CHICAGO - Sen. Barack Obama sought Thursday night to extinguish a burgeoning controversy over another Chicago minister who supports him, denouncing the comments of a Catholic priest who said “a whole lot of white people [are] crying” because a black man was within reach of the Democratic presidential nomination...
Obama released a statement late Thursday repudiating the priest, who resigned from the campaign’s pastoral advisory committee several months ago.
“As I have traveled this country, I’ve been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that unites us,” he said. “That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger’s divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn’t reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause.”
So at least we find that Rev Wright was wrong about one thing: This is not an attack on the black church, just an attack on unpopular worldviews regardless to their accuracy. This guy wasn't his pastor, didn't marry him to his wife, baptize his children or even a part of his election team. He had no reason to even make a comment on it except to Shuck and Jive for white folk.
Meanwhile no denounciations of the legion of religious bigots lined up on the Republican team. After all, that kind of thinking is, well, mainstream.
And yes, I said, Shuck and Jive. M