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POLITICS: Obama’s Ex-pastor Draws Thousands in D.C.

January 20th, 2009

 Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s former pastor, may not be the spiritual adviser in the new White House, but he still knows how to draw a crowd. Thousands of churchgoers poured into Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium Sunday to hear the Chicago preacher, whom Obama cut off during the presidential campaign following several controversial comments. And the throng waited more than two hours to hear Wright deliver the traditional sermon before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He has preached the service, run by clergy at Howard’s Rankin Chapel, for the past five years. Attending the overflow service was such Black notables as opera singer Jessye Norman and Robert Michael Franklin Jr., president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. On this particular day, Wright had nothing to feed the bloodlust of the media sharks. He preached an uplifting message about possibilities and proclaimed, “No more seeing ourselves through the eyes of people who don’t look like us. How does God see us?”

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