Via Hotline, the quote of the day:
“One thing I think people overstate is that he is my spiritual adviser.”– Barack Obama, on Jeremiah Wright, “The View,” ABC, 3/28.
Let’s see. Twenty years attending Wright’s church. Wright married him, and baptized his daughters. Obama gave tens of thousands to the church.
Now as far as we know, Obama did not attend any other church on any regular basis. He was far too engaged in not hearing what Wright was preaching…
Oh, sorry. We’d also have to believe from Obama that in those two decades he never was there when Wright did his anti-white, anti-America rantings. Available in priced-to-own DVDs from the church store.
The reasonable man would have to assume that Wright, his pastor, would have served as Obama’s “spiritual advisor.” Else why go to any church? Just to garner political support in the radical black community?
No. The obvious reason, and which most of us who are members of a particular church can attest to, is that we respect and agree with how the pastor approaches his ministry. And, as night follows day, look to that man for spiritual guidance. Which would make the pastor one’s…wait for it…spiritual advisor.
It simply will not suffice to claim that your pastor is not your spiritual advisor, except in the most technical of senses that don’t apply in a mainline Protestant denomination such as the UCC (spiritual advisors are assigned from within a Catholic parish’s priests for that explicit purpose).
Obama is no kind of new politician. He lies with the best (worst, actually) of them.