When Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ, he promised to uphold the church’s “Black Value System”. This declaration is where members affirm their commitment to God, the “black community,” the “black family” and the “black work ethic” in addition to disavowing “the pursuit of ‘middle-classness.’” They believe the “competitive” nature of white “entrapment of black middle-classness” will cheat blacks of their African identity while keeping them “captive” to white culture.
“I believe in the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change,” Obama claims. Not only that, he says he has questioned “the idolatry of the free market” because of his faith.
The “Black Value System” statement was written in the 1980s by church members. It means the members embrace “things African above things American,” says black political commentator Erik Rush, who also says this should be as alarming as a hypothetical Republican presidential candidate “belonging to the Aryan Brethren Church of Christ.” Tucker Carlson of MSNBC once described Trinity as having a “racially exclusive theology” that “contradicts the basic tenets of Christianity.”
Rev. Wright, who married Obama and his wife Michelle, and baptized their daughters, now serves as his spiritual advisor. Wright is radically Africentric. “We are an African people,” Wright preaches, “and remain true to our native land, the mother continent.” But he goes farther than that and has described the 9/11 attacks as a “wake-up call” to “white America” for “ignoring the concerns of “people of color.” And in one sermon he shouted, “Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run…We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God…And. And. And. Gawd! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS S***!”
Obama’s presidential campaign has tried to distance him from Wright. Last February when Obama announced his run for the presidency, it revoked an earlier invitation to have Wright give the opening prayer at the event.
The socialist beliefs of Barack Obama’s church should be a major concern to voters because they are far out of the mainstream of American thought. Obama’s connection to the militant opposition leader in Kenya and his supporting militant Islamic groups which are trying to over throw the government of the US friendly country in Kenya should be of concern. Al-Qaeda would love to see the takeover of Kenya occur.