Big Tent Democrat asks today with the video below posted, “What Is Going On At Trinity Church?” BTD also clarifies that he feels this “has nothing to do with Barack Obama.” I tend to disagree. This is after all the church that Obama has been associated with for the past 20 years.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H11x6bMu4Y
Clearly Rev. Michael Pfleger, seen in this video is politicing for Obama and against Hillary Clinton with a very divisive message (see the transcript here). As Taylor Marsh notes, “Trinity Church will be the gift that keeps on giving to the Republicans.”
UPDATE: Lynn Sweet reports that Barack Obama has to the latest uproar over his church, Trinity Church of Chicago, caused by Rev. Michael Pfleger. Obama said in a statement:
“As I have traveled this country, I’ve been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger’s divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn’t reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause.”
Apparently Rev. Michael L. Pfleger has also issued an apologies of sorts regarding his divisive words:
“I regret the words I chose on Sunday. These words are inconsistent with Senator Obama’s life and message, and I am deeply sorry if they offended Senator Clinton or anyone else who saw them.”
So now Barack Obama has distanced himself from yet another cleric connected to Trinity Church. In my opinion, it’s the church he might want to step back from, because it doesn’t seem as though the pastors at Trinity are capable of keeping themselves from stepping in it. And Obama really can’t afford any more outbursts like this from the church he attended for 20 years.