This morning on radio, Glenn went through exclusive new audio from The Blaze of Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaking at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia, as part of a week-long revival event. His controversial words took aim at Thomas Jefferson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the media and plenty of other targets.
Here’s some of what he had to say:
“I am not divisive, the media is divisive. CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and Fox News spent $4,000 each buying 20 years of my sermons, so they could hear what Barack Obama heard for 20 years. Then they took an eight year old sermon and a five year old sermon and took two clauses out of context to try to scare white voters away from Barack Obama.”
Aside from the obvious fact that there have been far more than two statements from Rev. Jeremiah Wright played on Glenn’s program, he was also not taken out of context.
“We played it in context, an hour-long sermon. We played it on this broadcast. We didn't take him out of context,” Glenn recalled.
But that wasn’t all Wright had to say in his most recent sermon:
“I ain't dividing, they are dividing. There are people in power right now who have opinions about you based on their privilege of skin color. I'm in the text. Jesus was not European. They live in a world shaped by European standards of beauty, shaped by Moynahan's study, shaped by bell curves. They live in a different world from your world all together. They are ignorant, and arrogant and these are graduates of Harvard and Yale setting policies for you based on the stupidly David Hume, Emanuel Kahn, Voltaire, Georg Wilhelm, Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Jefferson—a pedophile—Theodore Roosevelt, and a racist Supreme Court.”
“But he’s not divisive,” Pat said sarcastically.
But, Jeremiah Wright wasn’t done yet:
“The god of the slaveholder and the god of the slave are two different gods. The god of the people riding on the decks of the slave ship and the god of the people ride beneath the decks oh Lord have mercy, those are two different gods. The god of white supremacy is a different god from the god who came to set the captives free. The god who sanctions the apartheid, the god who approves of Shock And Awe, the god who winks at collateral damage, the god who rubber stamps the racist exploitation of a people and world resources, that ain’t the god who took on the form of a servant and became obedient unto death. Beware of whom you're talking to, believers. You may be serving two different gods. The god who said that black folk are inferior is not the God who said ‘I made you in my image, and you are mine'."
“What god said that black folk is inferior?” Pat asked. “What god is he talking about? I’m not familiar with that god.”
“The god of sexism is not the god of sojourner truth or the god of Rosa Parks. The god who loves America and America only is not the God that Jesus told Nebuchadnezzar about who loved the whole world… ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.’ The god of racism is not the righteousness. The god of the greedy is not the god of grace. The god of Wall Street is not the god of Main Street. These are two different gods—and I ain’t talking about Allah and Yahweh. Those are the same name for the same God.”
Glenn pointed out that this last statement from Rev. Wright was a pretty profound statement to hear from a Christian Pastor.
“Whether you believe in Islam or Christianity, those are two pretty different things,” Pat explained.
Glenn went on to explain that Yahweb, the God of the Bible, is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Allah is the God of Abraham, Ishmael and Jacob. Ishmael and Isaac are the difference.
“That’s not the same God,” Glenn said. “You will not hear a Muslim say the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
Pat referred to Wright’s preaching as a “hybrid theology.” Rev. Wright is a big proponent of collective salvation, which is not what the teachings of the New Testament say the path to salvation is for Christians. He also preaches Black Liberation Theology, and a kindness towards extreme Islam. Rev. Wright is friends with both Louis Farrakhan and the former leader of Libya, Moammar Gadhafi.
In the last clip of the sermon Glenn played, Rev Wright said this:
“There’s a whole lot of folk that look like you who are worshipping some other God. Somebody shout Clarence Thomas – halleluiah.”
So, according to this sermon from Rev. Wright, if you have a different political ideology, you are worshipping a different God.
So, why does this matter, and why should you care? Glenn explained that Jeremiah Wright is the man that President Obama said brought him to his understanding of Jesus Christ. At the same time, he was also denying listening to the extreme things that Rev. Wright said.
Glenn explained that there is pressure coming from all sides from within our country. Far left religious leaders, like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, Van Jones and the Occupy Movement, the Black Panthers, and other groups are doing everything they can to fundamentally transform the United States.
Glenn has a different type of transformation in mind though—what he believes is the only way to win the fight for man’s freedom and the country.
“This is why I ask you to lace up to your boots. We have a message of love and of peace,” Glenn said. “It is the message of Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. Van Jones is now actively trying to occupy that space. His words. He did it last week while I was on vacation. If they occupy that space, they win. They win.”