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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Obama resigns...from church

CNN is reporting that Barack Obama has resigned as a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Obama is distancing himself from a YouTube video that shows Father Michael Pfleger mocking Hillary Clinton during a sermon at the church.

You can watch the video here.

Posted by Matthew Johnston on May 31, 2008 in International Politics | Permalink


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Hmmm. Resigning from a church seems to me to be not an easy thing to do.

Posted by: dewp | 2008-05-31 5:54:22 PM

Oh Matthew,

how could you do this to poor Adam, for a second there he was celebrating.

You're a cruel man.

Posted by: Snowrunner | 2008-05-31 6:53:03 PM

Does this mean he'll be prosecuted for apostasy?

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-05-31 6:56:21 PM

Its only 19 years, 11 months, one wedding and a couple of baptisms to late.

This idiot is starting to make Kerry look like a principled politician!

Posted by: deepblue | 2008-05-31 6:59:29 PM

I guess that the Pope has no authority over his own priests. JPII made it clear that priests were to stay out of politics. That carries over to Pope Benedict's reign as well.

Posted by: DML | 2008-05-31 7:37:49 PM

Looks like Obama will have to carry the burden of high office without the prayers and blessings of his Church. We all know of course, Religion and Politics are always to be kept separate, yeah right! Obama will be in a perfect position to keep religion out of politics as the new great Hope for the USA. Will "In God We Trust" become In Obama We Trust?

We do know the Media used to run pictures of Bill Clinton going to church toting his Bible, especially after his little kadiddle with Monica in the Oval Office. Since Slick Willy was not from the "religious Right" the story didn't involve his religion. Obama's religion will not be dwelt on either, that's reserved for Republicans.

Posted by: Liz J | 2008-06-01 6:12:02 AM

So what will he do now? Convert (back)to Islam? :)

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-06-01 10:37:20 AM

Obama will be in a perfect position to keep religion out of politics as the new great Hope for the USA. Will "In God We Trust" become In Obama We Trust?

Posted by: Liz J | 1-Jun-08 6:12:02 AM

Dunno, think Congress consideres him a "sign against the hordes"?

"A law was passed by the 84th United States Congress (P.L. 84-140) and approved by the President on July 30, 1956. President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved a joint resolution declaring In God We Trust the national motto of the United States.

The same Congress had required, in the previous year, that the words appear on all currency, as a Cold War measure: "In these days when imperialistic and materialistic Communism seeks to attack and destroy freedom, it is proper" to "remind all of us of this self-evident truth" that "as long as this country trusts in God, it will prevail.""


BTW, "materialistic" communism? Isn't that sort of an oxymoron?

Posted by: Snowrunner | 2008-06-01 12:00:43 PM

Too late for Barry to quit his racist church. We already know he has been indoctrinated. There is no doubt in my mine, Barry is a racist Negro running for president whose agenda will be to do what the radical Negro population of the USA (10%) wants him to do.

That would be ... get whitey's money and give it to us.

The Left in America has no problem with this since they are so eager to show that they are NOT racist that they will vote for anyone who is not white.

With Hellary as the woman candidate for possible first time woman prezzie, clearly race is trumping gender. Only the left would have this kind of dilemma because their whole mixed up philosophies are a dilemma. Logic is unknown to them. Facts are unacceptable to them. Even the very things that make them free and well-fed are unacceptable to them.

They are insane.

Posted by: John V | 2008-06-01 1:40:27 PM

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