Easter Isn’t About Hate, Rev. Wright

If I had to place bets, I’d say only one Christian pastor across the nation delivered a sermon filled with hate over the Easter weekend. If I had to go further, I’d wager that the one pastor was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright – the famous, and now former, pastor of President Obama.

Wright traveled to Charleston, West Virginia to deliver several sermons as part of an Easter Week revival. Traditionally, I expect Easter Week sermons to consist of the message of Easter. You know, the one you learned in Sunday school years ago: forgiveness, hope and salvation as a result of the plight of Jesus and his eventual resurrection.

As you can expect, the Rev. Wright didn’t stick to that script. Instead, he delivered sermons full of hate and anger and declared it wasn’t him talking, but Jesus. He then started preaching that Wall Street, white supremacists, and racist exploiters worship different a different God.

Then came the punchline: Wright says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas worships “some other God” as well. Naturally, he followed this up with a “hallelujah.” We’re not laughing, Reverend Wright.

But the hate filled sermon didn’t end there. Rev. Wright next called Thomas Jefferson a pedophile (neglecting to mention his role in declaring America’s independence) and lashed out at the late Jerry Falwell and “churchfolk” who align with the tea party for allegedly seeking to cut food stamps and leave the poor hungry. “Maybe ‘chuchfolk’ ought to shut up!” Wright thundered. I don’t have to tell you the ridiculousness of such an allegation.

I don’t go to church very often any more, but I can never remember a time when I have heard such hate come from the lectern of a supposed House of the Lord and I can think of no one I know who would sit through such a sermon praising God while the hate rained down. It was probably a despicable ploy by Rev. Wright to get attention.

In the Gospel of John (1 John 2:9) it says,“He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.” The Rev. Wright should stop pretending to be in the light while he hates his brother. Especially on such an occasion as Easter.

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  1. So, now would be a good time to say how much I hate politics from the pulpit in general—even when I completely agree with it—because this is what it eventually becomes. I was lucky to start out in a church that celebrated and encouraged diversity of opinion. It was diverse in color, too, but no one paid much mind—just like we won’t in heaven. The preacher was largely silent on politics, letting us form our own opinions and teaching us to respect one another when we disagreed.

    It is definitely true that white supremacists worship a different god than me, but I would venture to say that maybe white supremacists and Jeremiah Wright worship the same god. They both preach politics instead of Jesus, they both hate, and both use people of different races for political gain. This man is a false teacher of exactly the kind that he hates, so I would consider him bedfellows with the same white supremacists he supposedly decries. The man is dangerous, and so is his false gospel: he’s probably hurting his members more than the invisible “white supremacist” by inadvertently telling them they’re worthless. That’s the opposite of the Easter message.

  2. Mustango says:

    The verse is correctly cited, but “1 John” is the First Epistle of John, not the Gospel of John.

    Sadly, it is preachings in a similar vein, not nearly as blatantly hateful but delivered in steady doses over a period of years, that have badly damaged my enthusiasm for organized religion. I have finally left that pastor behind, but I’m still coming to grips with the damage done.

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