Thursday, March 27, 2008

Now It's Personal!

"...Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago where Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been a member for two decades, slurred Italians in a piece published in the most recent issue of Trumpet Newsmagazine.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright writes of Jesus' enemies: "(Jesus') enemies had their opinion about Him," Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue. "The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans."

Wright continued, "From the circumstances surrounding Jesus' birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus' death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style." (source)

First off, if I recall the story correctly it was the Pharisees that were threatened by Jesus and demanded his death...they were not Italian.

Of course I'm actually not mad about this because I'm not three years old and I guess I took the whole "sticks and stones" rhyme to heart when I was little. 'Pastor' Wright is a bigoted fool and I just hope that his very existence brings to light to a certain element of our population that no one has wanted to talk about in the past... racism lives and breathes in the country not exclusively because of white racists, but because of many Black leaders that revel in victim hood.

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