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2Chronicles7:14-“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Obamination!

By Erik Rush on Feb 21, 07

Retrieved from: NewsByUs (not news bias) Links=new windows

“How many Americans would vote for a presidential candidate who was the member of a church that professed the following credo?

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the White Community
3. Commitment to the White Family.

4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness”
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

The question is rhetorical, of course. The answer is that such a candidate wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting elected dog catcher (apologies to America’s animal rescue and public safety personnel) let alone President, because that candidate would be instantly branded a racist, among the most vile and frightening of white supremacists.

And those holding the branding irons would be 100% right.

Yet, in the “About” section of the U.S. Senate website for Barack Obama, Democratic senator from Illinois and contender for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, it states that Obama and his family “live on Chicago’s South Side where they attend Trinity United Church of Christ.”

So…?

Well, to say that the Trinity United Church of Christ is afrocentric in the extreme would be a gross understatement. It’s not simply afrocentric, it’s African-centric. In fact, one could argue that this organization worships things African to a far greater degree than they do Christ, and gives the impression of being a separatist “church” in the same vein as do certain supremacist “white brethren” churches – or even Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam.

Shocking? An overstatement? An overreaction?

One can see for oneself on the Trinity United Church website, which is replete with confirmation of what I present here. What follows is an excerpt from their Mission Statement:

“We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian… Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the Black Community
3. Commitment to the Black Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of “Middleclassness”
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.”

Sound familiar? Of course it is, since it’s identical to the 12-point list at the beginning of this column – the one from the theoretical white supremacist candidate’s church; the only difference is the substitution of the word “Black” for “White.”

Trinity United Church of Christ’s congregation also claims to hold to a “10-point Vision” which is similarly afrocentric, or if you will, separatist. Again, like the Nation of Islam, a white separatist church or the Branch Davidians, Trinity United more resembles a cult than a church. Only this one has as one of its most prominent members a serious contender for the White House.

And George W. Bush’s born-again Christian status scares people?

These revelations, of course shed all the light we need on Obama’s inscrutability; since before he announced his candidacy, both the Right and Left have commented on the lack of information vis-à-vis just who Barack Obama is and what he’s about.

From The Chicago Tribune, February 06, 2007, Column: Against Middleclassness? by Rich Lowry. “Vallmer Jordan, a church member who helped draft the precepts, said they were designed to empower the black community and counter a value system imposed by whites. ‘The big question mark was racism,’ he said. ‘Black disempowerment was an integral part of that historical value system. It became increasingly apparent to me that we black people had not developed our own value system . . . to help us overcome all we knew we had to battle.’”

“A value system imposed by whites…” Is Jordan speaking of the value system that kept families together and promoted morality, industry and integrity, or the one imposed by liberal dependency pimps since the Civil Rights Movement?

True enough that many blacks did abandon values; again, this was due to the corruption of the black clergy by white socialists and their black foremen. Trinity United seems to have thrown out the baby with the bathwater. Gravitation toward an Africanized “year-round Kwanzaa”-based pseudo-Christianity seems less of a solution than returning to the moral and social conservatism Blacks held prior to the aforementioned socialists gaining their stranglehold in the black community.

So is Obama seeking to be our first black president, or our first stealth black nationalist president? You see, were he a run-of-the-mill insincere Christian of convenience like Bill Clinton, Obama might belong to a run-of-the-mill, lukewarm, large nondescript church. But he doesn’t. He belongs to a church which is (as I indicated before) blatantly afrocentric and even suggests the supremacy of Africa’s descendants in America.

Granted that the Left will have no qualms about this highly questionable affiliation, but what about all of the American swing voters to whom Obama has built broad appeal by presenting himself as sort of a generic, open-minded moderate democrat (as Bill Clinton also did, by the way)? Are they going to go for a candidate whose heart is actually closer to that of a refined Black Panther?

Trinity United clearly embraces things African above things American. The content of their website makes this undeniably clear. Aside from this tack being divisive, separatist and calls into question its adherents’ identification as Americans, if they’re looking for values, they – and Obama – would be better served by looking to modern political conservatives and traditional Christianity than retrograde African precepts and the Democrat Party.

Obama’s affiliation with this church, if I must call it that, should be as alarming to the American voter as a Republican candidate for president belonging to the Aryan Brethren Church of Christ. Any argument against this assertion is politically-correct delusion, reverse discrimination and a hypocrisy – a very dangerous one.”

