Thursday, March 01, 2007

What Obama's Church Preaches

Originally posted at Right Truth

Well, well, well, ... In case you missed this little gem, Erik Rush as done a little digging into Barack Hussein Obama's church, Trinity United Church of Christ . This may be more damning to Obama than his Muslim history:

Obamination1a ... afrocentric in the extreme would be a gross understatement. It's not simply afrocentric, it's African-centric. In fact, one could argue that this organization worships things African to a far greater degree than they do Christ, and gives the impression of being a separatist "church" in the same vein as do certain supremacist "white brethren" churches – or even Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam.

Shocking? An overstatement? An overreaction?

One can see for oneself on the Trinity United Church website, which is replete with confirmation of what I present here. What follows is an excerpt from their Mission Statement:

"We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

"Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the Black Community
3. Commitment to the Black Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System."

Sound familiar? Of course it is, since it's identical to the 12-point list ... – the one from the theoretical white supremacist candidate's church; the only difference is the substitution of the word "Black" for "White."

That identical 12-point list Mr. Rush refers to was found at the beginning of his article:

How many Americans would vote for a presidential candidate who was the member of a church that professed the following credo?

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the White Community
3. Commitment to the White Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

The question is rhetorical, of course. The answer is that such a candidate wouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting elected dog catcher (apologies to America's animal rescue and public safety personnel) let alone President, because that candidate would be instantly branded a racist, among the most vile and frightening of white supremacists.

You can read Mr. Rush's entire article here or at The Reality Check, which is where the image is from. Pretty amazing stuff.

Could this be why there is a sudden rush of black voters leaving Hillary Clinton and casting their lot with Obama? A Washington Post/ABC Poll has Obama leading Clinton among black Democratic voters 44 to 30 . When Hillary gets wind of this information on The Trinity United Church of Christ, what will she do???


8 comments:

  1. I find it interesting that his church's website can't be accessed now (unless I'm just having computer issues).

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  2. I just tried it. The linked worked fine for me. Interesting that the intro is African drums with a big map of Africa.

    Here's the link again:
    http://www.tucc.org/

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  3. Being committed to the black community, the black family, the black work ethic, black institutions, and the black value system are simply affirming the value of blacks. To be proud of black is not the same as being anti-white. And the type of theology practiced in this church does not worship anything higher than Christ. Rather, it shows that we can love blackness because Christ loves blackness, and insofar as Christ fought against oppression, he was, and continues to be, on the side of the oppressed.

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  4. Chris we welcome your opinions and do understand that many people in the Black church in America do not view Black pride as being anti-white. One the other hand, try to envision a White Pride Christian church if you will? How does that grab you in 2008??? Hopefully you might understand why many Anglo Christians have concerns especially since the Black Theology movement grew out of the highly Marxist Black Power movement.

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  5. Chris we welcome your opinions and do understand that many people in the Black church in America do not view Black pride as being anti-white. One the other hand, try to envision a White Pride Christian church if you will? How does that grab you in 2008??? Hopefully you might understand why many Anglo Christians have concerns especially since the Black Theology movement grew out of the highly Marxist Black Power movement.

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  6. I see where you are coming from too. Marxism has obviously shown to be very problematic in its carrying out (i.e. USSR), however, I also think that there *are* valuable lessons that can be learned from Marxist theory. We do *not* want a violent revolution. We do want, or at least I think we should want, racial equality. I think that theologies such as liberation theology are valuable in bringing to the forefront issues regarding oppression. So I guess I'm not saying that liberation theology is the one true theology or anything (I'm not an expert by any means, I only read James Cone's A Black Theology of Liberation), but I do believe that there is a LOT of value in liberation theology that should be applied to more popular creeds of Christianity.
    Sorry to come in here and bust into your discussion board, like an intruder or something. I ended up on your site because someone on my local newspaper site (http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_8293981?source=most_viewed)
    said to Google search obama liberation theology and your site popped up and looked interesting.

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  7. Chris I really appreciate the civility of your comments and it's always a pleasure to discuss issues even when there is a difference of opinion.I also believe that anyone who claims to be Christian must also believe/act for racial equality. When I was in seminary, I studied Black Theology and also read James Cone's A Black Theology of Liberation. Of course there is a lot of value in Liberation Theology as far a social justice issues are concerned, but there's also much to question especially on how it focuses Christian theology upon an earthly kingdom, brought about by revolution, as opposed to the traditional interpretations of Christ's mission/teachings. Additionally, Liberation Theology was born in revolutionary Latin America where Marxism imposes a communal, and sometimes lock-step, approach to Christian theology that devalues human individualism and individual salvation.

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  8. ...'believe'...'believe'...'believe'...when are the Sons (fruit) of the 'Tree of Life" going to stop squabling over their 'beliefs'...like children in a sand box fighting over their toys?

    'Beliefs' are the single most dangerous pre-occupation humans practice! We perform the most heinous acts on one another and upon 'mother-nature'(our world)and (the creatures in our world)...all becasue of what we BELIEVE...!

    We steal from each other, we lie to each other, we cheat each other, we adulterate each other, we give each other diseases, we enslave each other, we own each other, we lust after each other, we fight with each other, we kill each other, we hurt each other, and we war against each other all because of what we BELIEVE...our 'beliefs'!

    Understand this; 'BELIEFS' are always...that's right ALWAYS what the 'False Messenger' gives those that do not know!!! We constantly trade our admission that we don't know something for a belief that 'another' sells us. Let's lay this dispicable act down...once and for all...at least long enough to regain confidence in all the things we actually know as apposed to things we 'believe'.

    Religions, political parties, people we don't know, propaganda, stories, advertisments, require us to trade our knowing in for a potage of beliefs. These beliefs are always changing, they devide us and not unite us, they distance us from our better qualities such as caring compassion and forgiveness...from what we 'know'!

    It turns out we actually know a lot. And that knowledge does not require believing in it to make it 'real; enough to 'know' it.

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