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My Letter to Barack Obama and I was tender

You are not the man Jesus met 20 years ago, and Pastor Wright is for sure, not the same man either, from 20 tears ago, no one can be the same person, after 20 years, you disagreed with Pastor Wright and you said so forcefully and Pastor Wright disagreed with you forcefully and you absolutely loss it and did a 180, not that you had any proof, of what he said was not founded in his proof, however believable, or unbelievable is one thing.  You sir do not speak for me in this matter, I’ am not rightly offended and how dare you say I should be and if I don’t, your saying, I’ am wrong, such arrogance, you should of chosen your words better.

And you’re hurt, because Rev. Wright, through his life work for years, now questioned by an unbelieving media, for which he felt compelled to speak up, Rev. Wright was in the front lines of standing up for his faith and his church and community and country before you were born, but he stood for you when you as wrong as two left shoes, even when it wasn’t convenient.

You say you were introduced to Jesus, through Pastor Wright, what are the lessons learned? Is your treasure your candidacy, or your relationship your treasure, REALLY! what did you learn?

You were hurt and you won’t admit it sir, you will stand before God and be held to account for every word from your mouth, as will Rev. Wright and all of us humans, you have left me wanting, I’ am disillusioned by your reaction, you do not believe in giving every man, an airing of his belief’s and grievances, you believe, If you don’t agree and that’s all that’s necessary, you'll trhow them under a train, sir I refuse to throw even Pastor Hagge's life away as you have done your Pastor and Church and in many respects, the community of all colors.

Was it the Media, or the Press, you just couldn’t take, or was it being a Politician, you are a politician sir, you wanted to be different, a different Politician, but none the less a Politician, that all well and fine, I believed you wanted to uplift, elevate the whole Congressional discourse.  

Mercilessly, the press kept, attacking Rev. Wright and never, never, gave credence to the proof he believed, it was alright to not believe his proof, but you had know right to agree with your absence of proof and Rev. Wrights enemies, and aid in undermining his Authority, in the end the lessons you say you learned from Jesus, were not present, in your speech, you absolutely stabbed your Pastor in the back, all because you did not agree and felt he diminished you by stating, he was a Pastor and you were a Politician, he speak to people about the things of God and you speak to people about and like a Politician, you're in the POLITICAL ARENA, not preaching to a church, but a SECULAR NATIONS NEEDS and you were hurt.

You have proven you could absolutely disown your own grandmother; your acts today are proof of that.  You are so far away from the history of the fight and you can‘t know, of what fight I talk about, or of what fight is coming your way, you have no values, none for those whose shoulders you stand on, some you believe and some you do not believe, but you stand on there shoulders, none the less, you only believe it all worthless.

Please read your Bible and understand, a Prophet tells Politicians what, "Thus sayeth the Lord", as Joseph told King David, Kings,what the Lord said, Politicioans/Kings/Lawyers don’t tell Prophets of God and if you remember, there was one King who did and he wound up suffering and his family, remember Moses, a prophet of God and Pharaoh and Jews in Egypt.

I’ am praying for you and your Family as I’ am praying for Pastor Wright and your Church, who you also threw under a train as well, if they are truly a Christian church, they will pray for you both and your families, but you can expect to lose many in America and the Black community.

May God Peace, His Mercy, His Justice and His Love be with you and yours, from this day forward.

Originally posted to Ministerbruce on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:47 PM PDT.

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  •  How does one discover (7+ / 0-)

    that he is a prophet of the Lord and not simply driven by his own ego?

    •  we usually call the paddy wagon for people (2+ / 0-)
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      sara seattle, FischFry

      who claim to hear voices....

      Just saying that the line between schizophrenia and religiosity is very thin.

      What's next?  Kids who claim that Harry Potter is real?


    •  your argument is incoherent (0+ / 0-)

      Wright was implying that Obama agreed with him and his views and was only saying what he did because he is a politician.  That is not only untrue but unfair.

      Obama has gone out of his way to put forth his genuiness and honesty, and Wright tried to say it isn't true.

      Wright resents Obama's success and wants the limelight. Wright has been on the stage for thirty years. It is about time, he exits.

      He has jeopardized this country's ability to have a man as president that comes a long very rarely.
      There is no excuse for Wright's behavior and I am glad that Obama has called him on it.

