Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Wright Debate Revisited: Yes, there actually is a debate

The words:

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger
prisons, passes three-strike laws and wants them to sing God Bless America.
“No! No No!
“God damn America … for killing innocent people.
“God damn America for treating citizens as less than humans.
“God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and supreme.”

“We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki. And we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because of stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own backyard. America is chickens coming home to roost.”

“The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.”

The debate:

-- Liberation theology is NOT born out of marxist thought, but out of the deeply democratic tradition born from the American experiment and the Enlighteenment [sic] ideal that all persons are equal. You shouldn't fear liberation theology. In fact, as a Christian you should recognize that Christ's message is for Here and Now as well as security in the afterlife. I understand your frustration, but as a current student at Brite, I encourage you to embrace our current endeavor to honor Dr. Wright. His ministry has served thousands. Furthermore, we should all remember that "all have fallen short of the Kingdom. "As Christian leaders, none of us are perfect. Thus, you may condemn the message, but do not condemn the messenger. Reactionary anger is what Dr. Wright is experiencing, and following your own pathos, asssaulting this man now is no more Christian than his perceived racism. But to end on a sidenote, he is NOT a racist.

-- Whoever wrote this article is clueless. "out-of-context video clips"...LOL!
Whoever wrote this article...please explain to me how in any context, his statements would be fine??? Defending this man just shows what a racist you are....you can hide behind the liberal elitist thought process all you want....you are a racist.

-- The context of 30 years' work is important. Wright's job is to bring souls to Christ and uplift a forlorn community, and he apparently has done that very well.

-- I disagree with your editorial. The writer ignores the hate speech of Wright and says that Brite is awarding him for growing a church with 87 members into one with8700. I don't think you would want to award a KKK leader for growing his hate-filled organization into larger numbers. The editorial asked, "Is it not the role of preachers to challenge?" No it isn't. A preacher's role is to relay God's word to his audience and urge them to read it for themselves and to follow it.

-- Kudos to the Telegram's editorial board for this piece. The unwillingness of the majority to seek the true character of Dr. Wright is horrendous. American society has stooped so low as to allow a five-second sound bite to demoralize a man's character and career of 40 years. Dr. Wright has done more to aleviate poverty, help those with HIV/AIDS, bridge the gap of reconciliation, and bring people to know Jesus Christ than nearly all of the misinformed population. Criticize the man's politics if you wish, I do, but do not be so hypocritical in your assaults on his character.

-- Controversial is one thing, anti-American,race baiter is another. Of course we found out through tv and web sites. You had no intention of covering this guy. My hometown paper? Wish I had a choice. Oh by the way, God damn America and accusing the gov't of creating aids to kill the black man is NOT OUT OF CONTEXT.

-- TCU should be ashamed of itself. For the sake of money and politics, they have added to the forces of ignorance by choosing to ignore decades of service and Christian teachings. I feel betrayed by my school's cowardice. The mission of the University to educate its students to be responsible and ethical has been overlooked so that the administration can fork in hundreds of millions of dollars in its upcoming "Campaign for TCU." To Brite: thank you for standing up for what is right even when it is inconvenient and trying. To readers: I encourage you to learn more of the real Dr. Wright. Not just the man who has made controversial.

-- It is disgusting that Wright is being rewarded considering the inflammatory racist, repulsive and anti-american comments he made from the pulpit. Rewarding and recognizing him discredits Brite's school and also discredits black churches. Call or write Brite and complain! Neither a white racist or a black racist should be rewarded by anyone. Wright has abused the church by his comments and abused his fellow black people by further creating a racial divide. A true Christian minister would pray and preach for peace, faith and love in Jesus name. We cannot condone this people, wake up and take action...complain to Brite and encourage them to reward those who have served for the greater good and for unity, not disgusting, arrogant,shameful people such as J. Wright.

-- hmmmm...
We need more censorship. Too much of that crazy free thinking going on in this country. It's bad for the norm.

From Radarsite:

The hate-filled, racist, anti-American rhetoric of Jeremiah Wright is dangerous, outrageous, and quite possibly seditious. But what is even more alarming is the fact that these traitorous words of his are actually considered debatable. His reprehensible positions are being vigorously defended and championed, not by some insignificant loony left-wing fringe, but apparently by mainstream students, professional school administrators, and by a large proportion of our national liberal media. Is this how far we have come? Is this how far left our lofty academic institutions have drifted?

This, on the heels of the despicable Columbia University Ahmadinejad travesty is enough to make one wonder if this great ship of state will ever be able to correct its course. These hapless students, driven by their multiculturalist ideological mentors, are the leaders of tomorrow, the future captains of that great ship.

There are great storms brewing in these perilous waters, and unknown dangers, and we are steaming confidently through the cold dark night at full-speed ahead. One cannot help but wonder, for all our rancorous political bickering, are we merely rearranging the deck chairs on a doomed voyage?

From an original Radarsite article

Comments transposted from Star-Telegram. Names withheld by radarsite.

Check out Barb's latest update on this unfolding story at Faultline USA

For more explosive info Radarsite highy recommends Velvet Hammer's latest blockbuster article on the Wright debacle:

1 comment:

  1. People ask me why Obama scares me. I point to Wright and say:

    Obama sat at Wright's feet for 20 years, was a front pew sitter at his church and listen to every word his said. And he didn't know what this man's views were? Horse Hockey!

    Obama, like his mentor Wright, is a racist, anti-Semite. If he wasn't black, he would have been vilified by the press back in Feb.

    God help us all if he wins.