With the recent scrutiny of Barack Obama’s minister’s seemingly insane comments about race and politics, Americans are looking for guidance as to what those comments mean for a follower of the minister’s church. While Barack Obama has distanced himself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, even going so far as to “condemn” those comments, the fact remains that religious leaders have been saying some crazy-a$$ $h1t for years.
Wright’s comments center mostly around race—the usual getting pulled over by cops in my Mercedes, not being able to buy a house in a white neighborhood-type stuff. Read Eugene Kane if you need a refresher on that. Anyhow, a lot of people were also insulted by Wright’s 9/11 comment about chickens coming home to roost. This statement makes little sense, though it might in context, but since no news sources (or Obama) are analyzing it in context, we too will take it out of context. One might also say 9/11 was like the grass is always greener, or like father like son, or like cleanliness is next to Godliness. Anyhow, Real Wisconsin News has found some fun quotes for you to consider from other religious leaders, most of whom have also influenced political leaders, or even run for office. Of course, the quotes might also be satire, so take it with a grain of salt (but don’t tell others to take 9/11 that way).
Pat Robertson should probably stop talking altogether, but until he does, he is “a religious leader” who says things like this: “You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense, I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist." - The 700 Club, January 14, 1991. “Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians.” And this one’s for the ladies, "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." But wait, Robertson tried to match Wright on this one about 9/11: “We have insulted God at the highest levels of our government. And, then we say 'why does this happen?' Well, why it’s happening is that God Almighty is lifting His protection from us."
it gets even more research-based here (Lutherans and Mormons beware)