In Defense Of Rev Jeremiah Wright

During the 20008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, was “exposed” as a radical and “un-American” when Fox News broadcast his statement: “It’s not God bless America, it’s God damn America!” For some Americans, that statement was enough to disqualify Obama for the presidency. However, this paper will defend Rev. Wright as a spokesman in the tradition of the Hebrew prophets, and contend that Latter-day Saints, and all Christians, can learn from him.

William Russell