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While Pastor Wright Says Some Good Things, What Is He Doing With Kwame Kilpatrick?

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Above you see a picture of Pastor Jeremiah Wright goofing around with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. ( Pastor Wright is on the right and Mayor Kilpatrick is on the left.) 

This was at the Detroit NAACP Freedom Fund dinner last week.

I’m sympathetic to some of what Pastor Wright is saying.

One thing he is saying is what Martin Luther King often said—That America can at times be a wicked and sinful nation, and that if a transcendent moral power exists in the universe, he or she may wish to consider what judgement should be passed.

Fair enough.

But what is Pastor Wright doing playing around here with disgraced Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Mayor Kilpatrick had an affair with an aide, exchanged racy text-messages with her, lied about it, cost the City of Detroit nine million dollars in a whistle-blower suit resulting from his actions, and is under indictment. 

This is not what Detroit needs.

The Detroit City Council–majority Black and Democratic–has called on Mayor Kilpatrick to resign.

Pastor Wright had the opportunity to admonish Mayor Kilpatrick at the NAACP dinner. That would have been closer to a prophetic course.

Keeping company with a man of power and corruption is less than a prophetic course.

I want to believe Pastor Wright is a man of vision. I did have to wonder though when he canceled his guest sermons in my hometown of Houston a few weeks ago due to death threats.

What kind of prophet cancels a call to to preach because of death threats?

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April 28, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Rev Wright needs to go on sabbatical until January.

    Comment by LClyde | April 28, 2008

  2. Well–He needs to consider if what he is saying and doing is the best reflection of who he is. He has no obligation to help elect Senator Obama if he feels his calling is otherwise. But I hope that whatever path he follows is one that adds something instead of just serving as a distraction.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 29, 2008

  3. he is a fuckstick

    Comment by bill brady | May 2, 2008

  4. Well–That is one view. I’m holding our hope for a better course on his part.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 2, 2008


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