Glenn Beck: Easter at Obama’s church

GLENN: The Easter sermon yesterday outside of Chicago with the new pastor of Barack Obama’s church was a defiant message. It was — of course this is probably exactly what you had in your church service, how to handle a public lynching. No, it was, you know, roll away the rock and — oh, no, that wasn’t mentioned. Well, they did kind of mention Jesus. They kind of — in a way I think they were calling Jeremiah Wright another guy like Jesus that, you know, is being crucified and lynched by the media. In fact, here’s just a couple of from Reverend Otis Moss, III. He is the new pastor at Obama’s church. He said the lynching was national news. The RNN — I would imagine that’s CNN, the Roman News Network was reporting it and NPR, the National Public Radio had it on the radio. Then the Jerusalem Post and the Palestinian Times all wanted exclusives. They searched out the young minister, showed up unannounced at their houses, tried to talk with their families, called up their friends, wanted to get a quote on how do you feel about the lynching," he continued. He said, "You’ve picked the wrong folk to mess with." This was a sermon called how to handle a public lynching.

By the way, Obama and his family were celebrating Easter elsewhere. They weren’t at services. They have — by the way, the church, Obama’s church, has also moved its once prominent section on its website about the black values system, they’ve moved that now but it still describes itself as unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian. Boy, can you imagine if your church declared itself unashamedly white and then you coupled it with unapologetically Christian? Can you imagine if you coupled those two things together? I wonder if, what did he call it, RNN would cover that story. You’re damn right they would. They would be all over that story. But that’s — and then Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the first female bishop in the church, also delivered a sermon in which she talked about visionaries like Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Jeremiah. We’re not sure if she was referring to Jeremiah Wright or maybe another Jeremiah, we’re not sure, but she argued that the words weren’t about anger but a passion that demands confrontation. Now, that’s good politically correct speech, huh? That’s — no, that’s good spin doctoring there.

The purveyors — quoting, the purveyors of information are trying to be judge and jury over prophetic utterances. So now he’s a prophet. I just want to point that out. That’s cool. Just like to know. He’s a prophet and the purveyors of information — I guess that would be people like me — are trying to be judge and jury. Hmmm. Is that kind of like when they publicly lynched Don Imus? Or am I going to get in trouble with the liberal blog sites for saying that Don Imus was lynched? Is that too insensitive now? Is that too racist of me to say that about a white person? Can you only use lynching references to — I don’t know what the rules are anymore.

The church program that was handed out yesterday including an essay called "Not On My Watch" from the Reverend Samuel B. McKinney of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle. McKinney said he was greatly disturbed by the media feeding frenzy that has tarnished everyone in the process. This wasn’t a feeding frenzy. You have no idea. Talk to Don Imus about a feeding frenzy. This wasn’t a feeding frenzy. This was remarkably quiet. "Dr. Wright represents the best among us," quoting. "An attack on this man of God is an attack on all of those in the cloth who believe in the social gospel of liberation, and I will not stand for it." What a — what a telling turn of words here. A social gospel of liberation. Hmmm. Words Che would be proud of.

By the way, if you don’t know what the social gospel of liberation is, you don’t know what these people believe, you should. Because this thinking has affected, some might say infected, the mind of Barack Obama, at least his family — I’m sure he’s completely safe from it — for the last 20 years. So what is it he’s been taught in Sunday school the last 20 years? What is it he believes? What is black liberation?

Well, we explain it beginning in tomorrow’s newsletter. It’s absolutely free. You just sign up at GlennBeck.com. It starts tomorrow. It’s the whole thing. And we have a theology professor who knows all about it and is going to break it down and explain just what the social gospel of liberation is. It’s quite interesting, Whitie, it doesn’t turn out well in the end for Whitie. I just, I hate to blow the ending for you.

Now, these are the same guys that preach that just like the Black Panthers, that the white man and the white government, the United States government is responsible for AIDS. Now, I had a Black Panther say to me last week that this is widely held. This is not some crazy crackpot theory. Yes, it is. Yes, it is. It’s a crazy crackpot theory that the United States government, as he told it under the direction of Henry Kissinger, developed AIDS to wipe out black people. So I asked one of the researchers, can you do me a favor; can you track this down.

Now, we know that Obama is hope and change, and he distanced himself from his preacher, the spiritual guide of quite possibly the next American President. He believes, the spiritual guide, believes that AIDS was developed by the Government of the United States. Barack Obama says, well, he has a distorted view. Okay.

How prevalent is this? Well, African-Americans who comprise of 13% of the American population make up approximately 50% of new HIV infections. In 2003 black women made up a staggering 73% of the new female HIV cases. As devastating and as frightening as those numbers are, there is yet another set of numbers that you should be aware of. Reverend Wright’s opinions on America’s war on blacks through AIDS is shared by many in the black community. Here it is. This is from rand 2003: 59% of African-Americans surveyed, 59% agreed with the statement that a lot of information about AIDS is being held back from the public. Almost 60% say the government is holding back information on AIDS. 53% agreed that there is a cure for AIDS but it is being withheld from the poor. Nearly 27% of African-Americans agreed that AIDS was produced in a government laboratory. Almost 30% of African-Americans believe that the government created AIDS. 16% agreed that AIDS was created by the government to control the black population. 15% agreed that AIDS is a form of genocide against African-Americans. More than 25% say they believe that AIDS was produced in a government laboratory, 12% believing that it was created and spread by the CIA. And what did Barack Obama say about this? What does he say when he’s confronted with the statements of his main spiritual leader and guide? Quote: All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones I vehemently condemn. They no way reflect my attitudes and directly contradict my profound love for this country."

There it is. You have over 50% of African-Americans in this country, 50%, at least those surveyed, believing that there is a cure for AIDS but it is being withheld from the poor. Almost a third of the black community believing that AIDS was produced in a government laboratory. And the best thing you can do is come up with one sentence that is a broad-based denial? Is there any wonder why the African-American in America has the opinion that he or she has on AIDS? When African-American political leaders don’t come out forcefully and say this is not true, but they’ll sit in the pew while it’s being spewed and then say, well, I don’t agree with it. Where are the voices on this? Not just Senator Obama. Where are the voices on this. 53% believe that there’s a cure for AIDS but it’s being withheld from the poor. You know where the leaders are? The leaders are disenfranchising their followers to make sure that they are disenfranchised from everyone, that they don’t trust anyone, that because they need a protector, they need somebody to lead them out of darkness. The whole point of Easter, maybe the sermon that Easter should have been, you don’t need anybody to lead you out of the darkness; the darkness has been conquered; death has been conquered; everything has been conquered. All of life comes down to you and the Lord. That’s it.

Who’s responsible? You and the Lord. Who can conquer your problems? You and the Lord. That’s it! That’s it. Any faith, any politician, any person, any husband, any wife, any parent, any friend that says to you you don’t have a straight pipeline to God, you don’t have all the power is a liar and working for the other side. You have all the power you need. Personal responsibility. Personal strength. Personal power. It was given to you. That’s why the voices are so quiet, because there’s no power in elections. There’s no — if I’m a politician and I tell you, you don’t need me. You don’t need the clowns in Washington. How am I going to get elected? I need to tell you you need me.