Obama’s Pastor Picks on Italians

Rev. Wright and his church, Trinity United of Chicago, are making news again, for all the wrong reasons. It seems they’ve moved on from targeting whites and Jews. And as journalists and bloggers pour over his sermons, which have proved to be a treasure trove of hate-speech and vitriol, CNS News has uncovered a recent article in Trumpet Magazine which sheds light into another nationality the Reverend holds in little regard. Italians.

From CNS News:

“(Jesus’) enemies had their opinion about Him,” Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue.

Wright goes on to spin the birth of Christ: “From the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style. …

Public lynching Italian style? Ok. Maybe I should just let it slide. After all, this is a guy who called the U.S, the U.S. of KKK A. Maybe he was simply remembering how Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were hanged in a public square in Milan.

But his bigoted remarks then extended to their anatomy. “The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans.”

The Reverend and his ilk seem to have a peculiar preoccupation with noses. The founder the New Black Panthers, whose endorsement was proudly posted on Obama’s website until it made news, referred to the “hooked-nose, bagel-eating, lox-eating” Jews.

Garlic noses… hooked noses… What about Caucasians? We have noses too?

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One response to “Obama’s Pastor Picks on Italians

  1. While lashing out at a “public lynching Italian style,” let’s begin with the fact that the nation of Italy did not exist until 1861. Thus while it is true that modern Italy has its roots in the Roman Empire, to label the Roman Empire as “Italian” is plainly inaccurate.

    Being a pastor, he should know that Pontius Pilate demanded explanation and justification from the Jews for executing Jesus. Pilate asked the crowds “what evil has [Jesus] done?” Fearing a riot would break out, did not Pilate, who was guilt-ridden, publicly try to remove himself from the whole situation by saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood”? Does Wright credit that “garlic nose” for his public reluctance when presented with Jesus? Of course not. Historical accuracy is irrelevant; public grievances and the opening of wounds are much more profitable.

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