Sunday, March 30, 2008

And the hits just keep on coming!

Barack Obama’s supporters, as Rev Jeremiah Wright would say…”have come home to roost!” The newest name to surface is but yet another black minister from Chicago, who Obama admits as being another spiritual advisor. Rev James Meeks, isn’t just outspoken as Rev Wright is, but he is also an Illinois State Senator, a man of power. As I looked over his good work in Chicago, it all seems to be over shadowed by his divisive, and racist comments. He has called white American mayors "slave masters," and referred to black preachers and politicians who "protect" the "white man" as "house n-ggers." "We don't have slave masters, we got mayors," exclaimed James Meeks, pastor of one of the largest churches in the state, in an August, 2006 sermon broadcast on a Chicago community television channel. He went on to say, "But they are still the same white people who are presiding over systems where black people are not able to be educated. You got some preachers that are house n-ggers. You got some elected officials that are house n-ggers. Rather than them try and break this up, they're gonna fight you to protect that white man." At the time he was referring to Mayor Daly of Chicago, protesting public school funding issues. In 2006 Mike Flannery, a political news editor of a local CBS news affiliate asked him about his inflammatory rhetoric, to which he replied, "They do the same thing. They preside over systems where they have the control of the lives of African-American and Hispanic people.” When questioned about his use of the “N” word he replied, "The N-word is not in the African-American community a bad word. It's a term of endearment. And I don't see it as derogatory or defensive, offensive." But Flannery retorted: "That is an insult. You weren't using that term as a term of endearment."
After that diatribe in 2006 he encouraged through the Rainbow Coalition PUSH for its members to stop using the “N” word.

Aside from his senatorial duties, Meeks is an Illinois super-delegate pledged to Obama, and also presides over Salem Baptist Church, described as the largest church in Illinois with some 20,000 members. He has served as an executive vice president for Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH organization.

In a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times, Obama described Meeks as an adviser who he seeks out for spiritual council.

In my opinion it appears to be just another minister (supposedly a Christian man of god) spewing hatred, (yes Barack, HATRED, this goes way beyond anger). Maybe I don’t understand the black radical theology; maybe I don’t understand what it’s like to grow up black in America. I certainly have never been anyone’s slave, but then again neither has Obama, Wright, or Meeks. There are other ways of expressing one’s opinion then to put it into terms of racism.

Hannity and Colmes interview about Rev Meeks,2933,339770,00.html


Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe that two pastors are now somehow "involved" with Obama. How many pastors does one need?

Anonymous said...

No end to this. It only gets worse...