What does Hilary Clinton’s Pastor have to say

27 03 2008

8:43am Today
26 Mar 2008 07:27 am

“The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is an outstanding church leader whom I have heard speak a number of times. He has served for decades as a profound voice for justice and inclusion in our society. He has been a vocal critic of the racism, sexism and homophobia which still tarnish the American dream. To evaluate his dynamic ministry on the basis of two or three sound bites does a grave injustice to Dr. Wright, the members of his congregation, and the African-American church which has been the spiritual refuge of a people that has suffered from discrimination, disadvantage, and violence. Dr. Wright, a member of an integrated denomination, has been an agent of racial reconciliation while proclaiming perceptions and truths uncomfortable for some white people to hear. Those of us who are white Americans would do well to listen carefully to Dr. Wright rather than to use a few of his quotes to polarize. This is a critical time in America’s history as we seek to repent of our racism. No matter which candidates prevail, let us use this time to listen again to one another and not to distort one another’s truth,”

– Dean J. Snyder, Foundry United Methodist Church, March 19, 2008. Snyder is Hillary Clinton’s pastor

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27 03 2008
citizenwells

“And the notion that somehow it’s cute or amusing, or a useful diversion, I think, is something that all of us have to recognize is just not the case. We all have First Amendment rights. And I am a constitutional lawyer and strongly believe in free speech, but as a culture, we really have to do some soul-searching to think about what kind of toxic information are we feeding our kids,”

28 03 2008
mcrae76

I agree with you Citizenwells but I also believe that this has open up a conversation that is long overdue. I have listen to the entire speech of Rev Wright and the way they cut out the part of the speech completely takes it out of context.

It is really sad.

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