Originally Posted by ckblv
Those are not the same things at all. I don't agree with not being able to take communion in a Catholic church either. Anyone can take communion in my church as long as they believe in Jesus. And if they didn't believe in Jesus why would they want to take communion. But that is just a smoke screen Z, to cover up the wrongness of Obama's church.
"just want to control the membership", what the heck does that mean?
A churches mission is to bring in new members.
And, of course people's opinion would be MUCH MUCH different if it what a white candidate and a white church and you know it.
When you campaign for President your life is an open book and we all know that. Why should Obama be any different? Because he is black he should get special treatment? I don't think so.
He goes to a racist church IMO.
I don't like Obama either. Glad to see you've gone from claiming he's an extremist muslim to an extremist racist Christian though. Who said his life shouldn't be an open book? I just said I don't think it's a huge deal, and that its the church's right to allow membership anyway they want.
Obama, for his part, has said he doesn't always agree with Rev Wright, and Rev Wright has declined interviews. Their site says they are "unashamedly black", and it sounds like all the Afrocentric high schools, dorms, student groups.
Seriously, as has been pointed out, many many things in America are de facto if not on purpose exclusively white, and while I don't agree with that or even the ideas of being afrocentric or any other kind of -centric, I just don't think it has much to do with an individual from that congregation's bid for President. If he claimed he wanted separatism, or to do anything but make things a bit more equal, then it would matter.
But this is like people trying to shame candidates with their family members or their college parties.