CHICAGO � Barack Obama�s former pastor,
who canceled several public events following an uproar over his
incendiary comments, surprised a Chicago congregation by attending an
event to celebrate poet Maya Angelou�s birthday.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright got a raucous standing ovation when he entered
Saint Sabina church on the city�s South Side on Friday night, according
to video from WBBM-TV. Members yelled �Hallelujah!� as Wright embraced
the Rev. Michael Pfleger, Saint Sabina�s pastor.
The smiling Wright accepted an invitation to give the benediction at
the Roman Catholic church but did not address the furor over his past
sermons. He also sang �Happy Birthday� to Angelou, whose birthday is
Well at least this wasn’t a Mass this occured in. I guess Fr.
Pfleger is consistent since he has previously had one of Wright’s
heroes and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan as a guest before also.
So I guess inviting a pastor who is willing to reprint
writings from a Hamas terrorist in his bulletin ands said “The
government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide
against people of color” Fr. Pfleger as public Obama supporter
finds no problems giving this preacher of hatred a forum. People like
to say that Wright’s sermons were cherry-picked, and they were in fact
cherry-picked since his church included Wright’s inflammatory sermons
in a sort of best of DVD in the first place.
There is a video here of Fr. Pfleger here
which includes saying to Rev. Wright “We thank God for you.”