According to the Los Angeles Times both Obama and Oprah have both belonged to Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ!
Both were attracted to the dynamic, outspoken paster, the Rev. Jeremiah Write. According to Newsweek, Oprah stopped attending this church in the 1990’s because “something wasn’t right.” However in 2002 Rev Wright claimed that Oprah introduced him as “her pastor.”
Obama’s campaign said that “Sen Obama used his association with Trinity to create his identity as an African-American man.” This could help explain why Sen Obama’s own website asks his supporters to “get in the face of your neighbors.” And may also explain Sen Obama’s racially targeted ads to the Hispanic community.
If you have never heard Rev Jeremiah Wright speak before, you can play the video below. Please note it contains graphic and inflamatory language and is not suitable for audiences who can’t make up their own minds.
Note: We have been following Jeremiah Wright since Obama resigned from his church due to American outcry and pressure on Sen Obama to distance himself from his long-term friend and mentor. Rev Wright has recently “retired” from The Trinity Unity Chuch of Christ. In a move to remove the embarrasment of Rev Wright from Sen Obama’s Presidential Campaign, Rev Wright has been sent to Ghana with little internet communication available. Rev Wright was to allegedly publish a tell all book on Obama in October but his daughter has recently said her father is not writing such a book at this time.
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Oprah’s popularity eroding as the results of a March 26, 2008, AOL Television popularity poll of television hosts revealed Americans now embrace Ellen DeGeneres over Oprah by a wide margin. Forty-six percent of the 1.35 million people who participated in the poll said the daytime talk show host that “made their day” was Ellen, compared with only 19 percent who chose Oprah. Nearly half (47 percent) said they would rather dine with Ellen, compared with 14 percent who preferred Oprah. (Read full article)