Reverend’s remarks break taboos

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

During the past weekend, radio and television shows have been playing clips of Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Barack Obama’s church in Chicago. In the clips, some from more than seven years ago, Wright is seen making several long rants about current affairs, politics, history, race in America and our country’s actions abroad. In the most shocking, Wright condemns America for its treatment of blacks.

Sen. Obama has said such tirades were not the usual Sunday fare when Wright was leading…

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