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The fact is that there are plenty of white women who get abducted or are missing that you don't hear about just like there are black women.  Why those select few get singled out, I don't know...but it isn't because they are white.  Wealth, stature, etc. might have something to do with it. 

If there was a wealthy, high-society black woman who was missing or abducted, do you not think that would get the same amount of attention?



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#1 : March 27, 2008, 11:06:04 PM

sorry if this has been posted but why havent the news covered this topic? This is sickening for a so called pastor to say this... >:(

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59887

Sen. Barack Obama's longtime friend and spiritual adviser trashed the memory of a missing and presumed dead American teenage girl, according to church publications reviewed by WND.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial minister of Obama's church in Chicago, cited the case of Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in complaining about what he sees as the media's bias in covering white victims of crime over black victims.

"Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn't make news," Wright said in the August 2005 edition of Trumpet Magazine, a publication of his Trinity United Church of Christ.

But, "One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and 'gives it up' while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!" he added. "Maybe I am missing something!"

The circumstances involving the coed's disappearance remain unclear, and the case remains unsolved. Holloway left Mountain Brook, Ala., on a May 2005 senior class trip to Aruba.

Attempts to reach her family for comment were unsuccessful. But her mother, Beth Holloway, has written a book, "Loving Natalee," in which she reveals her daughter named Jesus Christ as one of the most influential people in her life in a trove of writings she found in her bedroom.

In the same 2005 church publication, Wright suggested "white America" had the 9/11 attacks coming, while calling for business "divestment from Israel," which he refers to as a "racist" state along with America.

"In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01," he wrote on page 7. "White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared,' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns."

Obama says he is "proud" of Wright and values their 20-year friendship.

Though Wright has nurtured Obama's political career as a close adviser and mentor, the Democrat presidential hopeful says they don't agree on everything. Wright married Obama and baptized his daughters.

In the November/December 2007 issue of Trumpet, Wright sang the praises of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has described whites as "blue-eyed devils" and Jews as "bloodsuckers."

"He brings a perspective that is helpful and honest," Wright said. "Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African-American religious experience."

Wright then held Farrakhan up as a pillar of "integrity."

"His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation's most powerful critics," he continued. "His love for Africa and African-American people has made him an unforgettable force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere about his faith and his purpose."

Farrakhan's photo is splashed across the cover of the church magazine, which gushes "the Minister truly epitomized greatness."

On Nov. 2, 2007, Wright presented Farrakhan with a "lifetime achievement" award during a Trumpet gala held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The tribute included a three-and-a-half minute video lionizing "the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan."

"For his commitment to truth, education and leadership, we honor Minister Louis Farrakhan with the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award," the video announces.

Last week, Obama distanced himself from Farrakhan, but did not distance himself from Wright or disavow his praise for Farrakhan





 


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#2 : March 27, 2008, 11:29:04 PM

Obama is a Politician. This is one of the most influential black Churches in Chicago. He joined and made it known that he was a member of the Parish to gain votes.  Simple as that really.

I must admit it is fun to watch him (eloquently) squirm as his past comes back to bite, but I have neither heard nor seen anything that would suggest he actually believe in that kind of thing. I t does however beg the question that if he did not, why did he remain a Parishiner, other than political opportunity that is, but that would then shoot holes in his campaign.

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#3 : March 27, 2008, 11:50:27 PM

He's going to be the president unless a strong, charismatic 3rd party guy (former wrestler) enters
the picture.

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#4 : March 28, 2008, 12:03:08 AM

No he wont... race is still obviously too big of an issue and it will kill his campaign.

Look at this mess...

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#5 : March 28, 2008, 12:09:07 AM

You'll see. I'm pretty sure about this one. Just not sure if his running mate will be Hillary or Gore.

I don't care what video you link to. Obama shouldn't even be where he is now. No experience.
But he is. You think that happened by accident? It's a great sales campaign and people are
buying it and enough will buy it in November.

And I'll be writing in my candidate unless Jesse runs.

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#6 : March 28, 2008, 12:11:57 AM

When it comes to policy, he wont win over the voters he needs to win the general election. He'll win Democrats, because Democrats are easy to lie to. You just have to throw out a bunch of socialistic garbage, talk with a nice voice about equal rights, and liberals will flock to you.

The polls show that even though McCain talks about Iraq a lot, people trust him more than Bush because of his military and war experience. So they are giving him a pass on that issue.

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#7 : March 28, 2008, 12:33:33 AM

Doesn't matter. I'll say that no matter what you say.

I was blinded by Obama's rhetoric for the longest time. But I saw the light.

By the time November rolls around, McCain will be so beat up it won't be funny.

Obama by himself cannot win. Obama plus VP X will win. X = Gore?

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#8 : March 28, 2008, 12:36:32 AM

Gore aint running as a VP... no way...

However one Democrat said that if Hillary and Obama go into the convention still deadlocked, that the convention may nominate Gore as a "compromise candidate."

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#9 : March 28, 2008, 12:43:44 AM

That's possible.

It's so far away that I really can't say anything with too much confidence. But I'll pretend to know.

I think it's going to be Obama and Gore or Gore and Obama. But who knows? I can't see Obama
taking a back seat to Gore after Obama went through all of this. Obama has said that he will
offer Gore a high position in his administration. But how high?

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#10 : March 28, 2008, 12:51:17 AM

But you see...you usually dont pick a running mate that may overshadow you. That's kind of the problem JFK got into with LBJ. Typically your running mate is not that well known or is a rising star. Hillary and Gore are very polarizing and would overshadow Obama.
I think Richardson is a much more likely choice in that situation. I think had this primary not been a complete mess that it has turned into....it would have been Hillary/Obama or Hillary/Edwards. But not now.

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#11 : March 28, 2008, 01:06:16 AM

I don't think Obama will have a choice in the matter.

If he puts up a fight, they'll threaten to expose his sex/drugs scandal with Sinclair.

http://rense.com/Datapages/sinclairdat.htm

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#12 : March 28, 2008, 01:06:45 AM

American voters are strange.  They're crucify a candidate because he's vaguely associated with someone.

And since when is Jeremiah Wright running for President? 

And Obama does something that probably 75% of Americans DON'T DO - attend church on a weekly basis.

American's are critical because Obama sits in the congregation of a church listening to a sermon that is someone else's words.

But Americans are quick to forgive or pretend not to remember all the ills of the Clinton family, including former President Clinton engaging in oral sex with an intern -

We deserve the idiots we elect - and consequentially the sad state of our country.

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#13 : March 28, 2008, 01:14:37 AM

Amazing how you say that and then rail against my support of a former Navy Seal who says our
country is broken and needs a major over haul to get things going in the right direction.

Yeah, I'd say that American voters ARE strange.

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#14 : March 28, 2008, 01:15:49 AM

American voters are strange. They're crucify a candidate because he's vaguely associated with someone.

And since when is Jeremiah Wright running for President?

And Obama does something that probably 75% of Americans DON'T DO - attend church on a weekly basis.

American's are critical because Obama sits in the congregation of a church listening to a sermon that is someone else's words.

But Americans are quick to forgive or pretend not to remember all the ills of the Clinton family, including former President Clinton engaging in oral sex with an intern -

We deserve the idiots we elect - and consequentially the sad state of our country.

I've got no problem with what either did.  I do agree with the preacher that the media sadly has become over-dramatized to build ratings and attract advertiser income.  

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