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Was Obama Right to Leave Wright's Church?

Was Obama Right to Leave Wright's Church?

Barack Obama has left Chicago's Trinity Unity Church of Christ after 20 years, on a weekend dominated with news of a Florida and Michigan deal and the Puerto Rico primary. Addressing his resignation, Obama said:

It's clear that now that I'm a candidate for president, every time something is said in the church by anyone associated with Trinity, including guest pastors, the remarks will imputed to me even if they totally conflict with my long-held views, statements and principles. I have no idea how it will impact my presidential campaign but I know it was the right thing to do for me and my family.

The sermons and later expressed opinions of Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright have been a consistent political problem for Obama for the past few months. Sexist, and anti-Hillary Clinton, comments made by a visiting priest have brought the church back into the spotlight. While some may lament the fact that politics caused Obama to leave a church that he's been a member of for 20 years, others may take Obama at his word that he made the decision based on what he thought was better for his family.

The timing of his resignation may give Obama a prayer for avoiding a massive refocus on the controversial church. Are you happy to see that Barack left the controversial church?


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UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I went to get a glamour shot, and they had someone stand in for me.
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
my visions of cabaker and cine: cabaker: i imagine that you live in a home with beige carpeting and you have a psychic connection with your dogs. you love to swim, and may have actually saved someone's life in or around a swimming pool or beach. many see you as a hero. you are raven haired. cine: black boots. a knife. blood everywhere.
blondie829 blondie829 9 years
i'm sure this was a difficult decision for him and his family... whatever was right for him is good with me.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
you could always go to glamour shots Cine!! they have GREAT pics, you can wear a cowboy hat and everything!! ;)
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Oh and part of my problem is that I don't have any photos of me by myself. I hate taking pictures of just me, so all my photos have friends in them.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I am not doing a reveal until after my wedding. I figure I will have some great pics from that, and what better time to show my mug? :)
Jillness Jillness 9 years
That is crazy you went to Cannes! I am very jealous! ;) I will make sure it is up in the morning Cine. When can I see your face?
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I think if anyone should have gone with 3M it should have been me. I mean we both do have a great affection towards Barry Goldwater.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO excited Jill!!!! :nerdgirl:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Make sure it is in the morning because I have had to set boundaries for myself about being on at night.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
OK, I will tonight. I don't have any personal pics on my work computer. It'll give you something to laugh at bright and early tomorrow morning. ;)
LibertySugar LibertySugar 9 years
Jealous M3! Why didn't you invite me along to France?! ;-)
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
I can only have cine or you, dave? I can't have both? Not sure if I can handle one without the other. :)
juju4 juju4 9 years
I think the ironic thing is that I bet Obama hasn't been back to that church since the campaign started...he's been flying all over the country prepping for primaries! Hypno - I totally agree with your last post.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Well I wouldn't say I'm happy but I agree that he had no choice left other than to leave, because simply disagreeing with controvercial statements made by others is not enough. His past and present lifestyle, his words, and his views in no way compliment any of the controvercial statements made out of Trinity church. However, if the mere association of said church and person are a enough to disgruntal potential voters I would have done the same thing. Politics is just one of those areas where reason must sometimes yield to histeria.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Yeah, who needs money when you have Cine or me?
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Forget work and hang out with us!
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
Hi Jil :wave: I've been pretty crazy. Just got back from the Cannes film festival for work. Was there for two weeks working mosty 12+ hour days. It was great, but very tiring and I'm very glad to get back. I'm currently prepping for school. I'm starting Vanderbilt's MBA program down in Nashville in August. Things are good on this side, but way too busy and hectic, hence I haven't had much time to drop by. I miss you all much and I lurk from time to time, but it's a little hard to spend the time that I wish I could. How is all on your side?
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
DO IT DO IT! :anegyptian:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Do it! Do it! :dance:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
yeah Jill put it up!!!! And I understand what you are saying, and can see where you are coming from on the gas tax holiday.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Jill can you put your real picture back up again?!?! a lot of us missed it!! i didnt realize it was you till days later when someone said something, i just thought you switched avatars and i got super pissed cuz i didnt know who the new girl was! :) haha! so put it back up again!! just for a little!!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
SLEEPY! :coffeecup:
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