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Barack Obama's pastor made visit to Gadhafi in 1984. News Team

The CofCC website has reported in the past that the church attended by Barack Obama and campaign ally Oprah Winfrey is more racial than it is religious. It is the Trinity United Church of Christ, a 8,000 member black church in Chicago. Their own website begins by stating their commitments to Africa and the black race. The website states that members should “pledge allegiance to all black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System.” The church flies the “Black Nationalist” red, green, and black flag of Marcus Garvey’s pan-African movement in front of the pulpit.

The senior pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., who blames white people for creating the AIDS virus, also accompanied Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to visit Libya in 1984. Farrakhan and Rev. Wright Jr. met with Moammar Gadhafi. At the time Gadhafi offered Farrakhan one billion dollars and a cache of arms. Farrakhan declined the arms and the US state department intervened to block him from bringing Libyan money back to the United States. Farrakhan was censured by the United States congress for the visit.

According to CBS News…

In an earlier memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” Obama also tells how he was moved to tears during that sermon by Wright, an early proponent of the black liberation and black theology movements that gained ground in the 1960s.

Obama describes what he calls “a forceful wind carrying the reverend’s voice up into the rafters” and how he “felt for the first time how that spirit carried within it, nascent, incomplete, the possibility of moving beyond our narrow dreams.”