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Rev. Wright Stirs More Controversy

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 11, 2009 4:40PM

Reverend Jeremiah Wright is at it again, doing what he best: stirring up controversy. In an interview at the Hampton University Ministers' Conference, Wright blamed the Jews for not allowing him to talk to President Obama.

"Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck or in eight years when he's out of office...They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. ... I said from the beginning: He's a politician; I'm a pastor. He's got to do what politicians do."

Of the falling out with Obama, as well as some of Obama's foreign policy decisions in regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Wright said, "Of course I voted for him -- he's my son. I'm proud of him. I've got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven't stopped loving any of them. He made mistakes. He made bad choices. I've got kids who listen to their friends. He listened to those around him. I did not disown him." The Tribune has the full story.