Here’s as interesting article from The Asia Times, about the type of doctrine Barack Obama’s church follows; a doctrine that is described as, at best, “a radically different kind of Christianity than most Americans acknowledge; at worst it is an ethnocentric heresy”. Reverend Jeremiah Wright, appearing on Hannity and Colmes, asserted the authority of two Black Liberation Theology “scholars”, James Cone and Dwight Hopkins:
Wright: How many of Cone’s books have you read? How many of Cone’s book have you read?
Sean Hannity: Reverend, Reverend?
Wright: How many books of Cone’s have you head?
Hannity: I’m going to ask you this question …
Wright: How many books of Dwight Hopkins have you read?
Hannity: You’re very angry and defensive. I’m just trying to ask a question here.
Wright: You haven’t answered – you haven’t answered my question.
Hopkins is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School; Cone is a professor at New York’s Union Theological Seminary. They’re both purveyors of a “black power” reading of Christianity. Wright apparently thought that by throwing out those names, with their credentials, his church’s radical doctrine would somehow become more palatable to the mainstream.
Here is an example of what Cone teaches:
“Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community … Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love”.
Does Obama actually believe this nonsense? Or did he, (as I’m starting to suspect) just pretend to believe it because he needed this large and politically active church as a political stepping stone?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Here’s the H & C’s clip of Hannity interviewing Reverend Wright, last year:
Gateway Pundit: The difference between a Democratic and Republican preacher scandal.