If Mormonism Is Fair Game, so Is Jeremiah Wright

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A well-regarded Republican strategist at a private gathering recently warned, “And just wait until they play that Mormon card.” By “they,” he meant the Obama campaign and its complicit media cheerleaders.

Lawrence O’Donnell, only days later, gave his viewers a historical tutorial on the Mormon religion, darkly suggesting that we all should be afraid, very afraid. The Democratic governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer, called Mitt Romney’s grandfather a “polygamist.”

This is actually good news for the Romney campaign.

By making Romney’s Mormonism an issue, the Obama campaign has, as trial lawyers like to say, “reopened” the issue of religion. The Romney campaign can therefore revisit the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s close relationship to him. True, Obama apparently severed ties to Wright, but Obama did so only after the very salvation of his first presidential campaign depended upon it.

Wright, Obama’s pastor for some 20 years, was described by Obama as his “spiritual advisor.” Wright married the Obamas, baptized their children and blessed their home. One of Wright’s friends is the anti-Semitic advocate of racial separatism, Minister Louis Farrakhan. “Trumpet Magazine,” published by Wright’s daughter and formerly promoted on the church’s website, once honored Farrakhan in a cover story as a man who “truly epitomized greatness.” In the article, Wright lauded Farrakhan as “one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African-American religious experience.”

There is, of course, the infamous YouTube excerpt of Wright shouting: “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. … We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” And understand, Wright gave this blistering attack against America the Sunday after 9-11!

In his autobiography, “Dreams From My Father,” Obama tells of how he met Wright. Obama made an appointment at Wright’s church to see the pastor. Wright was late. While waiting, Obama spoke with Wright’s assistant, a single mom whose husband had just died. She told Obama that she intended to leave the city and move to the suburbs to escape the violence.

She also wanted her son to attend a better school. Her son, she said, would like to join a band, and his current school didn’t have one. His future school had a band and free uniforms.

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  • truebearing

    I remember reading that Farrakhan called Obama 'the hope of the world" and "the messiah'", and this ecstatic praise despite Obama's alleged rejection of Islam. Apostasy is the worst sin in Islam, so what is going on that we don't know about?

    Reverend Wright also supposedly rejected Islam to become Christian, but has yet to utter a Christian thought. What of his friendship with Farrakhan despite his apostasy?

    Obama's father was a drunk, a bigamist, and a polygamist. I can't see how attacking romney on religion makes any sense, unless it is calculated to suppress the evangelical vote. It won't work. They learned their lesson by supporting Mr. Evil last election.

    • jacob

      I don't know about the Evangelical vote but the stupidity shown by those at the places OBAMA has poured
      his BS tells me that stupidity is infinite. Matter of fact, I didn't believe one word of his "CHANGE" promises
      because I knw what was going to happen, the Trojan Horse for his "socialism" , "CHANGE" promises
      being the "socialist" Trojan horse to come into power….
      And yes, now the religion card is coming out…only difference being that ROMNEY is not McCAIN and if
      OBAMA and company want to play dirty, I don't believe ROMNEY is the man to take it lying down….
      Perhaps the DIVINE ONE may go for wool and come out sheared as with al, his rethoric and BS, I donm't
      see how is he goin g to defend what's indefensible…

  • jacob


    I guess I will rather stop reading FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE altogether.
    Yesterday my comment didn't even get what I got from you today, which gives me the feeling of being
    a "personna non grata" to FPM and since I prefer not to be where I'm not welcome, I rather quit…

    Thanks for nothing

    • StephenD

      Don't you do it! I for one appreciate your posts.

    • AdultDiaperPatriot

      baby have a boo boo?

  • oldtimer

    Who is Obama's spiritual advisor now? Is it still Jim Wallis? He is as radical only more subtle.

  • EthanP

    While I have problems with Mormons baptizing Jews posthumously, and there are a few polygamist cooks out there. My main oppinion of Mormons is of honest, hard working, community oriented people. Not bad qualities for a president.

    • Chiggles

      I take it you're boycotting polygamist restaurants, then.

  • johnnywoods

    Write and al-Obama are fellow travelers in that they are both moooslims and communists. They both hate America and want to destroy her from the inside.

  • James

    It will be interesting to see if the religious "issue" comes up. To be honest, I think this will be a rather civil election. Obama doesn't want to paint himself negative and Mitt Romney is a far more positive candidate than Santorum and Gingrich.