Jeremiah Wright At the National Press Club
Reverend Wright was unapologetic at the National Press Club Monday, saying attacks on him are really attacks on the black church.
“If you think I’m gonna let you talk about my momma and her religious tradition, and my Daddy and his religious tradition,…you got another thing coming.”
He doesn’t blame Obama for distancing himself from Wright’s remarks.
“He had to distance himself because he’s a politician…Whether he gets elected or not, I’m still going to have to be answerable to God.” “We both know that if Senator Obama did not say what he said, he would never get elected. Politicians say what they say and do what they do based on electability, based on sound bites, based on polls.”
Is he saying that Obama privately agrees with him, but can’t and won’t say it publicly?
Wright defended his contention that the government was behind the AIDS virus and referenced the Tuskegee experiment where, for 40 years, our government did not properly treat 400 back men with syphilis.
“I believe our government is capable of anything.”
Defending his “chickens coming home to roost” statements:
“You cannot do terrorism on other people and not expect it to come back on you,” Wright said. “Those are Biblical principles, not Jeremiah Wright ‘bombastic’ principles.”
On “G-D America”:
“those citizens who say that have never heard my sermons, nor do they know me…I served six years in the military, does that make me patriotic? How many years did (Vice President Dick) Cheney serve?”
On Louis Farrakhan:
“Louis said 20 years ago that Zionism, not Judaism, was a gutter religion. He was talking about the same thing United Nations resolutions say, the same thing now that President Carter’s being vilified for and Bishop Tutu’s being vilified for. And everybody wants to paint me as if I’m anti-Semitic because of what Louis Farrakhan said 20 years ago. He is one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century; that’s what I think about him. . . . Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He did not put me in chains, he did not put me in slavery, and he didn’t make me this color.”
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