      You could see the pain and hurt that Obama was feeling and I don't blame him.

      •  Or Wright Was Telling the Truth (0+ / 0-)

        Based on knowing Obama intimately for 20 years, and Obama IS only saying what he does because he's a politician, and the "genuiness and honesty" is an act, and there won't really be unicorns prancing on the National Mall if Obama is coronated.

        We have no intention of prosecuting Rush Limbaugh because lying through your teeth and being stupid isn't a crime.

        by The Baculum King on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 10:42:45 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Count me as confused..... (10+ / 0-)

    John McCain: 4 more years of war, economic disaster, inadequate healthcare, and anti-choice supreme court appointments.

    by smash artist on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:49:25 PM PDT

    •  Confused? Why? Because this diarist is wrong? (0+ / 0-)

      What is the source of your confusion? Isn't it obvious that his MinisterBruce is just about as wrong as he could be? Are you confused because he claims a title?

      Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

      by FischFry on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 09:11:21 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  This guy writes (0+ / 0-)

      just like this other diarist whose style is comma after comma after comma after comma after comma....
      I can't find him  at the moment, but he's familiar.


      by jennybravo on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 10:03:46 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  asdf (4+ / 0-)

    My Letter to Barack Obama and I was tender

    doesn't the act of making that statement remove any tenderness?

    May 6th 2008: IN Insignificance Day

    by stevej on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:51:18 PM PDT

  •  Oh, brother, a crazy loon. (2+ / 0-)
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    sara seattle, highacidity

    What's madness but nobility of the soul at odds with circumstance?

    by slinkerwink on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:53:34 PM PDT

  •  I honestly have no idea what this means (8+ / 0-)

    "The jobs are never coming back, the illegals are never going home, but we're gonna have a lot more wars." -Pat Buchanan on John McCain

    by turneresq on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:54:01 PM PDT

  •  Looks like we got us (1+ / 0-)
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    sara seattle

    another "God-talker" or something...

    "...this nation is more than the sum of its parts ..." Barack Obama-18 March,2008

    by Inventor on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:54:38 PM PDT

  •  Um.... (5+ / 0-)

    the crazy-ass-preacher room is two doors down.....

  •  or as they say ..... (3+ / 0-)
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    Mogolori, haruki, mrchumchum

    the rapture is not an exit strategy

    "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

    by sara seattle on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:57:04 PM PDT

  •  Nope! I don't agree. (4+ / 0-)
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    smash artist, mrchumchum, Lopez99, ck4city

    “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”

    Reverend Wright lives in a secular world. He has a right to criticize it, but Jesus taught that even his flock must come to terms with the realities of the world. It is not correct to assert that the church is so important that a man should betray a friend, especially not because of false pride.

    Sorry, but you are as wrong as the Wright haters.

    The best reason to support Barack Obama is not his ideas, his oratory nor his background. It's his genius for leadership.

    by DHinIA on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 08:58:46 PM PDT

  •  Try a period here and there. (1+ / 0-)
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    smash artist

    Today Ain't Yesterday

    by GB1437a on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 09:00:29 PM PDT

  •  I think you totally missed what these men said (3+ / 0-)
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    Eternal Hope, highacidity, pgm 01

    First off -- it is Wright that was hurt, and did not acknowledge his hurt. If he had, he might have been more circumspect in his comments.

    If you look honestly at what Rev. Wright did in the last few days, I'd say that there are things he valued more than his relationship with the Obamas. He broke that bond more forcefully and more deliberately than anything Barack had done before.

    Was Barack hurt by what Wright did? Of course. I think if you paid attention to what Obama said, he did acknowledge how hurtful it was -- how pained he was by Wright's disrespect.

    It was Wright who stabbed Obama in the back, or his own selfish reasons. He was driven by ego, and possibly financial self-interest (he has a book on the way to promote), and by his own pain. What you accuse Obama of, was actually done by Wright. He's the one asking "Am I my brother's keeper?" He's the one who stabbed the other. Obama has the success of his campaign in mind -- that embodies the hopes of millions. What was on Wright's mind? The chance to dance in front of the cameras?

