Marxism … Alive and Well at Trinity Church of Christ

After watching Jeremiah Wright’s “coming out” party around last weekend beginning with Bill Moyers on PBS last Friday and ending with the grand finale at the National Press Club this past Monday, we finally have a clearer perspective of what Wright’s church has been like for, not only the past twenty or so years, but since his appointment as it’s minister in the early 1970’s. Wright’s Liberation Theology full of Marxist philosophy and rhetoric is the core of his ministry at Trinity Church of Christ.

Anyone who has any doubts regarding the Marxist basis of Wright’s ministry should watch the following video clips from Hannity’s America presented on Fox News last night. One is on the basis of Wright’s theology, frequently strikingly presented in Wright’s own words:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=6079bef1-d213-419b-807f-b11da4abc474

The other is an assessment of Wright’s ministry as presented by fellow black minister, Reverend Eugene Rivers:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=e08148c8-873a-464b-8904-6e87bd9727cf

Both the presentation of Black Liberation Theology presented in the first clip and the assessment of Reverend Wright presented in the second clip should leave very little doubt regarding the origin of Wright’s philosophy and the use Wright has put it to in his ministry.

Jeremiah Wright can be minimalized as an eccentric as well as egocentric demagogue functioning outside of the norm of American society in general and the black community specifically if one is inclined to do that. I have no doubt there are those who actually share his views of the world in general and the United States specifically, but for those who don’t should be seriously asking the question regarding how this man has influenced and impacted Barack Obama, the leading Democratic contender for President of the United States.

Barack Obama, Democratic party leaders and Democratic pundits would like to push this entire issue under the table and get back to what they refer to as the real and important issues. Of what value is discussing issues when spouted from the lips of a person in whom there is no confidence, credibility, or trust?

Are Americans truly the sheep that political leaders treat them like that they may be herded, used, sheared and dismissed at a group of politicians’ or a fanatical demagogue’s whim?

More Rev. Eugene Rivers on Hannity’s America

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:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=e08148c8-873a-464b-8904-6e87bd9727cf

Reverend Eugene Rivers on Obama and Wright

Last night on the Hannity and Colmes segment on Fox News, Reverend Eugene Rivers presented what I thought was the most revealing and probably accurate assessment of the relationship between Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright.

Reverend Rivers is a Pentacostal minister in the Boston area who has spent time in both Philadephia and South Chicago and claims to be very familiar with Wright. The following websites give some additional interesting information on Reverend Rivers:

News Article – An Interview with Rev. Eugene Rivers

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . INTERVIEW . Rev. Eugene Rivers . November 11, 2005 | PBS

Reverend Rivers claims that Jeremiah Wright, is a talented though tragic figure who is driven by ego and who has wasted his talents with ebonics rhetoric and jibberish.

Reverend Rivers further stated that Wright has been like a father figure to Barack Obama becoming the surrogate for the father that Obama never really had. Rivers stated that the relationship between Wright and Obama has been an abusive relationship with Obama being like an abused person with Wright exercising the the power of the father figure to abuse Obama’s trust in him.

View the following clip of the Hannity and Colmes interview with Reverend Eugene Rivers:

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=3a0970c5-5649-4d6e-888d-233120377b9e