Last night, Sean Hannity had Eugene Rivers on Hannity’s America.
Reverend Rivers gave more enlightening insight into the psyche of Jeremiah Wright and what he perceives is the position of Black Liberation Theology within the realm of the black religeous experience in America.
I don’t think it passed anyone’s attention that Jeremiah Wright was claiming earlier this week that an attack on him was an attack on black churches. Reverend Rivers would pointedly argue this message.
Having lived in the South all of my life, I was finding it hard to imagine that a philosophy as aggressive and hostile as Wright’s would go unnoticed in the various communities in which I’ve lived and suspected that Wright’s brand of Christianity was simply an abberation of the black community specifically attributed to places where people like Wright held influence.
I think it’s unfortunate that so many black leaders, and especially religeous leaders, feel that they have to “circle the wagons” for someone like Wright. Frankly, he isn’t worth it and they should exercise more selective judgment.
View the entire interview done last night, Friday 5/2/2008, on the following clip: