President Obama Returns to His Radical Religious Roots

Jeremiah Wright was one of America’s most radical ministers. The Obamas sat under his preaching for many years. Wright officiated at their wedding as well as their children's baptisms. The title of Obama's 2006 memoir, The Audacity of Hope, was inspired by one of Wright's sermons and was the source for themes of Obama's 2004 keynote address to the Democratic National Convention.

So it can legitimately be said that the Obamas and Wright were “as thick as thieves.” There is no doubt that much of Wright’s radicalism rubbed off on President Obama similar to the way the ideas of Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers have rubbed off on him and other leftists.

If a conservative politician had sat under such preaching for as long as the Obamas did, he would be hounded by the press, denounced by people in his own party, and sent packing to a deserted island paid for by the GOP.

The media generally ignored Wright’s radical views and President Obama’s lame attempt to distance himself from his former mentor.

While this all sounds like ancient history, it seems that President Obama can’t stay away from radical preachers.

On Easter Sunday, President Obama and his family attended services at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Rev. Luis Leon officiated and preached the sermon. If you don’t remember, it was Leon, who delivered the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration in after Rev. Louie Giglio stepped aside because of gay bullying over a sermon on homosexuality he had given in the mid-1990s.

The biblical version of Easter Sunday is a recognition Jesus’ victory over death and the satisfaction He made in the payment for the sins of His people. The resurrection is the core of the Christian faith. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then we are still in our sins (1 Cor. 15:12–20).

If you did not hear this message on Easter Sunday, then you did not hear the true Easter message.

Here’s what Obama and his family heard form Rev. Luis Leon:

“It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border.”

I sure would like to know who these “captains of the religious right” are who are doing these things. If he would tell us, I would join him in condemning them. Of course, there aren’t any. It’s shocking that a minister on Easter would violate the Ninth Commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Ex. 20:16)

What Rev. Leon does not seem to understand is that many blacks are still sitting in the back of the bus because of the liberal policies that he and President Obama promote. In fact, there are places in America where the only people riding the buses are blacks. Government subsidies to these areas of major cities created multi-generational self-sustaining ghettos.

Hear me on this: Liberals do not hear what we are saying. It could be that they don’t want to hear. It doesn’t matter. They have a narrative that is working. A majority of voters believe that the conservative message is about denying essential freedoms to minorities and women.

In reality, it’s liberal policies that have kept blacks in poverty.

Obama is using a tried and true victim narrative that shifts blame to conservatives for America’s economic ills. The goal is to build a liberal coalition of power that will turn the United States into the next socialist democracy. The dirty secret is that it’s been nearly 50 years of liberal policies that have created a system of dependency and entitlement that have wrecked the black family.



  • james White, M.D.

    The commemoration yesterday of the miraculous event that happened over two thousand years ago sustains me, even in the face of such egregious twisting of the words and ideals that represent the Christian faith. If more proof were needed that a Godless human is indeed no more significant than the maggot feeding upon a cow's carcass, then these liberals could be held up as proof absolute.

    Yet their evil does not end with their Godlessness. They delight--as cannibals of the jungle once did while feasting upon "missionary stew"--in the murders of over 55 million of the most precious, most innocent of humans: the unborn. In effect they contaminate the present while they literally destroy our future.

    Due to some weakness within my mind and soul, the knowledge that they shall soon be rowed across the river Styx into the flaming arms of Satan, where they will burn in torture for all eternity is not satisfying enough for this old physician. If I could legally arrange it (or at least not be caught otherwise arranging it) I would relish arranging that "Styx crossing" now, with my own hands. Patience, old man: save your ammo. Let God do His work. Dominus vobiscum.

    • patriotusa2

      I feel the same way, Doc! If there were any way I could arrange for their ultimate demise, I would gladly take part. I wrote an article about this pastor or another website and was contacted by a Republican official who goes to his church and took offense. He assured me he was the better judge of his pastor and that the man did not resemble Rev. Wright in anyway, etc. Naturally, I didn't agree, and thought to myself how wonderful it would be if this man and others like him were that passionate about God and country. I couldn't resist sending him another response even more critical than my first - as it seems like the only recourse left to us now.

    • NewCreationDave

      Precisely on target, good Dr.! Well said!

    • Remington 870

      Agree with every word. These same murdering people call conservatives racists, haters, nazis, women killers and other vile names, while they promote the murder of babies. Time to vindicate Dr. Mengele. And when one of these abortion providers meets with an untimely and deserved end...let us not weep, but rejoice.

      • texan texan

        Abortion is not murder. A fetus is not capable of living. If it were murder, it would be illegal. When will y guys ever get this straight. Obama will appoint two commie Supremes so Roe v Wad will be in effect for decades. Not murder. Capital punishment is murder of a living person. You are not against that. Many innocents have been murdered unjustly. Whereis the outrage

        • Joe Severa

          Idiot!!! Even V.P. Biden knows when life starts you assh*le! How have you escaped from meeting your creator you useless SOB?

        • Remington 870

          It is obvious you are a lib troll who actually believes you can convince conservatives that murdering the unborn is OK. Your Texan Texan profile is an insult to the good conservative people from Texas. I won't call you names or try to insult you as I do most libs, because you are brainwashed to liberalism.

  • fliteking

    Rev. Luis Leon said "It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back ... for blacks to be back in the back of the bus ... for women to be back in the kitchen ... for immigrants to be back on their side of the border."

    It is amazing a man of the cloth would judge others based on clearly false assumptions.

    It seems to me some Episcopalians are willing to reach well outside of the Church teachings to demonize other Christians.

