Monday, March 24, 2008

An Outraged Active Democrat Tells Brite Divinity School Off

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.

Respectuflly submitted,

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: 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.


Newell Williams
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 Chancellor Boschini v.boschini(at)

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”

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  1. -

    Things take a slightly different perspective when viewed in the right context.

    Whether one agrees with Reverend Wright or not, it seems to me that he has been unfairly demonized to make a media controversy.

    Watch Rev. Jeremiah Wright's 9-11 sermon in context on youtube and decide.

    Jeremiah Wright's God Damn America in context on youtube

  2. Betsy, the test in context plus the YouTube version has been posted on this blog. I think we’ve gone over and over this ground before in previous posts. How much context would someone require if another person used the N-word??? That word, that phrase, an entire paragraph??? You get my point! Your CONTEXT argument doesn’t wash!

    How do you square defending Wright's comments whith Obama's condemnation of those same comments?

  3. Context? Whaatttt???! Those videos show Wright as an American hating leftard of the worst kind.

    Of what was that supposed to convince me? That because he claims we "didn't bat an eye" when we nuked the Japanese it means we deserved 9/11? For the record, we likely saved hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilian's lives and anticipated as many as 1 million American casualties alone, from the invasion of Japan. There are several different accounts of how tortured Truman was in the decision, hardly not "batting an eye".

    The lie that the Japanese were planning to surrender was one created by the KGB. The very fact that the Japanese did not unconditionally surrender within hours is proof that they had not been planning to do so for months as that horrible man claimed.

    So, who, Cheney? the guys at Haliburton? Bush? the Illuminati? plotted the whole 9/11 Jihad thingy "to make money"? And when Liberating the Iraqi people from having their daughters raped on their wedding nights by Saddam's boy, or having their children put into plastic shredders, OUR GUYS, the GOOD GUYS, were "bashing babies heads against the rocks"...for fun? Cash? Points?

    Stop posting those links. I am now sadly convinced that a large number of black people in this country are racists who hate their country, and probably me, for the color of my skin.

  4. Marshall you said a mouthful!!! The best thing people can do is to write letters to the editor and let their feelings be known. Anti-american and racism will not be tolerated no matter what the CONTEXT!!!

  5. From HankInTexas:

    Republican presidents have been embracing anti-American, anti-minority, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, anti-women, anti-Catholic, etc., etc. Right-Wing Evangelical and Fundamentalist ministers for decades. People like Schaefer, Graham, Falwell, Robertson, Jones, Hagee and dozens of others have all preached that America and Americans are damned by God for one goofy reason or another. These religious bigots have been the advisors and confidants to Nixon, Ford, Reagan and both Bushes. But, the anti-American hate they spew is fine because it furthers the fear-based Right-Wing political agenda.

    Wright's only problem is that he isn't Right.

    The Right-Wing became a joke in its efforts to "prove" that Senator Obama is/was a Muslim. Having failed that, they turned to sensationalizing Reverend Wright and Trinity United Church of Christ. According to their warped spin, Senator Obama may be a Christian, but he isn't the Right kind.

    The Right-Wing is running its smear campaign against what they fear as the ultimate boogieman -- a Black president of the United States.

    OBAMA '08

  6. Obama has smeared HIMSELF...

    He doesn't need any help in that regard!

    Some people just can't handle the truth...

    And the ones who so blindly want to believe that Obama is the Messiah are sadly mistaken.

    When people are looking for government to "save" them, there is a big problem and alarms should be ringing.

  7. Excellent response "HanklnTexas" you basically replied "Nuhuh" and "if you disagree with me you are a racist."

    I guess, considering the monopoly on public education the the teachers unions hold, I should not be surprised that you have no real arguments.

    I would support Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams or Michael Steele for President. Not a one of them goes to a church where the preacher calls America "terrorists".

    I can assume that you have voted for Alan Keyes for President? Since the color of a person's skin is the only lens through which you can see? What?!! Are you "afraid of that ultimate bogeyman"?

  8. good grief..Marshall is soooooooooo on the money with this one !...keep up this fight!

  9. Very interesting. Glad you posted this and are keeping on top of this. Good also that they are hearing from Democrats.

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    Right Truth


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  11. I wish I thought that the TCU administration would care, but frankly so long as they get money from alums, they could care less what people think about their little award to Rev. Wright. Maybe if you worked up a boycott of their athletics programs THEN they would care. But private universities have little to rein them in and although the majority of their students are conserative, the faculty at TCU, along with SMU and countless other private univesities, are largely products of the liberation theological movement of the 1960's. To them, just the fact that you have different opinions renders your opinion null and void. I wish I had happier news, but that's the way it works in terms of politics and universities. That's also why my kids are in state schools so that I do have some recourse through my elected officials. And I say this as an alumna of SMU.