“If Brite does not rescind this invitation to Jeremiah Wright, I will be compelled by conscience to repudiate my Theology degree from Brite Divinity School.”
The following is an update to Wednesday's article, Brite Divinity School to Honor Rev. Jeremiah Wright
The Dallas Morning News announced late this evening: “An event honoring controversial Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright at Texas Christian University has been moved off campus because of security issues, TCU announced Wednesday. . . Members of TCU's board of trustees voted to move the Brite Divinity School's fourth annual Black Church Summit events off the Fort Worth campus. Officials at the divinity school agreed, according to a statement from TCU. . . The Brite school has not announced a new place for the event. . .Fort Worth police Lt. Paul Henderson said he had not heard any specific reasons why the event will be moved from TCU. "We don't have any information on any threat against the event. It may be due to some concerns related to on-campus security. . ." Though the divinity school is at TCU, Brite is a separate corporation with its own leadership. The award is presented by Brite.”
What the news left out is that Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr., Fort Worth, TCU Chancellor ,is a member of the Board of Trustees of Brite Divinity School. It would appear that some long overdue political leverage is being applied. Brite, however, must rescind the invitation to Wright. The failure of Brite to recognize the great damage Jeremiah Wright has done, not only to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, but to race relations in our nation, is evidence of the leftist ivory tower attitude permeating universities and religious seminaries throughout the Western world. They have lost touch with the truth and with current political realities!
Roger Gardner of Radar Site read this most recent news and mused: “But "for 'security' reasons" still sounds like a cop-out to me. How about for morality reasons? Or simple patriotic reasons? Or how about plain old "Christian reasons"?
I think Roger summed this up very well.
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