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Re: The Rev. Wright on PBS

Kevin,

I agree 100% with Reverend Wright that the MSM needs to stop quoting partial excerpts from his sermons. It’s about time we heard all of his sermons so we can make a proper determination. I posted this back in March:

Media Assassination of the Rev. Wright [Greg Pollowitz]

An excerpt from the press release of the Trinity United Church of Christ regarding media coverage of the Rev. Wright:

“AN ATTACK ON OUR SENIOR PASTOR AND THE HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH”:
Chicago, Ill. (March 15, 2008) — Nearly three weeks before the 40th commemorative anniversary of the murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s character is being assassinated in the public sphere because he has preached a social gospel on behalf of oppressed women, children and men in America and around the globe.
“Dr. Wright has preached 207,792 minutes on Sunday for the past 36 years at Trinity United Church of Christ. This does not include weekday worship services, revivals and preaching engagements across America and around the globe, to ecumenical and interfaith communities. It is an indictment on Dr. Wright’s ministerial legacy to present his global ministry within a 15- or 30-second sound bite,” said the Reverend Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Since the church has the records to show that exactly 207,792 minutes of sermons have occurred on Sunday, maybe they can release all 207,792 minutes of actual text so the evil media can give a proper evaluation of the context of the sermons. Also, any days you can provide that Senator Obama was in attendance would be much appreciated as well…

Hot Air has more on the context of the sermons. Not surprisingly, the longer the excerpt, the worse it gets.