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Visit these links for related articles:

http://newsbyus.com/more.php?id=10776_0_1_0_M

 http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/8/8/194812.shtml

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Word For It Addendums:

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From: GOPUSA.com

“Erik Rush was born in New York City on January 1, 1961, the first child of a white father and black mother. For many years, his family lived in the same neighborhood as Betty Shabazz (Malcolm X’s widow) and her children. Thus, Erik grew up keenly aware of the unfolding civil rights issues of the day.”…

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Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam) is featured in the Nov-Dec issue of Trumpet Magazine in the links on TUCC‘s site.

From Wikipedia.org:

“Farrakhan made several controversial statements about race, including “White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet” in March 2000, and “Murder and lying comes easy for white people” in 1994. He has also alluded to a figure called “Yacub” (or “Jacob”) with reference to whites. According to Farrakhan’s mentor, Elijah Muhammad, blacks were “born righteous and turned to unrighteousness,” while the white race was “made unrighteous by the god who made them (Mr. Yacub).”

In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Farrakhan defended the position that black people are the original people of the earth and clarified that, “It doesn’t suggest that we are superior or that you are inferior. Superiority and inferiority is determined by our righteousness and not by our color.” In the same interview Farrakhan stated that, “any human being who gives themself over to the doing of evil could be considered a devil”.

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And TUCC “features” such?

Shocking that this has not been publicized to the degree of other trivial nonsense! Hard to believe that we would have a candidate this ‘audacious’…his book ‘The Audacity of Hope’ should make everyone wonder what he’s ‘hoping’ for!

This sheds a bright beam of light on celebrity endorsements, and if you’ve had time/made time to pay attention, it’s no surprise.

Are we going to take a pusillanimous approach?

Haven’t we had enough of those who hide behind a church and use the name of Jesus for baiting us in to believing they are sincere? Obama shouldn’t even be a Senator, much less President! 

TUCC, “Obama’s church”, has a “Mission Statement” like none I’ve ever seen and is an absolute heresy against Christianity, American values as a ‘melting pot’ and the very freedoms fought for so passionately.  We need to be alert and aware that this church is divisive and racist and stop allowing ourselves to be patronized and exploited. To claim to be a church is bad enough, but to propose to impose such bitterness on the world from our highest office is an atrocity.

If they truly felt “right” and were led by God to pontificate such nonsense, Obama would not have been so evasive and deceptive when he first came to widespread attention. To argue that Obama does not espouse the beliefs of a church he has been a member of for several years is to accuse the public of being inept at reasoning. If the doctrines aren’t blatant, the sermons are revealing enough!

The “theology” of TUCC is questionable and unbiblical, but some will overlook it because some of it is indirect. Read between the lines! We do not need this in our society, much less our public-service-government.

It’ a tired, tired whine about how badly one group is treated compared to another. We all have our crosses to bear, we all know the truth and I do not feel “white guilt”, as no one should in 2008.  To keep perpetuating such is destructive to all citizens.

I am ashamed of this being allowed to reach into our government as such a huge step backward.

My ancestors suffered, too, but I don’t, and neither do these who make their living off of others’ emotional baggage, past or present.

Wake up, Fellow Americans, and May God Help Us.

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5 Responses to “Obamination!”

  1. jonolan said

    It gets a bit worse when you include more of the text from the Black Values System:

    Commitment to the Black Community:
    The highest level of achievement for any Black person must be a contribution of substance to the strength and continuity of the Black of the Black Community.

    Commitment to the Black Family:
    The Black family circle must generate strength, stability, and love despite the uncertainty of externals, because these characteristics are required if the developing person is to withstand warping by our racist competitive society.

    Disavowal of the Pursuit of ‘Middleclassness’:
    Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must keep the captive ignorant educationally, but trained sufficiently well to serve the system. Also, the captors must be able to identify the ‘talented tenth’ of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captor’s control.

    Pledge to Make the Fruits of All Developing and Acquired Skills Available to the Black community:
    Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions.

    Pledge Allegiance to all Black Leadership Who Espouse and Embrace The Black Value System.

    Personal Commitment to Embracement of the Black Value System – to Measure the Worth and Validity of All Activity in Terms of Positive Contributions to the General Welfare of the Black Community and the advancement of Black People towards Freedom.

  2. Odale said

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Jonolan!! You wouldn’t believe the hits this has gotten when compared to how many will not comment. I realize this is a “hot potato” but, come on, we’re talking about someone who wants to be in our highest office and is a member of what amounts to a hate group hiding, once again, behind Jesus.

    Obama should be laughed and ridiculed out of politics all together and go wherever it is that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are stirring up trouble.

    I cannot understand why this has not been made in to the circus lesser actions of other public figures has created.

