Jeremiah Wright Unleashed

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.”

Wright continued:

“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.”

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.