The View From 1776
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Senator Obama and Black Liberation Theology
There’s more to the story than just Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary remarks, repeated often and recently in a large public forum.
Black liberation theology, the theology of the church attended by Senator Obama and his family for two decades, may reflect justifiable resentments by black citizens. But its hateful rhetoric towards outsiders sounds alarmingly similar to that of Islamic jihad.
Squaring black liberation theology with the Senator’s campaign rhetoric about “bringing us together” is simply impossible. Either Senator Obama hates white America and wishes God to destroy whites, or he is a hypocrite who panders to blacks without believing what he professes.
A key quote:
Why does Barack Obama belong to a church known to be a leader in a seemingly radical, black-centric, movement known as black liberation theology? And the follow-up question is this: How will Mr. Obama’s association with this movement influence his beliefs, ideas, and actions as president of the United States?
Mr. Obama has said that he has not heard many of the statements made by Mr. Wright. But it is likely that Mr. Obama knows about the philosophy, principles, values and teachings of black liberation theology, which is the foundation of his church