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“The United Church of Christ was going to be a bit of a problem no matter what, because it’s so liberal,” says the former adviser. “But Trinity and Wright were going to be an even bigger problem.”
It was such a concern, says the adviser, that some Obama aides proposed that the Obama family shift churches from Chicago to one in Washington, D.C. that would be politically less controversial.
“The problem is you have tithing records in Chicago, you have the fact that Senator Obama and Reverend Wright are so close, that the shift would have just seemed too contrived and politically cynical. That isn’t what this candidate is about.”
But Trinity and Wright have created and will create problems for Obama, though the United Church of Christ is a church that certainly fits with the candidate’s radical, leftist roots. For example, the UCC helped to found not only the nation’s, but the world’s largest gay and lesbian house of worship, the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas.
“The things the Clinton campaign have attacked us on are the things we were prepared for,” says the former adviser. “Trinity, his close financial and ideological relationship to former SDS members, we knew it all going into this, and they haven’t disappointed. But it hasn’t mattered too much. It may in a general election, but it hasn’t hurt us yet.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online