3.21.2008

CAUGHT!!



Rev. Wright was Clinton White House guest at event from 1998 where Clinton reportedly told assembled clerics — at the depth of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — that he had "repented." Clinton first lady schedules show she was present.


UPDATE: Didn't have this info when I posted the above last night...

"On Thursday night, the Obama campaign, to shift the spotlight to the Clintons, provided The New York Times with a picture of Mr. Wright and President Bill Clinton at the White House in 1998 at a breakfast meeting with religious leaders hours before the Starr report on the Monica Lewinsky scandal was made public.

A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton said Thursday night that the campaign did not believe the Clintons had met with Mr. Wright before the speech or were aware of any views expressed by him at his church"...

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13 comments:

sage said...

Caught? I don't think this proves anything

Karen said...

sage~ Maybe *Caught* was a little misleading but after retrieving updated info, it is now pertinent.

sage said...

Okay Karen, you're update makes a bit more sense, but it still doesn't mean that he knew that much about his politics, etc. The Huffington Post had an interesting column a few days from the son of Francis Schaeffer (a fundamentalist preacher). He made the statement that Obama's pastor was guilty of treason, but then so was his father (even though they were on two sides of issues).

an average patriot said...

I heard this but thinking it was just more dirt being tossed out to make someone look stupid I just ignored it. i am not a Billary fan anyway but this makes her look disingenuous as usual!

Polly said...

It's time.
It's time USA.
It's time to start REALLY separating the church from state...

Enough of the Christian bull..and get on with the real humanist approach.

It does you no good hooking into the god spot all the time...just makes you look weak.

It's time!

an average patriot said...

Polly
Bush has proven the wisdom of our fore fathers. I wouldn't accuse Bush or his followers of being Christians.
They have merely perverted Christianity as they have Democracy to follow their so called hidden agenda of a new world order. It is time to return to a separation of church and State as it is also to a Democracy.
Bush has perverted Christianity as Islamists have perverted Islam. As usual he is the pot calling the kettle black!

BBC said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. America is Rome relocated and reborn and posing as christians.

The only thing that bothers me about Obama is that he states that he is a christian.

Other than that I think that he is okay.

Polly, we have to have spirit in our governing, I said spirit, not religion.

Diane said...

If there is a preacher out there with whom I agree one hundred percent, I haven't found him. Granted, for me personally, that is something that keeps me away from organized religion, but I don't think every member of a congregation is responsible for every statement of the pastor standing up front.

sage said...

Patriot, I agree with you on Bush and your analogy...

Diane, if you find a preacher you agree with 100% and he or she doesn't challenge such unfailing devotion, I would question what that preacher believes.

Diane said...

sage - I'd be happy if I could find a preacher who didn't use the term "liberal" to describe "those sort of people", assuming no one in the congregation may identify with that label

my problem is that I consider myself a feminist, liberal, environmentalist, and I haven't a church where my kind are welcome

Karen said...

sage~ Rev. Wright sure has created controversy but Barack handled it profoundly.

patriot~ disingenuous she is, I agree.

polly~ "It's time to start REALLY separating the church from state"...

That won't happen until we get bush outta there!

patriot~ Your comment is spot on.

bbc~ "The only thing that bothers me about Obama is that he states that he is a christian."

He does that to dispel the notion that he's Muslim, imo.

diane~ Well said!

sage~ Agree!

diane~ "my problem is that I consider myself a feminist, liberal, environmentalist, and I haven't a church where my kind are welcome"

That's not a *problem*, it's an identity which is a good thing.

Whew! Thanks everyone for the thought-provoking discussion. Religion sure is a powerful emotion.

sage said...

Diane, I'm sorry your experience has been that way. The problem with many "of the faithful" is that they let their politics drive their religion. Your liberal, environmental and feminist values have a place in church just as much as they have a place in the political marketplace--maybe even more- certainly the feminists and many of the liberal movements can be traced to reformed movements that grew out of the early 19th century revivials, and I know many enviromentalists who are committed Christians and believe that God placed us in creation to take care of things, not destroy it.

Diane said...

sage - oh I'm confident that if Jesus was alive today, he'd be a democrat!