Regarding the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the following exchange of three letters between the writer (name withheld) and Dr. Newell Williams, President of Brite Divinity School, is being published without editing with permission from the writer. Dr. Williams was kind enough to send me a copy of his response to this writer, so I am assuming that he regards it as a response to my letter too. O course, one might assume, and fairly safely, that he only feels comfortable when writing directly to Democrats.
Read the second letter this active Democrat sent in response to Williams. It’s encouraging to know that there are still some Democrats out there who haven’t sold out to the leftist agenda!!!
Writer's first letter:
Dear President Williams,
As a Christian and an active Democrat, I cannot believe the Brite Divinity School associated with Texas Christian University is going forward to honor Jerimiah Wright. Not after the hateful statements made by the pastor have so outraged the public. God Damm America and accusations of blame on our country for spreading aids among blacks must be condemed from the pulpit and by all Christian leaders.Does the pastor have the right to make hateful speeches from his pulpit. Yes, but all of us who love our country and understand the gospel of Jesus, must take a stand against it or what happened in Germany can happen in our own country.
Please do not honor hateful statements. No amount of good deeds can overcome or justify during this ciritical time we face in our country, a Divinity School honoring a man who preaches hate from the pulpit.
Williams’ Response to writer:
Dear . . .,
Brite would not honor Dr. Wright if we believed that he preaches hate from the pulpit. We believe that this image has been created for one reason only: to embarrass a current candidate for the Democrat nomination for president. Rather than judging Dr. Wright by media clips, we have gone back to the ministers who nominated him for this award, and to others, who have known him for years and worshiped in his congregation on multiple occasions. These ministers represent different denominations and are of diverse races. They are unanimous in reporting that worship in Dr. Wright's church is Biblical, inspiring, and welcoming to all.
Brite's reasons for honoring Dr. Wright appear on our website: http://www.brite.tcu.edu/. An op-ed piece, signed by Dean Nancy Ramsay and Dr. Eugene Brice, Brite trustee and retired minister of University Christian Church, Fort Worth, will appear in tomorrow's Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It seeks to further explain the disconnect between our view of Dr. Wright and the one that, we believe, has been circulated for largely political reasons.
Thanks for writing to express your concerns and for the thoughtful tone and content of your letter.
PresidentBrite Divinity School
The Outraged Democrat responds to Dr. Wright:
Wright said "We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far morethan the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted aneye....We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and blackSouth Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have doneoverseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America'schickens are coming home to roost."
President Truman made the decision to save one million American soldierslives, including my father's life to end the war with Japan. My father andmy father-in-law received draft notices just as the war ended. "We neverbatted an eye".. Would Jeremiah Wright change the course of history byinvading Japan? Or is Jeremiah Wright so blinded by hatred of America, thathe refuses to see the truth?
The innocent people who died in the Twin Towers including the brave firemanand policeman, were murdered because of hatred flamed by Islamic extremist.
Brite Divinity School may dismiss pubblic outrage as "politicallymotivated";; however, the public understands Jeremiah Wright's words. Weknow the history of World War II and how the greatest generation fought forthe freedoms we have today. Had my parents' generation not fought andsacrificed to conquer evil, death and destruction by defeating the Axis ofEvil from ruling the world, no race would realize equality and justice.
Unless we respect history, we will continue to repeat the same mistakes.Brite Divinity School honoring Jeremiah Wright good deeds while ignoringhistory, is turning away from truth, love and Christ's teaching.
We are not saved by deeds or works but by grace.
(end of letter)
To read the official response in the op-ed piece Wiliiams cited, go to Why Brite Divinity School is honoring the Rev. Wright.
Share your outrage!:
Send a letter to the Editor of the Fort Worth Star Telegram
View the letters to the editor (plenty there about the Rev. Wright) at
Write to Brite and TCU:
President of Brite Divinity School, D. Newell Williams n.williams(at)tcu.edu
TCU Chancellor Boschini v.boschini(at)tcu.edu
Note: This is the seventh post in a continuing series concerning the fateful decision of Brite Divinity School to honor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright on March 29th. For background read (1) Brite Divinity School to Honor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, (2) Brite Divinity School Jeremiah Wright Update, (3) Brite, Jeremiah Wright, and the Out of Context Card, (4) The Brite-Jeremiah Wright Debate Continues, (5) Brite Divinity School Accused of Violating Its Own Covenant, and (6) Jeremiah Wright’s 9/11 Sermon “In Context”