Rev. Jeremiah Wright to Speak in Liberty City
Rev. Jeremiah Wright became a household name during the media circus that was the 2008 presidential election. Barack Obama's former pastor became known for a few cherry picked anti-American seeming sentiments in some of his sermons and resigned form his post at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in early 2008. Wright is still around and well respected in some circles, and he'll be speaking this Sunday in Liberty City.
Per The Herald, Rev. R. Joaquin Willis of the the Church of the Open Door, Congregational, United Church of Christ has invited Wright to be the featured speaker at the church's Annual Amistad Sunday. Wright will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Church, located at 6001 NW Eighth Ave. in Liberty City.
The Obama family regularly attended Trinity, then considered a model African-American mega congregation, while living in Chicago. Wright become a household name after ABC News pored through hours of his sermons and picked out some comments in which Wright claimed the 9/11 attacks were proof that "America's chickens are coming home to roost" and "...not God Bless America. God damn America."
Obama denounced the words, and cut his ties with both the church and the pastor.
In 2009, Wright claimed that "them Jews" were keeping him from speaking with the President. Wright apologized for the remarks.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Baseball Player's Former Assistant Sold His $167K Boat Behind His Back in Opa-locka
- Goat Blood-Drinking Senate Candidate Tried to Get Miley Cyrus' Endorsement
- Poll: Floridians Really Don't Want Guns on Campuses