The Son Of James von Brunn Apologizes For His Father's Actions: Who Is Apologizing For Reverend Jeremiah Wright?
In a statement, the son of James Von Brunn called his father's shooting at the Holocaust Museum an act of cowardice, and said that his family had been tormented by his father's beliefs all of their lives:
"For a long time, I believed this was our family's cross to bear. Now, it is not only my families' lives that are in shambles, but those who were directly affected by his actions, especially the family of Mr. Johns, who bravely sacrificed his life to stop my father."
While it will be little comfort to the family's of the security guards who were killed trying to stop him, it is something.
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright
James Von Brunn is (until he hopefully dies from his wounds) a white supremacist, part of what will hopefully remain only a fringe group of dangerous people.
On the other hand, Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not a member of a fringe group. Far from it. For many, many years Reverend Jeremiah Wright was the spiritual leader of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. He was the leader of members such as Oprah Winfrey, and of course President Obama.
Each was a member of the church for quite some time, no doubt well aware of the anti-semetic views held because of the fact that they were expressed in sermons that they no doubt were in attendance for.
Each left the church for their own reasons: one to maintain the popularity and ratings of a television show, and one to become President of the United States.
One was uncomfortable with the views expressed by the Reverend, and one said that until the time he resigned from Trinity Church of Christ, he was unaware of the views held by his spiritual leader,advisor and long time close confidant until it became a risky move politically and Wright was made persona non grata by now President Obama.
Well the Reverend Wright is back in the news, and who is it exactly that will be denouncing the things that he says? Not things uttered to a fringe group in secret meetings or on a website, but within mainstream religion. What did he say this time:
"WASHINGTON - President Obama's fiery ex-minister Jeremiah Wright is now blaming "them Jews" for keeping Obama from giving him a call these days.
"Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office," Wright told the Daily Press in Newport News, Va.
"They will not let him talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is .... I said from the beginning: He's a politician; I'm a pastor. He's got to do what politicians do," Wright continued.
The White House wanted no part of another Wright controversy, and declined to comment. But officials pointed out that the First Couple last year dumped Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, after he made incendiary remarks such as blaming the U.S. government for spreading AIDS..." (New York Daily News)
How convenient for the White House. By remaining voiceless on further incendiary comments made by his longtime friend and advisor, President Obama is giving de facto credence to what it is that he is saying.
President Obama has no problem coming on T.V. every day to decry the pay of executives, but cannot find his voice to decry the anti-semetic rantings of his former Reverend?
While it may not be politically expedient Mr. President, a statement denouncing your "former" advisor is what we are paying you to make!