Hussein "No Middle Name" Obama is leaving Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago without condemning any of the racist, anti-Semitic rants of it's former pastor and long time friend of Obama's, Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
CAIR’s spokesman was given the opportunity to condemn Hamas and Islamic Jihad by the Washington Post in November 2001. His response was telling: “It’s not our job to go around denouncing.” Asked a similar question about Hamas and Hezbollah by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in February 2002, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper called such queries a “game” and explained, “We’re not in the business of condemning.”
But when Israel is to blame, CAIR seems to be very much “in the business of condemning.” (Frontpagemag.com)
Oops! Sorry! Wrong article. This is what I meant to link:
"Michelle and I told Rev Otis Moss that we were withdrawing as members of Trinity. It's a decision that Michelle and I had discussed for quite some time after the National Press Club episode. I had discussed it with Rev. Moss. We had prayed on it. We had consulted with a number of friends and family members who are also connected to the church. And so this is not decision I come to lightly, and frankly it is one that I make with some sadness," Obama said in prepared remarks.
Obama praised the current pastor of Trinity, Rev. Moss and said that he continues to admire the work that Rev. Jeremiah Wright did in building up the church.
He insisted that Trinity itself is not a church worth denouncing. "I'm not denouncing the church and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church, because it's not a church worthy of denouncing, and so if they've seen caricatures of the church and except those caricatures despite my insistence that that's not what the church is about, then there's not much I can do about it."