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Replacement Obama Pastor Just As Controversial As Wright

Wednesday, 07 May 2008 08:54 PM

By Newsmax Staff

Barack Obama has finally distanced himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright after a 20-year relationship, but the pastor who is replacing Wright at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ is likely to be just as controversial.

New Trinity pastor Otis Moss has called Biblical patriarch Abraham a “pimp” and made other statements many would consider offensive.

After Obama called Wright’s comments “divisive and destructive,” a questioner noted that Rev. Moss has defended Wright and asked if Obama would continue attending the church.

“Well, the new pastor, the young pastor, Reverend Otis Moss, is a wonderful young pastor,” Obama responded. “And as I said, I still very much value the Trinity community.”

Moss, the 37-year-old “hip-hop pastor,” as he’s called by congregants, will become head of Trinity in June, after serving as an assistant pastor there for two years.

But a videotape of a sermon he delivered at Wright’s church shows this “wonderful young pastor” referring to “ghetto prophets” and “thug theology,” calling the late rapper Tupac Shakur a “prophet,” and reciting at length lyrics to Shakur’s song “Thugz Mansion.”

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Moss also states in the sermon:

  • “Jesus has a soft spot for thugs.”

  • “God is always using thugs to do God’s work.”

  • “Everyone has a little bit of thug in them.”

  • Noah was a “thug” who “was drinking much gin and juice and got drunk on the eve of reconstruction.”

  • Abraham “pimped his own wife.”

  • Jacob was a “hustler” who “stole his own brother’s birthright.”

  • Moses was a “thug” and “if he got mad would give you a royal beatdown.”

  • Sampson was a “thug” and a “player.”

  • David was a “thug,” a “shot caller,” and a “player,” and a man after God’s own heart.

  • “Jesus is on the cross being lynched between two thugs. The moment of execution, the moment of murder, Jesus, the son of God, is hanging out with thugs.”

    In an interview last month with National Public Radio, Moss refused to distance himself from claims by Wright that the U.S. government was involved in distributing illegal drugs to minorities.

    He said: “I think we need to be very, very honest in terms of that our government has the ability to place a Hubble Telescope in the sky but yet we haven’t had the political will to shut down drugs coming into our community. And from that perspective I think that’s something we can look at in terms of policy.”

    In his Easter sermon, Moss said Wright was “lynched” by the international media, and compared Wright to Jesus.

    In a Trinity church newsletter, Moss maintained that American entertainment companies operate with contempt for the black community, according to World Net Daily.

    He wrote: “Currently, there are eight companies controlling 90 percent of everything we hear, read, watch on television or view in the movie theater. These companies operate with contempt and disdain for the black community.”

    Moss has also referred to blacks as “lepers” with a “skin disease.”

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