Monday, December 15, 2008

Obama's Former Pastor And Mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright To Visit Georgia

President-elect Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is expected to preach at a Macon revival and will preach Monday through Wednesday at St. Paul AME Church. It will be his second visit to the Georgia city. Wright also spoke at St. Paul last year.

The Chicago minister drew headlines in the presidential campaign for remarks on racial injustice, conduct of the American government and U.S. foreign policy. Obama resigned from Trinity United Church of Christ during the campaign after inflammatory comments by Wright from the pulpit became a campaign issue.

St. Paul's pastor, the Rev. Ronald Slaughter, defends Wright, pointing to his longtime community activism, but has never fully addressed or admitted that the good reverend has racist, socialist leanings.


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