Byron York discusses Obama’s pastoral problem here.
Why? Here is a snippet from his longtime and former pastor’s speech today:
Meanwhile, at the Press Club, with that opportunity to contextualize his controversial statements, Wright chose instead to dig in. On his famous 9/11 “chickens coming home to roost” comment, he told the audience that the United States is a terrorist nation that got what it had coming on September 11. “To quote the Bible, ‘Be not deceived. God is not mocked. For whatsoever you sow, that you also shall reap,’“ Wright said. “Jesus said, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you. Those are biblical principles, not Jeremiah Wright bombastic, divisive principles.”
Wright also held firm to his suggestion that the United States government created the AIDS virus to kill black people. “Based on this Tuskegee experiment and based on what has happened to Africans in this country, I believe our government is capable of doing anything,” he said.
He even defended the most incendiary of his comments, “God damn America.” “That’s biblical,” Wright said. “God doesn’t bless everything. God condemns something — and d-e-m-n, ‘demn,’ is where we get the word ‘damn.’ God damns some practices. And there is no excuse for the things that the government, not the American people, have done. That doesn’t make me not like America or unpatriotic.”