20 years later, Barack Obama quits Trinity United Church of Christ
The media has coined this campaign season as "historic", and they were right in one aspect they never thought of. It's historic, because Barack Obama is the first presidential candidate in United States history to resign from his church due to the controversy his church has cased him as a candidate. The old saying goes "a nickel late and a dime short". Barack gave his resignation letter to Trinity yesterday. Afterwards he said "
"I'm not denouncing the church and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church," he said, adding that the new pastor at Trinity and "the church have been suffering from the attention my campaign has focused on them."
Decent, moral, upstanding people want Obama to denounce the hate that comes out of Trinity United, because they expect their would be President to be a person they can look up to as a person of character and conviction,but Barack Obama in his own words isn't "interested in people who want him to denounce the church". Barack Obama is leaving Trinity not because he disagrees with what it stands for, he even said in his book that the black value system of Trinity is what attracted him to the church in the first place. Obama is leaving the so called church to protect it from the scrutiny that it has been under since last year. Notice he said in his statement "the church have been suffering from the attention my campaign has focused on them". It never occurred to Obama that the problem wasn't with the people who focused on Trinity United. The problem was with Trinity itself and him running for president being apart of it. Why is it that no other presidential candidate or candidate that was elected president ever had a problem with their church overshadowing their campaign? Since Obama wouldn't denounce the church, how can anybody with common sense believe him when he denounced Jeremiah Wright? Wright's sermons were in line with what the church stood for. Barack likes the new pastor Otis Moss, yet Moss refereed to Jesus's disciples as "thugs", and Jesus himself as a "lover of thugs". I said before that Obama associates with some very low down shady people, and it looks like he will do anything to protect them even go as far to quit his church.