here. That’s all you have to say to be right

    -Tyler Goines