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Obama/Wright Church Promoted Kwanzaa

Far be if from us to mock anyone’s made-up religion, but lest we forget, Barack Obama studiously portrayed himself throughout the campaign as a devout Christian:

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And yet Mr. Obama was a proud member of congregation which aggressively promoted the ersatz ritual of the seven days of Kwanzaa.

Of course the two holidays are not mutually exclusive. But judging from the amount of time Trinity put in for each holiday, it would seem that Reverend Doctor Wright’s church spent more time preparing for and celebrating Kwanzaa than they did the birth of Jesus Christ.

From the December 24, 2004 issue of Trinity’s newsletter, The Trumpet:

And the advertising of same from the aforementioned Trumpet issue and one from December 4, 2005:


The Akiba is Trinity’s book store and gift shop.

Indeed, Trinity’s “Black Christianity” indoctrination course has even offered a Kwanza “De-briefing” in years past.

From the January 30, 2005 issue of The Trumpet:

As we have previously noted, these Black & Christian Classes were required for one to even join Mr. Wright’s congregation.

From the July 28, 2007 edition of The Trumpet:

Funny how no one in the media has ever asked the President select about his feelings about Kwanzaa.

Nor have they asked why he has apparently stopped attending any church services whatsoever since his election.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 22nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Obama/Wright Church Promoted Kwanzaa”

  1. Landshark says:

    Maybe this is why he doesn’t buy the girls Christmas presents: he’s tapped out from buying all the Kwanzaa gifts!

  2. Steve says:

    I wonder what church Mr. Obama has attended/will attend during his various sojourns to Hawaii.

    I bet you we hear nary a peep about that over the next 14 days.

    • 1sttofight says:

      Rest easy, he will soon be pictured in a convient photop walking out of a convient chuch waving a 10 lb Bible just like willy did and all will be good in the world.

  3. artboyusa says:

    Excerpt from “DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: a Story of Race and Inheritance” by Barack Obama. Chapter Ten: “African Homecoming”

    “…we left the dusty road and walked down the dusty track to the humble village of my ancestors, past the dogs and the chickens and the humble dwellings with their walls of sun baked mud and their roofs (or is it ‘rooves’?) of corrugated tin.

    How simple and honest did the lives of these villagers seem, I thought, uncomplicated by possessions or the fatuous luxuries of the West, like electricity, vaccinations and clean drinking water. Their lives, though brief, were so much more real and so much closer to nature than those of we who could take not having hookworm for granted. At once I felt at home among these simple people and couldn’t wait to start ordering them around.

    The humble villagers flocked from their huts and greeted us with warm smiles and outstretched hands. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” they called, which I was told means “Welcome, stranger!” in the local dialect.

    “They are delighted to see you, Barack” said Kevin, my local guide, as eager, friendly hands helped themselves to my watch, shoes and wallet. These curious objects were passed wonderingly from hand to hand until a scuffle broke out and a big, mean looking guy grabbed everything and ran off down the dusty track.

    “He’ll bring my stuff back, won’t he? I asked Kevin.

    “Sure, Barack” he assured me. “Sure he will”.

    “Hello, sonny boy!” called a beaming matron. It was my father’s sister, Aunt Okeydokey. Welcome home!” She put her tongue down my throat in the traditional greeting and I did my best to reciprocate before giving her the traditional gift of a one way plane ticket to Boston.

    I have no idea what she did with it, no idea at all. Next time I’m in Beantown I’ll ask her.

    Later, after a humble feast of “pies” made from the rich red soil of Kenya mixed with pond water, Kevin and Aunt Okeydokey led me to the village cemetery and to the humble grave of my father.

    “That’s him, over there” Aunt Okeydokey. There was a pile of rocks and a simple memorial made from beer cans hammered flat.

    “HERE LIES LEE HARVEY ‘BUD’ OBAMA” it read, which seemed to say it all, somehow.

    “I didn’t know they called him ‘Bud’” I mused. “Is that because he was everybody’s friend?”

    “Um, not exactly” said Aunt Okeydokey, while Kevin raised a hand to his lips in drinking sort of motion.

    “Oh, I get it” I sighed. “Gee, this graveyard seems awfully full. Why’s that?”

    “You stupid American” snapped Kevin. “Of course it is full. What else would it be? People drop like flies around here!”

    “Oh? How come? “

    “This should be a rich country, Barack” said Kevin, as Aunt Okeydokey nodded agreement. “This should be a rich continent. We have all kinds of resources, actual and potential, yet we are poor and we are hungry and we are dying. Why is that?”

