Rev. Jeremiah Wright: 'You See What the Tea Party is Trying to Do'
Controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright was in Washington DC Sunday morning to deliver a sermon for the 100th Anniversary of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church. Breitbart News was in attendance.
Reverend Wright, Obama's former spiritual advisor, gained notoriety in 2008 when his sermon proclaiming "God Damn America" proved embarrassing for candidate Obama's presidential campaign.
Wright's sermon on Sunday, rife with divisive rhetoric, urged the African American Community to assert their history rather than the history taught by society:
Most of our children do not know our story. They are not taught our story, they are taught somebody else's story. They are taught HIS-story. HIS-tory distorts our story. HIS-story destroys our story. HIS-story disses our story, cancels it out, makes it null and void.
He urged the church community to teach their children more than just "Oprah and Obama" and rap stars. Wright warned not to "romanticize because we have the first African American elected President in the White House. You see what the Tea Party is trying to do."
The Reverend also ventured into political territory, and alluding to recent efforts to confront voter fraud, asked the congregation "how can they hope to know the new Jim Crow if they don't know the old Jim Crow?"
Wright was critical of blacks he called "sheep dogs" and "biscuits.” He told a story to the congregation about Malcolm X, who asked 50 years ago: “if a cat crawls in to an oven and has kittens, do you call those kittens biscuits?” Wright added “if a cat is put into an oven….and has kittens while being in that oven, do you call those kittens biscuits….why is it that Africans born in the oven of America, put in that oven maliciously by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, why are those Africans called biscuits?”
Wright hammered on those African Americans who had assimilated into American society:
Take that baby, him or her away, from the African mother, away from the African community, away from the African experience … and put them [sic] Africans over at the breasts of Yale, Harvard, University of Chicago, UCLA or UC Berkeley. Turn them into biscuits. Let them get that alien DNA all up inside their brain and they will turn on their own people in defense of the ones who are keeping their own people under oppression. Sheep dogs.
Wright retired from the Trinity United Church of Christ in 2008 shortly after his controversial sermon came to light. He appeared in the news in May when he told NY Post reporter Ed Klein that he was offered $150K not to preach until after the 2008 election.