Rev. Jeremiah Wright to Speak in Liberty City
Per The Herald, Rev. R. Joaquin Willis of the the Church of the Open Door, Congregational, United Church of Christ has invited Wright to be the featured speaker at the church's Annual Amistad Sunday. Wright will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Church, located at 6001 NW Eighth Ave. in Liberty City.
The Obama family regularly attended Trinity, then considered a model African-American mega congregation, while living in Chicago. Wright become a household name after ABC News pored through hours of his sermons and picked out some comments in which Wright claimed the 9/11 attacks were proof that "America's chickens are coming home to roost" and "...not God Bless America. God damn America."
Obama denounced the words, and cut his ties with both the church and the pastor.
In 2009, Wright claimed that "them Jews" were keeping him from speaking with the President. Wright apologized for the remarks.
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