    “I dunno. Whitey’s fault?”

    “No! It is because, although the colonists left us with the apparatus of good government, with the mechanics of democracy, they could not give us a shared sense of the common good or what public service means. In Africa, the attainment of personal power means only the opportunity to enrich oneself and one’s family and one’s tribe through theft, at the expense of all others and of the nation. And from that absence of a tradition of service and accountability, follow oppression and famine and war, do you see?”

    “Hmmm…that’s interesting” I mused. “You know, Kevin, we Americans have much to learn from the simple ways of you humble villagers. You have taught me a lesson and when I get home to Chicago I’m going to put what I’ve learned here into practice – I promise!”

    “You mean the part about public service and accountability?” said Kevin. “That is good!”

    “Um, not exactly. I kind of meant the other part; about personal power and enriching oneself and stuff”.

    “That is not so good, young Barack” said Aunt Okeydokey.

    “Don’t make me cancel your reservation, Auntie” I said and she went all quiet.

    • 1sttofight says:

      I thought, uncomplicated by possessions or the fatuous luxuries of the West, like electricity, vaccinations and clean drinking water.

      Did they make the tin for their roofs?

  4. GuppyNblue says:

    This shouldn’t be surprising coming from Rev. Wright’s church. You see, Kwanzaa is a black thing and black comes before all else, even God himself. His congregation isn’t colorblind (like we’re supposed to be) but blind to all but color.

    Remember this quote from James Cone? “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.”

    Anyone who listened to that for twenty years would get a lot more excited about Kwanzaa than Christmas.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    I asked a friend (so I thought) what Kwanzaa was and what it meant to him. He flat out told me that it was a BLACK THING and I wouldn’t understand. Oh, I understand that tolerance of anything that ain’t balck is not allowed or tolerated. So………I quit trying and say Screw ’em!! Stuff Kwanzaa!!

    • 1sttofight says:

      He flat out told me that it was a BLACK THING and I wouldn’t understand


    • GuppyNblue says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t understand but just didn’t want to admit it.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      You know…I hate to say this but it has to be said and I’ll step up and say it. The culture out there is all oneway. Blacks call each other the “N” word and it is acceptable. They make jokes about themselves and others; its ok. They kill each other over the stupidest things and they don’t bat an eye. But let a person of another culture/color say one thing controversial and they gang slam, riot and loot everything in sight. They are the first to play a race card on anything and everything, no matter what. They make up 12% of the population yet over 60% of the jails and prisons are filled with blacks. They say that they are preyed upon by the Law because they are black (race card). If you are innocent why do you run? Bill Cosby tried to tell the Black men of America that they need to be RESPONSIBLE for their actions and step up and be a father to the children they sire. Bill is a MAN in my book for standing up and facing the music. The majority of the Black community poo pooed the man and called him a “UNKA TOM” for his stance.
      Blacks expect whites to take them for what they are but when the table is turned,don’t expect the same from them. Dont get me wrong…….I dont hate noone. I do expect to be treated the same way I treat my fellow man and if this is the wave of the future….I won’t be turning my back on nobody. Better safe than…..sorry!!

    • 1sttofight says:

      The problem is the “We be owed” mentality.

      I dont owe the blacks a damed thing other than a good scolding to get up on your own hind legs and make a life for yourself and your children without gov help.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Thanks be to LBJ and the BIG GIVE-AWAY…… now serving 4 generations of keepin’ da black man down.
      Happy Kwanzaa Ya’ll

    • GuppyNblue says:

      “They kill each other over the stupidest things and they don’t bat an eye.”
      I’ve been seeing video in the local news recently of a young black man being robbed and shot. It was in a crowded diner but no one ‘batted an eye’. You see teenage girls (right next to him!) laughing about it. The workers kept serving food even after the gunshots.

      Check it out

  6. Odie44 says:

    For fun – ask a “follower” what Kwanzaa’s 7 tenents are… good fodder for the ignorant.

  7. David says:

    Curious that on the Christmas cards for sale, dark skinned Joseph sure has the look of “man, how I gonna get out of this one?!”

  8. Phil Byler says:

    Having heard Reverend Wright rant, I had concluded that his Church was not a Christian Church. So I suppose it does not surprise me that Reverend Wright’s shop would celebrate Kwanzaa.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Their church is nothing more than a clan meeting. Except for the fact that they traded sheets for Flashy, ugly Pimp & Ho garments with a multitude of “BLING!!” Hate talk is Hate Talk…..no matter the skins hue.

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