Sunday, August 31, 2008

Church devoted to Obama's ex-pastor

Church devoted to Obama's ex-pastor
Source: The Star-Ledger - - Newark, NJ, USA

Author: JEFF DIAMANT, Star-Ledger Staff

Date: 31 August, 2008

When comments from old sermons thrust the Rev. Jeremiah Wright unfavorably into the national spotlight during the Democratic primaries, the Chicago pastor maintained wide support among black churchgoers who have admired him for decades.

And few black churches have stayed more loyal than Elmwood United Presbyterian in East Orange, where Wright next Sunday will begin a weeklong church revival, titled "Recapturing Our Prophetic Voice." He has led revivals there every September since 1989…

They hit it off instantly, connecting on a spiritual level, said Burkins, who himself preaches one Sunday a year at Trinity United Church of Christ in...

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