    As for his grandmother -- he did not disown her. Did he layout his family's dirty laundry? Sure. He's running for President. We insist on knowing everything. He was painfully honest. That he might have done it for political advantage is a given. It's a campaign. Everything is done for political advantage. In effect, he publicly embraced her, and her sins. I'm not Christian, but I think that's very much in the spirit of the Christian tradition.

    In fact, YOU -- Minister Bruce -- you are the one who ought to acknowledge the hurt, and the feelings of betrayal. You invested much personally and emotionally in defense of Rev. Wright. So, you feel hurt and betrayed. The truth, though, is that Rev. Wright was not worthy of that defense. He is the one who betrayed you. Obama was just acknowledging the obvious -- the truth that which you are deliberately and stubbornly refusing to admit.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 09:09:53 PM PDT

  •  Obama is running for president. (0+ / 0-)

    Not minister-in-chief.  Obama did not condemn the man, he condemned his words and ideas.  I'm not Christian, but I find it hard to imagine that the Christian idea of love means agreeing.

  •  A good assessment of the situation (1+ / 0-)
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    I think, Ministerbruce, that you should read this article. It does make one reflect on Rev. Wright's possible conundrum.

  •  People need to chill. (2+ / 0-)
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    Gene12, Livvy5

    I know that there is a lot of pain in separation. I don't think that Obama is out to get Wright or vice versa. But the fact of the matter is that the two men had philosophical differences that turned out to be irreconcilable. Dr. Wright saw Trinity as a light of reason in a sea of darkness, which he equated to racism and discrimination and the government actively working against the Black community. Obama saw his calling as moving beyond the kind of racial polarization that Wright talked about so much and create a post-racial America where we can bury the hatchet of Jim Crow.

    I don't think it is helpful to stoke the flames and claim that Wright threw Obama under the bus or vice versa. The two men had different paths -- Wright saw his calling as one of prophecy, where his mission was to speak out against the wrongs of this country. Obama saw his mission as that of bringing people together. The two men could not work together. If Wright had worked for Obama, he would have chafed under what he would have seen as censorship that he would have thought wrong -- silence means consent for him. Obama thought Wright was too divisive (he said so himself), and sought to keep him at arm's length.

  •  First reasonable then a crazy old Coot (0+ / 0-)

    Wright started his media blitz with Moyers sounding perfectly reasonable.

    In his NAACP speech he had a great theme, but then started making fun of how people speak, almolst dissed the Irish, came up with a looney tune theory about some races being rigtht brain while others are left brain.

    Then at the Press Club he dived off a cliff.  He sounded and acted like a crazy ego maniac out to destroy Obama and offend everyone, while wrapping himself in the mantle of being a pastor , answerable only to God.  Amen.  Then he pranced around the stage, pretending he was a monkey...listened to the questions like he was a crazy old loon.

    What was going on?  Egomania.  He is just jealous that Obama is eclipsing him and that he dared to distance himself from his more inflammatory comments.  Wright has made a very effective living out of making people feel aggrieved and he himself has yet to accept his own Blackness... look at his statement that he can't be against Farrakhan because Farrakhan "didn't make him a slave or put him in chains or make him Black."  That is sure saying a lot about how he feels about being Black.

    Look, I think Wright is an absolute hoot.  I have been to his church.  I have heard memorial services there that are first rate.  He is an intelligent man.  He is sly as a fox.  But he set out to destroy Obama, purposefully and intentionally.  The whole media self-justification blitz was et up by Barbara Reynolds, a parishioner, who is a fervid Hillary supporter.  She knew her man.  Give him a stage and he will go nuts sooner or later... he often does and many in his congragtion say he is "losing it."

    So take your pick... either Wright or Obama... you can't have both in the political area... much as he amuses me and much as I wish most other people could chill on his rhetoric and enjoy it as an art form as I do... but make no mistake, what he was doing was sheer charlatanism and knowing at that.  The trouble with Wright, as his parishioners will tell you is 90% of the time he is right on and 10% of the time he is plumb crazy.

  •  Why we need the separation of church and state (0+ / 0-)

    It's a pity that over the last 25 years the line between church and state has been blurred, primarily due to the influence of the religious right. No matter what one may think of the 50s and 60s at least religion didn't play much of a role in electoral politics. Let the pastors, rabbis and mullahs mutter their mumbo-jumbo in the seclusion of their houses of worship and leave the rest of us alone.

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