Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hillary's pastor said what??

I know. I know. I'm sick of the whole thing too, but this is funny/sad/ridiculous. I saw this link on Fark. Back in March the pastor of the Methodist church that Bill and Hillary Clinton attended during his presidency, Rev. Dean Snyder, was defending Rev. Wright:

"The Reverend Jeremiah Wright is an outstanding church leader whom I have heard speak a number of times,” proclaimed the Rev. Dean Snyder in a statement he posted on the website of his Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. “He has served for decades as a profound voice for justice and inclusion in our society. He has been a vocal critic of the racism, sexism and homophobia which still tarnish the American dream.”

Oh, there is more:

“To evaluate his dynamic ministry on the basis of two or three sound bites does a grave injustice to Dr. Wright, the members of his congregation, and the African-American church which has been the spiritual refuge of a people that has suffered from discrimination, disadvantage, and violence,” Snyder insisted about Obama’s outgoing pastor. Snyder hailed Wright as “an agent of racial reconciliation while proclaiming perceptions and truths uncomfortable for some white people to hear.”

According to Snyder, “Those of us who are white Americans would do well to listen carefully to Dr. Wright rather than to use a few of his quotes to polarize. This is a critical time in America's history as we seek to repent of our racism. No matter which candidates prevail, let us use this time to listen again to one another and not to distort one another's truth."

Read the whole thing. I'm thinking that it's clear now that no one distorted Wright's words. Snyder is a looney toon too, just not on the same level as Wright.