Last night, the Fox News All-Star panel took a look at the new, younger pastor at Obama’s church, and it wasn’t pretty:
The commentators made a number of important points. For one, while hyperbole isn’t unusual in church settings, this type of rhetoric — for those who didn’t watch the video (tsk, tsk), on Easter Sunday, the pastor compared the media’s treatment of Trinity United to a lynching — is extreme. Even for black churches, which have long been known for their expressive sermons.
Two, these comments belie Obama’s notion that Reverend Wright’s anger is a relic of the days of segregation. That may be part of it, but it’s also a core feature of the radical church Obama chose to join, chose to stay with, and chose to donate money to.