Turn of Events
Barack Obama's church is scrambling to undo the impression it is a ministry for blacks only with a radical message. The Web site of the Trinity United Church of Christ has been purged of a section which spoke of the church's endorsement of — "black ethics" that — "must be taught and exemplified....wherever blacks are gathered."
Among those black ethics are "commitment to the black community, commitment to the black family, disavowal of the pursuit of middleclassness and allegiance to all black leadership who espouse and embrace the black value system."
The Media Research Center notes that in place of these words now are video clips from church members, including one from a white church official who said she feels at home at Trinity.And on his own web site he has removed the photo and endorsement by the preacher of all that hate that use to be his first endorsement. He may recover from this somewhat but I don't see him doing a full recovery. Between his preacher and his wife we are seeing a side of him that I don't think he wanted exposed especially to white voters who may not like what they are seeing. I only wish it had come out after he was the nominee as I think it will do him in.
In an election where the Democrats should have been able to walk away with it all without working up a sweat they are doing their best to loose this. I think they are done - between Ralph Nader taking some of their votes and the infighting costing them more it looks like McCain has a good chance of wining this after all. . . .