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obamawright.jpgThe Washington Times reports that Barack Obama’s church was founded on a…

1960s book that espouses “the destruction of the white enemy.”
Trinity United Church of Christ’s Web site says its teachings are based on the black liberation theology of James H. Cone and his 1969 book “Black Theology and Black Power.”
“What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love,” Mr. Cone wrote in the book.
Mr. Cone, a professor at the Union Theological Seminary in New York, added that “black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy.”

It’s important to remember that Trinity belongs to a denomination, the United Church of Christ, that’s overwhelmingly white. And that Obama joined it in the 1980s, not the 1960s. Still, God-o-Meter can’t believe that Obama, a politician long before he began running for president, didn’t see more of the Trinity UCC fallout coming. For journalists and Obama critics, Jeremiah Wright and Trinity to be gifts that keep on giving.


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