According To New Trinity UCC Pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright Survived Alleged "Lynching"
(The captioning in the above pic - shamelessly swiped from UCC's website - reads "Blacks are the only group of people denied the ability to reach back to their roots, to connect to our culture to define who we are." - The Rev. Otis Moss III.)
On Easter Sunday, Rev. Otis Moss III, the new pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, delivered a sermon entitled "How To Handle A Public Lynching".
(That's odd...I could have sworn that Easter was about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who, unless I'm terribly misinformed, was crucified.)
CHICAGO — The new pastor of Barack Obama’s church delivered a defiant defense of its retiring reverend Sunday, comparing media coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to a modern-day lynching that resembles Jesus’ death at the hands of the Romans.
In a sunrise Easter sermon, Rev. Otis Moss III never mentioned Wright by name, but implied that his mentor, who has delivered sermons in which he likened the U.S. to the Ku Klux Klan and declared it damned for its “state-sponsored terrorism,” is facing the same challenges Jesus did.”No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching,” Moss said.
Hmm...I just looked-up he definition of "lynch" and found:
"To put to death, esp. by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority. " (Random House)
"To execute without due process of law, especially to hang, as by a mob. " (American Heritage)
Yet miraculously (to continue Rev. Moss' moronic analogy), Rev. Wright has somehow risen from the dead to continue being a racist asswipe.
Perhaps he's a zombie.
Obama and his family were spending Easter on vacation and also were not attending services.
Oooh...more "plausible deniability" for Barack the Annointed.
To borrow a page from Rev. Wright's play book, God damn people who use inflammatory rhetoric to deflect perfectly legitimate criticism of individuals who just so happen to be black. Until black leaders (and their enablers) in America stop this shit, we cannot have any rational discussion about race in this country.
I was raised to judge everyone by the same standards, regardless of race, gender, creed, etc.; I was under the impression this is precisely what the civil rights movement had as its goal.
Alas, the goal posts have kept moving for my entire adult life; I just turned 52 and I'm bloody fucking sick of it.
At a Heights Citizens for Human Rights meeting back in 1963, my Dad had an angry black man unload a tirade (liberally laden with remarks beginning "you people") on him. After which he remarked to Mom, "I can hardly wait until there's more equality so I can tell him what a fucking asshole he is".
Since Dad's no longer around to do the honors, permit me to say, "Rev. Moss, Rev. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Obama: you are fucking assholes."