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Where does Obama's church stand on the Bible and Koran?

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Submitted by Y. Payne (United States), Jan 9, 2008 at 11:44

Thank you for your article. Many are not paying attention to Obama's church. This article is from the church's Nov/Dec 2007 issue. Perhaps, you also read it. If his church honors Farrakhan, then you can't help but wonder what type of doctrinal teaching Obama is sitting under when this article mentions not only the Bible, but the Koran which have totally contrary doctrines.

I believe if Obama is elected president, then this will give dangerous "empowerment" to the many radical Muslim groups in the USA. As Malik Shabazz (new Black Panther) told Sean Hannity last Feb 2007--there is coming a generation that will not be merciful.

A few excerpts:

An Empowerment Interview

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan

By Rhoda McKinney-Jones

...The Minister's voice was strong, smooth and steadfast, giving No hint of the health challenges that have plagued him the last few Years. He talked about the future of the Nation of Islam, his hope For the faith, his pride in African American people, his love of music And the state of Black America. Then of course, when prodded, he Talked of his legacy. I asked questions in quick succession and he Willingly responded, eloquently quoting biblical scripture, speaking In parables and peppering his answers with references to the Quran, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. He spoke and I couldn't help but listen and learn....

When Minister Farrakhan speaks, Black America listens," says The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, likening the Minister's influence to The E. F. Hutton commercials of old. "Everybody may not agree with Him, but they listen…His depth on analysis when it comes to the Racial ills of this nation is astounding and eye opening. He brings a Perspective that is helpful and honest.

"Minister Farrakhan will be remembered as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African American religious experience," Continues Wright. "His integrity and honesty have secured him a Place in history as one of the nation's most powerful critics. His love For Africa and African American people has made him an unforgettable Force, a catalyst for change and a religious leader who is sincere About his faith and his purpose." ...

Because of the Minister's influence in the African American Community, Trumpet Newsmagazine honors him this winter at its Sounds of the Shore gala with an Empowerment Award. It seemed A fitting tribute for a storied life well lived. And as our brief interview Drew to a close and he thanked me for taking the time to talk to Him, I could not help but think, the Minister, the man with whom I Had been so casually speaking, truly epitomized greatness



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