    Thank you, once again, Jonolan, for your candor! Should I add ‘bravery’?

  3. jonolan said

    I guess it comes down to ‘does Obama follow this creed?’ Very little in his political rhetoric or voting history suggests that he subscribes to TUCC’s racist views. On the other hand, how far would he stray from the teachings of his church?

    It’s definitely worrying, if not conclusive.
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    I appreciate your critical thinking, Jonolan!!

    This church “came to light” over the issue of whether Obama is a Muslim. Being Muslim is one thing but, as I linked in my part of the above post, the church featuring Farrakhan in a magazine on their site should be immensely upsetting, if not, at least enlightening enough to cause action.

    A point I consider more important is:

    Whether Obama is an active member or follows their creed, in running for public office (POTUS–President of the United States, no less), a candidate should distance (rather, remove) themselves from anything that draws this much ire, divisiveness and perceived discriminatory potential.

    However, according to what I have read (and read and read and read), he is a regular attendee and in the “newsmax” article linked in the post– http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/8/8/194812.shtml

    Excerpt:

    …” Presidential candidate Barack Obama preaches on the campaign trail that America needs a new consensus based on faith and bipartisanship, yet he continues to attend a controversial Chicago church whose pastor routinely refers to “white arrogance” and “the United States of White America.”

    In fact, Obama was in attendance at the church when these statements were made on July 22.

    …Since the 1980s, Obama has not only remained a regular attendee at Wright’s services in his inner city mega church, Trinity United Church of Christ, along with its other 8,500 members, he’s been a close disciple and personal friend of Wright.
    Wright conducted Obama’s marriage to his wife Michelle, baptized his two daughters, and blessed Obama’s Chicago home. Obama’s best-selling book, “The Audacity of Hope”, takes its title from one of Wright’s sermons.

    Because of this close relationship, questions have been raised as to the influence the divisive pastor will have on the consensus-building potential president.

    Obama and Wright appear, at first blush, an unlikely pair. Wright is Chicago’s version of the Rev. Al Sharpton.
    It was no surprise that Sharpton recently announced that with Wright’s backing, he was setting up a chapter of his New York-based National Action Network in Chicagoland. The chapter will be headed by Wright’s daughter, Jeri Wright.”

    In fairness, a NYT review of Obama’s book says the term “Audacity of Hope” comes from one of his speeches but that does not discount that it was inspired by Wright. Regardless, I am still shocked that this has not been questioned, among other matters.

    Beside the fact of his affiliation with such, he speaks and says what people want to hear but there’s no substance to the rhetoric and he changes his stand to suit agendas. That’s another matter and this is long enough…

    This is one site I reference on the candidates :http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm

    Thank you for coming back by and I applaud you for wanting to “know”, Jonolan!

  4. dajjal said

    My latest blog post: Specifically Senator, puts the real challenge to Obama. Enjoy it here:
    http://snooper.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/specifically-senator/
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    Thank you for visiting and I read that post thinking how cool it would be to actually pose those questions IN a PUBLIC forum!
    Race and gender have polluted that part of the process and many have lost their balance. Where is the discernment?

    WorldNetDaily has an article by Aaron Klein, who is communicating w/ terrorists (See my post: “Schmoozing with Terrorists”), about their responses to the election. Pretty embarrassing and disturbing to think of the world’s view of the USA. It’s a common joke internationally about Americans being stupid. I try to defend us, but the more I learn, the more I see people being sucked into a vacuum. . .internationally. We are being distracted from what’s important. . .

    Thanks for dropping in and I appreciate your work and enlightenment on Islam and world events!

    God’s Blessings.

  5. Angie said

    It is scary to be sure to think that he has a good chance to be the leader of our country.I am sick of the race card and even more tired of those claiming to be ‘christian’ with such agenda’s
    Wolves in sheeps clothing?

    I would love to add you to my blogroll.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Welcome, Angie! Yes, as one looks deeper, the stories about those with so-called ‘power’ are disturbing and it makes one shudder. And pray more earnestly, I hope. Many false prophets, to be sure!
    Isn’t it strange that this has not been in print newspapers? Mitt Romney was reported to have chanted “Who let the dogs out” but it would be more accurate for people to ask “Who let the wolves out”!! Dogs, wolves, technically the same and now that I think about it, maybe just another way of “letting us know”!
    I thought I added you to my blogroll but when it gets late, I am not so sharp ;-). Will check to be sure so that we can keep each other updated on this and other important news one can only seem to find online and in the blogosphere/iverse! :-)

    Thanks for visiting me and letting me know you are concerned, as well!

    In Christ’s Love.

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