Rev. Wright Accuses Media of Using Him As a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

AP, November 7, 2008


Speaking at a forum about race and religion, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright accused the media of taking out of context videos that showed him cursing the government and accusing it of conspiring against blacks from the pulpit of the Chicago church where Obama had worshipped for 20 years.


Wright told an audience of about 200 people at the forum that he was trying to convey the anger and desire for vengeance that people felt after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He said the media failed to mention that he was a proud Christian who was raised in a Christian home.

“Their intention was to use me as a weapon of mass destruction, to tear down that man’s integrity,” said Wright, former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

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“Do you agree with everything your pastor says?” [Wright] asked. “Ninety percent of the people sitting in church don’t agree with everything their pastor says. What I saw is not an index on what he did or does not believe.”


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