    • Remington 870

      The Episcopal religion attracts mostly lib leaning people who would serve the Third Reich well. I have attended this church and discovered most of the congregation were white Obama supporters. What an education I got.

      • Screeminmeeme

        Remington....Yup. It is a statement of fact that the Episcopal Church is apostate. The denomination welcomed liberalism lovingly into its fold a long time ago and that mistake produced a gaggle of arch heretic leaders like Bishops Pike, Corrigan, Spong, Robinson, Bennison, Schori etc. who deny the many core doctrines of the faith.

        The apostasy of the Episcopal Church has manifested itself in a variety of ways: It denies the trinity....the incarnation.....the virgin birth ......that Jesus is the only way to salvation.....that Scripture is the absolute rule for the practice of the faith.....that only men can be priests and bishops...and that homosexuality and other sexual perversions are sin.

        And there is no emphasis on salvation, sanctification, or personal holiness.

        The majority of the bishops today in Great Britain, Canada and America have abandoned the doctrine of absolute, objective truth as stated in the Scriptures so the Episcopal Church has no reason to condone or condemn any statement or act from within its body.

        Without an authoritative and legitimate basis to denounce and reject heresy, the church becomes whatever the majority of bishops decide it should be, and they can approve whatever behavior feels “right” to them. As a result, it is one of the most politically correct churches today.

        Until the Episcopal Church returns to an orthodox understanding of Scripture, and abandons heretical doctrine, there will be no reversing the tide of apostasy.

        • Remington 870

          Good comments. Your input is important.

      • texan texan

        White Obama supporters....shock, shock. You mean no gospel signing. I mean,mthe town houses in the area are fixer uppers at 1M. Good Reps just stay home and serve brunch. Rey have gay ministers so of course they are radical.

  • NewCreationDave

    This explains exactly what the article is talking about in full detail:

  • Patricia McGehee

    It's not religious! It's Godless!

  • Timothy W. Lucas

    Strength is in your words and in your soul. God's speed. These leaders of no faith have no good works in them. Greed is the worst of all the sins as they thirst with no end. I have wondered about the vow of poverty. I think the end is in sight and I am honored to be here to watch those things foretold unfold.

  • Jesustheonlyway

    2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, """that if any would not work, neither should he eat.""" By keeping people on the public dole the Obama liberal mindset pits man against the Bible.

  • agbjr

    Fitting the Obama Family went to St John's. The Episcopal Church has given in to every un-American and un-Christian mandate of the Obama Administration and is itself imploding as long-time Episcopalians and families seeking the Word of God are fleeing it's asinine liberalism. Obama probably felt right at home because for his ideology today's elitist PC-oriented Episcopal Church has become the closest thing to a state religion.

  • ChicoEscuela

    Wish Barack Hussein Obama would have learned his place in the back of the bus with the rest of the white and black trash - we'd all be better off!

  • Skeptik

    Context is decisive, and DeMar has none.

  • Brabado

    The fact that Obama is retreating to his "religious roots" means, his entire Socialist Circus is
    about to implode... Big time!

    He just completed his 360 Degree disastrous Circle, and now, has nowhere to go... so he has to take refuge, with his old palls, or the same cronies he turned his back on, after the 2008 Elections....

    Still, I do not see any African-American in his Cabinet... Wonder why?

    Old saying: "What goes around, comes around"... and it is coming around for Obama.


  • GLW513

    At this point he doesn't care. He threw Jeremiah Wright under the bus to get elected.....Unless, King Obama changes the Constitution, he cannot be elected again. I suspect we will see alot more in the next 4 years that will make us say, "I can't beleive he did/said that!

  • texan texan

    Episcopalians are now radical extremists. Yea. Lotta Christians gonna buy that. You guys need to get anti- delusion meds. Perhaps you'll get insurance under Obamacare. Really needed. Tea party approval 28%. This ought to lower the rating a bit.

  • nickRay

    So you admit all those posts about Obama being a Muslim were lies, do you Gary?

  • Troubleshooter

    Gary DeMar, I have a lot of respect for your dedication and advocacy on behalf of Lord Yeshua, however I must disagree with you as regards the core of Salvation being the Resurrection. It was the Death of Christ which provides the Atonement. The Resurrection served to provide proof to the Disciples and others that His Word is kept; He is Loyal and Faithful to his promises. He used the Resurrection and re-animation of a fleshly body to prove that He had power over life and death, and it was the physical proof of his presence and his wounds, to be seen and touched, so that they might believe and not doubt, that locked in the Disciples as the Foundation of His Earthly Church going forward. Remember, He stated clearly that Blessed Are those Who Do NOT See and Yet Believe. You do not serve Christ when you mislead people in even the tiniest particle of truth. The Lord Rebuke Your false doctrine, and it is in His Holy Name that I Praise Him and Thank Him for His Cleansing and Atoning Blood. Amen.

  • Joseph R Carreiro Sr

    If any human being who plays and toys around with Jesus and God the father and the holy spirit of God they really know not what they do for if they did they would be trembling where they stand.The price to pay is heavy and nothing of material worth or money or power is worth it.Take the chance if you will but be willing to take on the burden you will bear when the truth is finally know by our human race.Sometimes to be human is to be stupid regardless of how high up on the human ladder you are.Think hard on this for it the only way to realize where you really stand in the scheme of things.

  • Kenneth Bowman

    The Kenyan never left his Radical Roots, In fact, his is doubling down on them.

  • Gordon Mccoy

    Let's turn all this around....... It's no longer (from the R Wright) "GOD DAMN THE UNITED STATES" but now GOD DAMN OBAMA.... see how THAT goes down with those people...........